Looking in the mirror should give you a jolt of confidence because you’re pleased with what you see. But if looking in the mirror these days means all you’re doing is focusing on the visible signs of aging, then it’s time for a change. Fortunately, at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, we understand that a dermal filler such as Restylane Lyft can give you the fast, long-lasting results you’re looking for.
Restylane Lyft is part of the Restylane family of dermal fillers. Like other fillers in this collection, the Lyft product is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which produces fast, long-lasting, and natural-looking results. Lyft is particularly appropriate for treating severe or deep wrinkles on the midface, including the dynamic wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Does Restylane Lyft Work Immediately?
Yes, this filler will work immediately to plump up the volume of your skin and smooth away the visible signs of aging. The reason why you can see the results of this treatment on the same day as your appointment has to do with the density and formulation of the injectable. Essentially, because this gel-like filler is injected directly into the sub-dermal layers of the skin, it immediately replaces any lost volume so you will look younger even as your treatment is being completed.
One of the major benefits of the immediate results of this filler is the fact that your instant results will help your provider give you the ideal amount of product in each injection. Because the results of the treatment are immediate, your provider will be able to tailor your treatment so you can have the results you want as soon as possible.
How Long Does It Take for the Filler to Settle?
If you’ve had an injectable treatment before, such as Botox or a different dermal filler, then you may already know that it takes some time for injectable treatments to “settle” into the skin. Settling basically means that the formula has bonded to the sub-dermal layers of the skin and will not shift to other areas of the face.
Like many other dermal fillers, it will take at least one to three days for Restylane Lyft to settle into the skin. During that time, you will need to follow specific instructions so you don’t disturb the filler. Some instructions may include no scrubbing or rubbing the face, as well as avoiding the use of hot water or steam on the skin.
When Will You See Final Results?
Although the results of this treatment will be immediately obvious, it will still take some time before the final results of this treatment will appear. For most people, it will take about four weeks for the results of this treatment to take effect. During this time, after the filler has settled, the formula will work with the natural processes in your body to increase natural collagen production so your results will last longer and appear even more natural.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of the Lyft product last for a moderate amount of time compared to other formulations in the Restylane family. Most patients can expect the results of this filler to last for about six to nine months at a time. Some other Restylane fillers may last for a year or more.
Lyft has a slightly shorter longevity than other Restylane fillers largely due to the fact that this particular filler is used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Deeper wrinkles require more product and may need more frequent treatments to maintain optimal results. Additionally, fillers used in dynamic areas of the face tend to break down a bit more quickly because of facial movement.
What Is the Best Treatment Frequency?
The best treatment frequency for you will depend on how long your results last. For some patients, appointments twice a year can maintain the desired results for this treatment. For others, a treatment once a year or every 9 months is an adequate frequency. We will help you figure out the best treatment frequency for your needs.
Can You Enhance Results?
Enhancing results refers to other methods you can use to make your skin appear younger and healthier. There are many ways you can enhance the results of your treatment based on your aesthetic goals. We have an extensive collection of cosmetic services that can help you contour, correct, and augment your appearance to achieve your preferred appearance.
One way you can enhance your results is to use other fillers in the Restylane family to address other concerns, such as using Restylane Silk on the lips. You may consider neuromodulators like Botox or even laser treatments to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. No matter what your aesthetic goals are, we will help you reach them with a customized treatment plan built for your aesthetic goals.
Why Your Skincare Products Might Matter
The skincare products you use every day may also be important for enhancing the results of your treatment. If you are using Lyft for anti-aging purposes, then you may likely benefit from using anti-aging skincare products as well. Anti-aging products help fight against free radicals in the skin and aid in the maintenance of collagen production, both of which can slow down the aging process. If you aren’t sure which anti-aging skincare products you should use, please ask one of our experts for a recommendation.
Why Suncare Should Be Your Priority
Sun damage from harmful UV rays is thought to cause up to 90% of skin aging, so if you really want to slow the aging process, then the best thing you can do is get serious about your sun protection. Using SPF 30 or higher every day can protect your skin from UV rays that create free radicals in the skin cells. People with fair skin may need to use stronger SPF, and even people who have medium and dark complexions should use SPF during the daytime.
Why Lifestyle Choices May Affect Your Results
The way you lead your life has a way of showing on your skin. People who are anxious or stressed frequently tend to form frown lines on the forehead while people who smoke may have smoker’s lines or deeper nasolabial folds. If you want to truly enhance your results and slow down the aging process, then you may want to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, including drinking more water and eating a healthier diet.
How Does Restylane Lyft Work?
Lyft is a dermal filler made with a primary active ingredient called hyaluronic acid. This acid is naturally found in the body and is responsible for lubricating joints and skin tissues. But just like collagen production slows down as we age, so does the production of natural hyaluronic acid. Without hyaluronic acid, the skin becomes thinner, more prone to dryness, and loses much of its volume.
A hyaluronic acid-based filler works by injecting the skin with much-needed volume. Fillers made with hyaluronic acid are designed to work with the natural collagen production in the body and also help the sub-dermal layers of the skin attract moisture so the skin appears plumper.
Why Does Collagen Matter?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin and carries the burden of providing the skin with structure or firmness. However, as we age, we produce less collagen and the skin becomes more fragile and less able to hold its shape. When collagen depletion starts, you may notice the volume of your skin starts to change.
What Should You Expect From Treatment?
After you attend a consultation appointment, you will be scheduled for your first treatment. Your treatment appointments will generally take about 30 minutes to complete. You will not need to make special arrangements for your treatment; however, you will be instructed to stop using blood-thinning medications and supplements for three to five days before your appointment.
During your appointment, your skin will be cleansed and sterilized before a topical cream is applied to the skin surface. Once the numbing cream is activated, several small injections will be made into the area around the nose and mouth until your desired results are achieved.
Will You Need Recovery Time?
No, there is no formal recovery time necessary for this treatment. After your appointment is complete, you will be able to go back to work or resume your regular daily schedule. You will need to follow simple directions during the first few days after your treatment so your filler settles correctly. Some instructions may include:
- Avoid sunlight and excessive heat
- Do not use hot water, steam, or saunas
- Avoid chemical exfoliants and retinoids
- Only use gentle cleansers and tepid water
- Avoid strenuous exercise
You will be able to sleep and eat normally after your treatment. We may give you additional directions to follow during this time, such as how to use cold compresses if necessary or what you can expect during the days after your treatment.
Is This Filler Safe?
Yes, this filler is exceptionally safe. All Restylane dermal fillers have passed rigorous testing and clinical trials to be approved by the FDA for the use of volume restoration. Because hyaluronic acid is compatible with the human body, the treatment is generally well-tolerated by most people.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people who are interested in volume restoration treatments to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are good candidates for this treatment. Both women and men regularly use these treatments to look younger and feel more confident. We determine patient eligibility based on your treatment goals and your general health. You may be a candidate for this treatment if you are:
- Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Not allergic to the ingredients in the filler
- Want to improve moderate or severe wrinkles
- Do not want to use surgical procedures
Many people who are good candidates for this treatment are those who want to feel more confident about their overall appearance. The importance of feeling confident about your skin and the way you look should not be overlooked. When people are feeling more confident, they tend to make healthier lifestyle choices, including eating better, drinking more water, and picking up healthy habits.
Let Restylane Lyft Lift Your Looks
These days, cosmetic treatments are so much more gentle and effective than the facelifts of the past. If you want to drastically improve your appearance without surgery so you can feel better when you look in the mirror, then Restylane Lyft is likely a good choice for your aesthetic goals. Please contact Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD to schedule your consultation today.