As we age, the natural fat that surrounds the cheekbones deteriorates, resulting in the loss of volume and definition. The collagen and protein that allow our skin to retain its original shape can also break down. The resulting hollow cheeks and sagging skin become more apparent as gravity takes its toll. However, you can bid farewell to hollow cheeks and smile lines with the help of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists and Restylane Lyft in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Formerly known as Perlane, Restylane Lyft is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel from the Restylane family of products that is FDA-approved to lift cheeks, replenish volume, and contour the face by smoothing away wrinkles and smile lines. Restylane Lyft comes to us by Galderma, one of the most trusted names in skincare, and uses larger particles that are injected deeper to improve skin elasticity and produce a more natural look. It provides the sculpted high cheekbones that you want and smooths out nasolabial folds, commonly known as laugh or smile lines.
The clear gel is specifically formulated to perform like the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by your body. The formula is injected deep into the dermis to the superficial subcutis in order to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. The procedure can also augment your cheeks to treat age-related mid-face contour deficiencies or hollow cheeks caused by weight loss. Because Restylane Lyft uses hyaluronic acid, there are few restrictions. The use of hyaluronic acid also limits the potential for adverse side effects. Restylane Lyft is a safe, cost-effective option to help you confidently obtain noticeable, long-lasting natural results.
Restylane Lyft can:
- Enhance cheeks for midface fullness
- Provide a subtle lower-facelift
- Restore fullness to hollow cheeks caused by aging or weight loss
- Fill moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds
Restylane Lyft in Santa Monica, CA
Skin by Lovely is one of the highest-rated aesthetic injection practices in the United States and has been recognized by Galderma as a top-rated injectables clinic. Our providers are experienced injectors who often lecture and instruct other medical professionals on proper injection techniques. Unlike many other Los Angeles based aesthetics practices, Skin by Lovely is focused on facial rejuvenation with injectables. This makes us true specialists and experts. Schedule a consultation with our Santa Monica practice today and find out how we can help you achieve your anti-aging goals.
Restylane Lyft in Portland, OR
Skin by Lovely in Portland, OR provides the same level of service and expertise our patients have come to expect from our team in Santa Monica. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists strive for natural-looking results, giving you the look you want without the evidence of “having work done.” Schedule a consultation with our Portland team today and find out if Restylane Lyft is right for you.
Restylane Lyft FAQ
How Is the Restylane Lyft Procedure Performed?
The procedure is conducted in our licensed medical aesthetic facility by an Aesthetic Injection Specialist who will administer the dermal filler into the targeted areas of your cheeks and face to provide volume and correct cosmetic issues. The dermal filler is injected deep into the fat layers located beneath your skin to provide optimal results. The exact injection sites chosen will vary based on your individual circumstances and the specific contours of your face.
How Long Does a Restylane Lyft Treatment Take?
The length of time it takes to perform the procedure will vary depending on the number of injections required and the locations to which it will be administered. After numbing the area with a topical anesthetic and/or ice, your provider will make a series of injections using a fine gauge needle. In addition to topical numbing, Restylane Lyft contains lidocaine to increase patient comfort.
Do Restylane Lyft Injections Hurt?
Restylane Lyft contains lidocaine to improve patient comfort. Additionally, topical anesthetic and/or ice may be used to numb the area for improved comfort. Acetaminophen may be used following treatment; however, we recommend avoiding aspirin or ibuprofen medications as these can increase bleeding and bruising. Most patients only experience minimal bruising and swelling following treatment and report only a subtle pinch during treatment.
How Does Restylane Lyft Work?
Restylane Lyft works in two phases. While some results are visible immediately, the fillers do take some time to reach their full effect. After the injections, the gel adds volume that immediately improves the contour of your face. This helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while giving your skin more support that smooths out the texture. The long-term effects of this dermal filler are produced when the hyaluronic acid in the formula reacts naturally with your skin to attract more moisture. This additional moisture boosts the volume and elasticity of your skin.
Restylane Lyft can also reduce the appearance of smile lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth as a result of thousands of facial expressions over the years. The added support reduces the folds and creases in the skin caused by weakened support structures.
How Long Will the Results of Restylane Lyft Last?
A clinical study found that 89 percent of patients showed improvement within two months of treatment, and over half of the approximately 200 participants maintained the fullness for over a year or longer. To maintain a more youthful appearance, you can opt to receive future treatments for cumulative and prolonged benefits.
Am I a Candidate for Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved for patients over the age of 21. If you have cosmetic concerns about your cheeks and smile lines and are otherwise healthy, you may benefit greatly from using this dermal filler.
During your consultation, our experienced staff will provide an in-depth presentation of the procedure. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals. We will evaluate your facial structure and determine the amount of filler required to achieve the desired results. The medical staff will also review your health history during your office visit to ensure that there are no risks associated with treatment, such as a known allergy or medications that could interact with any of the ingredients in Restylane Lyft.
What Side Effects Can I Expect Following a Restylane Lyft Treatment?
You will learn more about the possible risks and side effects associated with the use of Restylane Lyft during your consultation. The most common side effects associated with this dermal filler are mild and include redness, bruising, tenderness, and swelling. These symptoms decrease in severity over time and are usually resolved within a few days. This means that you can resume your normal daily activities and enjoy the benefits of Restylane Lyft with little downtime. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will discuss specific post-treatment care during the consultation.
Serious side effects are rare with Restylane Lyft and most other cosmetic injectable treatments. A thorough medical examination and health history provided by the patient help ensure patient safety. However, if you experience any worrisome after effects of a Restylane Lyft treatment, our team is available to assist you. We will provide you with a full list of expected side-effects and what to do in the event of a rare, but serious reaction to treatment.
How Much Does Restylane Lyft Cost? Is it Affordable?
Since every patient is different, the cost associated with treatment will vary. During your consultation, your provider will determine exactly how much product is needed to provide you with the desired results. This will help us determine the cost of treatment. We will give you a quote for your treatment prior to performing the procedure. As Restylane Lyft lasts for several months, the treatment itself is considered an affordable option for facial rejuvenation, with touch-up treatments often requiring less product than the initial procedure.
What are My Payment Options for Restylane Lyft at Skin by Lovely?
We accept cash, major credit cards, and Paypal as payment for Restylane Lyft and other treatments in our Santa Monica and Portland aesthetics practices. Contact us today for a consultation and to find out is Restylane Lyft is right for you.