Do you feel self-conscious about the signs of aging on your hands? Do you miss the plump, beautifully contoured cheeks of your youth? If so, Restylane Lyft, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler offered at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, may be a good fit for you. To help you decide if this treatment is an ideal solution for your cosmetic concerns, read on to learn more about it, including how long the results usually last.
How Long Does Restylane Lyft Last?
Restylane Lyft results usually last for six months. Factors affecting how long you can expect your results to last include your age, diet, lifestyle, and the severity of your concerns.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Moisturizing your skin once or twice daily will go a long way in ensuring your Restylane Lyft results last as long as possible. Most people only need to moisturize every morning or every night. However, if you have dry skin, you will need to moisturize twice daily.
Unfortunately, moisturizers aren’t very effective for keeping the foundational layer of your skin hydrated. To keep all of the layers of your skin hydrated, you need to make sure that you consume enough hydrating fluids every day so that your urine is consistently pale. You don’t, however, need to drink quarts of water daily if you don’t want to. Besides water, some great sources of hydration include:
- Broth-based soups
- Unsweetened tea
- Black coffee
- Most fruits
You should also make a point to maintain a mostly healthy diet if you want to enjoy your rejuvenating results for as long as you possibly can. Some of the key micronutrients you need to get your recommended daily allowance of include zinc and vitamin C. It is also very important that you get plenty of protein in your diet.
In addition to making sure you stay well-nourished, it will benefit you to only eat processed foods, fried foods, and foods that are high in sugar in moderation. Such foods have been shown to result in premature skin aging.
It is also essential that you wear sunscreen every day. Even when it is overcast or raining outside, over 75% of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate the cloud cover and your skin. UV exposure is the leading cause of premature skin aging due to its effects on collagen, so wearing sunscreen diligently is the most effective thing you can do to ensure your Restylane Lyft results last for as long as possible.
Limit Your Intake of Harmful Substances
Another highly effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to minimize your consumption of alcohol and tobacco products. Ideally, no more than one unit of alcohol per day should be consumed by men over 64 years of age or women. Similarly, men who are no older than 64 should limit their alcohol intake to two units daily. For optimal skin health, you should not consume any tobacco products at all.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Most relatively healthy people who are at least 21 years old and worried about the appearance of their hands or cheeks will qualify for this non-surgical anti-aging treatment. However, the only way to know for sure if you’re a good fit for treatment is to sit down with a cosmetic expert and discuss your health and goals. If you are allergic to lidocaine, this may not be the best solution for you.
What Are the Contraindications of This Treatment?
While the FDA has approved this injectable for most fairly healthy adults, there are several contraindications. For example, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you have a history of anaphylaxis or numerous severe allergies. As another example, you will not be able to receive this treatment if you have a bleeding disorder or are allergic to gram positive bacterial proteins.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
Due to the non-surgical nature of this treatment, there is very little preparation required prior to treatment. That said, it is very important that you do not consume nicotine, alcohol, or any drugs or supplements that cause blood-thinning.
It is also very important that you protect your skin from irritation in advance of your treatment. Your treatment must be delayed if your skin is irritated when you come in for your appointment. To reduce the likelihood of skin irritation at the time of your treatment session, use adequate sun protection and minimize your exposure to UV rays. Also, refrain from using any skincare products that may irritate your skin.
Schedule an Evaluation Today
Typically, Restylane Lyft injections can improve the appearance of the treated areas for roughly six months at a time. To ensure your ideal results last as long as possible, stay hydrated, moisturize your skin every day, and eat well. To find out for sure if this safe, effective treatment is a good fit for you, contact us now at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA to schedule an evaluation.