There is no shortage of dermal fillers on the market promising to turn back the hands of time. Therefore, it can be a little overwhelming trying to pick the right filler for you. At MillfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Millford, PA, we’re particularly fond of the Restylane collection, including
How Quickly Does Restylane Lyft Work?
You can expect to see an improvement in your appearance immediately after your Restylane Lyft injections. Also, you can expect to see the initial results of other Restylane injections immediately. Your final results will become apparent roughly two weeks after your injections are administered.
What Is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a versatile filler used primarily to restore volume to the lower half of the face. However, it can also be used to volumize the backs of the hands. When this injectable filler is administered, it fills in hollow areas, volumizes the deepest layers of the skin, and restores a youthful voluminosity.
How This Injectable Works
Each filler formula in the Restylane collection comprises biocompatible hyaluronic acid. In other words, your skin can’t tell the difference between the hyaluronic acid (HA) it produces and the HA administered at the time of your treatment. In your youth, your skin produced plenty of hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide that kept your skin hydrated, plump, smooth, and radiant.
However, as you aged, your skin started to produce HA at a reduced rate until it could no longer produce as much as it was using. This treatment provides immediate initial results because the gel provides some volume and the HA immediately attracts water molecules to the area. The final results are derived from your adequate HA levels encouraging extra collagen production.
What This Treatment Can Do for You
To reiterate, Lyft can be used to volumize both the hands and the lower half of the face. One of the most exciting benefits about this treatment is that you can have both your face and hands treated in the same session, saving you precious time.
The Lower Half of the Face
An insufficient level of HA isn’t the only change that affects your lower face as you age. The aging process also results in the shifting of buccal fat pads. When this occurs, the skin starts to droop and create facial folds and deep wrinkles. Fortunately, Lyft can be injected into the foundational layer of the face, augmenting and lifting the cheeks, erasing nasolabial folds, and improving the appearance of the jawline.
As we age, we tend to lose a lot of fat and hyaluronic acid in our hands. When this extensive volume loss occurs, our bones and veins become much more obvious, making our hands look old and affecting our confidence. Fortunately, Lyft can be administered into the backs of the hands, restoring volume that was lost due to fat loss or HA loss.
Immediately upon injection, you will notice a slight increase in volume, making your bones and veins less visible. Just a couple of weeks after your injections, your skin will be plump, smooth, and youthful once more.
The Benefits of Restylane
There are many reasons to love Restylane’s line of dermal fillers, including how natural the results look. Also, we love its reliability. It does not spread once it is injected, so you can be confident that we are not volumizing parts of the face that do not need extra volume. Also, the injections do not take long to administer, and you are free to return to your typical routine once your injections are administered and your aftercare steps have been reviewed.
The Treatment Process
Your Initial Evaluation
You are concerned about the appearance of your midface, lower face, or hands, and you don’t know what to expect from the treatment process. It all starts with an initial consultation. This initial consultation is crucial because it allows us to determine whether you qualify for this treatment and whether this treatment alone will help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
Once we have tailored a treatment plan to your unique needs, we will advise you on how to prepare for your session so you can enjoy the best possible experience.
Preparing for Your Injections
Before you come in for your Restylane treatment, you must prepare your skin. This ensures you get the best possible results. One of the most important things to avoid is blood-thinning drugs or supplements, like ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E supplements, and St. John’s wort.
Also, you should take a prescription antiviral to prevent an oral herpes outbreak if you have a history of cold sores. Additionally, you need to wear sunscreen diligently to ensure your skin is not burned at the time of your treatment.
The most exciting step in the treatment process is injection day. Remember, you will see an immediate improvement in your areas of concern once your injections are administered. It is highly advisable to come in without any makeup, moisturizer, or other topical product on your face. If you can’t, we will remove any cosmetics or topical medication before your injections are administered.
Once your skin is cleaned thoroughly with an alcohol-based sanitizer, we will administer the medication into several strategic points in your areas of concern. Depending on the scope of your cosmetic concerns, you may need to be injected with multiple formulas to achieve all of your goals. Another benefit of this treatment is that it can be administered at the same time as other anti-aging injectables.
Although there is no downtime required following this treatment, it is still important that you care for your skin to ensure you enjoy the best possible results. For example, you should not touch your face within six hours of your treatment. After six hours have passed, you may wash your face.
Also, you need to make sure you don’t get too hot, so you should stay out of steam rooms, hot tubs, and dry saunas. You should also refrain from sunbathing. Additionally, you should continue to not take drugs or supplements, like fish oil supplements and NSAIDS, that thin your blood for seven days following your injections.
How to Care for Your Hands After Your Treatment
If you have your hands treated with Lyft, you should not overuse your hands immediately after your session. You need to give the filler time to settle in order to get the best possible results.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
When Lyft is injected into the hands, the results typically last for six months. When Lyft is injected into the cheeks, the results typically last for a full year. When Lyft is injected into the lower face, the results typically last for 18 months. Irrespective of the area or areas you are treating, you can extend the longevity of your treatment results by wearing sunscreen diligently, sticking to a fairly nutritious diet, and staying hydrated.
What Other Injectables May Help Me Improve My Appearance?
We will advise you on what other injectables may help you improve your appearance once we have evaluated your skin during your initial consultation. If you have cosmetic concerns that are caused by overactive muscles, you may be a great candidate for treatment with Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport.
Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are injectable muscle relaxants that are most commonly used to treat nasolabial folds and wrinkles and folds in the upper face caused by overactive muscles.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
You may be considered a good candidate for this injectable dermal filler if you are concerned about volume loss in your face or hands. This long-lasting treatment quickly and effectively restores lost volume to the skin, restoring the appearance of youth. However, this treatment is not right for everyone, including:
- People who must take blood-thinners daily
- People with a gram-positive bacteria allergy
- People who are allergic to lidocainePeople with a history of anaphylaxis
- People who are not yet 22
- People with uncontrolled diabetes
- People who are breastfeeding or pregnant
Restore Your Youthful Aesthetic Today
Are you sick and tired of looking exhausted regardless of how much rest you’ve had? If so, Restylane Lyft may be right for you. This injectable dermal filler minimizes facial lines and wrinkles, eliminating them completely in just a couple of short weeks. To find out whether you qualify for these injections, schedule an appointment with us today at MillfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Millford, PA.