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Restylane Lyft

Restylane® Lyft in Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

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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.

Expected Cost

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 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.

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$900 - $3,600
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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.

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