Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weeks back I headed down to Beso Hollywood to sit in on a presentation by Dr. Jason Emer of Beverly Hills. Restylane® & Dr. Emer invited me as they were introducing two exciting new products from the Restylane® family: 1. Restylane® Silk, the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth and 2. Restylane® Lyft, the first and only FDA approved filler for cheek augmentation and the correction of moderate to severe smile lines. Ahhh, how did I join this age group so soon?! haha! Jokes aside, the presentation was beyond fascinating. I learned so much about the way our faces change as we age and what kind of preventive and/or corrective measures we are now able to take. Dr. Emer is so passionate about his work it shows while he speaks, everything was very easy to understand and if you guys follow me on snapchat you saw that he did a live demonstration of both Restylane® Silk & Restylane® Lyft on a first-time patient! Her initial results were amazing, Dr Emer is passionate and talented! His work was conservative and very natural looking, his patient didn’t seem to be in any discomfort or pain while he was administering the fillers in her cheeks and lips either. She literally gasped in delight the moment she saw herself in the mirror, lucky girl!
Restylane® Lyft is a minimally invasive procedure. As we age, fat and collagen begin to deteriorate in the face which causes the overlying skin to sag and creates more visible lines and wrinkles. Instead of stretching the skin to rid the patient of these lines and wrinkles – Restylane® Lyft knocks out two birds with one stone: It restores the lost volume which is one of the most defining characteristics of a youthful face and as it lifts the cheeks it will also in turn diminish the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. The majority of patients that took part in the clinical trial said their results lasted a year!
Lip injections are all the rage currently thanks to Miss Kylie Jenner. Restylane® Silk is exclusively designed for subtle lip enhancement and treatment of lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Just like the rest of our face, the lips and area surrounding the mouth begin to lose fat and collagen as we get older and the signs are visible – the lips get thinner, lose shape and vertical lines can appear above the lip known as Smoker’s Lines. Restylane® Silk is designed for those looking to address these signs of aging with a subtle enhancement.
Both Restylane® Lyft & Restylane® Silk are clear hyaluronic acid gels that are injected via ultrafine needles designed to minimize discomfort while being super precise. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that already exists in the body.
Here are some before and after photos, you will notice a difference in the volume and smoothness of their lips as well as their cheeks – play special attention to the projection of their cheeks from a profile view.
Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane® family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane®, Restylane®-L, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane®-L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane® Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane® and Restylane®-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane® family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane® and Restylane®-L for lip enhancement and Restylane® Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane®-L, Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane®, Restylane®-L, and Restylane® Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane® family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane® family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane®, Restylane®-L, Restylane® Silk, and Perlane are available at www. RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com