Adding on to the Restylane® product portfolio, Perlane-L has been rebranded and is now Restylane® LYFT.  Recently approved by the FDA for cheek augmentation and the improvement of midface contour deficiencies in addition to treating moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines). Restylane® LYFT is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss in the mid face and facial rhytides. Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks starts to decline, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles become more visible and as we continue to age we lose more facial volume. Restylane® LYFT is another great option for restoring the face to a more youthful look. 

is restylane® lyft right for me?

Your injector will help you determine which filler is best for you, however, pregnant and lactating women should avoid it's use as it has not been studied on such populations. You should not have treatment if you have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or a history or presence of multiple severe allergies. Restylane® LYFT should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins. Restylane® LYFT should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to lidocaine.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?

Different gauged needles will be selected for different treatment areas based on the delicacy of the skin in that area. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to injection, however, the treatment is quite tolerable on it's own due to the fact that it is infused with lidocaine powder. This has been shown to decrease patient's discomfort by 90% on it's own. Your skin will then be cleaned and prepped prior to injection. Ice may then be applied after treatment to reduce swelling. 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

After your treatment you may experience mild tenderness and swelling that typically goes away within 24 hours. Bruising and needle marks may last a few days. Some areas are more prone to bruising than others. Certain medications and supplements may increase this risk such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, garlic, gingko. It is also advised to avoid alcohol, especially, red wine, for 1-2 days prior to your injections to decrease bruising risk. It is important to have a proper follow-up with your injector to determine if there is any need for refinements.