You might be surprised to learn that aging causes our faces to lose volume over time, creating static wrinkles, fine lines, and facial hollows. If you’ve noticed these changes occurring over the years, then you may be searching for a way to restore those youthful contours and look more refreshed. The good news is that there are some excellent options at Doctors Plastic Surgery in Chicago and New York for non-surgical facial rejuvenation, including the dermal filler Restylane Lyft.
Formerly known as Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lyft is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that can correct facial volume loss while treating fine lines and wrinkles. It is the first and only FDA-approved filler that can lift the cheeks and correct age-related contour deficiencies in the midface.
We are pleased to offer Restylane Lyft to men and women in New York and Chicago who are looking for a more youthful facial aesthetic with no downtime. Thanks to this cutting-edge treatment, you can achieve a radiant, youthful complexion for months at a time without surgical intervention.
How Restylane Lyft Works
As men and women get older, their cheek area loses its volume and youthful shape. They may find that their cheeks flatten out and their skin begins to sag. Restylane Lyft was specifically formulated to add fullness to the cheeks and midface region of the face, correcting these issues. The filler is comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel, which is injected into the skin to resolve volume loss, lift the cheeks, and improve facial fine lines and wrinkles. This unique hyaluronic acid gel absorbs so much water that it expands to lift and fill targeted areas of a patient’s face, adding youthful firmness.
Benefits of Restylane Lyft
Restylane Lyft is a great treatment for patients who would like to quickly and effectively resolve the volume loss in their cheeks and/or smooth their static lines and wrinkles. This treatment does not involve any incisions or downtime and can be completed in less than an hour, making it ideal for men and women who lead busy lives and juggle many responsibilities. It is also long-lasting, allowing patients to enjoy the results of the procedure for around 18 months before another session is needed, assuming the patient would like to maintain the results. Many of our patients appreciate that they do not have to commit to a treatment that cannot be reversed.
Good Candidates for Restylane Lyft
The ideal candidates for Restylane Lyft are men and women who are unhappy with the volume in their cheek area and/or wish to smooth out their facial fine lines and wrinkles. They should also be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the treatment. Our surgeons do not recommend Restylane Lyft for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on blood thinners.
What to Expect From a Restylane Lyft Consultation
Doctors Plastic Surgery encourages all patients who are interested in Restylane Lyft to schedule a private consultation at our office. During the consultation, one of our experienced surgeons evaluates the patient’s concerns, asks questions regarding their medical history, and finds out more about their cosmetic goals. If Restylane Lyft is the right treatment, our surgeon will explain how it works and design a customized treatment plan for the patient’s unique goals. In the event Restylane Lyft is not the right solution, our surgeon will recommend an alternative non-surgical or surgical option that does suit the patient’s needs.
Restylane Lyft Preparation
There is no pretesting required for Restylane Lyft. However, patients should take certain precautions before undergoing treatment. We recommend avoiding vitamin E supplements, aspirin, or other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen five days before treatment. These medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
The Restylane Lyft Treatment
At Doctors Plastic Surgery, our highly skilled and experienced surgeons perform Restylane Lyft injections during a quick office visit that can often be completed on the patient’s lunch break. After evaluating the patient’s skin and discussing their goals, one of our surgeons will clean the treatment area and provide some ice or a topical anesthetic to numb the area. When the patient is ready to begin, a precise amount of Restylane Lyft gel will be injected beneath the skin to restore cheek volume and/or smooth facial wrinkles.
Injections only take 15 to 30 minutes to perform and patients can return to work and resume their everyday activities right away. Patients can expect instant results and will continue to see their face improve for up to two weeks. If they do experience any bruising, swelling, or redness, it will typically subside within a few days.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane Lyft
What are the side effects of Restylane Lyft?
Fortunately, the side effects of Restylane Lyft are minor and some patients experience no side effects at all. Patients may notice some swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness that will typically resolve on its own. These side effects should not last more than seven days. It is important to note that patients under 35 years of age are at a higher risk of swelling while those who are over 35 are more likely to face bruising.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that can be found in the skin. Aging causes us to lose hyaluronic acid, which leads to sagging skin and reduced volume in the facial tissues. This contributes to the formation of folds and wrinkles.
What areas can be treated with Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is specifically formulated to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area. It can be used to shape facial contours such as the cheeks and chin and smooth away wrinkles and fine lines. In most cases, patients opt for Restylane Lyft injections to treat nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), folds from the corners of the mouth to the jawline, and the cheeks and chin.
Is Restylane Lyft safe?
Doctors Plastic Surgery does not offer any surgical and non-surgical treatments that are not deemed safe. Restylane Lyft is approved by the FDA and has been extensively studied and documented with a number of studies that support its safety and effectiveness.
How long do the results of Restylane Lyft last?
The results of Restylane Lyft vary from one patient to another. However, they usually last around 18 months. A patient’s age, weight, and overall general health all impact the longevity of the results.
Is Restylane Lyft painful?
One of the greatest benefits of Restylane Lyft is that it causes minimal to no pain during the procedure. It contains an anesthetic that immediately begins to numb the injection site. Patients who are worried about pain can ask for topical anesthetics to further numb the site.
Do I have to take time off work to recover from Restylane Lyft?
Most patients who receive Restylane Lyft can return to work and other normal activities immediately, making this a great option for busy professionals who wish to look younger without taking time away from their career duties.
What is the difference between Restylane Perlane and Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft comes from the manufacturers of Restylane and Restylane Silk. It was previously known as Perlane but is now called Lyft because it has been approved by the FDA. There is no difference between Restylane Lyft and Restylane Perlane.
How does Restylane Lyft differ from original Restylane?
The average size of the particles differentiates the formulas in Restylane Lyft and Restylane. The depth of the injection is different as well. Therefore, Restylane Lyft is ideal for patients with more severe facial wrinkles that require deeper injections.
When do the results become apparent?
Fillers do not take days, weeks, or months to show results. Patients who opt for Restylane Lyft can enjoy immediate results, though minor swelling can take a week or two to resolve.
Can Restylane Lyft be paired with other treatments?
Patients who would like a complete facial rejuvenation should consider pairing Restylane Lyft with other treatments. For example, Botox can smooth out crow’s feet and wrinkles in the eye area that Restylane Lyft cannot treat. Combining various fillers designed to address different facial features can lead to more dramatic results.
Choosing Doctors Plastic Surgery for Restylane Lyft
Here at Doctors Plastic Surgery, our surgeons understand the desire for patients to restore facial fullness and smooth wrinkles without surgery. Therefore, we are pleased to be one of the first surgical centers in Chicago and New York to offer Restylane Lyft.
We take great pride in understanding the unique concerns and goals of each and every patient that comes to our facility for a consultation. Our surgeons have years of experience performing surgical and non-surgical treatments and look forward to helping you look and feel better about your facial aesthetics.
Schedule a Private Restylane Lyft Consultation at Doctors Plastic Surgery
Are you ready to take years off your face and enjoy the youthful look you deserve? If so, you owe it to yourself to schedule a private consultation at Doctors Plastic Surgery in New York (718.395.5220) or Chicago (312.313.2833) to learn more about Restylane Lyft. One of our surgeons can provide you with more details on this incredible treatment and inform you whether you are a good candidate. To schedule your consultation, call us or fill out our online contact form.