Restylane® Lyft is the first and only product on the market that is FDA-approved for both mid face and for the lines around the mouth. With the highest G-prime (lifting ability) of any hyaluronic acid-based filler, Restylane® Lyft is the filler of choice for a naturally lifted and defined look. Lasting 12 months with a unique cross-linking ability, you can look years younger in just minutes with facial harmony restored. Lyft is the same great Perlane product that we have used for years. It has been rebranded to complete the Restylane family of products with the addition of the mid face indication.
Q: How does Restylane® Lyft work?
A: Restylane lift is composed of Hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring humectant in our skin) which 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. It is also easily reversible.
Q: What are the risks and side effects?
A: Bruising and swelling and some discomfort are probable, and can last a few days to 2 weeks. We offer a unique bruise laser therapy if bruising is significant, which reduces the downtime in half.
Q: How does Restylane® Lyft compare to Voluma?
A: Restylane Lyft is a true lifting agent with a coefficient of lifting twice that of Voluma and is great for lifting in the mid-face for cheekbones, but still very soft and natural appearing. Voluma touts to last 2 years, but that is with 6 syringes and touch-ups, while Lyft lasts 12 months. Lyft is a firmer product, while Voluma is softer, and they are both incredible products, so ultimately our internationally trained nurse will consult on which one is best for you.
Q: How does Restylane® Lyft compare to Restylane® Defyne?
A: Restylane® Lyft is designed to focus more on the mid-face to help restore lost volume. Restylane® Lyft is also formulated with 0.3% lidocaine to help reduce pain at the injection site. Restylane® Defyne is designed to help maintain a natural look through a range of facial expressions and movement while smoothing out deeper lines and wrinkles, especially smile and marionette lines.
Q: How does Restylane® Lyft compare to Restylane® Refyne?
A: While Restylane® Lyft is FDA-approved to help correct the sagging face (by adding cheek volume), it is also approved to erase “smile lines”. Lyft is an incredibly versatile filler – used to treat moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. We use it to add volume to the cheeks, erase smile lines around the mouth, fill in sunken or hollow temples, and more.