Would a Liquid Facelift Work for You?
Some women and men are turning away from the surgical facelift and instead are opting for what has become known as the liquid facelift.
A liquid facelift is a combination procedure that uses dermal fillers and other injectable treatments to mimic the results of a surgical facelift.
While the concept of a liquid facelift has merit and can provide significant temporary improvement for the qualifying candidate, it is not appropriate for everyone.
Patients who are looking for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss should consider the results they are looking for in their treatment before they decide which treatment they are interested in.
Which Injectables Does a Liquid Facelift Use?
The liquid facelift is tailored to the patient and their specific needs. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of injectables such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, BELOTERO BALANCE®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®.
A combination of these injectables will be used to smooth wrinkles and fill areas of volume loss on the face and jawline.
Why Should You Consider a Liquid Facelift?
It Is Non-surgical
Many patients want facial rejuvenation and the improvement of age-related wrinkles and volume loss; however, they are not willing to undergo facelift surgery.
The liquid facelift allows potential patients the ability to avoid or at least postpone the need for an invasive procedure, and a liquid facelift is entirely non-surgical with no downtime (some bruising is possible ) and minimal discomfort.
Patients Can Explore Their Options
There are various types of dermal fillers. These are made from different ingredients and work to restore volume in alternate ways.
Since a liquid facelift is not permanent (as the body breaks down the injectables over time), patients can try different injectables to see which options give them the aesthetic result they desire.
Great for Volume Loss
When tissues are tightened during a surgical facelift, they will relax over time. This gives the appearance of enhanced volume even though nothing is added to the face.
When you age, your tissues not only sag, but your facial fat disappears. Dermal fillers are ideal for volume loss and can even be used to plump and fill the lips.
Initially Less Expensive
If you are interested in a less expensive alternative and a quick fix, a liquid facelift is for you. A liquid facelift can provide substantial improvement and the restoration of a more youthful complexion at a fraction of the surgical facelift cost.
Why Should You Consider a Facelift?
Addresses Skin Laxity
Fillers and injectable treatments can fill areas of volume loss. They cannot, however, tighten the skin. Only a facelift can target moderate to significant skin laxity. Facelift surgery removes sagging, hanging skin that developed with tissue breakdown.
The restoration of volume provided by the strategic placement of dermal fillers can allow a liquid facelift to improve the jowls. Unfortunately, dermal fillers cannot reverse sagging jowls the way that a surgical facelift can.
The surgical facelift lifts the tissues and skin that creates the jowls. When these tissues are raised and are no longer putting pressure on the jawline, patients can witness the actual improvement of the jowls, not just the masking of it.
Provides Long-Lasting Results
A liquid facelift will provide rejuvenating results typically for nine months to a year. A surgical facelift will produce results for many years since it physically manipulates the skin and tissues.
Is Cost-Effective Down the Line
While dermal fillers and injectables are certainly cheaper upfront, they may not remain that way if repeated treatments are desired and administered.
A facelift requires a one-time fee, and while this expense will be noticeably higher than a liquid facelift, the repetition of liquid facelift procedures may surpass the cost of the surgical facelift.