When it comes to aging, many people think about wrinkles and graying hair; however, one of the more dramatic and early changes during aging is a loss of tissue from the cheeks. This loss of tissue causes the cheeks to appear sunken or hollow. Unlike other signs of aging that tend to develop slowly and gradually, a significant loss of tissue from the cheeks can occur rapidly over the course of a year and may affect individuals as young as 40. Stressful life situations such as divorce or job loss can trigger this sudden change in some individuals; in others, however, there is no apparent trigger other than hitting a certain age. A surgical facelift can be used to restore tissue under the cheeks, but such a procedure is involved and involves a recovery. A much less invasive alternative is injecting a filler under the skin to restore the natural shape of the cheeks. Restylane Lyft has been FDA-approved for this purpose.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is produced by the human body. It is an important component in joints, where it acts as a lubricant. It is also found in the skin and in other connective tissues. Because it is all-natural, its use carries little to no risk of an allergic reaction or other adverse effects, unlike older fillers made from collagen and other materials. In addition, because is a gel-like substance, it cannot form bumps or hard lumps and instead produces a very natural look and feel to the face.
What is the Procedure Like?
The injections are performed in a quick, in-office procedure. The area to be injected may be numbed, and then the gel is carefully injected under the skin, providing instant relief from sunken cheeks. Patients can immediately or relatively quickly return to their regular activities.
Restylane Lyft injections usually need to be repeated once a year or so to maintain the effect. Because it is an all-natural substance, the body gradually breaks it down and removes it, and it needs to be regularly replaced. More than 90% of users report being very satisfied with both the procedure and the results.