A liquid facelift is a non-surgical method to give a youthful and lifting effect, similar to a traditional facelift. Although it’s non-surgical, this is done by injecting a combination of dermal fillers and muscle relaxers. In fact, every treatment is personalized to rejuvenate and lift the face for a younger and refreshed appearance.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
In liquid facelifts, the injected dermal fillers give the skin a smoother, plumper appearance. Once injected into the skin, a dermal filler plays the role of collagen and elastin and supports the skin. With age and more facial muscles, the skin’s collagen framework weakens, causing the skin to lose its moisture and flexibility and develop wrinkles.
What Are The Products Used In Liquid Facelift And Their Uses?
Below are some of the products or injectables a patient can choose from when receiving a liquid facelift, which include:
This injectable is used to gradually add volume to hollow areas of the face, such as cheeks, temples, and around the eyes. These areas tend to lose volume due to age. This is for the reason that collagen production begins to slow when getting older.
Moreover, Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Also, it can be used to fill wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, Sculptra increases volume, restores natural facial contours, and leaves a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Its full name is Juvederm Voluma XC since it is a hyaluronic acid filler from Juvederm. As it has been known, hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body to help your skin retain moisture. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid our body produces decreases, resulting in a loss of moisture and volume in the face.
In addition, Voluma increases volume in the middle of the face and adds definition to the cheekbones. This treatment is different from other injectables since it has a gel-like consistency, providing long-lasting results. After just one treatment, youthful and natural suppleness is restored, while facial contours are more defined.
It is one of the best treatments to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, or laugh lines, without having surgery. This treatment can correct moderate to severe wrinkles or deep lines around the mouth and nose. In addition, this injectable gel is a blend of different weights of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a silky, long-lasting product.
In some studies, this treatment had results that lasted for up to 18 months. This is because hyaluronic acid is very effective at filling wrinkles and deep fine lines. More so, a fantastic alternative to other invasive treatments in cosmetics.
It has been one of the most well-known injectables available today. This cosmetic treatment is made from a botulinum toxin that helps reduce the movement of precise muscles. When the purified toxin is injected into the muscles, the chemical message from the nerves that control the muscles is blocked.
As a result, this smooths out wrinkles, and fine lines as the muscles are relaxed. Botox can treat fine lines and wrinkles in multiple areas of the face.
To reduce and eliminate the appearance of submental fat or a double chin, Kybella has been the go-to treatment for a lot of people. Due to the aging process, submental fat can occur, which also comes with weight gain or genetics. In most cases, there was no way to eliminate this unappealing area of fat.
In fact, diet and exercise often make no difference in the appearance of submental fat. In fact, liposuction or a neck lift was the only option a patient had until now. Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable that destroys submental fat.
What Areas Can Be Treated By A Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelifts generally target the face but can also be used on the hands. The areas that can be targeted include:
- under the eyes
- near the eyebrows
- nasolabial folds
- around scars
What To Expect During The Liquid Facelift Procedure?
The dermatologist or plastic surgeon will examine the skin and face and discuss the procedure. Before the procedure, the doctor may provide a local anesthetic to numb the area that will be injected. They will then inject the chosen liquid facelift into the patient’s face.
Moreover, the injections can sting a little, as backed by the American Academy of Dermatologists. Typically, the injections can take a few minutes each, and all of the injections can be done in one session. The entire session usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
Who Are Good Candidates For A Liquid Facelift?
The people who should receive the liquid facelift still have good skin elasticity but want to address some combination of slight jowls, fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss in the cheeks, and crow’s feet. However, this procedure is usually done on people in their late 30s or 40s since they are the ones who begin to see the first signs of volume loss. However, a surgical facelift might be a better option if patients have lots of loose skin.
What Are The Possible Risk Of Liquid Facelifts?
Liquid facelifts are generally safe, provided that board-licensed professionals do these. However, some common risks come with getting a liquid facelift. Bruises form in the injection areas, particularly if the injections are done near your eyes.
These bruises can be quite severe for those taking blood-thinning medications. So, telling the doctor about all the supplements and medications taken before the procedure is highly suggested.
Common side effects include:
- Minor pain, particularly when smiling or laughing.
More rare side effects include:
- Allergic reactions
- Cysts or abscesses
- Necrosis of the skin
- Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
- Bacterial infections, including strep or staph infections
In case of an allergic reaction or flu-like symptoms after having a liquid facelift, call the doctor right away.
How Long Does The Treatment Last?
Depending on the filler types (each has a different length of action), the result is expected to last between 6-9 months after one treatment. However, many patients report high satisfaction at one year.
Botox and Dysport usually last 3-4 months. These treatments are best for patients who want to look their best during an event or Holiday season.
The Bottom Line
A liquid facelift (LF) is a highly personalized treatment that targets specific facial spots and is not a one-size-fits-all therapy but a focused approach that delivers individual results. ReNu Aesthetics & Wellness offers Liquid Facelift, which includes Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport, Xeomin, and Fillers. They aim to provide high-quality skin care using leading-edge technology and medical expertise in a warm, welcoming environment.