Get Younger-Looking Cheeks, Hands, and Skin in Dallas
It's normal for aging skin to contain less of the substances that keep it strong and supple during youth. Beneficial elements that decrease over time include collagen, elastin, and moisture-regulating hyaluronic acid. Along with this change, aging faces tend to lose fat, and the overall structure changes as increasingly fragile skin sags. The cheeks may no longer retain a pleasantly soft appearance, and loose skin hangs around the jaw in the form of jowls. To counter these cosmetic problems, dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner recommends Restylane® Lyft at her Dallas office.
As a dermal filler, Restylane® Lyft restores youthful cheek volume and fills in moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It is also the only hyaluronic acid-based filler approved by the FDA for treating aging-related volume loss in the backs of the hands.
What is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane® Lyft (formerly known as Perlane) is a non-surgical, injectable filler gel treatment that adds volume beneath the skin for a fuller look around the central area of the face. The formula is made up of a combination of water, lidocaine to improve comfort, and a molecule called hyaluronic acid that is naturally produced in the skin to boost hydration. In addition to rejuvenating hollowed cheekbone areas, the transparent, biodegradable Restylane® Lyft gel reduces the depth of prominent nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Restylane® Lyft?
Most adults who maintain realistic expectations and are hoping to restore facial contours or address pronounced folds around the middle and lower part of the face are good candidates for Restylane® Lyft. However, the filler is not recommended for people who are allergic to bacterial proteins or other ingredients found in the product, those who have experienced severe scarring or skin pigmentation disorders, or people who have had bleeding disorders.
Restylane® Lyft Treatment Details
Before having this treatment, we may recommend that you avoid certain medications or supplements that increase the risk of complications, such as blood thinners. Beyond that, minimal preparation is needed. We can provide you with a topical anaesthetic to minimize discomfort.
Using a very fine needle, we inject Restylane® into a deeper area of the skin, then massage the area to ensure even distribution. On average, a typical Restylane® Lyft session should take between 15 minutes to an hour.
Results are visible virtually as soon as the filler is injected. Many patients experience minor, temporary side effects after Restylane® Lyft injections, including swelling, redness, and itching at the area where they were injected.
That said, there is virtually no recovery time needed, and patients can go back to their typical day-to-day activities right away. In some cases, additional injection sessions may be needed to get the best results.
How Much Does Restylane® Lyft Cost?
Each patient is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine how many syringes and treatments they will need depending on their goals and individual anatomy. Dr. Turner will advise you on the total costs during your consultation.
Facial Wrinkles: Other Options Besides Restylane® Lyft
In addition to Restylane® Lyft, patients who want to revitalize their facial appearance can also consider similar injectable filler alternatives, including hyaluronic acid-based Juvederm®, calcium-based Radiesse®, and Sculptra®, which is derived from poly-L-lactic acid. Voluma® is a durable, long-lasting gel from the Juvederm® family that works similarly to Restylane® Lyft to elevate and improve definition in the mid-face area. Fillers like Restylane® can also be combined with injectable neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, which are used for reducing wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement around the eyes and forehead.