Restylane® Lyft and SILK (Injectable Wrinkle Filler) - La Jolla, San Diego, CA*

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Overview

Innovations in cosmetic skin treatments are rapidly changing how La Jolla Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA addresses various types of skin damage, aging, and loss of volume. Injectable treatments and soft tissue fillers have created a new class of injectable cosmetic therapies that create a noticeable, lasting improvement for patients, who aren't yet ready for surgery. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo offers Restylane injectable wrinkle fillers, Restylane SILK and Restylane Lyft, to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and age-related volume loss. Both approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, Restylane SILK and Lyft help Dr. Chaffoo fill both severe to moderate wrinkles and add volume to the lips and cheeks. During your consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will explain the differences between each brand of dermal fillers and help you create your best treatment plan based on your cosmetic goals.

Procedure Technique

Restylane is injected with an ultra-fine needle into the needed areas with or without the addition of a local anesthetic, like lidocaine. A Restylane treatment can usually be performed the same day as the patient’s consultation and generally takes 15 – 30 minutes. The results of Restylane Lyft usually last 9 – 12 months, depending on the treatment area. When used regularly, the results of Restylane SILK in the lips usually lasts 3-6 months, while other areas of the face, results can last 6 – 9 months. After the treatment, patients can resume their normal activities, but they should avoid touching the face for 6 – 24 hours. Patients should also avoid extreme temperatures and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.

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Recovery Time  
None
Average Procedure Time  
15-30 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
6 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Restylane FAQs

Restylane Lyft?

Formerly known as Perlane-L®, Restylane Lyft is used for cheek augmentation, restoring volume in the midface, and correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft is best for "parentheses" or nasolabial lines around the mouth, enhancing the contours of the cheeks, and restoring volume to the midface.

Restylane SILK?

Restylane SILK is specially formulated for lip enhancement and to smooth the lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane SILK uses smaller, smoother particles than the rest of the Restylane family of injectables, which makes it ideal for natural-looking results along more precise lines.

Side Effects?

Some patients may experience mild side effects after their Restylane treatment, including temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness for 7 – 18 days. Patients should avoid using aspiring, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. John’s wort, and vitamin E before and after their treatment to minimize bruising.

Restylane Regimen?

The Restylane Regimen is a treatment plan for correcting moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and keeping the results. After the initial treatment, patients should schedule touch-up treatments every 4 – 9 months. Eventually, patients will begin to notice that their results last longer, in some cases up to 18 months.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.