HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Restylane Lyft filler is naturally biodegradable so its effects are not permanent. It can provide longer lasting results than other fillers because it is higher concentrated with large size particles. Results typically last up to nine months or longer. However, the effect is individual and depends on many factors. Restylane Lyft will gradually disappear from the body. It can also be dissolved using hyaluronidase. DermFx recommends that you plan for regular future visits to maintain the result. This has been shown to increase a lasting result.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
To maximize patient comfort, DermFx uses a local numbing medication before the treatment. Once the treated area is numbed and cleansed with alcohol, Restylane Lyft s injected directly into the skin slowly and safely in small amounts. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. The treatment generally takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. Restylane Lyft is approved for fine lines, wrinkles, and mild to moderate facial folds. It can also be used in plumping eyebrows, smoothing the hollow area under the eye region, softening acne scars and depressions, contouring cheeks, the jaw line, chin and hands. Restylane Lyft is often used to enhance and define lips to create more shape and give a natural soft fullness.
HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT RESULTS?
You can expect to see results immediately.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Depending on the individual, patients may experience swelling, itching, redness, or tenderness in the treated area. These are normal and will subside. Swelling may take longer to dissolve for lip injections. With any injection there is a risk for a bruise at the injection site. It is recommended to avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. Johns Wort and high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is little to no down-time involved in a Restylane Lyft procedure. Most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique so be sure to discuss your plans with the staff at DermFx in your consultation. Avoid touching the treated area within six hours following the treatment so you do not accidently injure your skin while the area is numb. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESTYLANE LYFT AND RESTYLANE?
Restylane Lyft differs from the Restylane filler in that it contains a larger concentration of hyaluronic acid. Because of the larger thicker particle size, Restylane Lyft can be used for larger folds and deeper creases. Restylane Lyft is also more expensive then Restylane filler because it has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid.