What is a Y Lift?
At Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin, Dr. Tracy Evans and her professional medical staff offer the innovative Y LIFT procedure. As an innovative facial contouring technique, a Y LIFT does not necessitate surgery, general anesthesia, or stitches and allows for younger-appearing, lifted results. With structural volumizing, the Y LIFT reinstates lost facial tissue and gives your face a Y-shaped structure and look. As soon as the soft tissue and bone start to break down underneath the skin as you get older, it can lead to sagging, aging skin. The Y LIFT treatment helps to restore lost volume to the face with the use of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Contact our San Francisco, CA facility to learn more about Y LIFT procedures and to schedule your initial consultation.
"Excellent service! The front office staff was incredibly kind and helpful, my appointment was at 3:15 and I was seen by an NP at 3:15 (!!!), which is so rare. I’m used to waiting in the patient room for a long time. Very thorough examination. I’m so pleased with my visit!"- J.S. / Google / Apr 28, 2022
"I have been a patient of Dr. Tracy Evans for years and highly recommend Dr. Evans for all dermatological needs. Dr. Evans provides excellent care and was highly recommended by my primary care physician at CPMC. Dr. Evans is extremely knowledgeable and problem solves efficiently and effectively in both her San Francisco and Corte Madera offices. I have been a patient in both offices and received expert care in both locations. I have recommended Dr. Evans to several colleagues and friends that were always extremely satisfied with her services and work. Most recently, I had the pleasure to be treated by Clarence, Physician’s Assistant and Kiana Smith, Medical Assistant, and their kind and superb care was a truly positive experience. I appreciate and am grateful for their talent and skill."- M.K. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2022
"I’ve been seeing Dr. Evans for several years. She and her staff are exceptional. I appreciate the time they spend with me, the answers to all my questions and the confidence I feel with every appointment."- K.S. / Yelp / Mar 23, 2022
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"Medical Assistant Helen was very helpful and spent a great deal of time with me. Dr Evans was very thorough and made sure I understood all of her findings and instructions . I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dermatologist."- E.A. / Google / Feb 11, 2022
Am I A Candidate for a Y Lift?
Candidates for a Y LIFT procedure are men and women of all ages and skin types who are looking to correct a number of symptoms caused by facial aging. This innovative treatment works to restore the skin and treat effects of aging, including:
- Drooping skin on the cheeks and mid-face area
- Sagging skin and bags beneath the eyes
- Skin laxity of the upper neck
- Facial wrinkles
- An undefined chin and jawline
The Y Lift Procedure
Before starting the Y LIFT procedure, Dr. Evans will apply a local anesthetic to the areas being treated. After the area is sufficiently numbed, a specialized blunt titanium instrument is gently inserted beneath the facial skin and muscle. After the muscles have been lifted, an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler will then be injected into the area in order to maintain the muscle in its new place. The overall integrity of the muscle helps the filler to stay in the correct place and allows for a lifted look with decreased skin laxity, allowing the face to be meticulously sculpted by hand.
What to Expect With a Y Lift
The time it takes to complete a Y LIFT procedure can vary, depending on the specific area being treated, but Dr. Evans usually spends around 30 minutes for most Y LIFTs. Additionally, major downtime is not required for recovery, and you will be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately after leaving our San Francisco, CA facility. If wanted, touch-up appointments can be scheduled as a way to help maintain your overall outcome. Within your consultation, Dr. Evans and our team can discuss your treatment timeline.
Learn More About a Y Lift
When you are looking for a younger and more youthful facial appearance without the need for a surgical procedure and downtime, a Y LIFT may be a great treatment option for you. Dr. Tracy Evans at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin provides this advanced procedure for men and women of all ages. Learn more by contacting our San Francisco, CA facility to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tracy Evans.