Cosmetic dermatology clinics have seen dramatic changes over the last few years. With the introduction of Restylane Lyft, for the first time, the FDA has approved an injectable treatment for smile lines and volume loss. While it’s an exciting development, most people aren’t familiar with how Restylane Lyft works, or how effective it can actually be. If you feel like this revolutionary new treatment is just what you’re looking for, here are some facts that will help make you feel more confident trying out this revolutionary treatment.

An Injectable Gel

Until now, it’s been difficult to achieve any substantial results when it comes to relieving the face of lines and wrinkles around the mouth and in the midface area. Formerly known as Perlane, Restylane Lyft is an injectable gel that is highly effective at increasing volume in the cheeks, freeing the patient from unwanted lines. By filling out the cheek contours and smoothing lines  in the nasolabial folds, Restylane Lyft is now the only FDA-approved treatment for these areas. Patients can confidently obtain the long-lasting smoothing results they’ve been looking for.

Does it Hurt?

Restylane Lyft is a minimally invasive procedure. Requiring no more than a topical anesthetic, the patient feels very little (if any) pain at the injection site. Ice is often applied during the procedure, and the Restylane itself contains an aesthetic, temporarily numbing the area in the process. Furthermore, Restylane is considered a hyaluronic acid filler, so its effects can be reversed if the patient so desires.

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How Long Does it Last?

Restylane Lyft can achieve impressive results in very little time. Typically, the patient will require only one visit and two syringes to achieve noticeable results that can last anywhere between 10 and 18 months. Repeated visits are harmless, and result in additional cumulative benefits. Many patients choose to make yearly visits for maximum results, but the choice is entirely up to the individual.

Working in Conjunction with Other Procedures

No harm can result by adding Restylane to an ongoing regimen of Botox, peels, and lasers. If you’re applying peels and lasers to the same area, it’s best to wait a week before doing so. Botox, however, can be used to treat the brow and crow’s feet concurrently with Restylane Lyft procedures around the mouth and midface. Each kind of filler has its own benefits depending on your needs, so using them in conjunction with each other is the best way to achieve a more youthful and natural look.

Given the fact that the procedure is affordable, quick, painless, and effective, it’s no wonder that Restylane Lyft is the hottest trend in cosmetic dermatology. If you have any questions or want to make your own appointment, contact the professionals at Academic & Aesthetic Dermatology Consultants. We’re the expert dermatologists in San Diego, CA, you can rely on for the latest in cosmetic technology. Give us a call today!