Maryland Dermatologists Provide New Restylane Lyft Dermal Filler Recently Approved by FDA

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Landmark practice Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute participated in clinical trials which led to FDA approval of Restylane Lyft and are now providing the mid-face injectable treatment.

Robert Weiss, MD, Margaret Weiss, MD and Karen Beasley, MD of Maryland Laser Skin & Vein

“Because we participated in the clinical trials for this new product, we are now able to offer it to our regular patients with more experience than the average dermatologist," said Dr. Weiss

Restylane Lyft, a dermal filler indicated for mid-face volume and nasolabial folds, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute, a prominent dermatology practice in Baltimore, was instrumental in its FDA approval by conducting the clinical trials that proved its safety and efficacy. Dr. Robert Weiss, director of the Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute, was the lead investigator of the Restylane Lyft trial, which utilized the Restylane product previously called Perlane.

“We are excited that Restylane Lyft obtained FDA approval,” said Dr. Robert Weiss, director of Maryland Laser Skin and Vein. “Because we participated in the clinical trials for this new product, we are now able to offer it to our regular patients with more experience than the average dermatologist. Restylane Lyft is a great filler for adding volume and lift to the cheeks, as well as for smoothing deep laugh lines.”

Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel filler aimed at restoring volume, lift, and contour to hollow or sagging cheeks, as well as reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines. Many people lose volume in the cheek area as they age, leading to unflattering hollows as well as sagging skin. In addition, deep nasolabial folds can make a person look older than they truly are. Restylane Lyft aims to reduce these concerns in a safe and non-invasive manner. The dermatologists at Maryland Laser Skin and Vein have extensive experience optimally injecting Restylane Lyft, due to Dr. Weiss being the lead investigator of the clinical trials. Only board-certified dermatologists perform these injections at Maryland Laser Skin and Vein.

“Restylane Lyft is a great addition to the Restylane family of dermal fillers,” said Dr. Margaret Weiss. “We often get patients who want to restore lift to their cheeks in a natural-looking way, and with Lyft, we can give them the natural results they want.”

Restylane Lyft joins Restylane Silk and Restylane under the Restylane umbrella. It is a dermal filler meant to be injected deep under the skin, which leads to longer lasting results than other types of fillers. Restylane Lyft lasted up to one year in more than half of the patients in the clinical trials. It requires no downtime and side effects are minimal, most often involving some bruising or swelling at the injection site that goes away on its own in a matter of days.

“Restylane Lyft will also be good for use in liquid facelifts,” explained Dr. Karen Beasley. “If patients want an overall rejuvenation of the face, Restylane Lyft can be used to restore volume while neuromodulators like Dysport and Botox can be used to smooth dynamic wrinkles. With this FDA approval, Restylane Lyft can now be used on its own or in combination with other products to better rejuvenate patients’ appearances.”

Founded in 1984 by Drs. Robert and Margaret Weiss, Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute is the greater Baltimore/D.C. area’s leading medical and aesthetic dermatology practice . In 2000, dermatologist Karen Beasley, MD joined the practice and Christian Halvorson, MD joined in 2014. With over 45 different types of laser and light-based therapies, as well as numerous injectable treatments, the board-certified dermatologists at Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute are experts in treating a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, aging skin and non-invasive fat removal.

For additional information about Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute, please visit mdlsv.com or call 410-666-3960.

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