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Our San Jose Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft treatments are injectable dermal fillers to smooth, fill, and restore a more youthful facial appearance. Restylane is a smooth, hyaluronic acid-based filler that when carefully injected, can take years off your look by smoothing lines, creases, or restoring volume to hollow, sunken areas.

What is Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft?

Both Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating substance. For this reason, no allergy tests are required. The first treatment lasts about six months. A second treatment of Restylane® or Restylane® Lyft can often last as long as 18 months.

How Much Does Restylane® Cost?

The cost of your Restylane® enhancement will depend on your cosmetic goals, and a final price will be provided in your private consultation. Generally, however, Restylane® treatments cost an average of $750 but may be higher or lower, based on the number of units needed.

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What are the Benefits of Restylane® and Restylane Lyft®?

Restylane® is a dermal filler designed to smooth wrinkles and restore or add volume, treating many of the common signs of aging and allowing you to enhance your natural beauty. Restylane® can be used to:

  • Plump and refine your lips for a luscious, beautiful smile
  • Smooth the fine lip lines without an “overfilled” look
  • Restore lost volume to aging cheeks
  • Plump and subtly smooth the “bags” beneath your eyes and minimize the appearance of dark circles

Restylane Lyft® is a similar product, in a thicker formula and effective for:

  • Lifting sagging cheeks
  • Smoothing deep smile lines
  • Restoring lost volume to the backs of your hands

Both products are incredibly effective, fast, “lunchtime” procedures with no downtime and instant results. You can expect the results to last anywhere in the range of eight to sixteen months, and additional treatments performed when the effects fade to continue to maintain a more youthful, refreshed look.

What is the Difference Between Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft?

Our Palo Alto Restylane® is soft and transparent, so it is especially effective on fine lines, such as those fine lines that appear around the mouth. It can also be used for mid to deep injection into facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds including laugh lines and frown lines.

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The Right Product for Facial Rejuvenation.

Restylane® Lyft is a sister product to Restylane®. It also works well on severe lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds.

Although they are both composed of hyaluronic acid, the gel particles in Restylane® Lyft are larger and give the filler the ability to lift and fill the mid face. It is very effectively used to build up and add volume to areas that have begun to sag, such as the mid cheek area. Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft are often used together to achieve the patient’s desired outcome.

In addition to facial anti-aging, Restylane® Lyft is helpful for non-surgical hand rejuvenation to restore lost volume to thinning hand tissue, creating a more youthful appearance.

Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne

Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne are the newest additions to the Restylane® line of products from Galderma. Formulated using a specialized technology, the gel in Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne is perfect for helping to support your natural facial expressions.

These fillers were designed specifically to correct marionette lines (the lines that run from to your chin) and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of your mouth towards your chin).

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Restylane® Silk

While several fillers are used for lip enhancement, our San Jose Restylane® Silk is the only filler that has been FDA approved to enhance lips and smooth the lip lines which start to appear as the years pass. Restylane® Silk is specifically designed to bring natural-looking results in these delicate areas by using smaller and more refined hyaluronic acid particles as compared to other Restylane® products.

Your San Jose Restylane® Treatment

We will ask you to avoid aspirin and blood thinners for about a week before your injections. We administer Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft using a fine needle, so neither is a painful treatment.

Lidocaine is included in both formulas to numb the injection sites, but we can also apply a topical anesthetic to further numb the treated areas.

The injections themselves usually take no more than 30 and 45 minutes. After the correct dosage is calculated, one of our experienced doctors or nurses will inject the Restylane® carefully into the treatment area. Afterward, an ice pack may be applied to the area and you will be able to go home almost immediately. Your results will already be visible directly after the procedure is performed.


Can Restylane® help to improve the look of my hands?

As we age the volume in hands can deteriorate, leaving the upper hand tissue looking gaunt or skeletal. Restylane® Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to treat the face and hands.

Can Restylane® be used on my frown lines?

For wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® or Dysport® or Jeuveau injections are appropriate. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you which injectable will provide you with the look you want. For most patients, a combination of dermal fillers is recommended.

Are Restylane® injections safe?

Restylane® is a safe, effective and dissolvable HA filler. In the hands of skilled injectors like our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft can be used to rejuvenate your face so that moderate to severe lines and wrinkles are smoothed, leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful in just minutes.

If you wish to learn more about arguably the best treatment of Restylane San Jose and Palo Alto has to offer, don't hesitate to contact Cheng Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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