Liquid Face Lifts: Look Younger Without Surgery
For decades the only type of face lifts that existed required expensive, painful, invasive surgery that required weeks of recovery. But, thanks to recent advancements in modern injectable technologies, women and men can now enjoy many of the benefits a face lift – without plastic surgery and without downtime
The new “liquid facelift” is a highly effective, non-surgical option for people who desire a more youthful appearance with rapid results, no recovery time, and no “going under the knife”. By skillfully injecting multiple areas of the face with a combination of wrinkle relaxers (like Botox & Dysport) and dermal fillers (such as Restylane and Juvéderm) a liquid face lift can tighten, lift sculpt, and rejuvenate the face.
How a Liquid Facelift Works
As a person ages, the face loses volume in key areas, like the cheeks, temples, lips, and under the eyes. As a result, a person develops loose, sagging skin – resulting in a droopy, hollow, tired, aged appearance. The eyes can appear sunken, folds develop around the mouth, and saggy jowls emerge.
But the skillful injection of dermal fillers can replace the lost volume in the face in order to re-contour facial features, fill-in hollow areas, and “lift” the face back into place. In addition to facial fillers, Botox or Dysport can be added to the procedure to relax “crows’ feet” and wrinkles around the eyes and eliminate “frown lines” in the forehead and between the eyebrows.
Different facial fillers have different formulations – each designed for use on a specific area or areas of the face. Thinner formulas of Juvéderm, such as Volbella XC, are the most spreadable – making them ideal for filling delicate areas, like under the eyes. Thicker facial filler formulations, like Juvéderm Voluma XC, are suited for larger areas, such as adding volume to the cheeks.
Most facial fillers – including Juvéderm and Restylane – are made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. This is a sugar molecule that is found in the body, so it is not only safe but also looks and feels very natural.
Advantages of a Liquid Face Lift
A liquid face lift costs a small fraction of face lift plastic surgery. Additionally, there are no incisions and no scars with a liquid facelift. While facelift surgery requires that the patient be “put under” with an aesthetic, a liquid face only requires a topical numbing cream. And, Juvéderm fillers include lidocaine (a local anesthetic) right in the formula, to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Face lift plastic surgery also has a very long recovery time. Most surgical face lift patients must stay home from work for a week or two. And the swelling can take months to subside. But liquid facelift patients can return to their normal activities the same day! Some people even call a liquid facelift a “lunchtime lift” because patients can return to work immediately afterwards.
The Liquid Face Lift Procedure
On the day of your liquid facelift our doctor or nurse injector will mark the areas for treatment, such as the cheeks, chin and under your eyes. Next, we clean and sterilize the face and apply the topical numbing cream. Once the area is numb, we inject the appropriate amount of Botox and dermal fillers using a very thin needle.
The nurse or doctor may sometimes gently massage the facial fillers into the treated area to achieve a smooth and even appearance. In most cases, a liquid facelift can be completed in one session. More extensive work may require multiple sessions.
While patients can resume normal activities immediately afterwards, they should not exercise or perform strenuous activities for 48 hours to let the fillers and the Botox settle and “set” in place.
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Liquid facelifts are among the most effective non-surgical anti-aging techniques available. We can use a combination of Botox and facial fillers to add volume, remove wrinkles, lift and tighten skin, and restore a youthful appearance.
But remember, any type of injectables, including a liquid facelift is only as good as the person injecting the fillers and Botox. So only trust your liquid facelift to a highly skilled, trained and experienced doctor or nurse like the practitioners at Advanced Laser & Skin Care in Clinton Twp.
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