Restylane Lyft is an injectable dermatological filler made from hyaluronic acid gel. It is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment option for those wishing to create additional volume around the cheeks and midface for a younger appearance.
How Is Restylane Lift Used?:
Restylane Lyft injections are used to increase fullness and volume to the midface and cheeks.
The natural fat deposits that provide the contour of the cheeks and midface start to deteriorate and shift with age. As a result, the skin can sag, which leads to deeper wrinkles and the appearance of jowls. Restylane Lyft restores volume to the midface to create a more defined profile and reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles.
Restylane Lyft has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically to lift and add volume to the cheeks and smooth out age-related smile lines.
Who Is a Candidate for Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft injections are indicated for patients who have lost volume around the cheeks and jawline and who would like to reduce the appearance of their smile lines. During your initial consultation, Dr. Leonard will help you determine if Restylane Lyft is the right cosmetic treatment for your unique goals and needs.
Treatment Side Effects, Risks, and Recovery:
Following Restylane Lyft treatment, some patients experience headaches or injection site lumps, redness, discomfort, swelling, bruising, and itching. These side effects are typically mild and tend to resolve within one to two weeks depending on the location of the injections. In rare cases, patients have experienced more severe side effects, including delayed infections, superficial necrosis at the site of the injection, or a recurrence of herpetic lesions.
There is a small risk that the gel could be inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. This can cause potentially permanent complications, such as blindness or other vision abnormalities, stroke, or scarring.