Restylane and Restylane Lyft
The dermal facial filler Restylane has been used worldwide for a number of years. Many cosmetic surgeons, including Dr. William Silver in Atlanta, GA, has used both Restylane and Restylane Lyft dermal fillers to volumize lips and help smooth and minimize wrinkles on the face. These highly popular fillers are used to create a younger-looking, very natural appearance.
These innovative products can add fullness and volume to skin in order to correct moderately severe facial folds and wrinkles, including the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the nose, otherwise known as nasolabial folds. Restylane-L can also be used to make lips full and plump.
Both of these facial fillers are considered hyaluronic acid products produced from the same manufacturer and created using the same formula as well. Restylane Lyft is much thicker due to its bigger particle size. Therefore, it’s used in places where a deeper filling is necessary such as the cheek area, while Restylane-L performs better on the superficial layers of the skin. Which one is used is purely a matter of personal preference as well as what your doctor recommends.
How They Work
Both cosmetic dermal fillers are FDA-approved, used worldwide, and contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body that supports the elasticity and fullness of the skin. Over time, your skin begins to lose this natural acid, but dermal filler injections can help fill in the folds and wrinkles caused by this inevitable loss.
These two fillers are both commonly used in the lips, upper cheeks, under the eyes, and the nasolabial folds (vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the nose). Depending on the specific amount of volume loss and the particular injection site, multiple injections may be necessary in order to achieve a full effect. Also, if a patient is not satisfied with the results, the dermal filler can literally be destroyed with the use of another drug to erase the effects of the treatment.
How Are They Different?
Just like other facial fillers, these two products consist of hyaluronic acid like the others. However, the process whereby they’re produced enables them to get injected in certain places where other facial fillers can’t go. For example, some fillers that are injected under a person’s eyes in order to correct sagginess or bags, can produce a somewhat bluish or translucent appearance. That doesn’t happen using either of these drugs, so they’re usually the better choice in such cases. Due to the bigger particle size, it can effectively fill in deeper lines to add significantly more volume overall.
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