Liquid facelift vs. traditional facelift surgery
Liquid facelifts are fast, efficient, cause little discomfort, require no general anesthesia, cost less than surgery, and give you the chance to try a new look without making a lifetime commitment. Facelift surgery can provide more dramatic and longer-lasting results.
What facial issues can liquid facelift address?
Each customized liquid facelift can be tailored to treat:
- Fine lines
- Deep creases
- Lax skin
- Thinning lips
- Sunken cheeks
- Large pores
- Acne scarring
- Loss of facial volume
Treatment options available in a liquid facelift
You and your injector have a wide range of injectable fillers from which to choose for your liquid facelift. Hyaluronic acid is the most versatile and the most commonly used. Results last for up to eight months. Your injector can inject a substance to break up the hyaluronic acid if you don’t like your look.
Your customized treatment plan may also include the use of neuromodulators, such as Botox. Generally, fillers treat your temples, cheekbones, jawline, and mouth. Botox is commonly used to address your upper face, the area between your brows, crow’s feet, smile lines, dimpling of your chin, and your neck muscles.
Calcium hydroxyapatite fillers are non-reversible and can take up to 16 months to break down. Poly-L-lactic acid stimulates collagen production. The effects appear gradually, and you may need three or four injections over a series of visits to reap the full benefits.
Soft tissue augmentation involves transferring collagen or fat from other places in your own body to your face as a temporary way to correct wrinkles and scars. Platelet-rich plasma injections use your own blood to reverse the signs of aging. Your provider first draws several vials of your blood, then spins it in a centrifuge to separate plasma (the liquid component of your blood) from blood cells. Your doctor then injects your platelet-rich plasma back into your face, promoting dermal healing and stimulating collagen production.
Are you a candidate for a liquid facelift?
There are no strict age limits for liquid facelift candidates. People develop signs of aging at different rates, according to genetics, weight fluctuations, lifestyle, and sun exposure. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any severe allergic reactions to any substance.
Selecting the right provider
You deserve the very best. In fact, you should demand the very best. After all, we’re talking about your face! Insist on a medically trained professional injector who combines advanced technical skills and training with a keen eye for facial aesthetics. Our injectors at The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL fit that description.
Costs will vary according to the types and number of injections you need. Discuss costs openly with your doctor prior to your treatment. Since liquid facelift is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not pay for it.
Risks and side effects
All procedures come with some risk, including excessive bleeding, scarring, or allergic reaction to medications and materials. Some liquid facelift patients experience some bruising for several days, particularly if injections were made underneath your eyes.
Your liquid facelift procedure
Your treatment will be performed in your doctor’s office. After numbing your treatment areas with a local anesthetic, your doctor may inject targeted areas including:
- Your temples
- The area underneath your lower eyelids
- The creases beside your mouth that cause jowls.
- Your cheeks
- The folds between your nose and mouth, often called “marionette lines.”
Each injection takes just a few minutes.
Results and maintenance
Liquid facelift techniques need to be repeated every few months to maintain maximum results. Leading a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a stable weight, and avoiding excessive sun exposure are also vital to extending the benefits of a liquid facelift.
Schedule your consultation for a liquid facelift in Boca Raton at The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Your face is the window to your soul. A liquid facelift may be a way of keeping that window sparkling, without invasive surgery. At The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and service, always designed just for you.