What is Liquid Facelifting?
Liquid Facelifting is a non-surgical method to rejuvenate certain features of the face using injectable liquids.
Many patients come to the plastic surgeon’s office looking to improve the way they look, but are looking for a non-surgical method to accomplish this. Liquid Facelifting using a combination of neurotoxins, such as Botox or Dysport, and/or dermal fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane can help to turn the clock back without the need for any surgical intervention and in most cases with no downtime. The advantage the Plastic Surgeon has is that they perform both surgical and non-surgical treatments and are best equipped to select the treatment of choice to reverse the signs of aging. With the wide selection of various injectable products, the Plastic Surgeon and his team of health professionals can customize a treatment plan for liquid injections that can soften lines and reduce the wrinkles created from muscle contraction and animation.
How are these procedures performed?
Liquid Facelifting is performed in my office medispa facility and at my Tres Aurae Spa. Essentially, if a patient has dynamic wrinkles that are accentuated by muscle contraction, these muscles can be relaxed with the use of Botulinum toxin, such as Botox or Dysport, to calm the motion of muscles that cause tired or angry look. The use of Botulinum toxin has been used for more than 20 years to control wrinkles and has a long track record of safety. The neurotoxin injections will last from 3-6 months and can be repeated when the wrinkles start to return.
When lines are present in repose, or in other words, are present without animation, these static lines can be softened or filled with various injectable products called dermal fillers. In addition to filling valleys, dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the face which is lost as we age. Proper selection of the many available products and specific placement will allow the health professional a means of softening lines of the face to make a more youthful appearance. Facial features such as lips or cheeks can be enhanced as well. Non-Surgical methods of rejuvenation using these injectable materials has created another option to help us stay youthful. Selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or his/her staff who have been properly trained will assure the best outcomes.