Restylane Lyft is a cosmetic dermal filler made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, which can non-surgically restore youthfulness and volume to the face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the human body. It is for this reason that allergy testing is not required prior to having perlane injections. Restylane Lyft is made by the same company who makes Restylane, and the only difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft is that Restylane Lyft utilizes larger gel particles and is therefore intended to be injected deeper into the skin. It is for this reason that our Los Angeles Restylane Lyft patients usually enjoy the rejuvenating effect for a longer time than our Restylane Los Angeles patients.
Restylane Lyft is approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
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One factor involved in the development of facial wrinkles is the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides skin with flexibility and volume. As we age, our skin begins to lose some of its hyaluronic acid, which decreases the skin’s volume and increases the speed at which wrinkles and folds occur.
Restylane Lyft is one of the most researched products of its kind (dermal fillers). Restylane product have been used for over a decade and have a wealth of published studies that indicate its effectiveness and safety. Restylane Lyft is FDA approved, and is available in over 70 countries. It has been used in well over 1 million treatments in the United States. Though patients with a history of sensitivity to gram-positive bacterial proteins may need to check with their physician before treatment, there are no animal proteins in the compound and therefore there is no allergy testing required.
Products in the Restylane family should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Products should not be injected anywhere except the skin, just under the skin (Restylane Lyft only), or in the lips (Restylane or Restylane Silk only). Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.
Use at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. In these instances, product use could delay healing or make your skin problems worse. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years. Rarely, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause an outbreak. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use the products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds.
Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. The safety or effectiveness of treatment in areas other than nasolabial folds and lips (Restylane only) has not been established in controlled clinical studies.
You will begin seeing results shortly after your first treatment, and results have been documented in clinical studies to last for up to 18 months. For most, it lasts around 6 months, give or take. Results are unique to each individual and the doctor will be able to evaluate your progress before deciding when another treatment should be administered.
Usually numbing cream or numbing injections are used, depending on patient preference. So, you may need to wait for the numbing to take effect. Results are fairly immediate and no downtime is required. Most people experience a little swelling or redness for a few hours afterward. In some, minor redness, swelling or bruising can last for several days or even up to a week, though it’s our experience that this is rare.
There are a wide variety of healthcare practicioners allowed to perform injectable treatments with some training, including dentists, nurses, ob/gyns, etc. At Sunset, only our two highly trained, board certified plastic surgeons perform injectable services. Some might expect higher prices here for having surgeons who do the injections, but actually, we are able to keep our prices incredibly competitivedue to the volume of injectable products we order for the practice.
The difference between getting injectable services like Restylane Lyft done by various healthcare practitioners vs. a board certified plastic surgeon includes years of specialized aesthetic surgical training and experience and an eye that is also trained to achieve beautiful results that looks natural. For example, you may notice that even children have nasolabial folds. Therefore, these should not be filled in to the point where they no longer exist, which would look odd and unnatural.
With years and years of experience in injectable treatments, both Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak are able to effectively gauge the amount of dermal filler to use, the brand/type that will work best for each patient, and exactly where to put it to make it look natural and youthful.