A liquid lift or liquid facelift is a procedure that uses injections of dermal fillers or muscle immobilizers to erase lines, firm and tighten sagging skin, and add volume to the face. It is used to treat mild conditions like crows’ feet, marionette lines, small jowls and vertical lip lines.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
After consulting with the doctor to discuss their options, the client will be given a local anesthetic in the target area. The doctor will then start injecting the liquid in the target area, and he will work from the top down.
Most liquid lifts are temporary and last anywhere from a few months to two years. The procedures usually take 15 to 30 minutes, and there may be some bruising at the injection for the next day or so.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers are injections that fill a line or crease with a specific substance and make the line apparently disappear. They can also add volume to the face by filling out thin lips and making facial skin tighter.
Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body. Some studies indicate that repeated injections of hyaluronic acid may stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Depending on the type of filler used, the effects of a hyaluronic acid injection can range from several months to two years.
A few dermal fillers are made with synthetic substances. They last longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers, but they are also more likely to cause side effects including redness and bruising.
Collagen wrinkle fillers are made from purified collagen. The results look quite natural, but the effects tend not to last as long as those produced by other fillers.
What is BOTOX®?
A BOTOX® injection works by paralyzing certain muscles and blocking certain nerves. Therefore, it smooths facial wrinkles, and the effects can last three to twelve months. You should be able to return to work or other activities after treatment. BOTOX® should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
If you are interested in a liquid facelift, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts. With our significant experience helping patients, we will be able to determine if a facelift with BOTOX® and dermal fillers will be appropriate for your needs. By working together, we can develop the best treatment plan to meet your cosmetic needs. Contact us today for your consultation.