As we get older, gravity tends to take its toll on your skin. Our faces drop and our cheeks sag, making us subjected to folds and lines. Los Angeles is the city of lights and cameras and no one wants the spotlight on their wrinkles. The standard over-the-counter ointments can leave you jaded with broken promises and disappointment. So what can you do? Many people have heard of Restylane, the dermal filler for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. However, many aren’t aware of Restylane Lyft, which can be used for larger areas such as the cheeks. This injectable can add volume to your cheeks and mid-face area to give you a natural, younger looking appearance.

What Exactly is Restylane Lyft?

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Restylane Lyft is formerly known as Perlane L. It is an FDA approved filler that targets the cheek area. It is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, which is a gel-like substance that is naturally found in our bodies. This makes HA fillers the preferred method for volume, as it bonds with water and builds up beneath the skin. It’s very much safe and dermal fillers were actually #2 in nonsurgical procedures for 2015.

What Happens During Consultation?

During a consultation, the doctor can address any concerns you may have regarding the treatment(s) that you’re interested in. You can tell them your health and beauty goals and map out a treatment plan. The doctor will also go over and pre and post treatment instructions to ensure that you are prepared for your treatment.

What is Treatment like?

Treatment with fillers are typically brief with no downtime. For Restalyne Lyft, you can expect it to take 15-25 minutes, depending on how many units are being injected and the doctor administering the injections. Patients typically report feeling little to no pain, but if you feel that you would like to take precautions, the doctor can provide you with a cold pack or some ice to numb the area prior. No topical anesthetic (or numbing agent) is required for this treatment, as it is expected to be a painless experience. The doctor will target the smile lines, or folds at the cheek area for the injections. The added volume should raise your cheeks.


The recovery for Restylane Lyft, as well as most fillers, is same day. You should be able to go about your daily routine after your treatment. You may experience mild soreness or redness immediately following the treatment, but nothing that should prevent you from doing much. During a consultation your doctor may advise against working out or any rigorous activity, but nothing too limiting.


It may take a while before you start seeing the results of the treatment, perhaps a couple of weeks. You should continue to see the improvements of your appearance 12 months after the treatments. During your consultation, the doctor will tell you whether or not you need multiple sessions for the desired results


For more information regarding Restylane Lyft, or any other service, please contact one of our offices. We can schedule a free consultation for you at one of two locations in Huntington Park, and El Monte.


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