Odds are you’ve probably seen a thing or two about dermal fillers. Dermal fillers have grown immensely popular in the world of cosmetic dermatology over the past few years. While this is a common service, many people have questions about the varying types of fillers out there. Luminary Dermatology offers a variety of dermal fillers, but today we’re talking about a favorite amongst our patients, Restylane.
Which filler is right for me? — Restylane Kysse and Restylane Lyft are two popular filler options. If you’re in search of adding some plump to achieve that perfect, voluptuous pout, Restylane Kysse may be right up your alley! Restylane Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler designed specifically for the lips. If you’re wanting to address thin lips, aging lips, lines and wrinkles above the upper lip, rough, wrinkled, or dull lip texture, you may be a good candidate for this lip injectable.
Alternatively, Restylane Lyft is used to restore youthful volume in the mid-face and hands. For those looking to address hollow cheeks, wrinkles and fine lines, loss of mid-face volume, or volume in their hands, you may be a good candidate for Restylane Lyft.
How long does filler last? — Restylane Kysse lasts up to a year, however, individual results may vary. For Restylane Lyft, on the other hand, the longevity of results varies by treatment area. Most people enjoy beautiful results for up to 12 months in the cheeks, 6 months in the back of the hands, and 6 months in the smile lines and other facial folds.
What are the side effects to filler treatments? — If side effects occur, they are most often mild and short-lived. You may experience redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, or aching around the injection site. These side effects will fade within 7 days. Be sure to ice the treatment area as instructed by your provider. Because fillers are minimally invasive, you will be able to get back to normal activities immediately after your procedure.