As we age, fine lines and deeper wrinkles are common skin concerns. The production of collagen, the protein that plays a role in the structure and function of the skin, slows down as we age. Along with this decrease in collagen is a loss of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that’s responsible for maintaining the skin’s moisture levels and fullness. As collagen and hyaluronic acid rates decline, we see new fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and skin laxity that contribute to the visible signs of aging. These signs of aging can often make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. Thankfully, non-invasive hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane Lyft are available to restore your confidence and help you look and feel young again. New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, has been a leader in cosmetic injections, including dermal fillers and Botox for over 25 years in her discreet Upper East Side office.
Dermal fillers help reverse aging by restoring age-related volume loss and reducing the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Restylane® Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, is an innovative hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved for use in the midface, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and jowls, reducing the signs of aging on the skin through volume restoration. Restylane Lyft is manufactured by the Galderma pharmaceutical company and is a cosmetic injectable. Restylane Lyft joined the Restylane family after its FDA approval in 2015 to restore lost volume in the midface area and hands. In addition to facial rejuvenation, hand rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic procedure in the NYC office of Dr. Michele Green. As we age, our hands also show visible signs of aging due to the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. This loss leads to the appearance of more prominent veins and tendons which cause the hands to appear older. Dr. Green utilizes Restylane Lyft to restore this age-related volume loss, both in the face and in the hands, and reverse the visible signs of aging with no downtime.
If you’re looking to build a youthful appearance on your face or hands, expert cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, is here to help. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist in New York, with over 25 years of experience in non-invasive anti-aging procedures, including Botox, Restylane, Sculptra, Juvederm, Thermage, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, laser treatments, and the very best skincare. Dr. Green’s “less is more” philosophy and her gentle, artful touch is sought out by patients from all over the country who want to achieve a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that is specifically tailored for use on the midface, around the jowls, chin, mouth, and hands. Restylane Lyft is composed of an injectable hyaluronic acid gel, which stimulates healthy volume restoration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar) in the body that is responsible for providing the skin with new collagen and hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it has the ability to pull moisture from the environment and hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. With Restylane Lyft injections, patients can experience restored facial volume, which in turn creates all-over skin rejuvenation by reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles at or near the injection site. Restylane Lyft injections are also used for hand rejuvenation, restoring lost volume on the hands and reducing the harsh appearance of veins, tendons, and bones that occurs with age. Restylane Lyft is formulated with a small amount of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in order to reduce any potential discomfort during the treatment of this injectable.
Restylane in Nasolabial fold area
Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine
The hyaluronic acid gel in Restylane Lyft is formulated with lidocaine as an anesthetic or numbing agent. The addition of lidocaine helps minimize any pain or discomfort during the injection procedure. In addition, Dr. Green will recommend applying a topical lidocaine cream one hour in advance of the treatment to minimize any discomfort associated with your treatment. An ice pack can also be applied prior to the Restylane Lyft injections to temporarily numb the treatment area and stimulate vasoconstriction to minimize swelling and bruising. Because Restylane Lyft is formulated with lidocaine, be sure to alert your injector prior to the Restylane Lyft treatment if you are allergic to lidocaine.
What is Restylane Lyft used for?
Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler that is part of the Restylane family, which has a unique hyaluronic acid gel formulation that uses cross-linking technology to create natural, all-over facial and hand rejuvenation. It is specifically tailored to reduce the appearance of wrinkles surrounding the mouth, such as deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, to correct volume loss in the cheeks and midface, and to improve the harsh appearance of veins and tendons along the hands. It can also be used along the jawline to reduce the appearance of jowls and help to better define the jaw area. By restoring lost volume, Restylane Lyft has the ability to “lift” the facial contour, as the name suggests, and reverse the appearance of sagging skin that is common with age.
How Does Restylane Lyft work?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of severe facial wrinkles by restoring volume through a simple injectable filler. The filler injection immediately restores lost volume and collagen within the skin, adding plumpness and reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles and folds along the jowls, chin, jawline, cheeks, and midface. Restylane Lyft is also used for hand rejuvenation, adding volume on the dorsal side of the hands to soften the appearance of harsh veins, tendons, and bones. Full-volume restoration can be achieved just during the first treatment, with results that last over a full year. There is minimal follow-up for Restylane Lyft, with patients generally returning annually for their Restylane injections. Restylane Lyft is an excellent hand and facial rejuvenation alternative to invasive plastic surgeries with extensive recovery time, as this dermal filler requires one simple treatment with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime.
What is the procedure for Restylane Lyft treatment?
The process for Restylane Lyft Treatment is both fast and simple. First, you will consult with Dr. Green to discuss your aesthetic goals and review your complete medical history to determine which treatment plan will be best for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will determine the injection sites and number of syringes necessary. A topical anesthetic of lidocaine will be applied to reduce any potential discomfort.
We ask patients to arrive at the appointment with clean skin, free of lotions and makeup. It is recommended to avoid smoking or alcohol before the procedure, to minimize any bruising. We also recommend discontinuing any anti-inflammatory medication, such as NSAIDs, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, blood thinners, or certain herbs and supplements which increase bleeding and bruising. It is also best to avoid using any exfoliants or retinoids before your procedure or have any other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. You should avoid Restylane injections if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on immunosuppressive therapy.
The treatment area will be thoroughly prepped with alcohol to prevent infection. Dr. Green will inject Restylane Lyft through a fine needle into the designated treatment areas. Other cosmetic injectables, such as Botox, Juvederm, and other Restylane products may be injected during the same visit. After your treatment, which usually takes less than 30 minutes, you will be given ice packs to apply to the treatment areas to minimize swelling and bruising. You will be able to return immediately to your normal daily activity.
Which areas are best to inject Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft, the Restylane family’s highest G-prime product, can be used on many areas of the face and on the hands to restore lost volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Specifically, Restylane Lyft is designed to treat volume loss in the mid-face, providing patients with cheek augmentation for a contoured and plump look. Additionally, Restylane Lyft can be injected into the nasolabial folds, the deep wrinkles that frame the mouth, which form along the edge of the nose and curve down towards the chin. Restylane Lyft can reduce the severity of the deep line that forms nasolabial folds as well as other wrinkles around the mouth. High skin laxity on the face can also lead to the formation of jowls along the jawline. Restylane Lyft can be used to contour the chin and jawline, reducing the appearance of jowls and providing a firmer, well-defined look.
Restylane Lyft has also been FDA approved for use on the hands to restore a smooth, and youthful appearance. As we age, collagen loss also affects the hands, leading to thinner skin that accentuates the harsh appearance of veins, tendons, bones, and wrinkles. When injected into the hands, Restylane Lyft reduces the appearance of sagging skin, which, in turn, makes the tendons and bones of the hand less visible. The injection of hyaluronic acid also serves to trigger the production of collagen, which naturally provides more structure to the skin for longer.
Female treated with Restylane Lyft & Thermage
What is the difference between Perlane and Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is the new name for Perlane, and both products are the same hyaluronic acid gel formulation. Galderma, the pharmaceutical company that produces Restylane products, changed the name of Perlane to Restylane Lyft when the FDA-approval for cheek augmentation and correction of aging in the midface area was granted. In June 2021, Restylane Contour® was FDA approved to treat volume loss in the midface with its unique XpresHAn Technology™ for the cheeks. XpresHAn Technology allows the hyaluronic acid gel to integrate into the skin to look natural, while carefully molding to the dynamic, natural expressions of one’s face.
The Restylane Family
Restylane is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers that provide facial contouring from lip augmentation to volume loss correction to all-over rejuvenation. The Restylane family of products includes a variety of different hyaluronic acid fillers with tailored formulations to treat specific areas of the face and hands. Restylane Lyft is thicker than the original Restylane and has the highest G-prime, or stiffness, of any hyaluronic filler currently on the market. Restylane Lyft can last up to one year in duration and Restylane-L lasts between six and nine months. More frequent follow up injections will be needed with Restylane-L. The Restylane family of products includes:
- Restylane Lyft: designed to correct volume loss in the midface, reduce the appearance of deeper nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the mouth, and rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
- Restylane-L: the original Restylane hyaluronic acid filler, designed to improve the look of moderate facial wrinkles such as the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, smile lines, and the under-eye area. It can also provide natural-looking lip injections for pan-facial rejuvenation
- Restylane Defyne: designed to reduce the appearance of deep smile lines and laugh lines using XpresHAn technology, which contains cross-linking formulation to allow the hyaluronic acid particles to custom form to the patient’s skin.
- Restylane Refyne: designed to reduce the appearance of moderate smile lines and laugh lines. Restylane Refyne also uses XpresHAn technology for optimal volume correction and a smoother appearance.
- Restylane Silk: designed specifically for lips and fine lines surrounding the lips. It uses a formulation with a small particle size in order to create precise lip shaping.
- Restylane Kysse: designed for lip augmentation, as well as to reduce the appearance of upper lip lines (also known as perioral lines). It is one of the longest-lasting lip augmentation injectables available, with results lasting up to one year.
- Restylane Contour: is uniquely formulated for the midface area, to replace volume loss for the cheeks. Restylane Contour was FDA-approved in June 2021 with the proprietary XpresHAn Technology for cheeks.
- Restylane Skin Boosters: is designed to inject micro amounts of hyaluronic acid directly into the skin, making it firmer, plumper, and smoother. These minor injections directly into the skin improve the skin’s hydration, skin turgor, luster, and elasticity. These micro-injections can be targeted to the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. The two products Restylane Vital and Vital Light are marketed together as Restylane SkinBoosters®.
The various Restylane products can be used together to create a “liquid facelift”, and can also be combined with additional anti-aging skincare and cosmetic treatments (such as Botox, Thermage, CoolSculpting, Fraxel laser, Clear + Brilliant, Chemical Peels, etc.) for maximum skin rejuvenation.
What is the difference between Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft?
The company Galderma produces the whole family of Restylane products, but there are several key differences between Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft. Restylane-L was the first Restylane dermal filler to be produced and is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds or smile lines. Restylane is also indicated to add volume and fullness to the lips for lip enhancement. Restylane Lyft, on the other hand, was designed to restore lost volume in the midface and reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds. Restylane Lyft can also be used to contour the jawline and the backs of the hands.
Another key difference is that Restylane Lyft is thicker than Restylane-L, with Restylane Lyft having a higher G-prime or stiffness. This makes Restylane Lyft ideal for producing a “lifting” effect and filling in lost volume and deeper lines and wrinkles, particularly in the mid-face area. On the contrary, Restylane, because of its thin formulation, is more catered for softer lines and wrinkles as well as tear troughs or under eyes. Additionally, Restylane Lyft can last up to one year before touch-ups are necessary, whereas Restylane-L lasts for 6-9 months. Neither filler is inherently “better” than the other as each serves a unique function. After discussing your treatment goals and aesthetic wishes, Dr. Green will determine the filler that is best to suit your needs.
Which is better: Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft?
Both Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are FDA-approved for cheek enhancement, nasolabial folds, and smile lines, and to reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles in the mid-face. Though each has a slightly different formulation, the overall experience is the greater volume in the areas injected with long-lasting results. Restylane Lyft has a higher G-prime than Juvederm® Voluma. Additionally, it’s good to note that Restylane Lyft is the only dermal filler approved for use on the hands. It is difficult to determine which filler is the “best,” as the different dermal fillers available are specially formulated for various areas of the face, with different densities in thickness. An experienced cosmetic injector, such as Dr. Green in NYC will assess your facial structure and determine which type of hyaluronic acid filler will accomplish the best cosmetic result. It is important to consult an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Green. During the consultation she will present the best treatment options available to meet your aesthetic goals and produce a natural-looking result.
Treated with Botox and Restylane Lyft
How much does Restylane Lyft cost?
The cost of Restylane Lyft treatments varies depending on the amount of volume loss or hollows, the number of areas that need treatment, as well as the desired treatment outcome. The cost of Restylane Lyft ultimately depends on how many syringes you need, the volume which needs to be restored, and the experience of your injector. Most patients require between 1-3 syringes for a single treatment session to correct the nasolabial area and cheeks. When you work with Dr. Green, she will help you develop a treatment plan that will best meet your needs and budget.
Can Restylane Lyft be injected in the temples and how long does it last?
Restylane and Restylane Lyft have both been used off-label for replacing lost volume in the temple area, which is a common area of concern when it comes to aging because the loss of volume creates a hollow look. However, Dr. Green generally prefers using Sculptra injectables for the temples since this liquid filler is safer for that particular area, and the results will last up to two years in duration. Sculptra is a dermal filler made of poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a collagen stimulator. Originally developed to treat lipoatrophy, or facial volume loss secondary to HIV, Sculptra has since expanded its use for cosmetic enhancement to restore volume loss experienced with natural aging. Sculptra is a particularly favorable filler for the temples because it gradually builds up collagen while keeping the results looking natural.
Can you use Restylane Lyft in the lips?
Restylane Lyft can be used off-label in lips for patients who are seeking exaggerated lip augmentation with long-lasting results. However, it is not a favored approach to lip augmentation as there are other hyaluronic acid fillers that can provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance and still offer long-lasting, voluminous results. For a healthy, plump pout, Dr. Green typically recommends Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm Ultra Plus, or Juvederm Volbella. When you meet with Dr. Green for your initial consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss any potential treatment areas that you’re seeking to improve, and she will recommend the best treatment plan that balances your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
How is Restylane Lyft treatment performed?
The process for Restylane Lyft Treatment is both fast and simple. First, you will consult with Dr. Green to discuss your desired results and review your medical history to determine which treatment plan will be best for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will determine the recommended treatment sites and the type of fillers that will produce the most natural-looking results. A topical anesthetic of lidocaine will be applied in advance to reduce any potential discomfort.
We ask patients to arrive at the appointment with clean skin, free of lotions and makeup. It is recommended to avoid smoking or alcohol before the procedure to minimize any bruising. We also recommend discontinuing any anti-inflammatory medication, such as NSAIDs, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, blood thinners, or certain herbs and supplements which increase bleeding and bruising. It is also best to avoid using any exfoliants or retinoids before your procedure or have any other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. You should avoid Restylane Lyft injections if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on immunosuppressive therapy.
The treatment area will be thoroughly prepped with alcohol to prevent infection. Dr. Green will inject Restylane Lyft through a fine needle into the designated treatment areas. Other cosmetic injectables, such as Botox or Juvederm, may be injected during the same visit. After your treatment, which usually takes less than 30 minutes, you will be given ice packs to apply to the treatment area and you will be able to return immediately to your normal daily activity.
What are my instructions after injection with Restylane Lyft?
Immediately after your Restylane Lyft injections, Dr. Green will provide you with ice packs to apply to the treatment area to minimize any potential swelling or bruising. It is best to avoid any strenuous exercise or extreme heat, such as saunas or prolonged sun exposure for 48 hours. You should avoid exposure to UV sources, such as UV lamps or indoor tanning beds/booths, as this may result in irritation or hyperpigmentation in the treatment area. Arnica forte, an all-natural supplement available over-the-counter, can be taken starting two days prior to injections and continued after the treatment to help with bruising. Within one to two weeks, you will see the full cosmetic results of your Restylane Lyft treatment, in which Dr. Green will have you return to the office to check if any touch-ups are needed.
How long does it take for Restylane Lyft to settle and see the full effects?
Immediately after the Restylane Lyft treatment, most patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as restored volume. After treatment, some patients may experience mild swelling or tenderness at or near the injection site. However, these symptoms typically dissipate after several days, revealing your full treatment effects. Some people may experience bruising or swelling for up to two weeks, especially if taking blood thinning agents like aspirin or fish oil. Restylane Lyft has the highest G-prime of all of the Restylane family of dermal fillers. It generally takes about two weeks for Restylane Lyft to fully settle, so Dr. Green recommends a follow-up appointment two weeks post-treatment to reassess and see if touch-ups are necessary.
How long does Restylane Lyft last?
In general, Restylane Lyft lasts 9 months after your first treatment, though some patients find that their results last well past a full year. Typically, patients will also engage in touch-up treatments around 6 months post-treatment in order to maintain maximum treatment results. The longevity of any hyaluronic acid dermal filler depends on a variety of factors, including the density of the filler, the amount of filler injection, the anatomic location of the injected filler, and the overall rate of metabolism of the individual. For example, a thicker filler like Restylane Lyft will last longer than a thinner filler like Belotero. Dermal fillers injected into an area with less movement such as the cheeks will last longer than a more active area such as the nasolabial folds. Although the longevity of Restylane Lyft varies, clinical trials have shown the positive results of the filler lasting up to one full year.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the jaw?
Restylane Lyft can be effectively used to contour the jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls that form when the skin begins to sag. The effects of Restylane Lyft will be visible for 9 to 12 months following the injection, and patients can return approximately once a year for a touch-up appointment. When you begin treatment with Dr. Green, she will determine the treatment schedule that will work best for maintaining your ideal results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the chin?
Depending on the number of syringes used and the volume which needs replacement, Restylane Lyft typically lasts about 9 to 12 months in the chin area. Combining Restylane Lyft with skin tightening lasers, such as the Thermage FLX®, to restore and rejuvenate the lower face, neck, and jowls, will lead to an increased level of revitalization with long-lasting results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last under the eyes?
Restylane Lyft can last up to two years under the eyes. However, since the skin under the eyes is thin and delicate, Dr. Green does not use Restylane Lyft in the tear trough area. Instead, she recommends Restylane-L for the undereye area to soften the appearance of tear troughs and achieve natural-looking results. Restylane-L lasts approximately 6 to 9 months but has a very natural appearance and is less prone to swelling than Restylane Lyft in the undereye area.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the lips?
Restylane Lyft typically lasts nine months in the lips. The results of Restylane Lyft injections tend to last longer than the other hyaluronic acid fillers in the Restylane family, due to its thicker formulation and higher G-prime. However, lips are one of the areas that are highly mobile, which accelerates the rate of breakdown of the Restylane Lyft product. Therefore, Dr. Green recommends a follow-up appointment six months after lip injections to maintain optimal results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the hands?
Restylane Lyft, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, can last six to twelve months in the hands. Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation in order to diminish signs of aging on the hands. As we age, our skin loses collagen and volume, making veins and tendons on the hands more visible. Restylane Lyft can be injected on the dorsal side of the hands to restore volume and soften the appearance of prominent veins.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the cheeks?
Restylane Lyft can last six months to one year in the cheeks. First-time patients undergoing Restylane Lyft injections to increase cheek volume typically observe the results lasting six months. Cheeks are one of the areas of the face that is more static and has lower mobility, so hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Lyft tend to last longer than areas with more movement, like the lips.
How much is a syringe of Restylane Lyft?
The price for one syringe of Restylane is based on a variety of factors, including the experience and expertise of your injector and your geographic location. Costs for a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist will be more expensive than a nurse injector or medspa. However, the risk of unwanted side effects is significantly lower when dermal fillers or any cosmetic treatments are performed by a board-certified physician than when performed at medspas. This is why it is important to research the expertise of your injector prior to undergoing dermal filler injections like Restylane Lyft.
Restylane Lyft for hand rejuvenation
As a result of the natural aging process, collagen production decreases throughout the body, which leads to higher skin laxity. The skin becomes thinner and loses the ability to “bounce back.” Also, the layer of fat underneath the skin becomes thinner with age. A combination of these changes in our skin leads to accentuated wrinkles, bones, tendons, and veins that appear on the back of the hands. As a result, the hands can take on a characteristic “aged” look that can be distressing for some patients. Dermal fillers like Restylane Lyft and Sculptra are available to rejuvenate and plump the hands and make them look younger with minimal recovery time. With the longevity of up to one year, Restylane Lyft will restore lost volume in the hands and reverse the appearance of aging. Restylane Lyft can be injected into the hands to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tendons, veins, and bones while boosting the natural production of collagen. Dr. Green often combines Restylane with Fraxel laser rejuvenation to improve the texture and sun damage on the back of the hands.
Restylane Lyft to rejuvenate the jawline and chin
The mid-face and nasolabial folds (smile lines) are two areas of the face that are prone to signs of aging. Additionally, the jawline, chin, and jowls are of particular concern to both men and women. One of the first areas to show the visible signs of aging is the lower face. Our skin’s rate of collagen production decreases with age, and this, with the help of gravity, leads to a visibly sagging jawline and skin laxity. Restylane Lyft® and Restylane Defyne® can both be used in this chin and jawline area to help contour the jaw, replace lost volume, and rejuvenate the lower face to restore your natural beauty. By targeting the chin area, the jawline, and jowls, Dr. Green can refresh and renew lost collagen and skin laxity while creating a youthful facial contour.
How many syringes of Restylane Lyft do you need for each area?
The number of Restylane Lyft syringes needed varies from patient to patient based on the severity of volume loss, aesthetic goals, and the number and size of treatment areas. On average, patients need two syringes for cheek augmentation. If you are looking for a subtle volume added to the lips, one syringe may be plenty, while fuller-looking lips may require two syringes. For older patients with an increased amount of volume loss, three or more syringes may be needed for full correction. At your consultation with Dr. Green, she will carefully assess your facial structure and discuss your desired look to determine how many syringes you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals. She will also have you return a few weeks after the injections to reassess after the filler has fully settled and see if any touch-ups are necessary.
What are the common side effects of Restylane Lyft injections?
Typically, side effects for Restylane Lyft are mild but may include swelling, itching, discomfort, redness, tenderness, or bruising at or near the injection site. Restylane Lyft is contraindicated for those who have a history of bleeding disorders, active skin infections, herpes infections, or eczema, as well as for those who are allergic to lidocaine. In rare cases, Restylane Lyft treatment can cause severe swelling, infection, or pigmentation. Restylane Lyft injections contain hyaluronic acid, which is created using gram-positive bacterial proteins. Patients who are allergic to these gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine should not receive Restylane Lyft injectable treatments.
These rare side effects are much more common with inexperienced injectors in the context of a medical spa, which is why it’s vital to work with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist for any cosmetic injectable treatment. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in anti-aging treatments, skincare, and dermal fillers, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients is her top priority.
Restylane injections and cold sores
If you are prone to cold sores or herpes outbreaks, pre-treatment with Valtrex may be recommended to prevent a recurrence of the herpes virus. There is a risk that injections or laser treatment can trigger the recurrence of cold sores. Be sure to let Dr. Green know of a history of cold sores or herpes before any cosmetic treatments.
Can Restylane Lyft be dissolved to reverse the results?
One of the benefits of having Restylane Lyft or any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler injected is that if you are unhappy with the results they can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that naturally occurs in our bodies that works to dissolve hyaluronic acid and can remove the dermal filler from the treated area through simple injections.
Will Restylane bumps go away?
In the few days immediately following the Restylane injection treatment, it is common to have some swelling, bumps, or lumps where the filler was injected. This is temporary and is likely due to the localized bruising and swelling that occurs with dermal filler injections. It will subside within one week post-treatment. In order to prevent bumps, it is advised to prevent factors that contribute to bruising and swelling. Dr. Green recommends avoiding blood thinning agents like aspirin, Coumadin, vitamin E, fish oil, and alcohol for one week prior to injections. Applying an ice pack immediately after the injections will stimulate vasoconstriction and minimize bruising and swelling.
Rarely, lumps can develop if the filler was injected too superficially, if too much filler was injected, and if the filler product migrated to another area where it aggregated. Thankfully, hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane are dissolvable using hyaluronidase, commonly known as Vitrase or Hylenex. In order to prevent lumps from occurring, it is important to seek an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green for your dermal filler injections. If you experience bumps that do not resolve even when the swelling has subsided, contact your injector for advice and correction.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane Lyft injections?
As we age, the production of collagen naturally decreases in the body, leading to volume loss in the face, sagging skin, and the increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Volume loss can create a hollow or skeletal look to the cheeks and sagging skin can create jowls along the jawline. The loss of collagen also affects other areas of the body, including the hands, where volume loss can cause veins, tendons, and bones on the hand to be more apparent. Luckily, Restylane Lyft injectable filler along with other various hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can help to reverse these signs of aging for a smooth and contoured look to the face and the hands.
A good candidate for Restylane Lyft injections is a healthy patient over the age of 21 looking to address these signs of the aging process or augment their natural features. Restylane Lyft injections can restore volume loss in the midface and eliminate cheek hollows or provide cheek augmentation. The treatment helps to enhance and contour the jawline and provides structure to the skin that is long-lasting. For patients looking to reduce signs of aging on their hands, Restylane Lyft is the perfect solution as well.
How do I get started with Restylane Lyft treatments today?
Replenishing facial volume loss, reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and enhancing facial contour can easily be achieved with Restylane Lyft dermal filler treatments. The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes some of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers utilized by cosmetic dermatologists due to the ease of having injections, minimal potential side effects, essentially zero downtime involved with treatment, and the immediate and consistently stunning cosmetic results. If you are interested in pan-facial or hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers, Dr. Michele Green in New York City is here to help.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with over two decades of experience in anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser treatments, skin care, and so much more. She is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in New York City by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Super Doctors for her holistic approach and “less is more” philosophy. Dr. Green’s artful injection skills are sought out by patients from all over the United States, and she will carefully listen to your concerns and individual aesthetic goals to give you the most natural and youthful appearance. Please call us today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to see if dermal filler injections with Restylane Lyft would be the best non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment for you.