Volume loss is a natural part of getting older and can cause cheeks to flatten and wrinkles and folds to develop.
What’s more, the hyaluronic acid filler has recently been cleared by the FDA for treatment of the midface and cheeks with a cannula.
Here’s what you need to know about this injection technique, as Restylane Lyft gets another FDA approval.
What Is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a soft tissue dermal filler designed to add volume and fullness to the cheeks, mid-face, and hands. It is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that’s naturally produced by the body and very hydrophilic (water-loving).
These characteristics make hyaluronic acid fillers, like Restylane Lyft, safe, natural, and effective in hydrating and plumping wrinkles and folds.
Restylane Lyft Gets Another FDA Approval
Restylane Lyft first received FDA-approval for cheek augmentation and mid-face rejuvenation, followed by clearance for age-related volume loss in the hands.
Most recently, the FDA approved Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation and mid-face contouring with a cannula, offering providers another way to deliver the product and customize treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Cannula with Restylane Lyft?
Until now, a needle has traditionally been used to inject Restylane Lyft.
However, this latest clearance allows injectors to employ a small, blunt cannula, which is a thin tube with openings on the side, to precisely administer hyaluronic acid gel to the cheeks and midface.
Many leading injectors prefer a cannula for certain portions of the face because it decreases damage to blood vessels and the chances of bruising and swelling. As a result, patients can achieve immediate plumping, lifting, and hydrating, without any downtime.
Are Other Fillers Cleared for Use with a Cannula?
As Restylane Lyft gets another FDA approval, patients may wonder if any other fillers have also received this clearance.
To answer this question, Restylane Lyft is the only HA filler approved for cannula use in the cheeks and midface. However, Restylane Silk can also be administered with a cannula fpr lip augmentation.