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 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.