It’s a fact of life that as we age our face loses its once smooth complexion and wrinkles and lines begin to form. Sometimes it can happen early in life to those whose lifestyle contributes to the aging of the face. Thankfully, however, there are ways to reduce and temporarily eliminate these signs of again and rejuvenate the face for a younger appearance.
At New Image Plastic Surgery, we offer Restylane® Lyft, formally known as the Perlane, as a non-invasive injectable to help add volume and smooth out the face. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside has extensive experience with this treatment and can use it to help you look the way you feel inside.
If you’re interested in learning more about Restylane® Lyft and how it can help rejuvenate your face, contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling 703-742-8004 to schedule a consultation. We happily provide services to those who live in and near Reston and McLean, Virginia as well as the Washington, D.C. area.
What is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane® Lyft is an injectable dermal filler which restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. It’s also a popular filler for facial depressions and facial scarring. It’s made from non-animal hyaluronic acid and poses no risk of an allergic reaction and can be injected without pre-testing. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin but diminishes with age, which is what causes the skin to lose volume while increasing your chances of wrinkles and folds.
The hyaluronic acid used in Restylane® Lyft is manufactured synthetically from non-animal sources and then stabilized as a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid). When injected, this form of hyaluronic acid binds with water in your skin, adding volume to plump the skin.
By plumping up the skin when injected, Restylane® Lyft flattens deep folds in the cheeks and chin. As part of a custom facial transformation treatment program by Dr. Roberta Gartside, Restylane® Lyft can be combined with other injectables depending on the degree of work needed and the number of places that require more definition.
Benefits of Restylane® Lyft
An in-office procedure, Restylane® Lyft injections generally only take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. It is injected directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle for minimal discomfort. In addition, a topical numbing cream or locally-injected anesthetic cream may be used.
Restylane® Lyft can help correct or temporarily eliminate:
- Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
- Worry lines
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Nasolabial folds
It can also aid in adding volume to help with:
- Chin augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Nose correction
- Eyebrow lift in facial rejuvenation
Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to add volume to the cheeks and nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines. In a clinical trial, 95% of patients had significant facial rejuvenation two months after treatment and 73% continued to see positive results one year after treatment.
Candidates for Restylane® Lyft
At New Image Plastic Surgery, we believe patient safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why we conduct comprehensive consultations that are not only aimed to figure out your cosmetic goals but to determine your candidacy for the treatment as well.
During your consultation, Dr. Gartside will go over your medical history as well as evaluate your current health status. She’ll go over all medications you’re taking and determine if anything else may disqualify you from this particular treatment. If it’s determined that Restylane® Lyft is not the best solution for you, she’ll work with to you figure out healthy alternatives so that you can still achieve your aesthetic goals.
Some factors that may prevent your candidacy for this treatment include:
- Having a history of severe allergies
- Being allergic to lidocaine
- Having a blood disorder that makes you susceptible to excess bleeding
- If you’re currently undergoing immunosuppressive therapy
- If you’re currently taking any prescribed blood thinners
- If you’re currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
Dr. Roberta Gartside will determine what treatment program is best for you when you contact our plastic surgery practice for your initial consultation. Please call 703-742-8004 or complete the form on this page. Dr. Gartside would like to provide you with the most current information on skincare and help you achieve the best results. We have two convenient locations in Reston and Mclean, Virginia. We welcome anyone near these areas as well as those in the Washington, D.C. area.