Picking a dermal filler for your anti-aging needs can be tough. Many dermal fillers are made with the same active ingredients or are used for the same areas of concern, so it can be hard to choose. However, the best way to pick a dermal filler is based on your skin needs. At Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK we know that you can easily improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity with Restylane products.
What Is the Difference Between Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft?
Restylane is a series of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that can effectively combat the visible signs of aging. Two of the most popular products are the Lyft and Silk formulas, both of which are FDA-approved. However, although these fillers are part of the same collection, you will be happy to learn that each filler is designed to correct anti-aging concerns. The Lyft filler is a general anti-aging filler to reduce the signs of aging in the mid-face and on the hands, while the Silk formula is designed to augment the lips and correct signs of aging around the mouth.
The main differences between these fillers make it much easier to choose the filler that is right for you. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of using a dermal filler collection that has several product variants is you can be sure that your specific concerns will be treated with each filler that you use. The Restylane collection of fillers is well-known to target areas of concern to produce customized, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
Things to Know About Lyft Filler
The Lyft formula is all about increasing skin volume to correct the visible signs of aging. In general, most visible aging is caused by natural collagen depletion in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. With Lyft, volume is replaced with the unique filler formula and you can benefit from fewer fine lines, wrinkles, hollow areas, and skin laxity. This formula focuses on treating both the face and hands.
Areas of Treatment
Lyft is designed to treat concerns in the mid-face by restoring volume in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. Increasing facial volume effectively reverses the appearance of skin laxity, hollow areas, and wrinkles. Some specific concerns that are addressed with this treatment include:
- Tear troughs
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Hollow cheeks
Like many other dermal fillers, the Lyft formula can also be used to moderately contour your appearance. It’s common to use this filler to enhance the shape of the cheekbones or the jaw to refine the shape of your face.
Lyft is one of the only fillers in the world that can also be used to restore the appearance of the hands. Using a dermal filler on the back of the hands can make you appear younger by reducing skin laxity and visible bones or tendons. While it may seem odd to use a dermal filler on the hands, the truth is that using a filler in this area can significantly restore your overall appearance.
The back of the hands often goes through premature skin aging since the hands are more regularly exposed to sunlight without protection and can more easily dry out. When hands aren’t protected and moisturized, the skin grows weaker and thin over time, which can then make your hands look much older than you are. The Lyft formula easily and effectively reverses this problem.
How Soon Will You See Lyft Results?
A major benefit of this dermal filler is that your result will appear quickly, usually within a few days of your appointment. In fact, many people will see the results of this treatment on the same day as treatment since fillers instantly add volume to replenish the appearance of the skin. Your results will continue to improve as the filler settles.
How Long Do Lyft Results Last?
The longevity of your results will largely depend on where the filler is used. For the back of the hands, your results may only last for six months; for the mid-face, your results may last for six to 12 months, depending on how extensive your appearance concerns are. Most people schedule a follow-up appointment when they notice the results of their treatment are starting to fade. Using this filler once to twice a year is usually adequate to maintain your desired results.
Are You a Lyft Candidate?
If you have visible signs of aging on the mid-face, including volume loss in the cheeks and smile lines around the nose and mouth, then you are likely a good candidate for this filler. A consultation will be required to see if Restylane Lyft is a good match for your aesthetic needs and goals. Your health history, skin concerns, and allergy history will help us determine your eligibility.
Things to Know About Silk Filler
Restylane Silk is one of the only dermal fillers in the world that can be used on the lips, along with Juvederm Volbella. The Silk formula is specially designed to augment the lips to correct visible signs of aging, thin lips, and other concerns. The formula for this filler is more thin and pliable than the Lyft formula, which means it can settle silky-smooth within the lips and create a natural-looking pout.
Areas of Treatment
No face is perfectly symmetrical. In fact, one side of our face is always a little higher or lower than the other side, and sometimes this can be most visible on the lips. That said, lip symmetry is not only about the left and right sides of the lips matching – it can also be about the fullness of the lips or the overall shape of the lips. The Silk filler can gently augment the lips to correct asymmetry.
Sometimes, the volume of the lips depletes with the natural aging process due to less moisture and collagen in the skin. In the lips, this can make the lips appear flat or thin. If you have age-related volume loss in the lips, then you may be able to benefit from this filler, which can restore the lip volume of your youth. You can also use this filler to enhance the fullness of lips that already have volume, as this can help you achieve a plush-looking pout. It’s common to place additional fullness in the center of the lips.
You can use this filler to augment the shape of the lips, from the cupid’s bow to the vermillion border. Some people are not satisfied with the overall shape of their lips, so using a dermal filler is a great way to alter the shape of the lips without surgery. Additionally, you can augment the shape of the lips in such a way that your profile will benefit. Ideally, lips should protrude slightly from the face, with the lower lip being slightly more full than the top lip, to achieve the current beauty standard.
Sometimes, the signs of visible aging can be seen around the lips. Most often, this can be seen in downturned lip corners and smile lines. This particular lip filler can also be used to correct the appearance of lipstick lines or the vertical lines of the lips that make the lips appear wrinkled when the mouth is relaxed.
How Soon Will You See Silk Results?
Most people will be able to notice the results of this dermal filler in the lips on the same day as treatment – sometimes during the appointment. Because the skin of the lips is thinner than other areas of the face, injecting more volume into the lips is usually immediately noticeable. Additionally, the moisture and overall appearance of your lips may also improve on the same day as your treatment. Your results may take a few days to settle and achieve optimal results.
How Long Will Silk Results Last?
For most people, you can expect the results of this treatment to last for about six months, as this is how long it will take for the natural processes in your body to fully absorb the filler formula. Of course, when fillers are injected into more mobile areas of the face, the results tend to be shorter, which is why Lyft tends to last a little longer than Silk.
Are You a Silk Candidate?
If you have mild to moderate lip concerns, such as low lip volume or asymmetry, then you may be a good match for this lip filler. From correcting the size and shape of the lips to reducing the signs of aging on and around the mouth, the Silk formula is generally a good choice for most people. You will need a consultation to verify that this filler is ideal for your aesthetic goals. We will work with you to achieve your goals and create natural-looking results for you.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, Restylane dermal fillers are safe. Not only are these fillers approved by the FDA, but the main active ingredient is also compatible with the human body and well-tolerated by most people. Because hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in the body, your immune system will recognize and accept the hyaluronic acid used in this filler, which is why the vast majority of people will not need to be concerned about allergic reactions.
2. What Will Your Treatment Be Like?
Dermal filler treatments are very easy. Your filler formula contains a small about of lidocaine, a local numbing agent, that will make your treatment comfortable. Several small injections will be made into your areas of concern. Most people do not need more than one syringe to accomplish their desired aesthetic goals. Your treatment will usually take less than 30 minutes to complete.
3. What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment is complete, you will need to follow a few simple instructions to ensure that you will get the best possible results. One important rule is to avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging any areas where the filler has been injected, since this may disturb the filler while it settles into your skin. You should also avoid hot water, steam, direct sunlight, and excessive chewing.
Refresh and Restore Your Appearance
Dermal fillers are by far some of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the country. A dermal filler is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that can easily and efficiently accomplish your desired aesthetic goals. Restylane is one of the more popular dermal filler brands, especially formulas like Lyft and Silk. If you think these fillers are right for you, please contact Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK to schedule your consultation today.