The traditional facelift has lost favor with many people. The expense, risk, pain, downtime as well as the artificial results just don’t cut it with modern consumers. Savvy patients are now looking for easier facelift alternatives that are safe and convenient. They also require little to no downtime as well as reasonable prices. Most importantly, they demand immediate results. The liquid facelift may be the procedure they are looking for.
Based on the use of Botox and fillers, the liquid facelift concentrates on the use of injectables to improve facial appearance. The good thing is that these procedures have been performed tens of millions of times and have a remarkable safety record. They require a short office visit and have little to no downtime. Their prices have been driven down by competition and their results are evident in a short time.
Botox and fillers are used to relax wrinkles and tension lines throughout the face as well as restore lost volume. Their combination use allows for even greater results as their effects complement each other. Even better they can be repeated as needed allowing maintenance of the face as it ages.
Botox is the neurotoxin that has been around more than 10 years with a proven safety record. Its judicious use to relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles and cannot be replicated by other treatments. Botox is the foundation of the liquid facelift as it allows facial fillers to work better to fill lines. Botox can even be used to gently alter the facial muscle dynamics to lift the brow. Botox is injected painlessly with very small needles and takes 1-2 days to work and 1-2 weeks to see full effect.
The other mainstay of the liquid facelift is the use of facial fillers. Facial fillers like Juvederm, are used to fill lines and wrinkles as well as restore lost facial volume. They consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural building block of skin. They are injected to smooth lines like laugh lines as well as to rebuild cheeks, temples and chins. They require topical anesthesia and can have some swelling, bruising and redness after the procedure. There results are immediately evident and facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years.
Is the Liquid Facelift For Me?
The good thing is that almost all patients can be helped with Botox and facial fillers. However, every patient is different and there are different degrees of facial aging. A consultation is required to determine if the liquid facelift is the best treatment for you. Patients with more advanced aging may require complementary procedures like IPL Photofacials or CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing before the liquid facelift.