As we age, natural fat deposits around the nose and cheeks begin to deteriorate, causing skin to sag, wrinkle and cling unattractively to the bones of your face. This loss of cheek volume, combined with less firm, more wrinkled skin, can make you appear years older than your true age. Unfortunately, even the most expensive cosmetics can’t conceal the haggardness of sunken cheeks and the prominent nasolabial folds caused by aging and reduced facial fullness.
How is Restylane Lyft different from other dermal fillers?
In addition to being FDA approved, Restylane Lyft can smooth deeper, more severe wrinkles than Juvederm Ultra XC or Restylane-L and is perfect for people with significant skin creasing and noticeable lack of supportive collagen.
Do Restylane Lyft injections hurt?
Discomfort is minimal to none. Restylane Lyft contains an anesthetic that begins numbing the injection site immediately. Patients may also apply topical anesthetics or further numb the area with ice if they are particularly sensitive to injection pain.
Can I use BOTOX and other dermal fillers in conjunction with Restylane Lyft?
Yes. For smoothing crow’s feet and brow wrinkles, Botox works well while Juvederm can help reduce chin creases and marionette lines. By combining different dermal fillers designed to address different skin issues, you can achieve a naturally beautiful, more youthful appearance without any cutting, bleeding or lengthy recovery times.
How exactly does Restylane Lyft work?
Once injected, the gel immediately begins creating volume in areas where facial fat is no longer providing fullness and contouring. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft also improves wrinkling and skin texture by helping aging skin retain moisture necessary to keep it smooth and supple.
What can I expect during a treatment session?
Before receiving Restylane Lyft injections, Dr. P. Alexander Ataii, will examine your facial structure and volume deficiency to determine how much volume you will need. Your skin is also checked to ensure it is healthy enough to receive Restylane Lyft. In some people, skin conditions such as acne, rashes, infections, hives or cysts may be aggravated by injections.