Your skin undergoes multiple changes as you age. Some of the most common ones include loss of volume and elasticity, uneven fat distribution, and diminishing collagen production. As a result, signs of aging, such as deep static wrinkles or sagging skin start to appear.
Aging might be inevitable, but looking your age doesn’t have to be.
If you’re looking for non-surgical ways to achieve fuller and smoother skin, Restylane® Lyft might just be the right choice!
What Is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane® Lyft, previously known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable dermal filler that is used to restore volume, making the skin on your face and the back of your hand appear smoother and firmer.
The primary ingredient used in Lyft is hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring compound in your skin that allows it to retain moisture and appear radiant and youthful.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Restylane® Lyft Over Other Dermal Fillers?
Restylane® Lyft stands out from non-hyaluronic acid dermal fillers because:
- The primary ingredient (i.e., HA) is a naturally-occuring compound, so there’s little to no risk of side effects.
- HA fillers can help promote collagen production from within.
- They are reversible in case you’re unhappy with the results.
- These fillers are infused with lidocaine, which makes the procedure painless.
How Do I Prepare for the Procedure?
Like other dermal fillers, Restylane® does not require any special preparation, but here are a few things that can help you get the best results from the procedure:
Avoid smoking or drinking for a few days before the procedure as they might interfere with the healing process.
Steer clear of blood thinners ( with the approval of your attending physician, of course), including ibuprofen. They might increase the risk of swelling or bruising at the injection site.
What Can I Expect From The Procedure?
Dermal filler injections are a minimally invasive procedure and very fine needles are used in the process for maximum comfort.
The procedure is quick (i.e., the injection itself takes a few minutes) and the whole procedure can be completed in under 30 minutes.
Although the procedure is virtually painless, some patients might feel mild discomfort. Restylane® fillers usually contain an anesthetic called Lidocaine, which can reduce the discomfort caused by the needles.
After the fillers are injected, the area is gently massaged to ensure an even distribution of the filler.
How Soon Can I See Results?
You may be able to observe an improvement shortly after the procedure. However, it may take a few days for the full effects to appear. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to create a plumping effect, which can take some time.
The results can last somewhere between 6 to 12 months, depending on the dosage and how quickly your body metabolizes it.
How Much Downtime Will I Need?
Since dermal filler injections are a non-invasive procedure, there is practically no downtime associated with Restylane® Lyft.
However, your injector might advise you to avoid strenuous exercise and excess sun exposure for a day or two to ensure that you get the best results.
Lyft injections can be administered in less than 30 minutes and you can carry on with the rest of your day right after.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical treatment to address the common signs of aging such as volume loss and deep static wrinkles both on your face and hands, Restylane® Lyft is a great option.
In the right hands, this filler can make your skin appear smoother, firmer, and naturally youthful in no time. At Uplift Aesthetics, Oakland, MN, we have helped countless patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals using Restylane® Lyft filler.
Book a consultation with us today!