Throw up your hands and celebrate because, for the first time ever, a body filler was just FDA-approved! Restylane Lyft, which was formerly approved only for use on the face, has now been FDA-approved for use on the hands.
Why Restylane Lyft as a Body Filler?
While Restylane Lyft’s approval for use on the hands is new, it has long been a popular choice for facial fillers. Restylane Lyft (which was once known as Perlane) is a filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it plumps it by causing it to retain moisture. This can both fill lines and add volume.
The unique formulation of Restylane Lyft makes it excellent for lifting the cheeks and adding volume to correct and smooth the nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines). It’s also useful for adding volume to other parts of the face and, now, Restylane Lyft has been approved for use on the hands.
Where Can It Be Used?
Restylane Lyft is the only filler that’s FDA-approved for use on the hands. This is an exciting development, as the hands are an area that patients are commonly concerned about. Often, we don’t think to take care of our hands the way we would our face. People often forget to use sunscreen on their hands or to moisturize them. Because of this, and because hands are also rarely protected by clothing, the hands can show signs of aging more quickly than the rest of our bodies.
Many patients complain that the appearance of their hands makes them look older. Now, however, there is an FDA-approved treatment to help restore volume to the hands. As we age, we naturally lose volume in our skin, and our hands are no exception. Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the backs of the hands, which can give them a more youthful-looking appearance.
Restylane Lyft, whether its used on the hands or the face, is a simple, non-invasive treatment. Results of a Restylane Lyft treatment can be seen immediately, with further results over the months following the treatment. Results of a single Restylane Lyft treatment can last anywhere between six months to a year.
Interested in Trying this Body Filler?
Are you interested in trying Restylane Lyft for the hands, the first ever FDA-approved body filler? Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Zadeh.