Your friends will ask what vitamins you’re taking or whether you’ve lost weight. They’ll wonder if you’re in love. But they’ll never guess you had a Liquid Facelift. A Liquid Facelift, which requires no surgery and no recovery time, looks so natural that no one would ever suspect your youthful features came from a cosmetic procedure. So if you’re noticing a few wrinkles or tired eyes and you haven’t considered a Liquid Facelift before, now’s the time to learn more and decide if it might be just what you need.
What difference will a Liquid Facelift make to my appearance?
A non-surgical facelift works especially well for people who’ve noticed the early signs of aging and want to erase a few years. You’ll appear refreshed and energetic, but not “done.”
Specifically, the procedure smooths out fine wrinkles and relaxes deep lines on your forehead or above your nose. You’ll lose the crow’s feet around your eyes and your cheeks regain a plumper shape, which will in turn lifts up your jowls.
Your temples, which may have started to look sunken, will gain volume. Fine lip lines are erased as the lips become fuller. Overall, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and more even. All of these significant, yet subtle, changes add up to give you a general appearance of renewed vigor and refreshed youth.
How does a Liquid Facelift work?
The Liquid Facelift restores your youthful look through a combination of injectable products targeting different areas of your face. For example, your doctor will use facial fillers like and Juvederm to lift up your cheeks. Fillers help restore volume around your mouth and minimize typical signs of aging, like the marionette lines running from down from the corners of your mouth and the smile lines running from your mouth to your nose. Fillers can also plump up the jaw line to reduce jowls.
Many doctors use a collagen stimulator in areas that tend to hollow out, such as the cheeks and temples. Dr. Chang at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, for example, uses Sculptra Aesthetic, which causes your body to grow its own collagen, creating the natural curves and fullness of a younger-looking face.
Many non-surgical facelifts also include BOTOX to relax strong facial muscles and smooth horizontal forehead lines, frown lines above your nose, and crow’s feet. It also helps the results last longer by keeping those muscles from tensing up and reforming deep lines.
And to enhance the facial contouring, you can opt for a laser facial skin resurfacing or an IPL, so you’ll have brighter skin with fewer age spots and smoother texture.
What are the disadvantages of a Liquid Facelift?
The Liquid Facelift has fewer risks than a surgical procedure, but some people do develop granulomas or little bumps under the skin from the fillers. If you get these, they’ll have to be removed.
Also, a Liquid Facelift works best when you’re looking for subtle changes. If you want a more dramatic improvement or have moderate to severely sagging skin and jowls, you may be better off with a surgical Mini Facelift.
The results from a Liquid Facelift don’t last as long as the results from a surgical procedure. Facial fillers and BOTOX last about 3 to 6 months, and Sculptra lasts up to 2 years or longer. You can lengthen the life of your look with good health habits, good skin care, and limited sun exposure.
How about the cost?
Non-surgical facelifts cost much less than surgery, but your price tag will depend on the number of injections you’ll need and whether you add options like skin resurfacing treatments at the same time. Your doctor will be able to give you an estimate of your costs based on your personalized treatment plan.
What can I expect after the procedure?
There’s very little pain, and the whole thing can take as little as 30 minutes. You can head back to work or out for lunch with friends right afterward, although you shouldn’t do any heavy exercise and always wear a good sunscreen. You may have some minor swelling or bruising.
There’s nothing wrong with showing some age. You’ve earned those wrinkles. But you’ve also earned the right to tell Father Time to back off a bit. And with today’s Liquid Facelift techniques and products, your friends will be surprised to learn what’s behind that fresh new look.
If you’d like to find out if the Liquid Facelift is right for you, contact us at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center for your free consultation.