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What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is one of many products in the Restylane family of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Restylane Lyft is a specialized cross-linked hyaluronic acid filler used to restore volume and smooth moderate-to-deep wrinkles and skin folds.
This versatile dermal filler is the first to achieve FDA approval for both hand and facial treatment, which can even be administered in the same appointment.
You may have heard of Perlane before – Restylane Lyft is simply the rebranded name for “Perlane” to keep all Restylane products under the same family name. It’s simply the same product with a new name.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft are both hyaluronic acid fillers in the Restylane product family. The main difference between the two is how hyaluronic acid (HA) is formulated. The different HA formulations make each product better-suited for different facial treatment areas. Restylane Lyft’s formula consists of gel particles that are larger and more cross-linked than standard Restylane. The higher cross-linked HA in Restylane Lyft allows for a more tightly bound gel, increasing its ability to stay put at the injection site. This improves its durability and attracts more hydration to the area, providing a more natural volume replacement. The larger particles also create more volume, which is great for tackling deeper wrinkles and folds.
Restylane Lyft’s formula also includes a small amount of lidocaine for increased comfort during injection, similar to the other Restylane fillers.
In a clinical study reported by RestylaneUSA, 73% of patients reported improvement 12 months after initial treatment with Restylane Lyft in facial areas. Using Restylane Lyft for hand treatments, 76% of patients reported improvements 6-9 months after treatment. That being said, generally, this filler holds up about 12 months before it may require follow-up treatment in the face and 6-9 months for the hands.
Restylane Lyft is a very versatile filler and has many potential applications. It is most commonly used to treat deep wrinkles in the nasolabial creases, marionette lines, scars, facial depressions, volume depletion of the cheeks, chin, hands, and much more.
According to the Restylane website, the most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, and bruising at the injection site. These are typically quite mild, and they should dissipate within several days depending on the treatment site. Dr. Brandish uses a soft-tipped cannula when injecting dermal fillers which makes the procedure much safer to administer.
Restylane Lyft is a durable and versatile hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It is most effectively used to treat moderate-deep wrinkles, folds and volume depletion in different areas of the face such as the nasolabial folds, cheeks and chin as well as the hands. Its higher cross-linked hyaluronic acid formula with larger gel molecules allows for a robust and sturdy filler that can last many months before retreatment is needed, keeping deep wrinkles / folds smooth and voluminous for up to a year.
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