Y LIFT Specialist

Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

Dermatologists located in Los Gatos, CA

Strong, defined jawlines and cheekbones are features that are universally beloved for both men and women. At Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, dermatologist Iris Gin, MD, and her team can lend strength and definition to your facial bone structure after aging and drooping with a nonsurgical Y LIFT®. For detailed answers to your questions about the Y LIFT and to find out if you’re a candidate, call the office or request an appointment online today.


What is the Y LIFT?

The Y LIFT is a one-of-its-kind minimally invasive procedure to enhance your appearance for a more youthful look. The idea of a Y LIFT is based on the principle that your facial contours follow the shape of two of the letter Y stacked on top of each other. The first Y follows along your jawline, while the second above it follows the contour of your cheeks. As you age, the Y shapes start to droop.

The main objective of a Y LIFT is to reshape the Ys in your face to their original appearance. The procedure reduces the appearance of eyebags to awaken and revive your appearance and smooths or tightens your skin in the process. After a Y LIFT, you’ll enjoy a more youthful appearance for up to four years.

What should I expect during the Y LIFT?

When you come to Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center for a Y LIFT, you can expect a simple process that doesn’t include anesthesia or incisions. Dr. Gin inserts a long, blunt titanium instrument beneath your skin and uses it to loosen the muscles in your face. 

While holding your skin elevated, she injects hyaluronic acid fillers into the space. Hyaluronic acid is a plentiful compound in your body known for keeping your skin hydrated and lubricating your joints, among other purposes.

Finally, Dr. Gin manually sculpts the shape of your face with the fillers as a final touch. She can make your cheekbones look more defined and define your jawline.

Am I a good candidate for the Y LIFT?

The Y LIFT is a very safe procedure designed to work for both men and women without affecting the femininity or masculinity of your facial shape. Dr. Gin artistically sculpts your facial fillers to look natural yet defined, and to mimic the original shape of your face at a younger age.

Additionally, patients ages 20-90 can enjoy the results of a successful Y LIFT. Because the procedure is minimally invasive and nonsurgical, most prospective patients are candidates.

If you’d like to restore balance to your appearance without a single surgery, call Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center or request a consultation for a Y LIFT online today.