What You Need To Know Before Considering a Liquid FaceliftThe liquid facelift is the ideal non-surgical procedure for busy men and women who want to maintain a youthful appearance while aging gracefully. By using a combination of dermal fillers and botulinum injections customized to your specific goals, a liquid facelift can give you the younger, yet natural, appearance you desire. Here’s everything you need to know before committing to a liquid facelift treatment.
What is a Liquid Facelift?A liquid facelift is a non-surgical treatment option for reducing the signs of sagging and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to plump and smooth the skin’s surface. A surgical facelift involves cutting into the skin and physically lifting the skin, while a liquid facelift is a more subtle and non-invasive option. The ideal candidate is someone with relatively few wrinkles and a small amount of sagging. A significant amount of sagging skin may require a surgical facelift for more dramatic results. A liquid facelift can:
- Reduce hollow areas under the eyes
- Plump up the look and feel of lips
- Tighten wrinkles around the lips, eyes, and forehead
- Fill in cheeks that have lost volume
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Smooth the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
What To Expect During TreatmentSince liquid facelifts do not require any surgery, there are no special preparations needed before your appointment. Liquid facelifts typically involve a series of injections in various “problem” areas of the face. Your appointment time will likely range from 20-45 minutes, on average.
Targeted Treatment AreasLiquid facelifts generally target the face, but you can also use dermal fillers on your hands. If you’d like to focus on your face, there are many areas that your dermatologist or plastic surgeon might target. This includes:
- under the eyes
- near the eyebrows
- the cheeks
- the temples
- the jowls
- folds between the nose and mouth
- around scars
Potential Risks or Side EffectsThe potential risks and side effects aren’t nearly as severe as with a surgical facelift. However, a liquid facelift may still be accompanied by minor bruising. Most patients have minimal bruising when injections are placed along the jawline, in the nasolabial folds, or even in the cheeks. The most significant amount of bruising comes from injections that are placed underneath the eyes. A liquid facelift offers faster recovery, fewer potential complications, and a more attractive price tag than a full facelift. Facelift surgery requires 10-14 days of recovery time. Ultimately, you should carefully compare the risks and benefits of all cosmetic treatments with a trusted doctor prior to any procedures.
Liquid Facelift Vs. Traditional (Surgical) FaceliftMany patients are drawn to the benefits of a liquid facelift over a surgical facelift, and it’s easy to see why. While a surgical facelift is more likely to have a dramatic effect, more subtle and natural results are what many desire. It’s essential to discuss which option is the right choice for you with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon before opting for any procedure.
What To Expect After TreatmentFollowing your treatment, you will be able to resume your daily activities as soon as you leave our office. Some minor tenderness is to be expected immediately following your appointment, and you may notice some slight redness or a bruise at the injection sites. Applying a cold compress while taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help to alleviate these symptoms. Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms following treatment should contact their doctor immediately. Rare side effects of facial filler injections include infection or an allergic reaction. Our goal at Vein & Laser Institute is to help you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life. Call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment where we can discuss helpful ways to create a more confident you.