Your Liquid Facelift Questions Answered
Collagen and elastin production diminishes as we age, causing the skin to sag and producing an array of deep and fine lines and wrinkles. While there’s no wonder cream that can reverse the effect of time, there is a full range of injectables and fillers that can create significant improvements in the appearance of skin tone, lines, and wrinkles. In the hands of a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon, these products can create a “liquid facelift” that diminishes wrinkles and lines and fills out sagging skin to create a more youthful appearance in patients who are not ready for surgical intervention.
At its best, a liquid facelift is not a noticeably dramatic change that shouts that you’ve had work done; instead, it just makes you appear more youthful, rested, and vibrantly alive. Using an injectable muscle immobilizing product like Botox, your plastic surgeon can weaken your facial muscles to minimize the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead and relax the “crows’-feet” around your eyes. Your plastic surgeon can create a fuller appearance in sunken areas by using injectable dermal fillers that add volume to flattened cheeks and temples, plump thinning lips, and fill in the deep lines that can form along the side of your nose and chin.
It’s important to understand that liquid facelifts are not long-lasting solutions. The procedures involved in your non-surgical facelift will need to be repeated anywhere from every few months to every couple of years, depending on the products used. Muscle relaxers such as Botox will need to be repeated every three to four months for the best results. Fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm, typically last up to a year. Sculptra, an advanced filler that actually increases collagen production, can last as long as two years. Since each procedure can be done independently, it is easy to get on a maintenance schedule to keep your face continually looking its best.
A skilled plastic surgeon can perform a simple liquid facelift in about an hour, making it the perfect pick-me-up for a long lunch hour. Recovery time is minimal, and most people are able to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Everyone reacts differently to different types of injections. Some patients have slight bruising for a few days around the injection site.
Getting a liquid facelift is not like getting a flu shot. That “incredible bargain” of discount Botox and filler provided by your dentist or family doctor can leave you with unsightly lumps and uneven features that you will have to live with for as long as two whole years. You should always turn to a skilled, Board certified plastic surgeon. These highly trained professionals have the experience and in-depth knowledge of facial structure, and finesse to use the exact right amount of filler to create results that are natural and attractive.
If you’re ready to experience the facial rejuvenation of a liquid facelift, call Dr. Berman for a private consultation at 561-417-0171, or complete this discreet online consultation form.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.