What are the pros and cons of a liquid facelift?
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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Liquid Facelift? Pros of Liquid Facelift? Sculptra, Voluma, Botox Are Quick and Nonsurgical
The downside for a liquid facelift is that it is not permanent. The fillers and Botox (if used) will need to be re-administered to maintain the effects. Also, liquid facelifts will not work well for people who already have significant sagging. Consulting a board-certified dermatologist will help you determine if a liquid facelift is the right choice for you.
Pros and Cons of Liquid Facelift? Liquid Facelifts Look Great for Early Aging
There are many pros to a liquid facelift, the most obvious of which is that you do not have to undergo major surgery. A liquid facelift consists of a series of injections of dermal fillers, such as Sculptra, Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm, and Restylane. Your dermatologist may layer two or more of these to create the most beautiful curves and lift. Sometimes Botox or Dysport are also used.
The rejuvenation of a liquid facelift works best on early signs of aging, such as a little bit of lost volume in the cheeks and slight jowling. A liquid facelift can also improve more advanced aging, but the effect will not be as dramatic. Results can last for up to two years, depending on which fillers you have used. The main con is that the effects are not permanent. You will have to consider regular touch-ups to your liquid facelift as part of your beauty maintenance. Consulting a board-certified dermatologist will give you a better idea of which injectables will be needed for your liquid facelift and how often you will need to have it re-done.
A liquid facelift helps restore your face’s naturally young and healthy appearance. The treatment uses dermal fillers such as Restylane and Bellafill which help your wrinkles dissipate and any sunken areas of your face. Results are immediate and will typically last 9-12 months. There is no downtime and it is minimally invasive. However a liquid facelift doesn’t last as long as a traditional facelift. For more information, please get a in person consultation from a board-certified dermatologist.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Liquid Facelift
Thank you for your question. Some of the advantages of a Liquid Facelift include minimal or no anesthesia required (ie general aesthetics and hospital admission is not required), immediate results without any downtime, can be performed within a relatively short period of time, produces more natural results with fewer complications and risks compared with invasive surgical facelifts (eg, infection, bleeding, clotting, etc). The disadvantages include a shorter longevity for the treatment (typically lasts for up to 2 years in general terms) and not effective in addressing heavy jowling / lower face sagginess.
I recommend that you consult with an experienced and well trained practitioner to ensure your safety and to achieve optimal results.
The benefits of a liquid lift is: little to no downtime, little discomfort, relatively quick procedure, done with local anesthesia, and no risk of scarring. The downside to it is: doesn't last as long as a traditional facelift, and doesn't lift very saggy skin. Always seek treatment from a qualified professional. Good luck!
Pros and cons
The "liquid" part requires :
GOOD: No anesthesia. less downtime. relatively quick to perform. quick overall recovery. More natural.
BAD: Not long lasting. Cannot lift very saggy faces.
Facial surgery is SURGERY: So longer recovery, increased pain, more downtime. Can be more effective, but may lead to "overdone" faces occasionally.
Best, Dr. ALDO
THE LIQUID FACELIFT
“LIQUID FACELIFT” is a misnomer. A facelift is a surgical procedure or procedures
to correct sagging, redundant facial tissue such as jowls, hanging necks, brow
ptosis, etc. Attempts to correct these deformities with fillers, or neurotoxins, or
noninvasive “tissue tightening ” technologies are usually disappointing.
"LIQUID TUNE-UP" would be a more appropriate term for the use of fillers in
patients that are not ready for surgical facelift. Some practitioners without
surgical expertise are pushing expensive non-surgical options in patients that
really need surgery to get a respectable result. !f you are seeking fillers, it would be prudent to see a surgical specialist with expertise in all options, that can give you an honest evaluation. Wasting thousands on fillers when you need surgery, or having surgery before you need it, can be very disappointing.
Pros and Cons
-Restores facial volume lost from fat atrophy and bony atrophy with little downtime
- Does not involve a surgical incision or scar
- Easily completed in an office under topical/local anesthesia
-Temporary result, regardless of filler material or fat transfer
-Doesn't truly lift the underlying structures of the face
-Doesn't address poor jawline and neck contours
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