The liquid facelift is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments - and with good reason. A liquid facelift has the power to give your face the appearance of turning back the hands of time.
What Causes a Face to Need a Lift?
As we age, our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. The face loses its youthful form as the skin loses its elasticity. The environments, genetics, and the aging process itself each contribute to the loss of collagen and elastin, which can be seen as hollow areas and sagging. The loss of facial volume and elasticity contribute to the formation of folds, lines, and wrinkles.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Differ from a Traditional Lift?
A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure, which, by its very nature is invasive. The effects are permanent.
A liquid facelift is non-surgical. The two main treatments involved are dermal fillers and Botox, which are injected into the areas of the face requiring lifting.
A Liquid facelift temporarily restores a more youthful appearance by smoothing out wrinkles and lines and eliminating the appearance of sagging.
Why Do So Many People Choose a Liquid Facelift?
When a patient is looking for subtle, temporary changes to their facial appearance, a liquid facelift can be just the right combination of treatments.
Recovery time is quicker than it is from a traditional facelift and the cost is significantly less.
Some patients want to test the waters to see how they would like the results of having a facelift. A liquid facelift is the perfect way to do this.
For those people who wish to target only specific facial features, a liquid facelift may be the way to go. For example, unlike a surgical facelift, a liquid facelift will frequently be used just to reduce dark circles under the eyes, diminish the appearance of jowls, correct the appearance of sunken cheeks, lift the corners of the mouth, and many other smaller, individual problems. A surgical facelift is not designed to be used this way.
Effects can be seen almost immediately, making a liquid facelift the perfect choice to get a lift in appearance for an upcoming event such as a wedding, job interview, or reunion.
What are Some of the Benefits of a Liquid Facelift?
Eliminating or reducing lines, wrinkles, and folds
Improve facial contouring and volumizing.
Fill sunken areas like the hollows that can begin to appear in the cheeks.
Results are quick, becoming apparent within a few days.
A liquid facelift can give you a friendlier smile and a more rested and energetic appearance.
Offers a non-surgical address to the face and neck areas.
After a liquid facelift you’ll see a return of your natural facial contours.
The final results are a lighter, more youthful, and more attractive appearance.
What are the products and procedures used for a liquid facelift?
This term describes an overall term for a combination of procedures, usually involving at least two of the following:
Botox and Dysport
An underlying cause of facial lines and wrinkles, such as forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet is the repeated contraction of certain, specific, facial muscles.
When injected into those muscles, both Dysport and Botox will temporarily reduce the activity of these muscles, which then smooths the face and reduces wrinkles and lines.
Juvederm and Restylane
Restylane and Juvederm are dermal fillers. Both are made from a natural substance found in the body known as hyaluronic acid. When injected into the skin, this binds with water and expands, filling out the skin and reducing wrinkles from the inside out. These fillers add volume to the deep layer beneath the skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
How Long Will a Liquid Facelift Normally Last?
A patient can go for a year or more between this type of cosmetic procedure, depending on the injectable fillers used. When Botox injections are combined with a dermal filler, each is made to last longer than when used alone.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment and one of our specialists will go over how a liquid facelift might work for you. We’d love to see you here.