Formerly known as Perlane®-L®, Restylane® Lyft is the first FDA-approved injectable gel (filler) designed to repair volume loss in the cheeks, treat face wrinkles, and smooth nasolabial folds (smile lines). Like Restylane®, it is made of hyaluronic acid, but the gel particles in Lyft are larger than the ones found in Restylane®. This allows it to lift and fill areas that need a denser filler to hold its shape, such as more pronounced facial folds. Lyft is meant to complement the effects of Restylane®.
Hyaluronic acid is so effective because it is a sugar that naturally occurs in our bodies, so it mimics our collagen production in order to keep skin smooth and supple. It also delays the natural breakdown of skin enzymes.
As with all Restylane® products, Lyft is non-animal-based and free from animal protein, which prevents disease transmission. Allergy pre-testing isn’t necessary.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR LYFT?
Anyone who has lost fullness in his or her cheeks due to the aging process would be a candidate for Restylane® Lyft. However, those with bleeding disorders or allergies to Lidocaine should avoid using it.
As we age, the natural fat in our cheeks begins to diminish, which causes sagging skin, visible wrinkles, and volume reduction. Both men and women who are seeking a nonsurgical way to combat this deterioration over time would benefit from its use.
THE LYFT TREATMENT
Lyft is injected deep into the skin to lift folds and replace lost facial volume, bone loss, and the depletion of collagen. Its unique ability to bind with water helps patients maintain volume in their faces. The increased facial volume restores skin’s natural contour, resulting in a more youthful appearance*.
As with other fillers in the Restylane® family, Lyft is relatively quick and painless. It’s composed of .3% of the local anesthetic Lidocaine to ensure the comfort of those who get injected. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, making it convenient for even the busiest of patients.
You are in excellent hands when getting the Lyft treatment from Dr. Tehrani, who has been given the distinction of ExpertInjector™. Fewer than 3% of doctors fall under this category. This qualifying organization is the only one to have the endorsement of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
RECOVERY FROM LYFT
While most patients can return to work the next day, the average recovery time after Lyft is about two weeks. During this time, some patients might experience tenderness, redness, bruising, swelling, itching, and headaches.
The corrections made in skin’s volume by Restylane® Lyft typically last 6-9 months, although 73% of patients have even reported seeing improvement 12 months after treatment. As with all fillers, results will differ from patient to patient.
*Individual results may vary