It seems new wrinkles are forming each year, each month, and each day. Whether by nature or the stressors that contribute to your daily life, developing wrinkles may seem to be unavoidable. For those of us who care about the appearance we show the world, the continual process of aging can be distressing and disheartening. At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA we believe comprehensive care comes from a balanced blend of nature and science, such as anti-aging treatments with Restylane Lyft.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Broadly speaking, Lyft treatments last an average of 6 months for the majority of first-time patients. The Lyft filler lasts the longest on treatment areas that do not have high mobility, such as the forehead and cheeks. This treatment’s longevity can be attributed to both its active ingredient and the way that ingredient interacts with proteins already present within the skin. Some patients report enjoying results from Lyft injections for at least 9 months at a time.
When Will You See Lyft Results?
The majority of patients immediately notice results from Lyft injections. On the same day as your appointment, you will notice an increase in your facial volume, particularly on the hollows of the cheeks and beneath the eyes. The results from this treatment gradually build in the days following the injections, meaning the immediate results will continue to improve for 3 to 7 days after your appointment.
Does Lyft Get Better With Time?
Yes! Unlike many other injectable treatments, this injectable gets better with time. While other injectables eventually lose their effectiveness as their active ingredients are absorbed in the body, Lyft has an active ingredient that feeds the natural regenerative properties of the body, which greatly extends the results of treatment by several weeks. Additionally, Lyft treatments build on each other, which means that subsequent treatments work better.
Why Subsequent Treatments Work Better
Each of your Lyft treatments is better than the last. Why? We can attribute this to your cells responding more quickly to the active ingredient in the injection. While many first-time patients can enjoy results for 6 to 9 months, second-time patients enjoy results for an average of 10 to 12 months. Each time you have this injection, the length of the results lasts just a bit longer than the time before because of the way the ingredients in Lyft feed the cells in your skin.
What Is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a minimally-invasive injectable treatment. Lyft is a dermal filler designed to increase the volume of the skin, which means that it is generally considered a broad anti-aging treatment most suitable for patients with moderate or severe age-related concerns. As a dermal filler, this treatment is commonly offered in clinics such as ours for patients who are not interested in surgical facelifts or other energy-based treatments.
What It Treats
Among the dense crowd of dermal filler injectables, Lyft is special because of its versatility. Lyft can be used on virtually any area of the face and is cleared by the FDA for use on certain parts of the body. In addition to being used on the backs of hands to restore volume, Lyft can also be used on the:
- Hollows of cheeks
- Hollows of eyes
- Moderate to severe wrinkles on the forehead
- Deep laugh lines
- Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
How It Works
Like other dermal fillers, this treatment works by injecting specialized formulas directly into the skin. Lyft is formulated with hyaluronic acid. This main active ingredient is responsible for renewing volume and restoring a more youthful appearance. This treatment is administered by a certified technician who injects Lyft into targeted treatment areas on the face to produce your ideal results.
Hyaluronic acid is an enzyme that naturally occurs in the body and is largely responsible for retaining moisture in the skin cells. However, as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced within our skin decreases, which can leave the surface of skin feeling dry, rough, and thin. Inside the skin, a lack of hyaluronic acid means that certain key proteins in the skin do not have the support necessary to maintain skin volume.
Hyaluronic acid is often used in cosmetic creams and serums that you can buy over the counter. However, while those products can temporarily restore moisture to the skin surface, hyaluronic acid is most effective when it can work within the sub-dermal layers of the skin. Lyft is an effective, long-lasting injectable treatment because hyaluronic acid is its active ingredient.
Collagen is one of the main proteins that is supported by hyaluronic acid. Similarly to hyaluronic acid, aging drastically decreases the amount of collagen that is produced by the body. Collagen is a protein in the skin responsible for the structure and elasticity of the skin; when collagen production decreases, the loss of volume means that the formation of wrinkles is inevitable.
However, while there are dermal fillers that specifically stimulate the production of collagen, these injections tend to be less effective because they neglect the support that collagen needs. With Lyft injections, hyaluronic acid is able to feed the skin cells to help stimulate collagen production for a significant amount of time.
Other Restylane Products
Lyft is part of a larger Restylane family of products. The Restylane family of products has several specialized injections that can help you achieve your ideal appearance.
The original Restylane injection is formulated to restore mild-to-moderate volume to the skin. Restylane can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and is also cleared by the FDA for moderate lip augmentation. The original Restylane injection is a good option for patients who have early signs of visible aging.
Restylane Silk is one of the first dermal fillers that is specifically formulated to be used on the lips. Restylane Silk is able to smooth the vertical lines on the lips, add mild-to-moderate volume to the lips, and also smooth wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane Silk uses a silky-smooth injectable solution that leaves skin supple, soft, and flexible. This injection lasts for about 3 or 4 months.
Restylane Refyne is a special formula that produces flexible, natural-looking results. Restylane Refyne is a thinner solution ideal for smoothing the appearance of mild fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Restylane Refyne is perfect for patients who are looking for a very natural youthful appearance.
Restylane Defyne is an injectable that combines the flexibility of the Refyne formula with the hyaluronic acid of the Lyft formula. Restylane Defyne is best for correcting mild age-related skin concerns around the mouth and nose and produces a natural-looking result that allows for a full range of facial expressions. Restylane Defyne has a longevity that is comparable to Lyft.
Benefits of Restylane Lyft
There are many reasons why Lyft is appealing to prospective patients. There are several great benefits of this injectable treatment.
Like any other dermal filler, Lyft is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment. Many patients prefer non-surgical treatments, largely because they are less painful and have virtually zero downtime. For patients who are not qualified for surgical procedures, either due to health or because their condition is not severe enough for surgical intervention, non-surgical solutions are a good option for correcting their appearance concerns.
Low Allergy Risk
Unlike many other injectables, this particular treatment has no risk of allergy. With other dermal injections, allergy tests are required before the treatment to ensure that the patient will not have any adverse side effects. However, because Lyft is formulated with naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. This means that this treatment is ideal for patients who have skin sensitivity or other allergies.
Lyft is an excellent anti-aging treatment for all types of age-related concerns. Most patients have aging concerns related to loss of skin volume, particularly in the cheeks, beneath the eyes, and in deeper wrinkles on the face.
Lyft is cleared by the FDA for use on the back of the hands, the face, and the lips. This injection can be used on virtually any area of concern to restore a more youthful appearance. We can discuss all possible treatment locations during your consultation.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Restylane Lyft Treatment
Your first appointment will be a consultation where we will discuss your skin concerns, your expectations for treatment, and also examine the condition of your skin. We will need to discuss your general medical history, including any medications or supplements you are currently taking, and any previous dermal fillers you have had in the past.
We will provide you with pre-treatment instructions to follow before your appointment. These instructions will help ensure that your treatment is safe and effective. Some instructions may include:
- Avoid certain over-the-counter medications and supplements
- Avoid certain over-the-counter skincare products
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco
You will need to arrive at your appointment with a clean face. You will not need to arrange for transportation after the appointment.
Your Lyft treatment will consist of several injections in the targeted treatment areas. Restylane injections are formulated with lidocaine, local numbing aging, to ensure a comfortable delivery of the treatment. If you have sensitive skin or anxiety about needles, we may discuss additional comfort measures before treatment, such as a topical numbing cream.
After your treatment, we will provide you with post-treatment instructions to help guide you through the immediate recovery period. Post-treatment instructions may include:
- Avoid certain medications, supplements, and skincare products
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco
- Directions on how to cleanse the skin
- Directions to avoid touching or massaging the skin
- Avoid excess sweating and heat
- Avoid direct sunlight
We may also give you additional instructions, such as how to ice injection areas or directions to use prescriptions we give you after your treatment.
Most patients are fully recovered within 3 to 7 days after treatment. During this time, your skin will be sensitive and vulnerable, so it is important to protect your skin as much as possible during recovery. You may have some slight pinkness or small nodules at the treatment site, but these side effects are temporary and fade within hours of treatment.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
The majority of prospective patients are ideal candidates for this treatment. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Restore skin volume
- Renew youthful appearance
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Fill the hollows in cheeks and beneath eyes
- Smooth lines around nose and mouth
Restore Your Beauty With Restylane Lyft
There’s no need to be distressed about the persistent signs of aging. It’s time for a new outlook and a renewal of your youthful beauty. If you think that Restylane Lyft is a good anti-aging solution for you, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA to schedule your consultation today!