A liquid facelift, while not surgical, uses injectables to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face for a younger, more refreshed look. By injecting dermal fillers into areas of the face with fine lines and volume loss, a similar effect to a traditional facelift can be accomplished. A liquid facelift will restore facial contours resulting in a more rested and energetic look.
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About the Procedure
The liquid facelift achieves a similar effect to that of a more invasive facelift but without the use of a scalpel. By utilizing injections the procedure is considerably less invasive. Liquid fillers are injected into the desired region of the face to create the appearance of a lift. This leads to a tighter, more rejuvenated appearance. This procedure can produce almost immediate results for patients looking to address fine lines and volume loss, however, will not help individuals who want to get rid of sagging skin. A liquid facelift ranges in cost from $400-$8000. To complete a liquid facelift, a variety of different injections can be utilized to create the desired look for the patient. Juvederm Ultra is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to smooth wrinkles. Results last for up to a year. Juvederm Ultra Plus is used for deeper wrinkles while Juvederm Voluma can create more volume in the regions of the cheek. These are longer lasting dermal fillers with results lasting up to 2 years. Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite and provides wrinkle-filling effects that are both immediate and long lasting. As the gel begins to dissolve, scaffolding is created for further collagen production. This filler is incorporated mostly for diminishing marionette/smile lines and for cheek augmentation. Sculptra is a collagen replacing dermal filler that is primarily used for candidates with deep wrinkles and severe fat loss in the face. While it does not create immediate results, it will stimulate collagen growth over time and typically requires an average of 3 treatments over the period of a few months for best results. Finally, Botox can be used alongside any of the above listed injectable fillers to enhance and extend results.
The goal of a liquid facelift is to rejuvenate the face for a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect
A liquid facelift uses injectables to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face for an incision-free facelift. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a liquid facelift.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications
- No alcohol for 24 hours prior
- Reschedule if a rash or blemish develops
- An antiviral medication may be prescribed
Filler used and injection sites will vary from patient to patient. Fillers can address wrinkling and increase volume. Botox can be used alongside injectable fillers to enhance and extend results.
Full activity can be resumed 1 week after a liquid facelift however be sure to rest for 24 hours after treatment.
The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is younger to middle aged and suffers from the typical effects of aging including mild jowls, vertical lip lines, cheek volume loss, and crow's feet. Liquid facelifts are also capable of fixing asymmetries in the face caused by volume loss.
Not Recommended For
Liquid facelifts are not recommended for candidates who are pregnant, nursing, or have an allergy to lidocaine.
Side effects from a liquid facelift may include temporary redness and bruising.