Pittsburgh Restylane Lyft specialist, Dr. James Fernau, is proud to offer Restylane Lyft to area Pittsburgh patients who wish to treat facial lines and wrinkles without having to undergo surgery. Restylane Lyft is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. It is used to soften severe facial lines, folds and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness deep into the skin. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon, Dr. James Fernau, may recommend this filler product to treat facial wrinkles around the eyes, chin, lips, and cheeks. Offering a soft, youthful-looking result, Restylane Lyft has the ability to last for up to a full year.
Restylane Lyft Reviews
"I wanted a very subtle & natural looking change & he gave me exactly what I was looking for! I work in a very gossipy office and women are accused of having work done all the time...I had Restylane injected for tired looking eyes and the results were dramatic yet very natural. Quite a few people complimented me on my makeup & said my eyes looked very nice! lol"- C.K. / Google / Sep 21, 2015
"I have been to a lot of doctors offices over the years and the staff is what separates this office from all of the others. They rearrange their schedule to meet your needs and address any concern you may have as if they were their own! They have earned a life long relationship and friendship with me!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 23, 2015
"The staff was very friendly and willing to take the time to answer all my newbie questions. Dr Fernau is awesome. What else can I say? He made me feel totally at ease and listened to my concerns. I had Restylane filler to conceal the tired looking bags under my eyes and it looks so natural that people ask what I've been doing different. No one suspects plastic surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 25, 2015
"Dr Fernau also did my Botox and placed Voluma along my cheeks and used Restylane for a liquid rhinoplasty. Wow! Instant great results with no downtime. He is an artist."- J.M. / Foursquare / Jul 30, 2016
"Dr Fernau also does excellent Botox and fillers ! Amazing !"- J.M. / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2016
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What to Expect
During a Restylane Lyft treatment session, the face is thoroughly washed, and marks are made on the areas where the injection will occur. Restylane Lyft is injected into to the skin with a fine needle. Although this procedure does not cause any pain, there may be some mild discomfort. We generally apply a numbing cream ahead of time to help keep our patients comfortable. The treatment normally takes 15 to 30 minutes with no downtime. The results are immediately evident. Mild redness and swelling may occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours. The patient is advised not to put any pressure on the injected areas and keep the head elevated for the first evening.
The average cost for a full syringe of Restylane Lyft averages about $400. Some patients will only require a single syringe of the product, while others may need several. This depends on the number of areas being treated and the severity of the skin condition. According to www.realself.com the average cost is $875. Patients should also keep in mind that Restylane Lyft is a temporary fix. In order to maintain the desired results, this treatment should be repeated every 6-12 months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $900 - $3,600
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
Restylane Lyft FAQs
Best For Which Facial Issues?
Any facial irregularities that are commonly caused by aging, personal habits or environmental factors may benefit from a Restylane Lyft treatment. This includes moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, depressions, frown or laugh lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet and other obvious facial folds. Restylane Lyft injections are most commonly used for the cheeks, chin, lips and under the eyes to improve contours and volume.
Restylane vs. Other Fillers?
Restylane Lyft contains a high dose of hyaluronic acid that may not be present with other fillers. This is the reason why it is more effective in treating certain conditions of wrinkling. Other fillers may be better for mild wrinkles or for patients who are showing the beginning stages of fine lines. The doctor will be able to recommend the best filler to match the patient’s skin condition. In terms of pricing, Restylane Lyft does cost a bit more than some of the other fillers as the quality and quantity of hyaluronic acid in the product is slightly higher.
Restylane Lyft vs. BOTOX?
BOTOX is a drug that relaxes the muscles under the skin that causes the skin to contract, resulting in skin wrinkling. Restylane Lyft shares the same function by smoothening and improving wrinkles and lines, but does it in a way of plumping the skin as volume is injected into it. The two products may supplement each other in a single treatment.
When To Have Reinjection?
Hyaluronic acid (by way of a filler injection) is naturally absorbed by the body over time. This means that there will gradually be a loss of volume where Restylane Lyft was injected. This gradual decrease usually takes place between 6-12 months after the initial injection. Patients who love the results they receive from a Restylane Lyft injection often come back to our office for additional treatments.