If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance with dermal fillers there are a variety of options to choose from, but it’s probably not easy deciding which is the right one for you. Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk are two fillers that can restore facial volume, reduce lines and wrinkles, and make you look younger. But can you use both Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk.
Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk
Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk are both made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a primary component of the skin and helps with hydration and tissue repair. Although HA is naturally produced by the body, the body makes less as time passes, and this contributes to a drop in skin moisture and loss of elasticity.
HA attracts moisture, so when it is injected below the skin it adds volume and fills in depressions, lines, and wrinkles. HA is broken down by the body over time, so additional treatments are needed to maintain results. No pre-allergy test is needed with Restylane Lyft or Silk.
Can you use Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk?
Yes it’s possible to use both Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk, because they are formulated for different purposes. Restylane Lyft is designed to correct wrinkles and folds, while Restylane Silk is used for lip augmentation. Let’s take a closer look at both fillers.
Restylane Lyft for wrinkles and folds
Restylane Lyft is designed to add volume to the cheeks and treat deep wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds that run down either side of the nose, to the corner of the mouth.
The cheeks lose natural fat over time and this gives them a hollow appearance, and results in sagging skin. Restylane Lyft has a unique formulation of larger HA molecules, which makes it effective for correcting volume loss and enhancing the cheek area, as well as reducing the appearance of nearby wrinkles and folds.
Restylane Lyft is injected in small amounts using a tiny needle. The filler contains lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, so there is minimal discomfort with treatment.
What to expect
Restylane Lyft injectable treatment takes about 15 minutes to complete. There is minimal downtime after the procedure, so most patients are able to resume normal activities within a short time. The results of Restylane Lyft typically last 8-10 months.
Restylane Silk for the lips
Restylane Silk is FDA approved for augmenting the lips and filling in perioral wrinkles, which are the lines around the mouth. The HA molecules in Silk are smaller than those in Lyft, so it is able to provide subtle, natural-looking lip augmentation results. A pre-allergy test is not normally required with Restylane Silk.
Lip augmentation has become a popular option among older women in recent years, but younger women are also opting for lip injections. The lips often lose volume and become thinner with age, and vertical lines also develop above the lips. Restylane Silk provides shape to the lips, and leaves them looking smoother and silkier.
Restylane Silk is injected directly into the lips and immediately works to add fullness and definition. The lips may be slightly swollen after treatment, but this typically resolves within a few hours.
What to expect
The effects of Restylane Silk lasts 6-9 months, so patients will require follow up treatments to keep the lips looking full and luscious.
Rejuvenate your appearance with Restylane Lyft and Silk
If you are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance your lips, you can use both Restylane Lyft and Silk. Treatments can be tailored to give you the natural looking results you desire, without surgery. Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk will help you meet your aesthetic goals, without having to worry about pain or downtime.
Restylane Lyft will smooth away unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, while Restylane Silk will accentuate the lips and leave them fuller and more symmetrical.
Are you interested in facial rejuvenation with Restylane Lyft and Silk?
If you are in the Walnut Creek and Greenbrae, CA areas, contact Robert Aycock, MD for more information.
Call (925) 378-4168 for the office in Walnut Creek, or (415) 801-3887 for the office in Greenbrae, to set up a consultation.