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Liquid Facelift

Liquid Facelifts in Palm Springs

As we age, our appearance can quickly become worn and tired looking. Wrinkles, creases, lost facial definition and double chins are all side effects of the aging process that can quickly undermine an individual’s self-confidence, causing them to look older than their years.

But who said you can’t fight the aging process? With liquid facelifts from Palm Springs plastic surgeon Dr. Kato, patients’ former youthful appearance can be restored without surgery.

What is a Liquid Facelift?

When most people think of effective anti-aging procedures, most circle back to surgical facelifts – and for a good reason. Invasive procedures have long been the choice for patients looking to turn back the clock on aging and enjoy a youthful appearance a little while longer. However, the idea of undergoing surgery and recovery also keeps many patients from pursuing this option. Innovation in plastic surgery has led to the development of many non-invasive solutions that, when combined, allow patients to achieve the results similar to traditional surgery without extensive and invasive procedures. 

Liquid facelifts or non-surgical facelifts are a quickly growing cosmetic solution in which multiple injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers are combined and applied in a way that yields results like those of traditional facelifts. Each liquid facelift is tailored to an individual’s specific facial concerns, ensuring the final look is natural. Given that these non-surgical facelifts do not require weeks of recovery, many patients choose this alternative for its convenience.

Maya Kato

B. Maya Kato, MD

Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.

Meet dr. maya kato

Designing Your Non-Surgical Facelift

Whether surgical or liquid, all facelifts start with a consultation appointment with our Palms Springs specialist. During this visit, Dr. Kato conducts an in-depth evaluation, examining the condition of your skin and underlying tissue to identify which injectable solutions will provide you with the results you’re looking for.

Unlike surgical facelifts, in which invasive methods are used, liquid facelifts rely on a combination of injectables and dermal fillers to add volume and definition. As one of Palm Springs’ top facial rejuvenation experts, Dr. Kato is uniquely experienced in leveraging these non-surgical solutions to create results that stunning, beautiful, and natural. To help create best results, Dr. Kato incorporates the following into a liquid facelift strategy:

When most patients think about facial rejuvenation, neuromodulators are often the first solutions that come to mind. These popular anti-aging treatments include injectables like Botox and Dysport, which target aging by tackling the cause of wrinkles: muscle contractions. Both solutions used a highly refined form of the toxin botulinum to temporarily freeze muscle contractions, preventing fine lines from appearing and existing wrinkles from deepening. Depending on where your wrinkles appear, our cosmetic specialist will recommend which type of treatment best suits your needs.

​For patients who are experiencing loss of facial volume caused by a natural depletion in collagen and facial fat, Dr. Kato offers a wide range of dermal fillers. Each is designed to target wrinkles of different depths and in different parts of the face to create smooth and plump skin while avoiding the overtreated look. Depending on the formula used, patients can enjoy results anywhere from three to six months.

For many patients, drooping skin isn’t their only complaint about facial aging. Hollow cheeks or sunken features can also compromise an individual’s appearance, making them look years older than they are. In these cases, Sculptra is an excellent option to help fill facial hollows, helping patients look rested and rejuvenated.  Unlike traditional dermal fillers that help add volume to the skin, Sculptra uses Poly-L-Lactic Acid to build lasting volume within the skin. The treatment is designed to stimulate collagen production, rebuilding the skin’s internal structure and smoothing deep wrinkles from the inside out.

Is a double chin keeping you from feeling confident? If so, you’re not alone – submental fullness is a common issue facing patients of all ages and causing many to feel uncomfortable with the way they look. Rather than relying on surgery to remove excess fat or sagging skin, patients at Aesthetic Art can augment liquid facelifts with Kybella.

Kybella is a non-surgical treatment often included in liquid facelifts to eliminate submental fullness. The treatment uses deoxycholic acid to destroy unwanted fat cells, restoring the definition of a person’s jawline. Like other injectables treatments, this solution may require a few treatment sessions; however, once the desired effect is achieved, Kybella provides long-lasting results, forgoing the need to undergo surgery to achieve the same defined facial profile. 

Before and After Your Liquid Facelift in Palm Springs

Another advantage of liquid facelifts is minimal preparation and recovery. While it is still important that patients follow all pre-treatment instructions, the individual procedures that make up the liquid facelift process do not require extensive preparation or downtime. Depending on your needs, your nonsurgical facelift treatment plan may require returning to our office for subsequent treatments or touch-ups.

After their visit, patients can get back to their schedule without taking time off for recovery. As with your first visit, these are often quick visits that can be completed in about an hour. Compared to traditional facelifts, the low maintenance approach of liquid facelifts offers men and women a simple solution to taking control of the aging process without disrupting busy routines.

Get Started Today – Schedule Your Consultation

Restoring your youthful appearance doesn’t always require lengthy surgery. With liquid facelifts, you can enjoy a rejuvenated appearance without needing extensive time for preparation or downtime. At Aesthetic Art of Palm Springs, our mission is to help patients look and feel confident with procedures tailored to their needs. Whether you’re coming in for your first consultation or looking to touch up previous treatments, cosmetic specialist Dr. Kato can help you create a comprehensive treatment strategy personalized to your needs. To learn how to achieve your ideal appearance without surgery, call 760-619-5558 today and ask about liquid facelifts.

We look forward to helping you look your best!