One of our patients’ favorite procedures is getting fillers using Restylane Lyft. It can be used for the face and hands, and is FDA approved.
The Filler Formerly Known as Perlane
Yes, the heading of this section paid a little homage to the artist formerly known as Prince. For those of you old enough to have been raised on Prince’s music, you’re probably in the age group where fillers are looking like a good option (me included!).
Perlane has been around since 2015. It was recently renamed and rebranded as Restylane Lyft. This product has the same outstanding safety record as Perlane, and is made from the same basic ingredients: hyaluronic acid (HA) and lidocaine.
The difference between Perlane and Restylane Lyft is that Perlane contained a different strength of HA than the current formula. What is hyaluronic acid, you ask?
This sugar-like molecule is naturally-occurring in the skin, and it draws water toward it. With more water inside the molecule, skin appears more supple and hydrated (in other words, younger looking).
When injected into a deep crease, for example, the added hydration in the treated area disguises the look of the wrinkle. Lidocaine in the formula numbs the treatment area so you don’t feel as much discomfort from the needle.
I also offer patients a topical numbing cream prior to injections to further decrease discomfort. In my opinion, part of good patient care is making sure that you’re comfortable during treatment.
What is Restylane Lyft Used For?
This hydrating facial filler adds volume to the cheeks, reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles, and plumps up the back of the hands (to hide tendons and ligaments).
Cheeks naturally lose volume with age, and this can create a hollow, tired appearance. When the cheeks are restored with fillers, your face will look more youthful and the lower face will be lifted.
When facial wrinkles stay put, even when facial muscles are relaxed, these are referred to as “static wrinkles.” These wrinkles form over time from repeated facial expressions such as frowning, grimacing, or smiling. Restylane Lyft works great for filling in static wrinkles.
Once static wrinkles have formed, they do not go away on their own…even with BOTOX injections to temporarily paralyze the muscles underneath the area.
Fillers like Restylane Lyft fill in the deep crevice that has formed in the skin so that it plumps up and looks more like the surrounding, unwrinkled skin. This filler formula is particularly effective for moderate to severe static wrinkles.
Often times, I also recommend BOTOX injections in key facial areas to relax the muscles, stop dynamic wrinkles (when facial expressions are made), and prevent new static wrinkles from forming.
Together, BOTOX and Restylane Lyft can offer youthful results that last for several months:
- BOTOX lasts about 3 months.
- Restylane Lyft lasts for about 9 months.
Get BOTOX and Fillers in San Diego – Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine
Call me today for your consultation and first treatment. I love helping people just like you get a natural looking youthful appearance without looking overdone or artificial. Book your appointment now by calling me at (619) 280-1609.
Cheers to your beauty,
*Restylane Lyft and Perlane are registered trademarks of Galderma Laboratories. BOTOX is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.