There are so many dermal fillers on the market, so when you decide that you want to try one as a way to non-surgically improve the appearance of your fine lines, wrinkles, or volume loss, it can be hard to know which one to choose. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, we offer the quality dermal filler Restylane as a way to restore volume to the hands, face, and lips, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and help you feel beautiful in your own skin.
What Is the Difference Between Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk?
Both Restylane Lyft and Silk are FDA-approved dermal fillers that provide an effective way to combat the signs of aging. They both come from the same collection, but they are designed to treat and correct different areas of the face and body. The Lyft formulation treats the signs of aging on the face and hands, while the Silk formulation is designed to augment the lips, correct shape issues in the lips, and treat the lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth.
The benefit of this family of fillers is that different fillers treat and correct different concerns. When a collection of fillers specializes in different areas, you can trust that you will get natural-looking results because they are specifically formulated for very targeted areas. The Restylane collection does just that.
The Lyft Formulation
If you want to address and correct lines, wrinkles, and mid-face volume loss, the Restylane Lyft formulation is the perfect dermal filler to treat those specific issues.
What Does It Treat?
The most common reason that people choose a dermal filler is because of its ability to erase the signs of aging that appear on the face. The main area that the Lyft formulation treats is the face. It provides facial rejuvenation as a way to improve both the appearance and reduce the signs of aging. It increases volume in the cheeks and mid-facial areas, it can also smooth out fine lines like smile lines, and it can remove moderate to severe nasolabial folds.
How Soon Will I See Results?
The benefit of dermal fillers is that results appear very quickly. You will notice your results immediately and they will continue to improve in the days following treatment. Most people notice the most change to their problem areas within two to three days of treatment and they continue to see improvements as the weeks pass.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Am I a Candidate for the Lyft Formulation?
If you have nasolabial folds or have experienced volume loss in your cheeks, or you have fine lines like smile lines that you want to get rid of, you may be a candidate for the Lyft formulation of this filler.
To determine if this filler is right for you, you will need to come in for an initial consultation. Our expert staff members will review your health history, discuss your problem areas, and help determine the best treatment plan that will help you reach your goals.
The Silk Formulation
Restylane Silk is specifically designed to treat the lips. It is the first FDA-approved dermal filler that has been exclusively formulated to augment the lips. Those who choose this filler can add fullness to their lips without having to undergo any surgical measures. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your lips and the surrounding area, this filler will provide the results you’re looking for.
What Does It Treat?
Aside from augmenting the lips, this particular dermal filler can also enhance and correct the shape of the lips. Additionally, it can smooth wrinkles and lines that form around the mouth due to the aging process. When compared to the traditional Restylane formulation, the Silk formulation contains smaller hyaluronic acid particles. This allows for precision so that injectors can create the most natural-looking lip size and shape during administration.
This lip filler is unique when compared to other similar fillers of its kind because of its ability to zone in on very particular areas of the lip. It doesn’t just add fullness, but it corrects and creates change where change is needed. You can forget about overblown duck lips with this filler but instead, you can expect perfect lips that are not only aesthetically pleasing but are perfect for your face.
If your lips are not symmetrical from one side to the other, this filler can address and correct this issue.
The most aesthetically pleasing lips are those that are fullest in the center of the lip and get thinner as they reach outward. This filler can enhance your lips in such a way so that the center of your lips is the fullest.
Defining the Cupid’s Bow
If your cupid’s bow lacks definition, this filler can add the subtle definition needed to create a natural, yet attractive appearance. The most beautiful lips are those that have a well-defined cupid’s bow, and if you want to define yours, you can do so with this filler.
Addressing the Profile
Lip injections that have been administered poorly are most noticeable from the profile, which is where the phrase “duck lips” came from. The projection on the profile is noticeable, so when addressing it with lip fillers, it must be done correctly. The most attractive lips are those that ever so slightly project beyond the lower lip when viewed from the profile angle.
Creating the Best Lip-to Eye Relationship
The most attractive lips are also those that are in perfect proportion with the eyes. Such lips, when a line is drawn from the corners, are in perfect proportion when that line meets the center of the pupil. This filler is also able to address such issues in natural lips and then correct them.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Once injected with this dermal filler, you will notice a change in the size and shape of your lips immediately. If you choose it as a way to treat fine lines around your mouth, you will notice an improved appearance immediately post-injection as well.
How Long Will My Results Last?
With optimal treatment, you will enjoy your results from the Silk formulation for up to six months or longer. The time that it takes your body to metabolize the ingredients in these fillers determines how long your results last. Like the Lyft formulation, when you are injected with the Silk formulation, your results will eventually fade. Once you notice that your results are beginning to fade you can simply follow schedule a follow-up appointment.
Am I a Candidate for the Silk Formulation?
If you have minor yet bothersome lip issues that you want to treat, this filler can do what you may have never thought possible. If you want to correct the size of your upper lips or make your lips more symmetrical to your face, the Silk formulation is the perfect lip filler to do so. The best way to determine whether this filler is right for you and your aesthetic goals is through an initial consultation with our experts.
We will be able to analyze your lips and create a customized treatment plan that will give you the lips of your dreams. Good candidates for this dermal filler are over the age of 21 and are in good health without any allergies to the ingredients within the fillers formulations.
Your Injector Matters
Don’t trust your face, lips, or hands to just anyone. The results from dermal fillers are only as good as the hands of the injector administering them. Just because someone knows how to inject a dermal filler, doesn’t mean that they have the experience, knowledge, or artistic eye necessary to produce the most natural results that best suit your face. When you choose Nunnally Dermatology for your dermal fillers, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
The staff at Nunnally Dermatology is overseen by Dr. Nunnally, who is one of the most well-respected dermatologists in the Baton Rouge area. She is highly regarded among both her patients and peers and is skilled in the art of administering cosmetic injectables and in facial rejuvenation. During your initial consultation, she will help develop the best plan for your needs and goals.