It’s normal to feel frustrated with these changes in your appearance. The lines and wrinkles caused by the volume loss can make you look older and more tired than you actually are. Luckily, restoring lost volume is easy with Restylane Lyft offered at the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA. Today, we’re looking at what this FDA-approved dermal filler can do for you.
What Are the Practical Applications of Restylane Lyft?
There are many practical applications of Restylane Lyft, a revolutionary filler. Primarily, the filler is used to restore volume to the face and the backs of the hands as these are typically the first areas that show significant volume loss. Adding volume to these areas can make you look healthier, friendlier, and younger.
A Number of Practical Applications
As stated previously, one of the primary applications of this injectable dermal filler is to restore lost volume to the backs of your hands. It can also be administered in several parts of the face, such as the cheeks. Also, you may benefit greatly from this treatment if you have moderate or extreme facial folds. With just one round of injections, you will look years younger.
Why You Lose Volume in Your Face and the Backs of Your Hands
Don’t despair if you notice you have lost volume from the backs of your hands and your face. This is a common problem for aging individuals, people who didn’t wear sunscreen regularly growing up, and people who smoke.
Hyaluronic Acid: The Cause, and Solution, to Your Problems
There are several components that affect the volume in your skin and how young and healthy it looks. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that is very important for keeping your skin looking healthy and young. We’re all born with tight, healthy, firm skin. In part, this is because people are born with enough hyaluronic acid in their skin. Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is produced by your body throughout your life.
Among the benefits of adequate hyaluronic acid in your skin are localized volume and elasticity. Another reason significant volume loss occurs in older people and people with less-than-healthy lifestyles is that they have inadequate levels of elastin and collagen. These are the fibers and proteins that keep your skin supple, healthy, and firm.
What Happens As You Age
The older you become, the less hyaluronic acid your skin produces. Eventually, volume loss in certain areas is incredibly noticeable due to the critical role hyaluronic acid plays in keeping your skin volumized. Over time, the volume loss results in moderate-to-severe lines, wrinkles, and folds.
How Your Face Changes As You Age
As your skin produces less hyaluronic acid, your face loses volume to the point that wrinkles and lines form and your temples and cheeks become hollow. However, there are other factors that affect how quickly your face ages. One example is your genetics. Factors you can change include UV exposure, stress, alcohol consumption, and nicotine consumption.
Depending on your lifestyle choices, you may even see mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles develop in your early 20s or 30s. Your face is usually among the first places to reveal your aging skin because lots of areas on your face have extremely thin skin, such as the areas around your eyes and above your cheekbones.
How the Backs of Your Hands Change As You Age
The skin on the backs of your hands is also incredibly thin. Therefore, they are also likely to reveal your age early. A reduced production rate of hyaluronic acid and other critical support components eventually causes a significant reduction in localized volume. This volume loss leads to incredibly visible veins, bones, and tendons. These effects of volume loss can lead to a significant loss of self-confidence.
How Does Lyft Work?
Restylane Lyft works by injecting hyaluronic acid into areas that are lacking this crucial polysaccharide. Remember, your volume loss and wrinkles are caused by a lack of hyaluronic acid. When the affected areas get a boost of this sugar molecule, volume is restored and wrinkles are smoothed away.
During your Lyft session, the hyaluronic acid-suspended gel is injected into the areas of the hands and face suffering from severe volume loss. This gel adds immediate volume to the affected areas. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is metabolized by your skin. As the sugar is being metabolized, your skin is producing extra collagen. The extra collagen ensures your results are ideal and last for many months.
What to Expect Before Your Injections
Before we inject the filler, we will hold an initial consultation with you. During this time, we’ll discuss your health history and the goals you’re trying to achieve. We will also examine your skin to ensure this treatment will be an effective way to achieve your goals. Once we determine this treatment is appropriate for you, we will advise you regarding pre-treatment care steps, such as drinking enough water, wearing sunscreen, and not smoking.
Contact us today at the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA to schedule an appointment and learn more about how Restylane Lyft can help you restore your youth by adding volume to your face and hands.