Liquid facelift Essentials
Area of concern: Cheeks, jowls, temples, under-eye area, eyebrows, and the nasolabial folds
Assessment: Our doctors will examine the structure of your face
Treatment: High quality eight different dermal filler injections
Time taken: Assessment 10-15mins, Treatment time, up to half an hour depending on what’s required.
Comfort: Minimally invasive cosmetic procedure
Results: Noticeable immediately.
How long will it last?: This is patient dependent but dermal fillers have a variable durability of between 4 months to two years
Cost:: Cost is highly variable and depends on a number of factors like the types of fillers used, the number of injections, and the amount of filler needed to treat a particular patient's facial volume loss.
The face is often the area where the signs of aging become most noticeable. With the passing years, the connective tissues in our skin, such as collagen and elastin, naturally break down. Many people may also experience a loss of fat in their face as they age. A combination of these conditions can result in an aged or haggard appearance to the face.
Thankfully, contemporary medical advancements provide individuals with a diverse range of treatment alternatives. These options span from invasive procedures like a complete facelift to non-surgical outpatient methods such as a liquid facelift.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses injectables or dermal fillers in specific parts of the face such as Hyaluronic Acid, Radiesse, Restylane, Juvéderm, Injectable antiwrinkle, among others, that help fill in the space in the skin layers that have broken down over time. By replenishing the volume of skin tissue, the liquid facelift helps counteract the facial signs of aging.
These fillers are intended to attenuate the signs of facial aging by subtly recovering the natural contours and shapes of the face, to achieve a more youthful appearance.
While offering comparable advantages to a surgical facelift, liquid facelifts come with the added advantages of being more affordable, safer, requiring significantly less recovery time, and generally resulting in minimal bruising.
It is an ideal procedure for those who wish to correct the signs of aging naturally without the need for surgery. The liquid facelift ensures a minimally invasive rejuvenation of the face.
This treatment is known for its minimal discomfort, enabling numerous patients to resume their daily activities, including work, the following day. This procedure not only enhances facial volume but also delivers results that are subtly natural, as opposed to solely tightening the skin.
The treatment is tailor-made for each patient. Some wish to have their entire face lifted, while others seek to correct certain facial features. No two cases are alike.
The below picture shows 2mls done every 2 years for 4 years. The patient is Dr Paul’s Mother in Law and it shows how subtle 2mls is and how gradual the transformation can be made to make someone look fresher over years, and turn back the clock.
Liquid facelift treatment areas
Typically, the liquid facelift addresses age-related alterations in various facial regions, including the cheeks, jowls, temples, under-eye area, eyebrows, and the nasolabial folds.
Individuals in their thirties and forties, characterized by favorable skin elasticity, often opt for the liquid facelift as a popular treatment option.
Patients with more advanced aging features (especially with more sagging skin) may be better off with a surgical facelift to achieve the desired results, as the liquid facelift is not a long-term substitute for a surgical facelift.
How long does the liquid facelift last?
These dermal fillers have a variable durability of between 4 months to two years, depending on the dermal filler used and are metabolized or absorbed naturally by the body. The results can be seen from the first session.
What can be achieved with a liquid facelift?
- Restore the contours of the entire face.
- Minimize the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes.
- Lift the corners of the mouth.
- Treat facial asymmetry.
- Correct jowls.
- Define the jawline and neck.
- Diminish the prominence of the nasolabial folds.
- Add volume to the cheeks.
- Add volume to worn areas of the face that have begun to sag or flatten (cheeks, temples…).
- Contour, lift or add volume to the face.
- Hide wrinkles, facial creases and fine lines.
- Create a more revitalized facial appearance.
How is it performed?
The liquid facelift uses, on average, eight syringes of different fillers. The amounts and types of fillers will depend on the aesthetic goals. Some patients may, for example, need only hyaluronic acid fillers. Others, on the other hand, may opt for anti wrinkle injection. It varies with each patient. Facial mesotherapies may also be advisable to increase skin hydration.
As with any other injectable treatment, there is the possibility of mild swelling and redness that will disappear after a short time. Occasionally bruising may occur, which usually fades within a week.
It should be noted that the liquid facelift is much more than the simple application of dermal fillers to the patient’s face. The surgeon performs what is known as “three-dimensional sculpting”. That is why the procedure requires the specialist to have a thorough knowledge of the underlying facial anatomy, blood vessels and nerves.
In the wrong hands, the patient runs the risk of finishing the procedure with a very unnatural appearance, as if his or her face were made of wood or plastic. This is due to overfilling in some areas and underfilling in others.
Facial fillers with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that binds the tissues of the skin and keeps them plump and hydrated and that diminishes over the years, are used to restore and beautify the skin.
Once injected, hyaluronic acid can reshape the lower face and jawline, outline and augment lips, cheekbones, chin… Treat nasolabial folds, marionette and periorbital wrinkles, as well as produce a lifting effect on the cheeks and chin.
Anti wrinkle injection
The infiltration of anti wrinkle injections temporarily relaxes the muscle, allowing a natural tightening of wrinkles and the disappearance of expression lines in areas such as the forehead, frown and periorbital wrinkles, crow’s feet.
The application involves microinjections administered directly to the targeted area, with a swift procedure lasting merely 15 to 20 minutes. Typically, the outcomes of this treatment endure for approximately six months.
How much does a liquid facelift cost?
The cost of a liquid facelift is highly variable and depends on a number of factors. Considerations that may affect the price include the types of fillers used, the number of injections, and the amount of filler needed to treat a particular patient’s facial volume loss.
Other factors that can influence cost are whether additional procedures are combined with the liquid facelift and the level of experience of the cosmetic physician or plastic surgeon administering the treatment.