During the natural aging process, the skin develops fine lines and wrinkles and loses its elasticity and volume. The face also experiences a loss of fat in certain areas, which creates a hollow look in the cheeks, around the mouth, and eyes. The skin may begin to thin out and sag, giving the face a sunken appearance. The hollowness in the cheeks is a natural sign of aging, however, it can be worsened by environmental factors like over-exposure to the sun and smoking.
In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved global healthcare company Galderma to market Restylane Lyft, an injectable gel designed to address cheek hollowness. The filler works to achieve mid-face rejuvenation to create noticeable and natural, long-lasting results. Dr. Rokhsar is a board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon that can perform Restylane Lyft in NYC that produces natural-looking results. To learn more, contact his office and book a consultation today.
Restylane Lyft is a type of dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, which provides promising results because it’s highly compatible with the body. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in your body. High concentrations of the hyaluronic acid act as a network to transfer essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells. When the gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to target and support the facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity.
During the non-invasive procedure, the filler is injected directly into the skin through fine needles. The entire treatment may take less than half an hour, depending on how many lines or areas of hollowness are being treated. The actual injection time only takes a few minutes per site, and results are seen instantaneously, providing a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.
Restylane Lyft can also be used off label along the jawline to tighten up the jaw and rejuvenate the sagging neck. It can also be used in the lip lines, an area where fine wrinkles and thinning may occur. Repeat injections provide cumulative results, however average patient results last between ten and eighteen months. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Rokhsar’s Manhattan or Long Island office to receive one-on-one care.
Many patients often wonder what they can do about lines and wrinkles that develop with aging. For some, these lines and wrinkles are simply an artifact of normal aging.
But for others, those lines and wrinkles age the face prematurely. You might not feel as old as the wrinkles on your face make you look. For those patients, we offer a dermal filler known as Restylane Lyft. Restylane Lyft, available in NYC from Dr. Rokhsar, is a particularly flexible dermal filler with a wide array of applications for patients.
Restylane Lyft is a versatile and safe injectable cosmetic filler used in a variety of applications, including but not limited to:
Similar to other injectable procedures, patients can expect to sit with numbing cream on the treatment area for about 20-40 minutes, after which time the injection process takes around 10-20 minutes. Results are instantaneous, and there is absolutely no downtime involved.
The substance in Restylane Lyft is a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance found in the body’s skin and tissues that diminishes with age. Therefore, Restylane Lyft is very safe to use, and adverse reactions are extremely rare. Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, or tenderness, all of which should subside soon after treatment.
While treatments such as collagen injections typically last three to six months, Restylane Lyft naturally supplements the body’s normal supply of hyaluronic acid, generally lasting six months to one year. Because the substance is biodegradable, effects are not permanent and maintenance sessions are recommended.
Whether you’re looking to enhance the volume in your lips, smooth out the appearance of your chin, or get rid of a couple of lines and wrinkles, Restylane is a great option.
The injections themselves are usually performed quite quickly, and most patients can be in and out in the span of thirty minutes. That’s why procedures such as these are sometimes referred to as “lunch break facelifts.” You can be back to work just and, likely, no one will notice anything amiss. If you’re interested in scheduling a Restylane treatment, contact our office to start the process.
It’s important to remember that Restylane will last three to six months, so it’s not a permanent solution. For some patients, that’s ideal–they want a temporary pick-me-up. For other patients, you will need to schedule regular maintenance appointments to maintain results. That’s something that Dr. Rokhsar will discuss with you during your consultation!
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