Not Ready for Surgery? Try a Liquid Facelift
Getting older may come with greater knowledge and wisdom, but it can also come with deep wrinkles and sagging skin. While traditional treatments for aging have often required surgery, new uses of non-invasive dermal fillers have made liquid facelifts a popular option for countless men and women looking for an effective alternative.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
While aging is inevitable, all patients show signs of aging differently. For some, the telltale signs like deep creases and wrinkles can appear quickly, depending on their exposure to environment and photodamage. For others, looking older is a slower process. This difference in how aging appears also dictates which rejuvenation procedure best addresses their cosmetic concerns. Until recently, surgical facelifts have been the golden standard for comprehensive anti-aging and facial rejuvenation.
Although this procedure is highly useful in helping restore a more youthful look for patients, the procedure is still invasive. In order to be eligible for traditional facelift treatment, patients need to be healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and must be prepared for the lengthy preparation and recovery process, which can take several weeks. With these requirements in mind, the last several years have seen a jump in more patients opting for a less invasive, less time-consuming alternative – liquid facelifts.
Liquid facelifts are a combination treatment that uses high-quality dermal fillers to lift lax or sagging skin into a more youthful appearance. Unlike traditional facelifts, which require scalpels in order to tighten loose skin from the face and jowls, liquid facelifts are completely non-invasive. During the treatment, dermal fillers are strategically injected via hypodermic needle in specific areas, helping improve volume. Depending on the filler type being used, some even help stimulate collagen production for longer-lasting results. Instead of requiring lengthy recovery time after their treatment, liquid facelift patients can leave our office following their appointment and get right back into their routine.
Why we love liquid facelifts
Given the non-invasive nature of this procedure, liquid facelifts offer patients many important benefits. By dropping the surgical aspect of treatment, liquid facelifts serve the needs of patients who may be experiencing the signs of aging but don’t quite need nor want to the commitment that comes with plastic surgery. Instead, liquid facelifts offer an effective intermediate option, letting patients take control over their aging process all without surgery.
The natural looking results is another reason why our patients ask about liquid facelifts. While surgery can help by physically removing excess skin, the results can be a dramatic change and may leave some feeling overdone. In contract, the placement of the injectables can be better controlled and more strategic with liquid facelifts. Furthermore, these treatments are designed to create natural looking results. For many who are on the fence about undergoing surgery, the natural looking results can be a huge benefit.
Am I a candidate?
Another advantage of liquid facelifts is how the treatment can be adapted to almost any patient experiencing skin laxity. By eliminating the surgical aspect from the facelift procedure and replacing it with high quality injectables, liquid facelifts are a safe option for any healthy adult patient. For best results, we recommend the combination procedure for men and women with:
Mild to moderate sagging around the jawline and neck
Wrinkles or creases around the mouth
Wrinkles or creases around the eyes
Sunken cheekbones or hollows below the eyes
It is important to note that as liquid facelifts leverage injectables like dermal fillers and Botox, treatment results do not last as long as traditional facelifts. Often, patients enjoy their results for anywhere from four to nine months then return to their specialist for touch-up treatments.
Learn more with Dr. Kato
At Aesthetic Art, we’ve built our practice on the mission of helping all individuals feel confident and beautiful in their appearance by offering world class care in a professional, friendly environment. With liquid facelifts, our Palms Springs specialist is able to help individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity address their concerns without having to turn to invasive treatment. To learn more about your available treatment options, call (760) 610-5558 today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to seeing you!