A liquid face lift is the lifting, plumping, filling, smoothing, and/or re-contouring of the face through the use of injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm and Sculptra. As part of the overall procedure, these products are often used in conjunction with each other and in addition to Botox.
In broad terms, a non-surgical Liquid Face Lift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following:
- Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
- Reduced wrinkles, creases or folds
- Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
- A more rested, energetic look
- A friendlier smile
What is a Liquid Facelift?
A Liquid Facelift is a subtle non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. The various treatments available, which are injected into the skin, will reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, as well as help prevent the appearance of further lines, giving the face and younger and rejuvenated look.
What is the difference between Botulinum Toxin A and fillers?
Botulinum Toxin A is almost like a preventative measure that will help to reduce the appearance of further lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers provide a smoothing effect. Wrinkles and lines are simply smoothed away, and your face takes on an immediately more youthful appearance.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
It is best to avoid alcohol, as well as any anti-inflammatory medication, aspirin, or blood-thinning medication prior to treatment.
Am I a candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
During your initial consultation our doctors will determine your suitability, as well as find out what results you hope to achieve from the treatment. Generally, a Liquid Facelift is suitable for anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
What are the aftercare instructions for a Liquid Facelift?
• Do not lie down for four to six hours following a Liquid Facelift.
• Avoid the gym, sauna or any exercise for 24 hours.
• Avoid air travel for 24 hours after treatment.
• No facials or beauty treatments for 24 hours after treatment.
• Remove make-up and wash face gently.
• You may apply icepacks after filler treatments to reduce swelling.
• Do not rub the treated area for 24 hours.
• Although filler effects are immediately visible, it will take up to two weeks to settle.
What are the advantages of a Liquid Facelift?
The greatest advantage is the fact that treatments only require 15 to 30 minutes of your time, and that there is no recovery time required following your treatment.
How old must I be to have a Liquid Facelift?
Clients can choose to start in their late 20s at the first appearance of wrinkles. No patients under the age of 18 will be treated.
Is the Liquid Facelift painful?
No, but patients with a low pain threshold can choose to have a dental block.
Can I go back to work after my Liquid Facelift?
It is entirely possible to go back to work. Most patients that have Botulinum Toxin A treatments, choose to have their treatment in their lunch hour, and then go back to work. Filler patients usually take the afternoon to help the treatment settle.
Can I have a Liquid Facelift when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Are Liquid Facelifts only for women?