Liquid Face Lift

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure using advanced injection techniques of dermal fillers, and neromodulators like Botox, to lift and contour facial features. A non-surgical liquid facelift can accomplish any of the following:

 

  • Restore structure and volume to the face

  • Lift any or all facial features

  • Reduce wrinkles, creases, lines or folds

  • Restore natural, curved facial contours

  • A more youthful and rested look

  • Enhance lips and smile

  • Enhance tear troughs

Unlike a surgical facelift that stretches the skin over the bone and can often produce unnatural and over-corrected results, a non-surgical liquid facelift adds volume and structure to the face, and is a fairly instantaneous alternative to a surgical facelift, helping you look years younger with no downtime. 

 

As we age, we lose collagen which contributes to sagging skin, diminished contours of facial features, and the appearance of looking tired. The loss of facial volume and elasticity also leads to the formation of wrinkles, lines and folds. We lose approximately one teaspoon of collagen in our face for every decade we are alive. So by age 50, we could essentially use five syringes of dermal filler to restore our faces to their youthful beginnings. This is known as optimal correction. 

 

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF A LIQUID FACELIFT?

Goals will be specific to each person. Not everyone who wants a liquid facelift may be after optimal correction. For some patients, the goal of a non surgical liquid facelift is to lift  and enhance the entire face.  For others, the goal is to lift or contour specific facial features.

 

THE FOLLOWING CAN BE ADDRESSED DURING A LIQUID FACELIFT:

  • Under eye bags and dark circles 

  • Brow line 

  • Jowls 

  • Natural shape and volume can be restored to cheeks and temples 

  • Perioral lines 

  • Lips 

  • Neck lines 

  • Nose and chin shape and size

  • Neuromodulators, like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, may also used in conjunction with the dermal fillers to provide added lift, and to help the dermal fillers last longer

 

A liquid facelift will typically last from one to two years, depending on the products used and the facial area treated. Results from a liquid facelift are noticeable immediately. You will have a fuller and more contoured face with fewer, less noticeable wrinkles and lines. You will appear refreshed and rejuvenated. As this is a non-surgical procedure, you have the added benefit of showing off your new and improved gorgeousness nearly immediately. 

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR LIQUID FACELIFT?

Our injectors will decide which fillers are best for each specific procedure. Currently, the dermal fillers we use in office are: Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Refyne, Defyne, Silk, Lyft, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Bellafill.  With the exception of Sculptra, Bellafill and Radiesse, all of these fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a lubricant substance that naturally occurs in the human body. HA is a basic element in connective tissue, in joints, and also in the eye. It has the ability to draw and hold water, and the majority of dermal fillers are made of this substance, which will naturally breakdown in the body over time.

 

Sculptra is a unique facial injectable that is unlike the hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers that are commonly used to correct facial volume loss. Sculptra is not a filler, it is a bio-stimulator: it is the only volumizer specifically designed to stimulate your natural collagen production, and clinical studies have shown it can last at least 2 years.

 

Radiesse, is also slightly different and unique. Radiesse is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. What makes Radiesse unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA,  leaving behind only your own natural collagen. All of these dermal fillers will eventually breakdown and dissipate in the body. But generally dermal filler injections can last about one year, depending on placement of the filler and also your own metabolism. 

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