When you think of volume loss with aging, most people think of the cheeks. Thanks to a decline in the production of collagen — one additional percent decline every year after the age of 20 — as we hit middle age our cheeks flatten and sag. At Laser & Mohs Dermatology, we use Restylane® Lyft™ to return volume to the cheeks.
What is Restylane Lyft?
The FDA approved Restylane Lyft™ specifically to return volume to deficient cheeks, the mid-face area, and the backs of the hands. You may not have heard about Lyft™; that’s because it was formerly known as Perlane.
The hands are areas we often forget when thinking about aging. But as the skin thins our veins and tendons take on elevated prominence. Injections of Restylane® Lyft™ return volume, making your hands look younger.
As with all Restylane® products, Lyft™ is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body whose job is to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin. It does this by binding with nearby water molecules. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, all Restylane® fillers are classified as “natural” fillers.
Restylane® Vs. Restylane® Lyft
The difference between the two injectables is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Restylane® Lyft are larger than those in Restylane®, which makes a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
Restylane Lyft for Cheek Volume
Restylane Lyft Injections
Because it is meant to target volume loss in the cheeks and mid-face, Restylane® Lyft™ is injected more deeply. For this reason, Lyft™ has the local anesthetic Lidocaine built into its formulation. This helps keep the patient comfortable during the injection.
How Long Will My Results Last with Lyft?
Lyft™ is injected in a single session, not through multiple appointments. Your results are immediate as the hyaluronic acid bonds with water molecules in the injection sites and instantly adds volume. Lyft™ will provide volume for 12-18 months, making it one of the longer-lasting fillers.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in Restylane Lyft or other Restylane products, call (212) 391-8600 to schedule a consultation at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York.