What is a 'liquid' face lift? (photos)
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What is a 'liquid' face lift?
Hi Wendy - thanks for your question!
The procedure commonly referred to as a 'Liquid Facelift' is a non-surgical rejuvenation of the entire face (and sometimes neck) through the use of dermal and subdermal fillers, muscle relaxants and (occasionally) fat-dissolving injections. When performed in a carefully selected patient, this combination of volume replacement, muscle relaxant and slight redistribution of skin tension can create significant and very pleasing results with no 'down-time'.
There are some significant limitations, however, to be informed of including:
- Excess skin and tension within the deeper tissues is not addressed with this procedure. For this reason the results are not comparable to the results of facelift surgery.
- The products used in such procedures are not permanent (in the majority of cases - there are a few exceptions) meaning that maintenance and re-treatment are required in the longer term.
When performed by an expert practitioner in carefully selected patients a liquid facelift can provide great results. I recommend consulting with a local, reputable aesthetic practitioner (plastic surgeon, aesthetic dermatologist or aesthetic physician) so that they can perform an examination, make a thorough assessment of your individual anatomy and provide further guidance (including discussion of realistic treatment outcomes) to help you make any treatment decisions.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for your question. 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. For more information, please get a in person consultation from a board-certified dermatologist.
Best option for aging face
Thank you for your question! Each patient requires individual approach for rejuvenation based on age, desired outcome, cost, multiple other factors. A "liquid facelift" can certainly be helpful - though as you rightfully said, not as long lasting as surgery. Still there are tremendous rejuvenation benefits and can be done in a short time in the office setting. Doing a surgery is much more long lasting, but not everyone likes the idea of a surgery. Often, patients do a combination of lifting and filler. The best thing you can do is seek out a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has adept knowledge and experience in all levels of rejuvenation and discuss your desired outcome and hear the options. Best of luck!
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A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure which restores volume and reduces wrinkles in the aging face. Wrinkle formation is one component of the aging face so neuromodulators are used to stop or relax muscles from contracting and as these muscles are the primary cause of wrinkling in the frown and forehead regions - this leads to a reduction in the aging appearance. Dysport and Botox are two popular neuromodulators and they require injection every 3 to 4 months to maintain the youthful appearance.
The second component has to do with volume loss. As we age, the bones and fatty volume of the face disappear and the facial skin begins to loosen and drop. Adding the volume back into the cheeks, jawline, and mid facial region seems to really help give a more youthful appearance. The effect is temporary and may last up to 2 years in some patients, but sometimes fillers are needed before 2 years.
I hope this description helps.
Best wishes and good luck, Dr. ALDO :)
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What is a Liquid Facelift
What is a liquid face lift?
A liquid facelift is a procedure whereby we add lost volume such as Juvederm or Restylane and use Botox as well to rejuvenate the face and correct facial aging. It will not have an effect on loose sagging skin which is why I often combine the injections with Thermage to produce new collagen to the face and neck. Best, Dr. Green
What is a 'liquid' face lift?
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