Restylane’s cousin, Restylane® Lyft, is available for patients with more severe wrinkles and folds, such as “nasolabial folds,” or smile lines. Restylane Lyft is comprised of the same material as Restylane®, but contains larger gel particles that meet the needs of stubborn lines and other areas requiring a greater fill in the lower layers of the dermis.
Restylane® Lyft contains Lidocaine, which aids in both the addition to volume and fullness, as well as the reduction of pain and discomfort. An ultrafine needle injects the gel to plump up the skin around wrinkled areas. An interesting study revealed that patients receiving Restylane® Lyft felt 30% less discomfort than with Restylane. The results of Restylane® Lyft last about six months.
Fillers are utilized to rejuvenate a patient’s face, providing a younger appearance, translating into more exuberance. Restylane® was the first FDA – approved, non-animal based injectable filler, and has been successfully administered more than 10 million times globally. It is generally used to treat wrinkles in the face. It can also be administered to the lips to present a more full-volume look.