Restylane Lyft

Good things may come at a price, but with Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane) it’s a small price to pay to look your very best. Droopy brows, saggy skin, wrinkles and folds– Restylane Lyft can handle it all! Since its launch in the year 2000, Restylane Lyft has garnered a name for itself in medical beauty. Today it is one of the most effective dermal fillers available, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied users the world over.

All Austin cosmetic fillers are administered by injecting into the skin with an ultrafine needle. Formulated with hyaluronic acid (which is a naturally-occurring substance in the body,) Restylane Lyft is a clear gel that lifts and fills wrinkles and folds to give fuller cheeks and smoother, more defined areas around the eyes, nose and mouth.

Restylane Lyft is completely safe and proven to be so in multiple clinical trials. When side effects are seen, they are usually very mild and go away in a few days. And because it’s non-animal-based, there is virtually no chance of disease transmission.

Kristin Gunn’s cosmetic filler treatments are high-end procedures performed at Dr. Jennifer Walden, MD Westlake facility equipped with the latest technology solutions in medial beauty and wellness. If you’ve been left feeling a little worn and weathered, we can bring back the radiance in your smile and vivacity in your eyes with one of the most effective anti-wrinkle treatments there is. If you want a safe, proven treatment to plump up skin and say goodbye to wrinkles, folds and creases, we welcome you to our location. We are one of the top providers in the Austin Texas area and we’d love to show you why! 512.328.4100 to schedule.


What is Restylane Lyft used for?

This Austin cosmetic filler is used to smooth moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), and generally lasts for about 6 months. It has been found to be a safe dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin.

How does Restylane Lyft work?

Restylane Lyft is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. It plumps the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. It’s water-loving nature attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume. Restylane Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft is a crystal clear gel that is chemically cross-linked (the long chemical strands are tied together) to delay breakdown by skin enzymes. Restylane Lyft is non-animal-based and free from animal protein. This quality prevents disease transmission. Allergy pre-testing is not necessary.

How long does Restylane Lyft last?

Restylane Lyft is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane Lyft effects generally last about six months as shown in the following graphs. Restylane Lyft gradually disappears from the body without a trace.

Is Restylane Lyft safe?

Restylane Lyft has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 2000 worldwide. Restylane Lyft was studied in multiple clinical studies resulting in high patient satisfaction. Side effects were mild. Most of the side effects went away in seven days. Restylane Lyft did not cause allergic reactions.

Who should not use Restylane Lyft?

Restylane Lyft should not be used by people with previous bad allergies (particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram positive bacteria), to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment, or in people with bleeding disorders. Restylane Lyft should not be injected anywhere except the skin or just under the skin.

What are some warnings to consider?

Contraindications of cosmetic fillers include: sites with skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of Restylane Lyft in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse. You may experience skin discoloration (bruising), swelling, redness, tenderness, pain, itching, or small lumps in the area where you are injected. If any of these events occur, the majority usually last less than seven days. If any symptom lasts longer than two weeks, call the doctor who administered the Restylane Lyft injection. Inflammatory papules (red or swollen small bumps) may rarely occur. You may need antibiotics to treat them.

What are some risks that may be experienced?

If you have had herpes before, an injection can cause the herpes to come back. You should avoid exposing the area(s) treated with Restylane Lyft to excessive sun or UV lamps, and extreme heat and cold until any redness or swelling has disappeared.

What should patients do prior to treatment?

Cosmetic Filler treatments require no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your injector. She may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence.

Do Restylane Lyft injections hurt?

Kristin Gunn uses an ultra-fine needle when administering all of her cosmetic filler treatments.

How much do Restylane Lyft treatments cost?

This is a customized procedure based on your specific needs, so the cost will vary from patient to patient. In general, the cost is comparable to the cost of similar procedures. Because this filler is a little longer lasting, it may prove to be very economical over the long term. Please ask your provider to give you an estimate of the cost.

What should I call my doctor about after the treatment?

Most side effects like bruising, swelling, pain, tenderness, redness, and itching will usually go away within a week. Call your doctor if you have persistent problems beyond 14 days. Blisters or skin sores may signal that you are having a recurrent herpes infection that should be treated.  You can develop an infection that should be treated with antibiotics. If you experience redness, tenderness, and pain that does not go away you should call your doctor.

What is the dose of Restylane Lyft ?

The amount used depends on your face and what you would like to have treated. The average patient who has all of the severe wrinkles around the mouth corrected will use less than half of a tablespoon.

For more information, contact Kristin Gunn @ Dr. Jennifer Walden’s office 512.328.4100 ext. 2