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Forever Young: Why Use Restylane for Cheeks
Time is unforgiving, especially on the cheeks. Aside from deep folds and wrinkles, aging can cause volume loss, resulting into flatter cheeks and sagging jowls. For years, when someone thinks of altering the usual signs of facial aging, the typical solution that comes in mind is plastic surgery. While some people would love to jump on the operating table to have a beautiful and youthful appearance, not everyone is happy with the cost and risk involved.
Today, nonsurgical cheek enhancement can be done in 30 minutes or so. There are no knives nor general anesthesia involve—just one or two syringes of gel filler. Yes, the popular hyaluronic acid filler that can banish deep lines and wrinkles can also fill volume loss in the cheeks. Restylane is one of the most popular collection of dermal fillers that is trusted by cosmetic surgeons worldwide. However, not all Restylane products can be used for cheek augmentation or facial contouring. For volume loss, an ideal filler should be thick and malleable to resist frequent movement, and firm enough to support sagging skin.
Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane, is not like any wrinkle filler because you need more than a smooth skin to keep the vitality and youthfulness of the cheeks. This product was granted FDA approval in 2015 for the correction of midface contour deficiencies. It was also recently approved for hand rejuvenation. Restylane Lyft and another widely used filler, Juvederm Voluma, work the same way; they lift the tissues below to fill out the hollow areas of the cheeks. The best filler must hold their shape well and not spread into the surrounding areas. A small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic agent, is already added to the filler to minimize discomfort, but you may still ask your doctor for a topical anesthetic if you have low tolerance to pain. Some doctors would put ice on the surface of the skin to numb the area prior to injection.
One of the main advantages of Lyft is the cost. It is priced considerably lower than Juvederm Voluma, but the latter can last longer. Restylane can last for eight to 10 months in the cheeks while Juvederm may last for up to two years. However, the results from Juvederm clinical trials were obtained after two separate injections and using six syringes, which is not the standard amount of product used for each session. Some doctors believe that both gel fillers can provide the same benefits and last for about a year. Restylane can be placed in the deeper areas of the skin because of its large particle size, which allows for more significant volume restoration. You may see immediate plumping effects after the procedure, but it may take a few days to weeks to see the full effects of the filler. Restylane Lyft starts at $500 per syringe, with an average of $1000. It can go even higher in more experienced and board-certified injectors.
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