How Perlane Got a Facelift
Do you love Perlane? Then you’ll love the “New” Restylane Lyft, from the makers of Restylane and the new Restylane Silk. As of July 2, 2015, Restylane Lyft is now the new name for the FDA approved Perlane, a popular dermal filler indicated for cosmetic usage all across the United States since 2007.
Restylane Lyft Uses
This dermal filler is designed specifically for cheek augmentation and other cheek enhancement procedures. By using this filler, it is possible to reduce the appearance of smile lines while also filling out hollow cheekbones. While these are the most common uses approved by the FDA, the treatment has also been used along the jawline and temples.
It's important to note that because Restylane Lyft is a rebranding of Perlane, many testimonials and before and after photos on the web will be related to the brand name Perlane. So as you’re researching this filler for yourself, look at both Restylane Lyft and Perlane in the search engines. That being said, there are a number of Restylane Lyft reviews with personal experiences on youtube that provide an interesting overview of what the procedure is like and how it has impacted the lives of patients. These videos also provide powerful visual confirmation of the Restylane Lyft before and after difference.
The Advantage of Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center
Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center has been using Perlane since 2010 and will continue using it under its new name, as will many other aesthetic practices in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas. While you can get a Restylane Lyft treatment just about anywhere in the city, Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center offers a unique atmosphere and treatment approach. Owned and supervised by four board-certified physicians; a plastic surgeon, two facial plastic surgeons and a dermatologist; and housing two certified injection specialists and a master aesthetician, our practice is in the unique position to satisfy all of our patients’ needs. Our relaxing atmosphere provides a sanctuary where you can kick back and rest easy knowing you’re in the best hands.
Restylane Lyft Cheek Filler Ingredients
Just like with the original Perlane, the active ingredient in Restylane Lyft is hyaluronic acid. In this manner, the filler is similar to Juvederm Voluma, by Allergan, the makers of Botox. Because these fillers use a hyaluronic base, they can be reversed if desired. Many of these injections are paired with lidocaine as an active pain control agent. More information can be found on the Restylane Lyft package insert. Every patient should check the full ingredients list prior to usage in order to prevent any potential allergic reactions and discuss these concerns with our certified injection specialists.
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Restylane Lyft Questions
Before any cosmetic procedure, it is important to talk to a certified injection specialist during an in-person consultation. This allows patients the opportunity to talk about their cosmetic goals and learn whether or not these injectable fillers can be part of achieving those individual goals. During the consultation, it is possible to learn more about the results and the process in order to ensure that every patient is equipped mentally and physically for any cosmetic procedure. Be sure to provide a full medical history to your licensed injector so that she is able to determine if Restylane Lyft is right for you.
Restylane Lyft Procedure
During your procedure, your certified injection specialist will administer the filler into targeted areas on the cheeks and face. These injection points will be determined by the licensed injector, who will target problem areas and provide corrective volume to the cheeks. Because this filler has a hyaluronic acid base, it is injected deeper than other similar products. In order to be effective, this dermal filler must be injected deep into the subcutis layers to provide the best cheek enhancement possible. To ensure patient comfort, Restylane Lyft is also combined with lidocaine to gently numb the area. Your injection specialist may also gently numb the area using ice prior to each injection and will check in with you periodically to ensure that you’re still comfortable.
Frequently Asked Restylane Lyft Questions
How does this filler work?
Like other injectable fillers, this product is injected into the layers of the skin to provide an instant lift. As skin ages, it starts to sag because it is losing its volume. This dermal filler can help offset the effects of this sagging by restoring the natural volume the skin had in its youth. The key difference with this particular dermal filler is that it is injected deeper and uses bigger particles. This is why it can achieve a more subtle and natural look.
How is this injection administered?
All dermal fillers are injected into the layers of the skin in order to restore volume and improve elasticity. This procedure, however, is slightly different because it is injected a little deeper. In order to be effective, this filler is administered into the fat pads beneath the skin to provide optimal lift and a natural appearance. The injection should only be administered by a certified injection specialist in a controlled environment. Exact injection sites may vary from patient to patient depending on the specific contours of the face and the desired end look.
Who would benefit from this cosmetic treatment?
The FDA approved this cosmetic injection for anyone over the age of 21. Because this dermal filler uses hyaluronic acid, there are few restrictions. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, which limits any adverse reactions. In fact, patients do not even need a skin test to check for reactions prior to receiving injections. Right now, this cosmetic procedure is approved for cheek augmentation and smile lines. Therefore, individuals who have cosmetic concerns about those areas would greatly benefit from using these fillers.
Is the procedure painful?
The pain associated with this dermal injection is minimal but may vary depending on the location of the injections. Most of the time, the licensed injector will apply a topical anesthetic to prepare the skin. Additional pain relief can be achieved by icing the skin during the procedure. On top of these topical solutions, most of these dermal injections have an anesthetic in the filler itself. This provides pain relief from the inside to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Anesthetic procedures may vary depending on the treatment center where the procedure is being performed.
Is anesthesia available during the treatment?
Local anesthetics are available before and during the cosmetic treatment. Many patients receive a topical anesthetic prior to the aesthetic treatment in order to numb the skin and reduce the overall pain level. It is also possible to have anesthetics placed in the injection itself. This means that pain relief is injected into the skin, which provides comprehensive pain relief. Lidocaine is the most common choice for pain relief. Anesthetic concerns should be discussed with a licensed injector prior to the procedure.
How long will the procedure last?
The length of the procedure will vary depending on the licensed injector performing it and the needs of the patient. However, in general, these procedures are fast and easy. Patients should allow for 10 to 20 minutes for the topical anesthetic to take effect. The actual injections can usually be completed in less than a half hour. The time it takes depends on the number of injections and where they are placed on the face.
When are results visible?
The results of this cosmetic treatment are visible immediately. The fillers do not need time to take effect. However, some patients may experience swelling or bruising that can obscure the immediate effects. Once these factors are out of the way, most people will see noticeable change right away. You can also help reduce the effects of swelling and bruising by talking with our staff about what to do and avoid before and after your procedure, such as avoiding aspirins and alcohol prior to your treatment.
Restylane Lyft: How Long Does it Last?
One of the best things about this aesthetic filler is that it can last a long time. Almost all patients who receive Restylane Lyft will still see noticeable results six months after the initial procedure. For most patients, the effects will last one year to 18 months. Ongoing treatment can lead to longer, more pronounced results for superior long term benefits. While these are normal results, it is important to remember that results will vary from patient to patient.
What Restylane Lyft aftercare should I know about?
There are minimal after effects from this cosmetic treatment. Some patients report tenderness, swelling and discoloration, but these issues are usually resolved within two weeks of the initial procedure. This means that patients can resume life as normal soon after the procedure with as little downtime as possible. Individual response to the treatment will vary, and specific Restylane Lyft post care should always be discussed with a trusted licensed injector. Patients can continue on with other cosmetic procedures such as Botox and peels one week after a treatment.
What is the Restylane Lyft cost? Is it an affordable choice?
Restylane Lyft price will vary depending on the experience of the injector and location, but overall it is considered to be a cost-effective cosmetic option. This is because of the efficiency and effectiveness of this particular dermal filler. Since it is possible to see results with one visit, patients do not have to pay for continued treatments. Moreover, the cost of any dermal filler is related to the number of syringes needed to achieve the desired results. Since this filler is so effective, most patients only need two syringes during a procedure, which keeps the cost at an overall minimum. Couple this with the duration of results, and you have the makings of a very affordable, long-lasting aesthetic look.
Is there anyone who should not receive this treatment?
Restylane Lyft is FDA approved for anyone over the age of 21. Since this filler uses hyaluronic acid, it is less likely to cause adverse reactions compared to other dermal fillers on the market. However, some people may be more sensitive to dermal fillers and may have allergies to other parts of the filler. In particular, this treatment is often combined with lidocaine. Therefore, anyone who is allergic to lidocaine should not use this filler. Anyone interested in receiving these injectable fillers should discuss their medical history and allergies with a licensed injector before starting a treatment.
What are Restylane Lyft side effects that I need to know about?
Overall, there are very few Restylane Lyft risks to worry about. Few patients report any negative side effects. Those who do usually experience mild discomfort in the form of swelling or itching. Bruising and redness are also possible after an injection. However, these reactions usually resolve on their own within two weeks of the procedure. This injectable filler should not be used at the site of other skin problems, such as sores, rashes or cysts because the filler could cause further complications to these existing skin conditions. If these fillers are injected into blood vessels on the face, there could be serious but rare reactions. You can minimize these risks by only seeing a medically licensed injection specialist who has experience with dermal filler injections. It is important to talk about side effects and risk factors with a licensed injector.
Can I see Restylane Lyft pictures for before and after comparisons?
Yes! There are many before and after photos for Restylane Lyft available online. If you find that your search returns few results, remember that Restylane Lyft is the new name for Perlane. This dermal filler has been around since 2007, so the historical efficacy is solid.
How can I learn more about this dermal filler?
Product information is available at the official website. Other reviews are available online. For the best information about how these dermal fillers can change your life, contact us and schedule your consultation with one of our licensed injectors today.
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