As we get older, many adults notice that their face begins to change. This is often caused by losing volume under the skin. The previously perky and full face now loses elasticity and begins to wrinkle and sag, making many patients look older than they feel. However, patients of Dr. Tatiana Khrom and the Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics team in Brooklyn, NY, do not have to simply accept this as a part of getting older. Instead, they can turn back the hands of time with the new Y LIFT procedure.
What is Y LIFT?
Imagine you superimposed a “Y” over your face. The wide part of the letter spans the eyes and cheekbones, while the narrow line points to the chin and neck. The Y LIFT procedure addresses these areas as a minimally invasive treatment that adds volume and lifts the cheekbone and under-eye, provides definition to the chin and jawline, and contours the neck. Results last up to three years, much longer than traditional fillers.
How is the Y LIFT performed?
Patients who want to improve their appearance but are not interested in scalpels or stitches are pleased to find out that this ‘lunchtime face lift’ uses a series of filers to provide structural volume. The fillers are injected deep into the skin where it is supported by bone and muscle. This allows more filler to be injected which adds volume and enhances the cheeks, jawline, and upper neck, while still resulting in natural and aesthetically pleasing results.
- First the patient will be prepped, and a topical anesthesia will be applied. As the treatment is quick and does not require incisions, general anesthesia is not needed.
- A specifically designed device, like a needle, will be used for the treatment, along with a hyaluronic acid-based filler. The instrument is inserted deep into the skin – past the dermis and muscle and the filler is released.
- When the instrument is removed, the area will be contoured or sculpted by hand to ensure that the filler is smooth and in the right place to naturally accentuate the patient’s unique features. The treatment is truly customized to each patient.
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