Age takes its toll on all of us, and even the most rigorous skincare routine can't completely turn back the hands of time. As we get older, our faces naturally lose volume as collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decline.
Before you know it, you’ve gone from looking vibrant and refreshed to tired and worn out. But what if you could beat back time with a simple injectable treatment? That’s the promise of Restylane Lyft, an innovative dermal filler that can help restore your youthful appearance.
Keep reading to learn how this filler can revive your look and why it might be right for you.
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed specifically to add fullness back to the cheeks and midface. It was approved by the FDA in 2015 and is made by Galderma, a leader in aesthetic dermatology.
The main active ingredient in this filler is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. This powerful humectant grabs onto moisture and holds onto it tightly. Young skin is plump and supple thanks to loads of hyaluronic acid. But as we age, their levels start dropping, causing our skin to lose its bounce, volume, and glow.
That’s where Restylane Lyft comes in.
The results are an immediate smoothing of lines and a restoration of youthful facial contours.
There are many reasons this cheek filler has become such a popular choice among men and women looking to freshen up their looks. Here are some of the benefits this filler offers:
This filler is designed specifically for cheek augmentation and midface volumization. It helps restore the plump cheeks and vibrant glow you had in your younger years.
Restylane Lyft can be a great option if you are experiencing any of the following age-related changes in your face:
The best candidates for this kind of filler are men and women in their 30s through 60s with mild to moderate signs of facial aging. It isn’t meant for lips or areas around the eyes. It is strictly for cheek enhancement and facial contouring. Patients in overall good health who do not have very thick skin respond particularly well.
This cheek filler can benefit those who are not yet ready for more aggressive treatments like a facelift or neck lift. It’s a relatively easy, low-risk way to restore lost volume and smooth creases and wrinkles.
One of the advantages of this type of cheek filler is the quick and easy nature of the treatment. There is no lengthy recovery and you see results right away. Here is a basic outline of what to expect:
As with any cosmetic procedure, some minor side effects can occur with Restylane Lyft filler injections. These usually go away within a week. Potential side effects include:
More serious but very uncommon risks include infection and vision abnormalities if the filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel. Choosing an experienced cosmetic provider can help minimize the chances of complications occurring.
While a surgical facelift can produce more dramatic changes in loose or sagging skin, this filler offers a nonsurgical alternative with little recovery. Its benefits include:
Of course, results will not be as comprehensive or long-lasting as a facelift. But for many patients not ready to take that leap, Lyft is an effective way to turn back the clock 5-10 years.
When considering any cosmetic dermal filler treatment, cost is often an important factor. Here is an overview of Restylane Lyft pricing and how it compares to other options:
Its average cost is typically $400-$800 per 1ml syringe in the United States. Most patients require 1-3 syringes per treatment area. The total cost depends on several factors:
Some providers offer package deals for purchasing multiple syringes. Loyal repeat customers may also get discounted rates.
Compared to other leading dermal fillers, Lyft is competitively priced:
When looking at surgical options, Lyft is significantly less expensive for each individual treatment:
While Restylane Lyft requires maintenance injections over time for sustained results, the pre-treatment cost is far lower than these major surgical procedures. Consult with your provider to determine the right budget and treatment plan for your goals.
For enhanced rejuvenation, there are alternate routes to take through popular treatment combinations like:
Combination therapy allows you to target multiple signs of aging at once. The different injectables complement each other for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Be sure to consult with an experienced cosmetic provider on the best approach for your particular needs and anatomy.
For most patients, optimal results are achieved with 1-3 treatment sessions spaced 1-2 months apart. This allows for gradual volumization and smoothing to look natural. Trying to cram it all into one session can increase swelling and side effects.
The number of sessions depends on:
Your provider will tailor the number of sessions and amount of filler precisely to your needs. Be patient and allow the process to unfold over multiple treatments for the best outcome.
Results typically last from 6 to 12 months (or even more in some cases) with the optimal injection technique. Several factors influence longevity:
Take note that lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes can shorten results. With optimal technique, many patients see well-retained improvements for 9-12 months after treatment. But regular touch-ups are needed to maintain the look long-term.
To sustain Lyft results, maintenance sessions every 6-18 months are recommended. This helps replenish lost volume and prevent reversal of improvements. Maintenance visits typically require less filler to simply restore your look:
Your provider will advise you on when to return based on the longevity you experienced with initial injections. Be diligent with follow-up appointments for the best aesthetic outcome over time.
If you are intrigued by the revitalizing potential of Restylane Lyft filler, it’s time to schedule a consultation. Getting an in-person evaluation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for cheek augmentation and midface rejuvenation with this popular filler.
Doctor Lanna Aesthetics offers Lyft filler to patients looking to rediscover their youthful glow. With an artistic eye and gentle touch, Dr. Lanna creates beautiful, natural enhancements tailored to your unique facial anatomy. Contact Lanna Aesthetics today to learn more and restore your confidence this year!