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Restylane Lyft

Natural-Looking Facial Fullness with Restylane Lyft

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Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler that is intended for wrinkles that require deeper injections. The gel-like filler consists of larger particles than regular Restylane, which allows it to more capably plump, smooth and fill larger, deeper wrinkles and folds. If you have facial folds or wrinkles that you’d like to eliminate without having to undergo cosmetic surgery, Restylane Lyft is a safe, effective option.

Primary Uses for Restylane Lyft

Because it is intended for deep wrinkles and folds, Restylane Lyft is primarily used to smooth and minimize signs of facial aging like smile lines, worry lines, crow’s feet, cheek depressions and marionette lines. It is also highly effective in filling and thereby minimizing nasolabial folds. Occasionally, it is used to soften acne scars, to redefine lip borders and for chin augmentation. However, it is not intended for lip enhancement.

Why Choose the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana for Restylane Lyft

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

Restylane Lyft is a highly effective, FDA-approved dermal filler. Results are virtually instantaneous, and they are very natural looking. With all of that being said, the quality of the results also depends on the skills of the provider administering the injections. Therefore, it is very important to choose a medical aesthetics clinic wisely. In the greater Indianapolis area, dermatologist Dr. C. William Hanke, and the team at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, are the ideal choice for Restylane Lyft injections. Our dermatology practice took part in the original clinical trials for Kybella and Botox, among other dermatologic treatments and skin conditions. Dr. Hanke opened the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in 1997, and since that time, has earned credentials that make him the name to trust in the greater Indianapolis area for these treatments.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Restylane Lyft

The primary purpose of your consultation will be to determine if there are any areas on your skin that would benefit from this facial filler procedure. A board-certified dermatologist will examine and assess your skin to identify deep wrinkles and folds that may be improved by Restylane Lyft.

What to Expect During a Restylane Lyft Treatment

Restylane Lyft treatments are relatively quick, easy and virtually pain-free. The affected area will be cleaned and may be treated with topical anesthetic to further enhance your comfort. Then, a dermatologist will administer the filler using an ultra-fine needle. The number of injections varies depending on the location and deepness of the wrinkle or fold that is being treated. On average, the process takes between 15 and 45 minutes to complete.

Restylane Lyft FAQ

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If you’ve developed deep wrinkles, lines and folds on your face, you don’t necessarily have to jump right to plastic surgery. In fact, patients who receive facelifts require regular filler injections in order to restore youthful volume as surgery doesn’t provide this.  Surgery merely tightens the skin, while dermal fillers replace lost hyaluronic acid and fat while stimulating youthful collagen production. It is for this reason that anyone wanting to look younger should consider hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Lyft.

However, before having any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to remember that it’s still a medical treatment with risks and potential side effects. Not everyone is a good candidate for Restylane Lyft, and patients often come to us with questions. While it’s best to get your questions answered during a consultation, here’s a quick FAQ to help you get started.

How does Restylane Lyft work?

Restylane Lyft, along with most other dermal fillers, is made up of three-dimensional hyaluronic acid gel particles. The gel-like substance is injected deep into wrinkles and folds, where it then fills them out, causing them to plump up and smooth out. Results are visible, natural-looking and immediate.

How is Restylane Lyft administered?

The Restylane Lyft dermal filler treatment is administered with ultra-fine needles by board-certified dermatologists.  Restylane Lyft also contains lidocaine, which improves patient comfort.

Who is a good candidate for Restylane Lyft?

Anyone who is unhappy about deep wrinkles, lines and folds on their face–especially around the eyes, mouth and nose–is likely to be a good candidate for Restylane Lyft and similar facial filler products.

What are the ingredients?

In its most basic form, Restylane Lyft has one primary active ingredient called Hyaluronic Acid, which is also used in numerous other dermal fillers. However, the hyaluronic acid in this product is developed into three-dimensional gel particles that are hydrophilic, which means that they attract and bind to water molecules. A natural structural component of skin, hyaluronic acid increases moisture content and strengthens the barrier of the skin, making it smoother, softer and plumper. Restylane Lyft gel is also chemically cross-linked to delay the breakdown of skin enzymes, which is why the product’s effects last anywhere from six to nine months.

Is Restylane Lyft painful?  Can anesthesia be used?

This treatment may cause very minor discomfort. The area is often treated with topical anesthetic to reduce the pain from the needle. Some forms of Restylane Lyft also contain small amounts of lidocaine that provide an additional numbing effects.

How long does a Restylane Lyft treatment take?

The procedure itself takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes on average.  If you’re coming in for your very first treatment, please also take into consideration the time needed for a full consultation, which includes a full evaluation of your medical history, prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, supplements and other health considerations.  Please also allow more time to wait after your treatment so we can observe you for negative reactions to the treatment the first time.

How long does it take to see results?

You will begin to see your results almost immediately.  However, you will see the full benefit of your Restylane Lyft treatment within a week of receiving injections, once the swelling and bruising have subsided.  If your results aren’t optimal, you may receive more injections during your follow-up visit.wp-admin/

How long do results last?

Restylane Lyft lasts approximately nine months after treatment, but this varies from patient to patient.

Is there any downtime?

Patients walk right out of the clinic after receiving their Restylane Lyft treatments and are able to continue their everyday activities without interruption.  However, you may experience some bruising and swelling at the injection site.  This is normal and will subside within a few days.

How much does Restylane Lyft cost?

The price of the Restylane Lyft injectable filler varies depending on the location of the treated area as well as its severity. On average, a single procedure costs between $400 and $1,000. Since it lasts six to nine months, it’s a very affordable long-term option.

Who shouldn’t get Restylane Lyft?

People who have severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis should not use Restylane Lyft. If you are allergic to any of the components of the injection, including lidocaine, you should not receive Restylane Lyft or similar Restylane products. If you aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate for Restylane Lyft, come see us for a consultation so we can do a full medical intake and help you determine what cosmetic anti-aging treatments you can safely receive to help you achieve the look you’re seeking.

Are there any potential complications?

In extremely rare instances, Restylane Lyft may cause scar tissue to form. If the injection isn’t administered carefully, a blood vessel injury may occur. Otherwise, the side effects all involve the injection site and include: redness, swelling, itching, pain, bruising, lumps and bumps, tenderness, firmness and redness. There is also a risk of infection. You can minimize these risks greatly by only getting your injections from board-certified dermatologists.

Where can I find Restylane Lyft before and after photos and testimonials?

Before trying any new cosmetic treatment, it pays to find out what others have to say. Fortunately, testimonials by patients who have received Restylane Lyft treatments are readily available on the Internet. Restylane Lyft testimonials are overwhelmingly positive because this aesthetic treatment is so safe and effective.  Galderma, the makers of Restylane Lyft, have a series of before and after photos of patients who have received this treatment on their website.  You can also find before and after photos and testimonials on

Where can I get more information about Restylane Lyft?

The best way to get more information about Restylane Lyft and other dermal filler treatments for facial revolumization is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanke and our team.  Until then, you can find more information on the Restylane Lyft official website.