Are you unhappy with the way aging has changed your appearance? At Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, our Restylane Lyft treatments can help you. If you’re interested in learning more about this filler, here is everything you need to know.
How Long Does It Take to See Results From Restylane Lyft?
Most patients will begin to see an immediate difference in the appearance of their skin after getting injections of Restylane Lyft. That’s because the filler takes up room under your skin right away. This helps to smooth out any wrinkling or sagging.
But this won’t be the extent of your results. Generally, people see the full results of their treatment within and week or two of receiving it.
What Exactly Does Restylane Lyft Do?
This filler is made with a sugar called hyaluronic acid. It can be found in several places in your body. Your skin already has it naturally present, though it tends to be more abundant in your youth. As you get older and lose amounts of chemicals like hyaluronic acid and proteins like collagen, this causes your skin to change.
When injected, this filler helps your face look fuller by placing more volume under your skin. Hyaluronic acid also helps to stimulate more collagen production, which keeps your skin elastic.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Preparing for Treatment
Getting ready for your appointment is easy and fuss-free. First, we’ll consult with you to determine your goals and address any questions or concerns that you might have. We’ll then let you know how you can prepare for your treatment.
It will be important to avoid certain substances like alcohol and tobacco during the day or so before your appointment. That’s because these substances can thin your blood which could result in bruising around the injection sites.
Before we inject the filler, we will carefully clean your skin to keep your treatment safe. There will be no pain during the injections: just a slight pinch. A topical numbing agent can be applied to the targeted areas to increase your comfort.
Once we’ve prepared your skin properly, we can start injecting the filler. You’ll receive small amounts of it at a time in strategic places. Appointments generally take less than half an hour to complete.
Because this treatment is non-invasive, the recovery process is fast and easy. You’ll need to avoid certain things as your skin will be a little more sensitive than usual. Stay away from direct sunlight, strenuous physical activity, or anything that could cause you to sweat.
Other than that, there is no downtime required. You can return to your regular life right away.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most people find that their results last for around 12 months after receiving treatment. However, the exact amount of time you can expect to enjoy your results for will depend on factors like how your skin reacts and what areas you have treated.
How Can You Get Results to Last As Long As Possible?
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Staying generally active and eating right can help support this filler once it’s been injected. It’s a good idea to look for food that contains lean proteins since this can help support collagen production in your skin.
Foods that contain lean proteins include animal products like fish and white meat. You can also find lean proteins in various vegetable sources like lentils, soy, and beans.
Make sure that you are drinking enough water throughout the day, especially if you’ve just received injections of this filler. Hyaluronic acid works by attaching itself to moisture molecules, so it’s important to provide your body with that moisture.
Take Care of Your Skin
Taking good care of your skin generally will help to improve your results. You should wash your face twice a day with a quality cleanser. Cleansers that contain ingredients like salicylic acid can help to clean it more thoroughly.
After cleaning it, apply a quality moisturizer. You can help the hyaluronic acid in this filler work better by seeking products that also contain hyaluronic acid or other ingredients like glycerin.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
The sun can seriously damage your skin. If you’ve gotten injections of a filler like this one, it can also reverse the effects of the filler. Make sure that you are protecting your skin by applying sunscreen with at least 30SPF every time you go outside, and reapply every few hours.
Remember also to wear protective sun gear like hats and sunglasses.
What Can You Treat?
It’s common to notice a lot of volume loss in the cheek area. This can cause further concerns like sagging around the jawline. Injections of this filler will put the volume back into your cheeks and provide them with more definition. This will also help to lift sagging skin.
Laugh lines often show up on a person’s face sooner than other kinds of wrinkles. These lines appear when one smiles or laughs, causing vertical folds between your nose and mouth. This filler reduces them by providing both more volume and elasticity to the area.
These lines run from the corners of your mouth down to your chin. This filler will help to fill in the skin and reduce the appearance of these lines.
If you’ve lost volume in your lips as you’ve gotten older, you can use this injectable to put the volume back into them. It’s also an effective way to plump lips that are naturally thin.
Additionally, this filler can reduce the appearance of lipstick lines or the fine lines appearing directly on your lips.
Restylane Lyft FAQs
Will Results Look Natural?
During our initial consultation, we’ll determine how we can customize your treatment to provide you with exactly the results you want. Some people want big changes in the way they look, while others prefer to enhance a few minor elements.
No matter what your goals are, when you visit our team, you can count on your results looking completely natural.
Is It Better Than Surgery?
Surgical procedures like facelifts will provide you with permanent results and reduce concerns like sagging and wrinkling. However, surgeries may be highly invasive, and not everyone is comfortable with or ready for that.
While this filler can’t provide permanent results, it can offer long-lasting ones, making it a great non-invasive alternative to surgery. Also, many patients find that their results last longer if they keep up with maintenance appointments. So, while initial results may last about 12 months, the results after your maintenance appointment may last closer to 18 months.
Can You Combine It With Other Treatments?
This filler can be safely combined with several other types of cosmetic treatments. Certain other fillers, for instance, may be better suited for the upper portions of a person’s face. You may also want to consider a treatment like BOTOX, which acts as a neuromodulator.
Neuromodulators help to keep the muscles under your skin relaxed, which prevents the over-contracting that causes certain wrinkles to form. Combining it with a filler like this can provide you with even more dramatic results.
When Should I Get My Treatments?
Since there’s no downtime required after getting treatment, we recommend scheduling your appointments whenever is most convenient for you.
That said, if you plan on getting treatments before a major event, we suggest receiving them at least two weeks prior to the event. This will give the hyaluronic acid a chance to fully take effect and provide you with the best results.
Who IsaA Candidate?
Almost anyone can safely get this treatment. However, people who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid it for the time being. If you have skin conditions around the areas you’d like to target, then you should wait for those to clear up before you book an appointment.
The filler is FDA-approved for anyone over the age of 21. Most people choose to get this treatment once they start to see aging concerns like wrinkling or sagging. However, this filler can also be used as a preventative measure, or simply as a way to enhance certain features.
Call Us Today to Learn More
Choosing the right clinic is the most important thing when it comes to any kind of medical treatment. Our clinic is ready to welcome you and provide you with long-lasting, effective results that you’re going to love. Learn more by getting in touch with us at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO.