410-324-6592 Menu

How does Restylane Lyft work?

Restylane Lyft (formerly referred to as Perlane-L), is FDA-approved for facial sculpting and cheek enhancement. It relies on the power of hyaluronic acid, an organic compound found naturally in the human body that is responsible for moisturizing and plumping the skin.

Restylane Lyft also comes with added lidocaine, a topical anesthetic that makes for a painless, comfortable patient experience without requiring additional anesthesia. The Restylane Lyft particles are larger than with other dermal fillers, and the injection targets the deeper layers of skin. The result is a more malleable filler that can achieve subtle, nuanced changes in the appearance.

What can I expect from the procedure?

The Restylane Lyft treatment takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes on average, so it is easy to come into the office over your lunch break and return to work or other activities afterwards. Total treatment time will depend naturally on the number of injections administered during your session.

While Restylane Lyft has a built-in numbing agent, if you require additional pain relief, Dr. Shermak is happy to accommodate you and can provide another topical anesthetic or an ice pack. Most clients find the injections are over before they are aware they’ve received them, and discomfort is virtually non-existent.

Dr. Shermak will target the deeper fat pads in the cheeks to naturally augment the area. With her finely tuned eye for aesthetic harmony and balance, she is able to insert the needles with impeccable precision.

Who is a good candidate for Restylane Lyft?

Patients must be at least 21 years of age, and in good health, both mentally and physically. Expectations for results should be realistic, with improvement rather than perfection as the goal. Because Restylane Lyft is based on hyaluronic acid, a biocompatible compound, few patients experience adverse reactions.

How soon can I see my results?

With Restylane Lyft, you will see improvement in hollowed cheeks and smile lines right away. The filler takes action immediately. If you do have some minor swelling or redness after your injection, it might take a few hours to see your final results. To avoid undue swelling, it’s best to abstain from taking aspirin, smoking or drinking alcohol before your procedure.

How long will my results last?

While results will vary from client to client, most enjoy long-lasting improvement with Restylane Lyft. Total effectiveness may last up to 18 months for some. For longer term benefits, Dr. Shermak can repeat your treatment at regular intervals. Be sure to attend follow-up sessions with the doctor, during which she can advise you on whether additional Restylane Lyft injections are needed to achieve your ideal look.

1304 Bellona Ave, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Dr. Michele Shermak offers some of the top cosmetic procedures Baltimore, Maryland has to offer, including breast augmentation & liposuction

®Michele Shermak Plastic Surgery. All rights reserved.
Baltimore Web Design & Online Marketing by Studio III