Is Restylane Lyft okay to inject into my temples? (photos)
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Restylane Lyft in the Temples
Thank you for your question and for submitting photos. Although it is not an FDA-approved indication (in fact, no filler is technically approved by the FDA for use in the temples), Restylane Lyft certainly can be used "off label" in the temples with great results. Regardless of which product is used, fillers are typically injected very deep in the temples, both for safety and to prevent any lumpiness or nodules from forming. It sounds like your injector placed the Lyft too superfically, resulting in the lumpiness you're experiencing.
I would recommend that you schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns. You may need to have a medication called hyaluronidase injected into your temples to dissolve the filler. Best of luck!
The dermal fillers (Restlyane, Juvederm, Sculptra) for the temples are placed deep. Usually at the end of a 3/4 inch needle and not on the surface. Injecting superficially in an injector issue and not the product. Fortunately, three's a medication which can be used to dissolve the product very efficiently. Contact your injector and notify them of your concerns.
Warmest regards, Dr. ALDO
Restylane Lyft required advanced injector skills. Ensure that you use an experienced and expert physician injector for the treatment.
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I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you follow up with your Injector to voice your concerns.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Restylane Lyft in temples
Hello, and thanks for your question and photos. I'm sorry you did not get the result you had hoped for. I inject filler deep in the temple and massage vigorously in order to achieve a natural, smooth result. If you are not pleased you could have the filler dissolved with injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, I recommend an in-person consultation with an expert. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
Restylane left is an excel filler to place in the temples. If you are concerned with the appearance of the filler you can always have it dissolved (this is the benefit of Lyft or Voluma versus Radiesse). When injecting the temples I find that deep injections prevent these nodules from forming. Superficial injections have a greater tendency towards the cobblestone appearance.
Restylane Lyft and Voluma have similar viscosities, so it's not the material, but the experience of your provider
To first give you a little about my background — I am a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, practicing in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years. I’m very familiar with both Restylane Lyft and Voluma, as I use these products frequently in my practice.
As a surgeon, I have trained in various surgical fields and completed my residency at level 1 trauma center. I mention this because it is important to understand that when you’re undergoing a procedure that goes beyond the dermis, or into the deeper levels of the soft tissue, it is a great advantage to have a surgeon who is familiar with the anatomy overseeing the procedure. Ideally, this would be a surgeon who has worked specifically on the face, who has trained in residency in trauma and cosmetic surgery, who has performed procedures such as brow lifts or endoscopic brow lifts, and coronal brow lifts or open brow lifts. This is important because, along with these techniques, is knowledge of the anatomy of that particular area called the temporal fossa, which also houses the temporalis muscle.
I can see how the placement of this material in this particular area could be problematic for someone who has not seen the tissues in this area opened up during the training they received. You described that your previous experience of getting Voluma under a surgeon was a positive one, and I think this had to do with your previous surgeon’s confidence in their ability to place the material in an artful way that would give you the best results. It all comes down to the level of placement. There are situations where a more superficial placement is beneficial, and there are other cases that require deeper placement. This particular area is tricky since there are a number of important nerves and vessels involved. As such, I can understand how some physicians would rather choose a conservative and superficial approach. On the other hand, if you understand the anatomy of this area very well, you can work around it. In the case of your previous doctor with whom you had a positive experience, it is obvious that they placed the material at a deeper level because they were more confident and familiar with the treatment area. In my case, I frequently use Restylane Lyft and Voluma in the temporal areas, and consistently get good and smooth results. I don’t think it is a problem with the material itself, but more an issue relating to your attending physician’s experience. Keep in mind that Restylane Lyft and Voluma both have very similar viscosities, so it is not a matter of using thinner filler versus thicker filler.
The temporal fossa is an area that has an indentation to it, particularly around the rim of the bone or orbital rim, so sometimes a little more volume is needed. This is especially true as people get older since the indentation of the temples start to look more pronounced. It is possible that when the material was being massaged, it shifted forward. You may want to consider having the material dissolved with hyaluronidase if it still hasn’t gotten completely diffused or smoothed out, and then having the procedure re-done by a surgeon. It would be good for you to also take this opportunity to choose someone with a surgical background.
Another thing I think would also be beneficial for you in the long run is to choose a surgeon who you like and feel comfortable with, and just stick with them. Unfortunately, many people bounce from clinic to clinic and doctor to doctor in their quest for deals, which of course do not exist. Ultimately, developing a long-term clinical relationship with a cosmetic surgeon is the best way to get your desired result because it allows your surgeon to become more familiar with your anatomy and more in sync with your cosmetic goals.
In my practice, a majority of my patients understand and share my aesthetic style and values, and so we resonate with each other in terms of how we approach the procedure. In many cases, I have become the primary care doctor for cosmetic concerns for many of my patients, and because of that, I am able to guide them on the different procedures I can provide for them, and give them advice on how to navigate a lot of the new information in cosmetic surgery.
Again, I suggest that you find a surgeon or specialist who you are comfortable with, and hopefully someone who is accessible so you can build this long-term clinical relationship with them. Consistency is important, and the understanding that these types of procedures are more of an art form and not a commodity is essential. Remember, just because two different providers offer the same thing does not make them equal. The material itself can be equal, but how the material is used can be very different.
I hope that was helpful and I wish you the best of luck!
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Filler was placed too superficially
Restylane Lyft is OK to Inject into the Temples
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Restylane Lyft into Temples
When Restylane Lyft is injected in the temple area it should be injected very deep so that there should be very little chance of seeing any lumps or bumps on the surface.
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