a woman`s face with arrows on the cheeks shows how Restylane treat aging cheeks

Many people would love to maintain the round and plump cheeks they had during their youth. Unfortunately, aging and the modern environment chips away at the volume in the cheeks, leaving the face sunken, uneven, and dull. Understandably, this appearance is undesired by most.

However, patients need not worry, as they can seek immediate relief from dermatologists and surgeons. Recently, there is huge interest in using hyaluronic acid (HA) as the cosmetic filler of choice, replacing older demands for collagen and fat grafting. In fact, this treatment has become one of the top noninvasive treatments in most countries. One of the first and leading brands in HA cosmetic fillers is Restylane, a series of safe, biocompatible, and impressive HA injectables manufactured by Galderm.

There are various reasons as to why Restylane is among the most recommended product by dermatologists worldwide.

Creates Dramatic Lifts

One of these reasons is that Restylane, specifically Restylane Lyft, is capable of creating dramatic lift. Formerly known as Perlane-L, Restylane Lyft is an injectable HA gel that is specifically indicated for cheek augmentation and lifting the midface area. The gel contains large particles of cross-linked, stabilized purified HA, with a concentration of 20mg/ml. These large particles can be implanted into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis of the area, with the gel filling the area for dramatic results.

The formulation provides a hydrating finish which stretches the superficial skin to eliminate any fine lines on the surface, leaving a considerably softer complexion. Any sagging cheeks are also lifted. Restylane Lyft is also applicable for other dermal issues like moderate to severe nasolabial folds.

Safe and Biocompatible Solution

Restylane Lyft is also a widely recommended because it is a safe and biocompatible solution. Much of this has to do with the main ingredient of Restylane® Lyft, which is sterile hyaluronic acid sourced from fermenting Streptococcus bacteria. The NASHA™ Technology by Galderma removes foreign particles as it chemically links the strands of monophasic HA together with the reticulating agent, BDDE. This forms a strong, sturdy gel that can endure biodegradation within the body for up to 12 months. The cohesiveness of the gel makes it easy to form the ideal shape that complements the face and sustains pressure.

HA is highly beneficial as a dermal filler, in part because it is a naturally-occurring substance within the body. This sugar molecule provides volume, sustains the collagenic and elastin network, and hydrates the extracellular matrix. The importance of this substance in terms of safety cannot be overstated: A well-processed HA can reverse adverse dermal developments without provoking any strong reactions.

For maximum safety, a dermatologist should conduct assessment on the patient’s medical history to avoid any complications. All HA dermal fillers should not be applied on individuals who are allergic to HA or have bleeding disorders. It is only for adults aged 18 and above.

Minimally Invasive and Convenient

Restylane Lyft is also advantageous because of its minimal invasiveness and overall convenience. Indeed, instead of going under the knife, the patient can walk into the clinic and have this treatment within 15 to 30 minutes. As well, 0.3% lidocaine is included in the solution as a means to provide a comfortable and pain-free experience to the patient.

All that is required is the injection of the filler into the targeted area using 29G1/2”needles or 27G1/2”needles. Due to the high efficacy of the gel, no overcorrection is required. The practitioner may use serial puncture technique, linear threading, cross-hatching, or a combination of these techniques to achieve the optimum results. Gently massage the gel once it is injected to sculpt the ideal cheeks befitting the patient’s facial structure.

Unlike normal surgical procedures, the patient can return to their daily life immediately after the treatment. It requires minimal downtime and any potential side effects such as bruising, swelling, redness, pain, tenderness, and itching should resolve within two weeks. Patients can also quicken the healing process by applying ice packs onto the treated site.


With the existence of dermal fillers, individuals can regain plump and round cheeks in a relatively quick and painless procedure. Although the effects of the filler may be temporary, individuals can still have the chance to prolong the dramatic results by repeating the Restylane Lyft treatments. Between its efficacy, safety, and convenience, a procedure involving Restylane Lyft has a high chance of providing satisfaction to patients desiring a rounder face.