Restylane Lyft involves using an injectable gel to give volume to cheek contours. The FDA just gave the approval of using this injectable drug. We asked a few question from Dr. Michelle Yagoda about Restylane. Here is what she had to say:
Which products were being used till now instead of Restylane Lyft to give more volume to face and cheeks?
Doctors mostly used Perlane, Voluma, and Sculptra. The FDA approved the product to be used on cheeks and mid face only. Most of the doctors and health professional knew that it comes with the name of Perlane and had been using this since many years for mid face uplift. The approval will only allow us to confidently use the product without any hesitation of it being banned. It can now be obtained easily from any pharmaceutical company.
What makes Restylane Lyft different than previous procedures?
Pernalne and Voluma are those drugs that contain Hyaluronic acid while Sculptura contains Poly-L lactic acid which can be reversed. In order words, the effects of the acid used in Restylane can be revered if required.
Are there any less known uses for it?
Yes, it is certainly used for off-label purposes as well. It is used in the sulcus and around the jaw line to increase the prominent features of jaws and give a stretchy and fresh look to the sagging and wrinkled neck.
What is the pain level of this procedure?
The pain level while applying the Restylane is very less. Some doctors use a maximum of topical anesthesia to the skin before doing the procedure. If the patient still feels the syringe going inside, we use ice on the surface of the skin. In addition to this, the injection also contains anesthesia which helps to numb the area on the site of the procedure.
How much does a syringe cost and how many of these are required?
Usually, there is not more than one sitting requires for the procedure. The cost of the syringe is around $850 per syringe. Usually, it takes about two syringes to complete the process.
How long do the results of these injections last for?
The results usually last for about 8 to 10 months, but if you keep on getting the injections, the results may be prolonged.
Can it be used along with other procedures like Botox or any other injections?
Yes, it can definitely be used with Botox and another type of injections. Restylane Silk can be used in lip line, and another injection by the name of Juvederm can be used in the chin crease. These fillers work very strategically, and the result is very natural and fresh appearance.
How much gap should be there between this procedure and laser or peeling?
If it is at the same site, we recommend to wait for a week or so. Other procedures can be done on other sites in the same sitting.
I hope this information gives you detailed insight into what Restylane Lyft is.