Restylane® Lyft

Lost volume through the cheeks and in the backs of the hands occurs over time as a result of lessened elasticity. Many patients are turning to injectable treatments, rather than traditional cosmetic surgery, to reverse these effects. Restylane® Lyft is a product designed for this purpose.

What is Restylane® Lyft?

Restylane® Lyft is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler. The product was formerly known as Perlane, and is designed to lift the cheeks, smooth smile lines, and even restore volume to the backs of the hands.

The Restylane® Lyft Procedure

Restylane® Lyft is injected with very fine needles. The formula contains lidocaine, which means that the treatment shouldn’t be painful and cuts down on the total time for the procedure, as additional pain-relieving treatments aren’t necessary. Restylane® Lyft procedures can be completed rather quickly. Appointments can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of injections.

How Long Does Restylane® Lyft Last?

Because hyaluronic acid is naturally and safely broken down by the body over time, the resulting plumpness from Restylane® Lyft is not permanent. Typically, results last between eight and ten months, and vary from patient to patient. After the results have subsided, you may choose to receive repeated injections to maintain your new appearance.

Side Effects

Typical injectable side effects, including bruising, redness, and swelling, can be expected with Restylane® Lyft.  These should subside within a day or two. Some patients also experience mild pain, itching, or tenderness where they have received injections.

Restylane® Lyft injections do not have any associated downtime. After your appointment, you may return to work or other non-strenuous activities if you choose.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Restylane® Lyft and find out if it’s the right injectable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Kovanda Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute. Call our Edina, MN office at (612) 335-9032 or request your appointment online.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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