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The Y Lift: A New Non-Surgical Face Lift


Have you ever considered fillers or injections? Do you want to look younger, but don’t want to go through surgery? There is a new procedure that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance without having to go under the knife. The Y Lift is a quick and effective non-surgical face lift that uses targeted injections of filler material to lift and contour the face. In this blog post, we will discuss the procedure in detail and describe the benefits of this new treatment.
While this article spells out some important information about the Y Lift and we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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What is the Y Lift?

If you’ve experienced the common signs of facial aging such as drooping skin or volume loss in the lower or mid face, you may be a candidate for the Y Lift. The Y Lift is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure, designed to add volume and lift to the cheekbone and under eye areas, give definition to the chin and jawline, and contour the upper neck. It is also effective in treating wrinkles and lines around the mouth.

How is the Y Lift Performed?

The Y Lift uses a small needle to inject filler material into strategic points in the face. This innovative procedure uses the same tried-and-tested dermal fillers that are commonly used for other injectable procedures. The difference is in the way that the filler is injected and the specific points of injection.

The Y Lift got its name from the double Y-shaped pattern it follows in order to create symmetry and structure in the mid-face along the cheekbones, and between the chin and outer angles of the jaw. The Y Lift’s special injection technique allows us to place the filler material deep into the skin, targeting specific areas of the face for lifting and contouring. This technique is performed with cannulas, which are blunt tipped, flexible devices that feed the filler under the muscle, directly on top of the bone, to replicate the structure that the bone itself produces naturally. This technique results in a more natural-looking lift, without the risk of over-filling or creating an “overdone” look.

What are the Benefits of the Y Lift?

The Y Lift’s unique injection theory that allows us to target specific areas of the face to restore a more youthful appearance. These lift and contouring benefits are not possible with other injectable procedures. There are many benefits to choosing the Y Lift over other types of facial injectables or surgery, including:

1. A More Youthful Appearance

The Y Lift can take years off your appearance by restoring volume to the mid-face and lifting drooping skin. It can also contour the jawline and chin, giving you a more youthful appearance.

2. Natural-Looking Results

The Y Lift uses a special injection technique that results in a more natural-looking lift. This is because the filler material is placed deep into the skin, on top of the bone, to replicate the structure that the bone itself produces naturally.

3. Non-Surgical Alternative to Face Lift

The Y Lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that does not require any surgery, incisions, or general anesthesia. The Y Lift uses small needles and cannulas to inject the filler material into the face. This minimally invasive technique results in minimal discomfort and downtime.

4. Quick Process

The entire appointment for this treatment takes no more than 45 minutes to complete. During your appointment, your Bryn Mawr dermatologist will target specific areas to ensure maximum desired results are achieved.

5. Immediate Results

The results will be immediately visible by the end of your procedure. Typical improvements include uplifted and youthful looking skin in the mid-face, reduced appearance of jowls, firmed skin around the jaw and chin, enhanced facial volume, and reduction in the appearance of hollow under-eye areas. The results can last up to two years, depending on the type of filler material used.

6. Customizable Treatment

The amount of filler material used and the injection technique can be customized to each patient, depending on their individual needs. This allows for a completely personalized experience.

7. Quick Recovery

There is minimal downtime associated with the Y Lift. Most patients report that they experience some mild bruising and swelling in their mid and lower face, which typically lasts for less than a week. This recedes as soft tissue heals from the injections. As there are no incisions, there is no downtime needed and no scars will be created. Patients are advised to refrain from strenuous physical activity for about a week during the recovery process.

Who is a Candidate for the Y Lift?

This treatment is best for individuals who have noticed signs of facial aging such as drooping skin, wrinkles, lines, and loss of volume in the lower or mid face. It is also beneficial for individuals who want to achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery, or who are looking to correct asymmetry in the face. If you are interested in this procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists at Bryn Mawr Dermatology today.

Is the Y Lift Painful?

The Y lift is not a painful procedure. Most patients report that they only feel a minor amount of discomfort during the injections. Injection sites are numbed with lidocaine, and the filler itself contains small amounts of lidocaine to progressively numb the areas that are being treated.

What is the Cost of the Y Lift?

The cost of this procedure will vary depending on the individual needs of each patient, the volume of filler used, and the time it takes to perfect your correction. During your consultation, our expert dermatologists will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific goals, and provide you with an estimate of the cost.

Schedule an Appointment at Bryn Mawr Dermatology

The Y Lift is the perfect treatment for those who are looking for a non-surgical, quick, and easy way to achieve a more youthful appearance. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Bryn Mawr Dermatology today at (610) 525-7800. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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