Y Lift in San Diego, CA

The most successful aesthetic procedure is one that helps you look like yourself—but better. Everyone wants to look like their ideal version, perhaps more vibrant and slightly enhanced, but still keeping what makes us individually unique.

At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, we understand how important it is to look like your best self without sacrificing the features that make you unique. That’s why we are proud to offer the revolutionary Y Lift. It is a non-surgical facelift alternative that lifts, contours, and volumizes the face to combat common signs of aging for a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

What Is the Y Lift?

Aesthetic medicine is a true balance of artistry and science—and the Y Lift is a prime example of the benefits of combining these two practices. Youthful facial symmetry relies on a Y shape: the face is wider from the eyes and cheekbones, tapering down to a point at the chin. As we age, the strong lines of the Y begin to sag downwards. The face starts to lose its youthful structure, resulting in volume loss and sagging skin. These changes are driven by loss in bony structures in the face as we age, leading to less support of the connective tissue, fat, muscle, and skin.

The Y Lift is a non-surgical solution to these common signs of aging, enhancing the face’s natural contours through precise cosmetic injections on the bone, providing sustained structural support and rejuvenating your overall appearance for subtly natural, yet noticeable results.

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What Are the Benefits of the Y Lift?

The Y Lift can provide stunning changes in a time-efficient manner, utilizing the face’s natural structure as a guide to lift, volumize, and contour the face without incisions or recovery. This procedure is ideal for patients looking for a rejuvenated appearance without a startling change to their face. The Y Lift enhances without sacrificing your natural facial structure.

Additionally, the Y Lift can provide the following benefits compared to surgical face lifts:

  • Minimal pain, downtime, and recovery
  • Timely, instant results
  • Natural augmentation of your features
  • Lift of sagging skin and jowls
  • Improvement of hollowness in the cheeks and under the eyes
  • Restored contour to the cheekbones and jawline

If you are familiar with dermal fillers, you know these injections provide volume and hydration to areas of the face that have diminished over the years. However, rather than augmenting merely one area of the face, the Y Lift procedure incorporates your entire facial symmetry for a more balanced, natural lift that lasts much longer than other injection techniques.

Can the Y Lift Be Combined With Other Aesthetic Procedures?

The Y Lift is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that can be paired with other treatments at Capitis Medical & Aesthetics for overall skin health and wellness.

Neuromodulator Injections

As the Y Lift strengthens the underlying structures of the face for a more vibrant, youthful contour, you may also want to improve the look of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles on the skin’s surface. Neuromodulator injections can minimize the appearance of forehead wrinkles and lines between the eyes that are caused by the movement of the underlying muscles. Combined with the Y Lift, neuromodulator injections can help create a smooth, more youthful appearance over the entire face.

Morpheus8™

If you want the ultimate in skin tightening and resurfacing, Morpheus8™ is the ideal aesthetic treatment for y. Combining powerful RF technology to heat underlying tissue and stimulate collagen production, with deep tissue microneedling to resurface and promote skin cell regeneration, Morpheus8™ is the gold standard of non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments.

Morpheus8™ is a successful treatment for both the face and body, so if you are interested in promoting healthy skin in tandem with your Y Lift treatment, discuss these two options with Dr. Crose during your consultation. It is crucial to space these treatments out accurately, but the benefits of each are unparalleled.

HydraFacial®

A HydraFacial® is an excellent way to attain this goal for clean, healthy, and nourished skin. Through triple modalities that cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate, the HydraFacial® is the ideal treatment to maintain glowing skin following your Y Lift. It is recommended to keep your skin hydrated and nourished to enhance the longevity of your Y Lift, and the HydraFacial® does just that. In just 30 minutes, the HydraFacial® removes impurities, promotes skin resurfacing, and replenishes the skin with vital nutrients for a comprehensive and luxurious experience.

Am I a Candidate for the Y Lift?

Candidates for the Y Lift want to look like themselves but younger. If you want a lasting solution to common signs of aging, such as wrinkles, hollow contours, and a lack of definition, without undergoing invasive surgery, the Y Lift might be for you. Whether you have mild to moderate facial concerns as a younger patient or are older and want a natural improvement to your more severe issues, the Y Lift can instantly give you a lifted, refreshed look.

Candidates should also be in good health and have reasonable expectations for results. Using nicotine products may make the filler break down faster, so smoking is not recommended.

How Is the Y Lift Performed?

The Y Lift is sometimes called the “liquid facelift” because it provides similar results as a traditional facelift procedure, only with cosmetic fillers. During your Y Lift procedure, specific areas of your face will be injected with filler for structural volumizing and contour.

As each patient is unique, we will customize treatment to enhance your personal attributes and target your individual concerns. The Y Lift improves and contours the muscles and fat deep under the skin for an internal and comprehensive treatment. Ari Crose F.N.P. will use cosmetic injectables, which contain hyaluronic acid that are injected between the bone and muscle, creating a pocket that does not change with time. This provides bone-like structure support to the overlying tissue and the dermal filler is trapped from moving, making it last much longer.

One of the highlights of the Y Lift is how fast treatment is: after your initial consultation, the treatment can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. A topical anesthetic can be applied for optimum comfort. Next, you will be injected with dermal fillers in specific locations to enhance and lift your face.

How Much Does the Y Lift Cost?

Your Y Lift procedure will be entirely customized to your needs, enhancing your facial structure that is true to your natural appearance. Because of this, each patient will have a different procedure with different amounts of correction.

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Crose will assess your face and discuss your goals for the procedure. He will then create a treatment plan for your Y Lift to achieve the best results. At this time, you will be provided with an accurate cost estimate.

How Long Is Y Lift Recovery?

The Y Lift is a minimally invasive procedure, so recovery is very short. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately following their Y Lift. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least one week following treatment to minimize the risk of swelling and bruising.

You may experience minor swelling and bruising at the injection sites, but this can be managed by icing the affected areas.

When Will I See the Results of the Y Lift?

You will see an immediate increase in volume to hollow areas, a more sculpted contour, and a lifted face structure. As your swelling minimizes, your results will continue to become more apparent, with full results evident after three weeks as your skin produces more collagen and is more hydrated.

Y Lift Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Y Lift and dermal fillers?

While the Y Lift and dermal fillers use the same products, the application differs entirely. With dermal filler injections, the results are soft and voluminous. An example is lip fillers: the patient typically wants larger, more pouty lips, so the provider places the fill in the soft tissues.

The Y Lift, however, uses precise, smaller amounts of the same product injected deeper into the face. This results in a more defined and contoured, rather than puffy, look. The Y Lift augments and reinforces the structures of your face, bone, and muscle to sculpt the planes and contours for a more defined, lifted look.

How long does the Y Lift last?

Because the Y Lift incorporates small injections to the muscle and fat, you can expect your results to last longer than traditional dermal fillers. Most patients can enjoy the results of their Y Lift for two to four years.

How can I make my Y Lift results last longer?

The longevity of your Y Lift will depend on a few factors, including your body’s natural response to the fillers and your health choices. To make your Y Lift last as long as possible, you can:

  • Eat healthy
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Avoid smoking
  • Sleep on your back to minimize pressure on the treatment areas
  • Maintain a good skin care regimen

It’s essential to remember that no cosmetic procedure can stop the natural aging process, but with proper health choices and periodic touch-ups, your Y Lift can last for years.