Y LIFT® Procedure in San Antonio, TX
Wrinkles, saggy cheeks, droopy eyes and neck, frown lines and thin skin are all a normal part of the aging process. Aging skin is primarily due to the loss of collagen which promotes skin firmness, plumpness and elasticity. Free radical activity in the body from internal and external toxins, such as cigarette smoking, also contributes to the loss of collagen and wrinkles which further compounds the appearance of aging skin.
Both men and women alike are searching for ways to promote firm skin and a naturally youthful and glowing appearance without having to invest in invasive surgeries. Most facelift surgeries require incisions, downtime and may result in ‘unnatural’ looking results.
A youthful appearance without surgery, incisions, scarring or general anesthesia is now obtainable. Y LIFT is a revolutionary advancement in anti-aging medicine. Y LIFT is a fast in-office procedure that promotes the appearance of firm, refreshed and rejuvenated skin without surgery and incisions.
To schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider in San Antonio who is trained in the Y LIFT procedure, call (210) 529-8893 or contact Dr. Vernon Williams online.
What is the Y LIFT?
As we age, the ‘Y shape ’ of the face that includes the contour of each cheekbone that tapers into the chin and jawline and downwards into the neck begins to sag. The contour of the face loses volume resulting in a wrinkled and sunken facial appearance. This can leave one looking more tired and older than they actually feel.
The Y LIFT is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure that utilizes JUVEDERM® UltraPlus XC—a hyaluronic acid filler—to add structural volume to the cheekbones, chin, and jawline, and also helps to lift the upper neck, resulting in a natural, youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body and plays a major role in boosting collagen production and maintaining skin moisture.
The Y LIFT an excellent procedure for patients that are looking to provide volume and lift to areas such as the chin, cheeks and jawline without having to go ‘under the knife.’
Advantages of the Y LIFT over Conventional Fillers
The Y LIFT procedure is much different than conventional filler applications. Conventional filler applications that use ingredients such as hyaluronic acid are only injected into the superficial dermis layer of the skin. Only a small amount of filler can be injected into the superficial soft tissue area. If too much filler is used in the dermis area, it can result in an unnatural puffy and swollen appearance.
Unlike conventional fillers, the Y LIFT is placed beyond the soft tissue and muscle area to offer more structure and support. This deep placement of filler lifts soft tissue and adds more volume, creating a lifting effect, or ‘structural volumizing,’ to the Y shape of the face resulting in a natural and youthful look.
What to Expect During the Y LIFT Facelift Procedure
During the in-office procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the face to minimize any discomfort. The Y LIFT procedure utilizes a titanium instrument, similar to a fine needle, which is inserted deep beneath the skin. The JUVEDERM UltraPlus XC hyaluronic acid filler is placed deep within the skin past the dermis and muscle area throughout the face. The area is then manually contoured to ensure that the filler is smoothed out and accentuates one ’s natural features.
The Y LIFT facelift only requires between 15-20 minutes to perform and does not require any downtime. Y LIFT provides instant results that can last up to 1-2 years. Some patients may observe minor bruising or swelling which resolves within a couple of days.
The Y LIFT can be used to help lift the whole face or can be used to define specific areas such as the chin, cheekbones, or jawline. Depending on your specific needs, your healthcare provider can advise you as to the amount of filler that may be needed.
Takes Years off of Your Appearance with Y LIFT
If you are concerned about losing your youthful glow and are tired of looking in the mirror and seeing saggy skin, wrinkles and dull features, consider the Y LIFT as a nonsurgical facelift procedure that can help you take years off of your appearance and restore your youthful complexion.
To speak with a health care practitioner in San Antonio that specializes in the Y LIFT procedure, call (210) 529-8893 or contact Dr. Vernon Williams online.
The Wellness and Aesthetics Medical Center