Everything You Need To Know About The Non-Invasive Liquid Facelift
December 3, 2020
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The liquid facelift is an exciting development in the cosmetic industry. It is a non-invasive procedure that rivals the results of a surgical facelift without the use of a scalpel and for a fraction of the cost. This non-invasive method uses the combination of Botox injections and dermal fillers to plump up and lift the facial features, helping to create a more voluminous and youthful appearance. The “facelift” helps to restore hollow features, sagging, expression lines, and enhance features to contour the face.
How to Achieve a Liquid Facelift
Collagen is the structural protein found in the skin that helps keep it firm and supple. As we age, we lose collagen, and by the time we reach the age of 25, natural production starts to decline. Reduced collagen encourages sagging of the skin which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, a decrease in facial fullness, and an aged appearance. To date, there is no natural way to prevent collagen decreases in the body. As we stated before, one way to fight the wrinkles is through a liquid facelift through a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. Botox can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, whereas dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
There is a wide range of fillers available on the market. However, the 2 most popular are Juvederm and Restylane. They are available in a small range of variations, with their properties that include how long the effects can be seen. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in both dermal filler brands, as well as a substance produced naturally by the body. Dermal fillers have many uses besides the liquid facelift, and they offer a great alternative to Botox or surgical cosmetic procedures.
Two popular brands of botox injections are Xeomin and Dysport. Xeomin is the more expensive of the two, but it is also three times as strong as Dysport. Botox is a botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that causes muscle paralysis. Without continuous facial movements, your body resists fine lines and wrinkles.
Before Your Liquid Facelift
A liquid facelift should be done by a medical professional, and it’s important that you go over your medical history with this person before any procedures.
Your Doctor Matters
Not all doctors are the same. You need to find a doctor with experience, professionalism, and the right certifications to do any cosmetic work on your face. We cannot stress enough how important it is to research your doctor and verify their work through reviews, medical boards, and other venues. A good doctor will take the time to answer your questions, provide in-depth information about the procedure, and be happy to show you before and after pictures of their patients. Remember, FDA approval means the product is safe for consumption. Never agree to undergo a procedure if you are unaware of the substance.
When to Avoid Facial Injections
Injectables should be avoided if you are suffering from rashes on the face, skin sores, cysts, or infections near the injection site. Postpone any booked procedures until you are fully healed. Let your doctor know if you are taking any medication as it could interfere with the procedure.
Preparing for a Liquid Facelift
Your liquid facelift is a relatively simple, short procedure. It will likely take just one 15- to 30-minute session to see real results. Make sure you know what you want, and are aware of the risks and side effects before the procedure.
Right before the facelift, take off any makeup, and make sure you’re not currently dealing with a facial sunburn or any infections on the treatment site(s). Otherwise, you’re good to go!
After Your Liquid Facelift
Thankfully, recovery time for this procedure is super quick. Since it’s not as intense as many surgical facelifts, you really don’t need to worry about a lengthy recovery or significant discomfort and pain.
Immediately after the liquid facelift, you may notice some redness or bruising; this will usually depend on the injection site. Jawline, nasolabial fold, and cheek injections cause minimal side effects, but injections underneath the eyes can cause significant, but temporary bruising. Any immediate side effects should subside within one week of the procedure.
Most people don’t experience any serious adverse effects, but there is some slight possibility of allergic reactions, infections, or cold sore flare-ups. However, these types of reactions are highly unlikely and your main responsibility after the procedure should be to just monitor your skin and inform your doctor if you notice any serious issues.
Since you’re not getting plastic surgery or a full facelift, the results of your liquid facelift won’t be as intense as those other options. You will see a subtle plumpness and youthfulness to your skin, and a significant reduction in wrinkles or sagging.
A liquid facelift can, however, have multiple uses. Besides just reducing wrinkles, this amazing non-invasive procedure can also fill out your cheeks, reduce the appearance of scars, and even plump up your lips.
A benefit of the liquid facelift is that results can last up to two years. While surgical facelifts may have longer-lasting results, a liquid facelift is a much simpler, safer, and cheaper procedure, and results can last a good while. Make sure to follow the best practices, such as protecting your skin from the sun and staying hydrated, to make your dermal fillers last longer.
Book Your Liquid Facelift Today
A liquid facelift is a great option if you’re not ready for, or need, a surgical facelift. If you have limited wrinkles or sagging, and want a quick and easy solution, this procedure may be right for you. Make sure to consider all your options and discuss them with a qualified medical professional. At SDBotox we are experts in non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as the non-surgical nose job and lip filler injections. Contact us to book a consultation with one of our doctors where you can learn more about the anti-aging liquid facelift, and whether you might be a suitable candidate for this procedure.