What is a liquid facelift?May 4, 2016
It’s a scary thought, but every year after age 18 our faces lose collagen and elastin. This causes the skin to become looser. In addition as you lose volume in your cheeks, they begin to appear hollow. Light will form harsher angles on the face, and you look tired!
Of course, it’s a natural process, but there are options for those of you who don’t want to take it lying down. A surgical facelift or mini lift is a fix that will last for many years. If that’s not in the cards for you, a liquid facelift using fillers may be the next best option. It’s a quick procedure with little to no downtime and the results can last for up to two years. Plus, it’s affordable to many.
The treatment itself takes about 30 minutes, and is performed in our treatment room. To start, we analyze the face, and put together a game plan for strategically lifting and filling the areas that are in need of a little boost. Next, the areas are numbed for comfort. We use blunt tipped cannula needles to inject the fillers because they cause almost no bruising and are much more comfortable. Ultimately this leads to less downtime for you. After your liquid lift, redness usually dissipates within 24 hours. Any slight bruising can be covered with makeup.
Our liquid facelift procedures use dermal fillers from the hyaluronic acid family. Hyaluronic acid has several benefits. It’s a substance that already exists in our bodies, and it provides a natural look when used as an injectable. Plus, it’s low commitment; if you decide you’d like to reverse the procedure, it can easily be dissolved.
We use Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma dermal fillers, which are among the most popular hyaluronic acid filler brands on the market. Juvederm ultra and ultra plus fillers are reconstituted hyaluronic acid, a clear soft gel that allows our providers at The AWC to take a more artistic approach to shaping the face and filling folds and lines. It will last up to 1 ½ years in most patients. Juvederm Voluma dermal filler, is a thicker solution, and is the first and only FDA-approved filler for adding volume to the cheeks. It lasts for up to two years. We find using Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma dermal fillers in combination produces the most happy (and young looking) patients.
It’s important to work with trained staff to understand which treatments will best suit you. Contact our cosmetic surgery center to schedule a consultation and learn the options that best fit your needs.