What are Restylane and Restylane Lyft?
What are Restylane and Restylane Lyft made of?
Restylane and Restylane Lyft dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Restylane Lyft has been modified to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Restylane Lyft is produced by a biotechnical process.
How are Restylane and Restylane Lyft different from each other?
Restylane and Restylane Lyft contain stabilized hyaluronic acid, made by the same biotechnical process. The difference is Restylane Lyft is composed of larger gel particles than Restylane and is intended for deeper injection for correcting areas of greater volume loss and deeper folds. Dr. Roche can best determine what is right for you.
Are Restylane and Restylane Lyft Injections Safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used since 1996 worldwide. Restylane Lyft is a second generation filler in the family of Restylane products. Restylane and Restylane Lyft are fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. As with all manufactured dermal fillers, Restylane and Restylane Lyft contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by patients with a history of allergies to such material. After your Restylane or Restylane Lyft treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use Restylane or Restylane Lyft, nor any other dermal filler.
Can Restylane injections be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the United States, the FDA has approved Restylane injections for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth, however it is used “off label” in all parts of the face.
How long does Restylane or Restylane Lyft last?
Restylane and Restylane Lyft are proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last for about six months. Restylane Lyft lasts at least six months in the majority of patients but can last up to one year in some. The stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with Restylane Lyft?
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft can be used to improve the contour of facial skin and to reduce wrinkles, folds, scars, and other facial skin depressions.
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing worry lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth, and smoker’s lines
- Lip enhancement
- Reducing the severity of nasolabial folds
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Redefining lip border
- Softening acne scars
Call our office at 201-505-1020 to see if Restylane filler injections are right for you.