Restylane Lyft helps treat wrinkles in adults using hyaluronic acid. Lyft is a dermal filler used to lift cheeks, add volume to the back of hands, and smooth out smile lines. This cosmetic procedure provides smoother-looking skin and a younger look. However, with so many different dermal fillers available, which one is the best to use? The dermal filler used depends significantly upon the condition treated, the patient’s desired results, and budget. Continue reading to learn more about Restylane Lyft and speak with a medical professional to determine if this is the best treatment for desired results.
Lyft injections must be administered by a trained and experienced medical professional. The procedure involves injecting the filler using a fine-needle syringe into the target area. Injections should not be painful because there is a small amount of lidocaine in the filler. Each injection should only take a few minutes, and most patients are in and out of the office in 15 minutes. Those needing more injections may be in the office for up to one hour.
There are minor side effects associated with receiving Lyft injections. Most of the side effects are minimal, not requiring treatment; however, some can be more serious, requiring immediate medical attention. Common side effects include:
Patients with a history of bleeding disorders, inflammatory skin conditions, or allergies to lidocaine should not receive Lyft treatments. Instead, speak with the medical practitioner to discuss potential side effects and determine if Lyft is the best treatment option.
Dermal fillers are considered cosmetic treatments, and procedures such as Lyft are not covered by health insurance. The average cost for hyaluronic acid-based fillers is approximately $650. However, many factors affect prices, including the amount of filler needed, making the costs between $300 and $650 per syringe. Factors that may affect the cost of this treatment include the number of injections, how often treatment is needed, practitioner rates, and geographic location.
Most patients experience minor side effects shortly after their Lyft procedure. Because there may be slight swelling at the treatment site, results from the injections may not be noticed for a few days. Results from Lyft treatments generally last eight to ten months, but individual results vary. The doctor will recommend when to schedule follow-up treatments to help maintain desired results.
Lyft is minimally invasive, and most patients return to their normal daily activities following treatment. However, doctors may advise some patients to rest for 48 hours post-treatment and, if possible, avoid spending time in direct sunlight.
Schedule a consultation today to discuss Lyft treatment options and determine if this is the best treatment available for desired results.
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When you have younger skin, it was smooth and elastic. Much of this elasticity is a result of the hyaluronic acid in your skin, which makes the skin look healthy. Hyaluronic acid has a structured sort of like jello after it has set. However, as your skin ages, it loses the ability to produce this elastic material that keeps it looking young. Instead, your firm set jello starts to melt a bit. Another part of hyaluronic acid’s job is to bind water molecules inside the skin. This means that as your skin ages, it also becomes less able to hold water. The result is that your skin dries out, becomes thinner, and most importantly, can’t bring back its elastic texture. This lessening of your skin thickness also results in looser skin, which is the cause of wrinkling – and that aging appearance.
In the past few years, there have been several breakthroughs in research that now allow us to replace the hyaluronic acid in our skin. The same substance that is found in young skin is now made in a lab and can be stabilized so that its results will last longer. It is called “NASHA gel” for short – Non-Animal Derived Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid – a biodegradable gel. We are now able to replace what our skin has lost through aging in one quick office procedure – a completely non-surgical treatment.
One brand of hyaluronic acid, created by Galderma Company, is called Restylane, a “dermal filler.” When this dermal filler is injected into the soft tissue of your face, it restores the skin’s structure and hydration adds volume and gives it a more youthful, healthy appearance. Restylane is most useful being injected into places where the body’s natural skin structures have been broken down. This means that depressions in the skin – wrinkles – can be leveled out to match the rest of your facial skin. This effectively smooths out facial lines and even most scars, with a very natural look. Not only that, but the skin’s texture becomes softer, more elastic, and much more evenly toned.
You and our specialist will decide on the best course of treatment. Restylane will be injected straight into your skin in very small doses. The needle is extremely fine, and lidocaine in the serum ensures that there will be almost no discomfort. The whole procedure is quick and simple, and you will be able to see your results almost right away.
A single treatment of Restylane will fill any depression on the surface of your skin, and make your complexion look more youthful. These results will last for up to 9 months, but with a timed series of injections, can be extended up to 18 months.
The most common areas for Restylane to be used are: