Why Lift?

Why lift with RESTYLANE®?

Our facial bones give shape and structure to our face. As we age, bone resorption increases, leading to loss of definition and contours, especially at the posterior part of the jawline. Another consequence of aging is volume loss in the mid face, which could lead to flat cheeks, saggy skin and jowling. Creating a lift with RESTYLANE® will compensate for these changes. Another reason for lift with RESTYLANE® could be that you have a desire to enhance your facial features and bring out your individuality, no matter your age.

Restylane® DEFYNE and Restylane® LYFT can be tailored to any individual look to give you the freedom to be original. Restylane® LYFT is our firmest dermal filler and is suited for lifting the cheeks, enhancing the jawline or chin, or reducing the appearance of wrinkles.2 If you have a thinner tissue coverage, Restylane® DEFYNE could be preferred as it is slightly softer and more flexible.

Treatments with Restylane® DEFYNE last up to at least 1 year.3 Restylane® LYFT lasts up to at least 24 months with one retreatment.4

The Galderma aesthetics range, Why lift with a Restylane Lyft treatment
Treatment areas

RESTYLANE® treatment areas

Restylane® DEFYNE and Restylane® LYFT are dermal fillers that give precise results, creating a projection or a lift of the treated area. Areas that can be treated are, for example, the chin, jawline, cheeks and nose bridge.

“I have patients that look the same or better now than they did 15 years ago.”  Steven Weiner, Plastic Surgeon, USA

The Galderma aesthetics range, Restylane Lyft - Treatment areas

RESTYLANE® treatment areas

The Galderma aesthetics range, Restylane Lyft - Treatment areas

Restylane® DEFYNE and Restylane® LYFT are dermal fillers that give precise results, creating a projection or a lift of the treated area. Areas that can be treated are, for example, the chin, jawline, cheeks and nose bridge.

“I have patients that look the same or better now than they did 15 years ago.”  Steven Weiner, Plastic Surgeon, USA

Your treatment

Your RESTYLANE® treatment

A treatment with RESTYLANE® takes approximately 15-45 minutes, depending on the area that will be treated. Sometimes you might need a touch-up treatment about two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize your results. Most RESTYLANE® fillers contain a local anesthetic, lidocaine, that takes away most of the discomfort during treatment.

Immediately after your dermal filler treatment, you may experience some post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, pain, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. These side effects usually disappear within one week after injection. Though fillers are minimally invasive, they still carry some risks. Before the treatment, you should discuss all possible risks and benefits with your healthcare practitioner.

Restylane gives you long-lasting but non-permanent results, meaning that you can continuously refine your looks. 

The Galderma aesthetics range, Restylane Lyft - Your treatment
How it works

How it works

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that has a unique ability to bind water. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our bodies and in all layers of our skin. It keeps our body tissues soft, hydrated and flexible. However, as we age, the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid lessens, leading to dry and thinner skin and loss of youthful volume.

Native hyaluronic acid in the body degrades quickly, in one to two days. To make the hyaluronic acid in Restylane® DEFYNE and Restylane® LYFT last longer—for up to at least a year or even two years for Restylane® LYFT with one retreatment5 —Galderma has used stabilization technologies that delay degradation. Restylane® DEFYNE and Restylane® LYFT contain hyaluronic acid gels that provide good support to maintain structure and projection.

Restylane®  was the first ever non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid filler, when it was launched in 1996. It has become the gold standard of dermal fillers and is the injectable filler that every other filler brand is compared with.

How it works

Before & After

See how Restylane® LYFTand Restylane® DEFYNE™ can help.

Before and after

96 %

thought Restylane® LYFT met
or exceeded expectations6

9  out of  10

patients would have
Restylane® DEFYNE again7

Proven aesthetic results with


What to ask your practioner

Here are a few questions that we recommend you to ask your healthcare practitioner: 

  • What results can I expect from the treatment?
  • What happens during the treatment?
  • Could my medical history or previous treatments affect or prevent treatment?
  • Are there any side effects and precautions that I should know about?
  • Is there anything I should do before and after treatment?
  • Any other question you may have.

You will also find detailed information about treatment with Restylane fillers in our FAQ section below.

The Galderma aesthetics range, Restylane Lyft - what to ask before a treatment

Frequently asked questions

You will always have a consultation before your first treatment. Think through what you want to achieve and the questions you may have. Your healthcare practitioner will inform you how Restylane fillers can be used in a safe way to suit your own individual aspirations. You will also be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation, you should feel well informed about Restylane fillers and you should know what results to expect.

First of all, you should always contact a qualified healthcare practitioner to be assured that your dermal filler treatment will be performed correctly. You could always search in national registers of licensed aesthetic treatment specialists. Your treatment should be performed in a medical environment that affords you privacy and is spotlessly clean. You may want to request to see your chosen practitioner’s training certificate and insurance certificate to ensure that he or she is appropriately trained and insured for the treatment.

Only a medically qualified practitioner should perform Restylane treatments. Depending on your country’s legislation, this may include plastic surgeons, cosmetic clinicians, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, or aesthetic nurses. If in doubt, please see our list of certified clinics/practitioners close to you.

You should receive comprehensive information and a detailed explanation regarding your Restylane filler treatment.

•    You should be informed of the possibilities and limitations of treatments with hyaluronic acid.
•    You should receive information about possible side effects and precautions for treatment.
•    You should be informed of the cost of the treatment and possible follow-up treatments.
•    Your questions should be answered to your full satisfaction.

There are several important precautions to discuss with your healthcare practitioner to ensure satisfactory results and avoid any complications. Discuss the following with your healthcare practitioner:
•    If you are taking immunosuppressive medications
•    If you are taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or any other medication that affects bleeding
•    If you have any questions about precautions related to the treatment

First, the healthcare practitioner disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of the appropriate Restylane filler is then injected into the skin through a fine needle or blunt micro-cannula to fill wrinkles, add volume, shape your face or fill your lips. After the injection, your practitioner may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.

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