Constant improvements and advances are being made in the cosmetic industry. Restylane® Lyft was recently FDA-approved to treat sagging cheeks in need of volume, as well as bothersome smile lines. It is the only FDA filler approved to contour and plump cheeks while also smoothing out nasolabial folds and smile lines.
Restylane® Lyft is composed of the same material as Restylane® – hyaluronic acid with lidocaine – and lasts approximately one year. Restylane® Lyft can be used in conjunction with other fillers, such as Restylane® Silk for the lips or Restylane® in the tear troughs.
As an adjunct to this procedure, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® may also be injected in the crow’s feet, forehead, and/or glabella lines at the same time. Combining various non-surgical procedures to address aging symptoms will result in the most beneficial and remarkable results.
The following will give you more information about Restylane® Lyft and the treatment process. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery, please contact us today.
How many treatments of Restylane® Lyft are needed?
Restylane® Lyft is a one-time injection done in the office. It lasts approximately one year. It is important to note that fillers injected into areas of the face that move frequently do not last as long. During your consultation, Dr. Leong will provide you with a full assessment about what you can expect from your results.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane® Lyft injections?
Patients (men or women) over the age of 21 with sagging or hollow cheeks and/or bothersome smile lines.
Is treatment with Restylane Lyft painful?
The pain is minimal. Restylane® Lyft contains lidocaine – a substance that reduces sensation, allowing for a more comfortable treatment. For added comfort, ask about applying numbing cream before the procedure.
Will I bruise after treatment?
This is a possibility and should be considered when scheduling your appointment. If you refrain from blood thinning agents (such as alcohol, ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E, and Aspirin) a week before treatment, you can reduce your chances.
Also, Dr. Paul Leong injects the filler using blunt tip needles (microcannulas), which minimizes the risk of bruising.
Paul Leong MD FACS
The Facial Specialist
Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
What is the cost of Restylane® Lyft Injections in Pittsburgh?
The price of Restylane® Lyft injections fluctuates in different regions of the United States and also depends on who is performing the injection. The cost of a dermal filler like Restylane® Lyft can generally range from $600 to $1,200 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his team will perform a thorough consultation to determine each patient’s personalized goals. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his staff will advise you on a treatment plan and cost. Please reach out to our patient care coordinator at 412-693-6475 if you have further questions.
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