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.