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Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

If you have started to experience the first telltale signs of aging, a liquid facelift may be just what you need to turn back the hands of time. it is a safe, effective way to refresh the face and slow signs of aging. But which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift.

What’s a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure in which cosmetic injectables are used to plump and ‘lift’ facial tissues. It provides a temporary improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and restores facial volume lost as a result of the decline in natural skin laxity.

The liquid facelift is also known as a ‘lunchtime facelift’, as it is a quick procedure that can be conveniently done in the lunch break. There is no downtime after the procedure, so patients can go back to work immediately.

A liquid facelift typically lasts 4-6 months, so follow up treatments are needed to maintain the results.

Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift typically consists of a combination treatment of dermal fillers and botox cosmetic. Anti-aging injectables such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are the fillers that are most often used.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are considered an excellent choice for a liquid facelift because they add instant volume to the face, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers are the most popular options for a liquid facelift, because they have a similar effect to the HA that is found in the body. HA is an important component that keeps the skin youthful and hydrated.

HA acid fillers are effective for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring volume to sunken areas, because the HA molecules attract and hold water. Volume loss is especially pronounced below the eyes and in the cheek and temple area, but dermal fillers can be used to plump the cheeks, and give the midface a subtle lift.

How dermal fillers work

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the facial tissue, and work below the skin to add volume and smooth wrinkles.

Below are some of the most common fillers, and the problem areas they are used to treat:

  • Juvederm Vollure/Restylane Refyne – Soften nasolabial folds (deep creases that extend from the nose to the mouth), and marionette lines.
  • Juvederm Voluma – Augment the cheeks.
  • Juvederm Volbella – Enhance the lips.

Botox facial rejuvenation treatment

Botox cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, which is a neuromodulator made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum.

Since botox is a neuromodulator it works by temporarily relaxing the muscles, which makes it suitable for treating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that form as a result of repeated muscle movement linked to expressions such as frowning and squinting. This includes forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

How botox reduces dynamic wrinkles

Botox is injected into the facial muscles, and it blocks the nerve impulses and prevents the muscles from contracting. This causes the skin to smooth out so wrinkles become less visible. The results of botox can be seen about 4-5 days after treatment.

What to expect from a liquid facelift

A liquid facelift creates an overall refreshed appearance, and leaves the skin smoother and more youthful.

The results of a liquid facelift can last 6-12 months, but this depends on the type of fillers used.

Benefits of a liquid facelift

A liquid facelift is a completely non-surgical procedure that only requires a couple of injections, and there are none of the risks associated with surgery. There is also no scarring since no incisions are made. Very tiny needles are used during the process, so no marks are visible after treatment. Also, a liquid facelift is safe for most skin tones and skin types.

Although a liquid facelift is a temporary solution, it can still take years off your appearance and delay cosmetic surgery for several years.

If you would like to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of a liquid facelift, contact Juvanew MedSpa, Rockwall, TX, for a consultation.

Call (214) 771-4611 today to schedule your appointment.

What’s the difference between SlimLipo and Traditional Liposuction?

What’s the difference between SlimLipo and Traditional Liposuction?

If you need to reduce stubborn fat bulges and contour your body, liposuction is certainly the ideal solution. Liposuction is a proven and true fat reduction method, but thanks to technological advancements there are now alternatives like SlimLipo available. But what’s the difference between SlimLipo and traditional liposuction.

Why liposuction may be a right for you

There are fatty deposits in certain areas of the body that are very difficult to reduce, even with healthy eating and regular exercise. Liposuction can trim them for you. The abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms are common areas for liposuction (learn more).

What’s the difference between SlimLipo and Traditional Liposuction?

Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that eliminates fat from the body using a cannula. A cannula is a small thin metal tube that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin through tiny incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth to break up the fat, which is suctioned out with a vacuum that is attached to it.

SlimLipo is a laser lipo system that uses laser wavelengths to gently melt the unwanted fat cells. This differs from the fat reduction method used for traditional liposuction. SlimLipo is equipped with two distinct wavelengths (924 nm and 975 nm), so in addition to reducing fat, it tightens the skin with the 975 nm wavelength. Traditional liposuction does not tighten the skin.

SlimLipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction. It requires smaller incisions, so there is no scarring, and no tissues are destroyed (click here to learn more).

Are you ready to trim your body with liposuction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Antonio, TX area, contact Dr. Kimberly Finder of The Face and Body Place for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Finder at findernew.wpengine.com, or by calling (210) 879-8210.

Lasers vs Injectables for Wrinkle Reduction

Lasers vs Injectables for Wrinkle Reduction

If you are looking for less invasive ways to fight wrinkles and other signs of aging, there are many options out there, including lasers and injectables. However, since patients are often unsure which treatment would be most appropriate they often ask the question – Lasers vs injectables, which is better for wrinkle reduction?

Lasers vs Injectables for Wrinkle Reduction

Lasers and injectables are both excellent wrinkle reduction treatments, and are ideal for patients that are not quite ready for surgery. Let’s take a look at how both procedures work.

Lasers for wrinkle reduction

Laser therapy is routinely used to resurface the skin in order to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, and minimize discoloration. While there are a variety of technologies now available, the Halo Hybrid Fractional laser is an innovative system that takes a unique approach to facial rejuvenation.

The Halo hybrid fractional laser utilizes both ablative and non-ablative energy to reduce wrinkles, and revitalize the appearance of the skin.

How the Halo laser works to reduce wrinkles

The ablative energy treats the damaged upper layer of the skin and this resurfaces the skin, resulting in the growth of new tissue. The non-ablative energy bypasses the skin’s surface and targets the deep dermal layer. The dual-action of the Halo laser significantly improves the appearance of wrinkles, and stimulates collagen production.

Injectables for wrinkle reduction

Cosmetic injectables such as botox and dermal fillers are fast acting and easy to administer, making them a convenient choice for reducing wrinkles.

Botox is a neuromodulator that is derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is an effective treatment for dynamic facial wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. These wrinkles develop as a result of the repeated movement of the muscles due to facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and laughing.

How botox reduces wrinkles

When botox is injected into the muscle it blocks the nerve signal that causes the facial muscles to contract. Since the muscles are unable to contract as normal, the targeted wrinkles and fine lines are reduced, and it also limits the formation of new wrinkles.

Botox is a simple, virtually painless procedure that takes only 15-20 minutes. Although there may be slight bruising in the treated area after botox, there is no downtime, so patients are able to return to work immediately.

The results of botox typically last 3-4 months, however, the longevity of the drug may increase after repeated use.

How dermal fillers reduce wrinkles

Dermal fillers are also popular options for reducing wrinkles, and restoring facial volume. Soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane that are based on hyaluronic acid (HA) are often preferred because of their versatility. HA is a naturally occurring substance that keeps the skin smooth and supple.

When HA fillers are injected below the skin, the HA molecules attract water from the surrounding tissues. The added hydration plumps the skin, filling in wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to fill facial folds and restore contours.

Comparing lasers vs injectables for wrinkle reduction.

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective option for individuals that are just beginning to notice fine lines and wrinkles. Lasers can be used to treat a multiplicity of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and skin laxity. Laser therapy is ideal for treating wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.

Cosmetic injectable treatment is also appropriate for people with early signs of aging. It is a quick solution for specific fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables can be used to treat both dynamic wrinkles (botox) and static wrinkles (dermal fillers). However, unlike lasers, injectables do not improve the tone and texture of the skin.

The decision to choose lasers or injectables for wrinkle reduction will be determined by the goals and expectations of the patient.

Also, depending on the signs of aging being experienced, physicians sometimes recommend a combination of laser skin resurfacing and injectable treatment to achieve the best results.

Are you ready to treat those unwanted wrinkles?

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, contact Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD for more information.

Call their office today at (301) 760-2218 to schedule your private consultation.

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