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The facelift has become synonymous with improvement and replenishment. If you give your home, car, or furniture a “face lift,” it means you are restoring them with new life. But facelifts often require extensive surgery and downtime. Until now.

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. can deliver the transformative results of a lift in less than 30 minutes! He employs a minimally invasive procedure sometimes called the “instant facelift” that uses fillers to perk up your cheeks and slim down your lower face. The result is akin to the letter Y, with its uplifting extensions and its grounded base. To benefit from Dr. Bitter’s unparalleled expertise, schedule a Y Lift consultation in the Bay Area.

What Is a Y LIFT?

The Y LIFT® is an innovative procedure that effectively replenishes youthful volume and facial contours in under 30 minutes. Dr. Bitter has been personally trained by the creator of this procedure, Dr. Yan Trokel, and he is pleased to offer the Y LIFT as a powerful new anti-aging procedure that can take years off a person’s appearance.


A youthful face begins with a capital “Y.” 

The eyes and cheekbones form the upper arms, and the chin is the base point of the Y. As the face ages, it may lose volume and definition. Wrinkles often form, and the upper arms of the Y become increasingly wider until the defined Y structure collapses. 

As the pioneer of the FotoFacial® and innovator of light-based anti-aging treatments, Dr. Patrick Bitter is now offering a new, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment to address this structural change. His customized Y LIFT procedure re-aligns facial features and returns balance to one’s appearance. 

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. HA has the ability to cradle moisture and plump the skin, smoothing out fine lines before they become unsightly wrinkles. While beauty is only skin deep, the Y LIFT goes much further. By placing hyaluronic acid below the muscles, a Y LIFT creates a long-lasting lift and ravishing results!

The other major component of the Y LIFT is how it addresses jowls as it contours the jawline. Dr. Bitter’s titanium cannula is designed to maneuver the delicate tissue beneath the skin and remove any small pockets of unwanted facial fat you may have. The Y LIFT technique delivers a strong, solid lower face from which the upper features flourish like the branches of a vibrant tree.

A Word from Your Doctor

“The Y LIFT procedure conceived by Dr. Yan Trokel introduces a specific technique using HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers to create a structural framework that results in the beautiful contours of a symmetrical, youthful, attractive face. The Y LIFT procedure in my practice has already generated a great deal of interest from my patients who have eagerly welcomed the immediate, natural-looking results without the cutting of facelift surgery.” 

Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD, FAAD

Benefits of a Y LIFT

The convenience and effectiveness of the Y LIFT make it an aesthetic wonder. In Dr. Bitter’s hands, the specialized cannula is a magic wand, sweeping away insecurities and summoning a bright new future for your appearance.

Structural volumizing

Minimally invasive

Under 30 minutes

No incisions

No anesthesia

Instant improvement

Results lasts one to two years

To experience the benefits of a Y LIFT for yourself, contact Dr. Bitter and smile with your soul!

Eligible Candidates

If you are a healthy individual visiting or residing in the Bay Area who wants to add vigor and vitality to your appearance, consider the perks of a Y LIFT. Non-smokers with realistic expectations move to the front of the line. To determine if the Y LIFT is ideal for you, please call our Los Gatos office at (408) 358-5757 and one of our helpful associates can direct your call. Every “Yes” begins with “Y!”

Personal Consultation in Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Bitter looks at the human face as a work of art. It is beautiful, it is strong, and it changes all the time. To guide the evolution of your face, book with the best. Dr. Bitter is an Instagram sensation, a board-certified pioneer, and the winner of 2018’s coveted Male Dermatologist of the Year award.

Schedule some face time with Dr. Bitter so he can lend his considerable knowledge to your features. He will assess your facial contours and discuss your many enhancement options. To get a glimpse of Dr. Bitter’s dedication and expertise, please visit our blog


During your consultation, our attentive team will provide detailed instructions to prepare you for an instant facelift. Please follow Dr. Bitter’s directions closely and arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the clinic on the day of your Y LIFT procedure. You may be advised to quit smoking and/or taking blood thinners in order to promote optimal circulation. If you have any remaining questions regarding the preparation process for Y LIFT, please call (408) 358-5757.

The Y LIFT Procedure

Your safety and satisfaction form the top two points of a Y LIFT. You will receive a local anesthetic to maintain your comfort through the treatment. Sometimes called the “30 Minute Miracle,” the Y LIFT procedure helps to replenish lost volume and restore youthful definition to the contours of the face. 

First, a specialized titanium instrument is inserted beneath the skin. It is then carefully and strategically maneuvered through the facial region to provide an instant internal lift for the underlying facial tissues (muscles, fascia, and fat). Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to maintain the lifted appearance, and the titanium tube places the restorative serum precisely along the upper facial ridge.

Next, the cannula gently vacuums away unsightly fat deposits along the jawline. By slimming the lower face, your upper contours shine even brighter!

Recovery and Results

Immediately following your Y LIFT procedure, a trained clinician will monitor your progress. All incisions will be skillfully closed and you may be allowed to apply ice packs to minimize any discomfort you may experience.

Recipients can often resume most normal activities, like walking and office work, later in the day.

Patients should refrain from strenuous exercising for one week following a Y LIFT procedure. Minor swelling and bruising may temporarily occur, but these will gradually and gently subside during the first few days following an “instant facelift” enhancement.

Meanwhile, your amazing results will emerge as the hyaluronic acid settles into place. Your new facial features will adapt to their pleasing Y shape and your natural look will experience a throwback boost to your younger self!

Dr. Bitter has been an innovator of anti-aging treatments for many years.

Always passionate about his work, he prefers to use only revolutionary techniques that are proven to produce the best results. Dr. Bitter was groomed for greatness, having been personally trained by Y LIFT developer Dr. Yan Trokel. Soon thereafter, Dr. Bitter became a certified Y LIFT provider. With the Y LIFT, patients can enjoy instant facial rejuvenation. The procedure accentuates the cheekbones, brightens and lifts the area under the eyes, and redefines the jawline and upper neck. Without the need for invasive surgery, the Y LIFT sculpts, accents, and highlights each individual’s natural beauty. Youthful and defined facial results are instantly noticeable and last one to two years. But don’t take our word for it; check out our glowing reviews to see how overwhelmingly happy our past patients have been!

Best in the Bay Area

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is the world’s foremost authority on laser and light skin rejuvenation. After achieving massive success as the developer of the critically acclaimed FotoFacial® treatment, Dr. Bitter is now offering the Y LIFT for individuals of all ages. If you are seeking your ideal youthful face shape, Dr. Bitter can perform the Y LIFT to revitalize your appearance and enhance your natural features. To request your consultation with world-renowned, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., please call (408) 358-5757 or complete our online contact form today.


You should not need to empty your bank account to put your best face forward. Dr. Bitter is eager to realize your aesthetic dreams without creating a financial nightmare. We offer seasonal specials to help lift the burden from your budget and raise your cosmetic profile. To learn about our Y LIFT pricing range, please contact our Los Gatos office. 

Attraction draws the eye to your most prominent features, lifting one’s gaze up from the chin and across your shimmering cheeks. The shape of a Y does the same. By emulating the strong, branching shape of the letter Y, an “instant facelift” enhances your youthful side. Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is a pioneer of the Y LIFT procedure. To perk up your perspective, call (408) 358-5757 and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

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