Volumizing Your Face and Hands
Over time as our skins age, we start to lose volume and plumpness in our skin, most noticeably in the cheeks and the hands. Many patients are now turning to injectable fillers to regain their plump skin, helping them to look youthful. Cheeks and hands are some of the most visible parts of our body’s which is why it is important to make sure they look their best. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery will help you regain your youthful look by volumizing your face and hands.
The Restylane Lyft treatment is an injectable filler used for augmentation in the face and hands. The Restylane Lyft injectable gel formula is made with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body which helps to keep volume and moisture in the skin. Typically used to create cheek contour and structure in the upper face. Restylane Lyft is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler on the market that works in the face and hands. It also contains lidocaine which helps with pain and discomfort so patients can be relaxed. At his Riverside office, Dr. Hardesty will help his patients get smooth, plump skin with a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Hardesty will create a personalized treatment plan for you at the consultation appointment. This treatment plan will be made based on your skin concerns, aesthetic desires, and medical history. The plan will consist of how many treatments you’ll need and the amounts of the injections that are used. By doing a thorough examination at the consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will tell you if the Restylane Lyft treatment can benefit you.
The treatment will be done once you and Dr. Hardesty have decided on the right treatment plan for you. Dr. Hardesty may use a numbing agent or local anesthesia to help with any anxieties or pain and discomfort. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery want to make sure that all our patients are comfortable and relaxed during their treatments. Restylane Lyft treatments take less than an hour to do, with results becoming visible immediately. The injections will be made into areas for treatment. Such treatment areas are:
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If you have fine lines, wrinkles, folds, or skin depressions on the face and hands, then Restylane Lyft may be a good treatment option for you. Dr. Hardesty will go over your skin tissue, medical history, and allergies to see if this can benefit you and help to correct any skin concerns you may have.
Typically, there is no downtime associated with a Restylane Lyft treatment. Some patients may experience swelling, redness, or inflammation at the injection site, this may take a couple days to resolve. Dr. Hardesty will provide instructions to help you prepare for the treatment as well as taking care of the injections post-treatment. Results will appear immediately and last anywhere between 12 to 18 months in most patients but depend on the area treated. Injections last longer in the face than the hands.
The results from a Restylane Lyft treatment have been shown to last from 12 to 18 months. The lasting effects vary depending on the treatment area. Typically, the facial results last longer than the results on the hands. Dr. Hardesty will let you know how long you can expect the results to last at the consultation appointment.
There are multiple possible side effects that can happen from a Restylane Lyft treatment. The most common ones are swelling, inflammation, redness, and tenderness. Dr. Hardesty will go over all the possible side effects with you at the time of the consultation.
You will see results immediately, but It may take the fillers up to two weeks to fully settle in.
If you are interested in learning more about the Restylane Lyft treatment, contact our Riverside office today for a consultation appointment. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are excited to help you get the smooth, plump back for a natural, younger appearance. To make a consultation call the office or fill out an online form.