Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I started my blog 3 years ago, I was totally clueless. I thought that all I had to do was dress up and take pictures. I never realized that I actually had to put some thought into it. As fashion bloggers, we not only have to think about our clothing, but our appearance as well. It’s no secret that fashion and beauty go hand in hand. The health of my hair and skin are every bit as important as the composition of my outfits. It took me some time to figure that out. I think the light bulb came on when I started paying more attention to my pictures. I noticed that my skin was starting to change. Prior to starting my blog, I did not take good care of my skin. I guess I just thought that having good genes would be enough. As I’ve gotten older, however, I see that I could not have been more wrong about that. I do have good news to share though. There are definitely ways to defy your aging skin.
As a woman in her 30s, I can attest to the onset of the skin aging process. I’m beginning to notice volume loss in my face, particularly around the eyes, cheeks and mouth. While I enjoy smiling, the years of doing so has begun to form marionette lines. Please note that I’m not criticizing myself, just taking an honest look. Some women aren’t at all concerned about their aging skin. For those that are, Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk are options to consider. True, dermal fillers are not for everyone. There are a multitude of ways to defy your aging skin. It’s important to note, however, that a skilled dermatologist can use dermal fillers to work wonders for you! Don’t believe me?
Check out these before and after shots:
*Photos provided by Galderma
If you’re considering Restylane® Lyft and/or Restylane® Silk as options, please be sure to do your homework.
Here’s some information you can use to start your research:
*Information provided by Galderma
- Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA approved filler for cheek augmentation and the correction of moderate to severe smile lines (nasolabial folds).
- Restylane® Silk is the first FDA approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.
I think the results of Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk are equally amazing! Restylane® Lyft does a great job of fading the marionette lines around the patient’s mouth in the first image. Restylane® Silk creates slightly fuller, well shaped lips for the patient in the second image. Both treatments are subtle, and I’m a fan of subtlety.
If you do decide to get either of these treatments, there are rewards in it for you! The Aspire Galderma Rewards Program is a way to get some great benefits when you use Galderma’s aesthetic treatments! Each new member receives a $20 Treatment Certificate which can be applied toward your next treatment!
So, how do you defy your aging skin?
*Special thanks to Dr. Anna Pare of Dermatology Consultants for hosting such a beautiful Galderma event and for taking the time to share her expertise with me.
Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane–L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www. RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com
Until next time…