A liquid facelift is a wondrous procedure that involves no incisions and uses injectables to restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles, rejuvenate the face and give it a more youthful appearance. This procedure will ultimately reduce the lines, sagging, and wrinkles that occur over time due to the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin.
The injectables used can help by:
- Lifting the brow
- Reducing jowls to define the jawline
- Reducing excess skin around the neck
- Defining the chin
- Reducing the nasolabial folds
- Reducing marionette lines
- Filling out the cheeks
- Rejuvenating the eye area
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
With age, facial muscles are used more, and the skin’s collagen framework weakens and loses its moisture and flexibility, leading to the development of wrinkles. In liquid facelifts, the injectables give the skin a smoother, plumper appearance. Once injected, it plays the role of collagen and elastin and supports the skin.
What Are The Different Types Of Liquid Facelifts?
The following are a variety of dermal fillers for the liquid facelift, including:
- Hyaluronic acid. This natural substance produced by the body is considered the most popular type since it fills the space between elastin and collagen fibers to plumpen and moisturizes the skin.
- Polymethylmethacrylate beads. The body cannot absorb these, so they are typically used around the mouth. This type of liquid facelift consists of smooth plastic particles that will prompt the body to make more collagen.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite. The effect of this filler can last up to 18 months. In fact, this mineral is found in human bones, and doctors often use it to volumize acne scars.
- Poly-L-lactic acid. This is made of the same material as dissolvable stitches and can last up to two years.
What Benefits Does Liquid Facelift Offer?
Compared with a traditional surgical facelift, a liquid facelift offers many advantages, depending on the lifestyle, aesthetic goals, and other skin concerns wishing to be addressed.
- Address mild to moderate facial wrinkling for younger patients.
- Quick and efficient treatment. Some who don’t have time to commit to a longer recovery process may also prefer a liquid facelift since most patients can return to their regular schedule shortly after getting their simple in-office procedure done.
- No anesthesia, stitches, or scarring. Little to no healing time does not present the same risks that come with surgery.
- Cost-effective. Many also report that they like avoiding many expenses associated with a traditional facelift.
- More subtle and natural results. Instead of cutting into the skin and pulling it up and back, fillers plump the skin for a younger appearance.
Aside from those, the treatment can give the specialist a fine degree of control in deciding precisely where to place the injection and how much of each product to introduce into each area. This accuracy makes a revitalized appearance without the “worked-on” look associated with surgical procedures.
What To Expect During The Procedure?
The procedure will vary on the facial skin and tissue condition since every patient has unique needs. Of course, a thorough examination of the face will be done first, following a discussion on the key areas to be addressed. Moreover, the dermatologist or plastic surgeon will provide recommendations and plan the treatment’s scope with the patient.
Before the procedure, the provider will then clean the target areas, and topical numbing agents will be applied to ensure comfort throughout the process. Once the tissue has numbed, the procedure will begin by injecting the skin with a thin needle. Simultaneously, the injection areas will be massaged to help the filler settle smoothly.
Mostly, the full liquid facelift can be completed in one sitting, and some may prefer to spread the injections out over more than one appointment. This is because it will allow the patient the necessary time to see the results in segments and give them an opportunity for touch-ups during future appointments.
Which Areas Can Be Addressed By Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelifts generally target the face but can also be used as dermal fillers on the hands. If the focus is on the face, there are many areas that the dermatologist or plastic surgeon might target, which include:
- under the eyes
- near the eyebrows
- around scars
- folds between the nose and mouth
Who Is A Good Candidate For This Procedure?
The ideal candidates for the liquid facelift are those with good skin elasticity but want to address some combination of slight jowls, fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss in the cheeks, and crow’s feet.
Usually, the procedure is done on people in their late 30s or 40s, often to delay the need for a surgical or mini facelift. Those with severe jowls, sagging skin (particularly in the lower face and neck), deep folds, and wrinkles may want to consider plastic surgery. A liquid facelift procedure with filler alone doesn’t tighten skin.
What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Liquid Facelift?
Unlike the surgical facelift, the side effects aren’t that severe. Like other non-invasive procedures, a liquid facelift didn’t come without its potential risks, which may be accompanied by minor bruising. This has been the most common side effect among patients when injections are placed along the jawline, in the nasolabial folds, or even in the cheeks.
Additionally, the most significant bruising comes from injections placed underneath the eyes. A liquid facelift offers faster recovery and fewer potential complications.
How Long Will this Procedure Last?
Keep in mind that this procedure is not a permanent solution, and the only exceptions are fat transfers. To see the best results of this procedure, it is suggested to redo it every few months with certain products and every few years with other types of products.
While some products last much longer than others, it is recommended to consult a qualified professional to discuss more information. Also, finding a physician to help produce a natural look is crucial. Subtly and moderation are the key to success in this procedure and not look overdone or frozen.
The Bottom Line
Liquid Facelift can help regain a youthful look by restoring the curves of youth. Refresh Aesthetics offers Liquid Facelift with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin), which uses a hyaluronic acid dermal filler in conjunction with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) to create lift in key areas of the face where volume loss naturally occurs over time. Ultimately, it is best for wrinkle reduction, skin brightening, scar reduction, plumping, and smoothing skin texture across the entire face.