Are you or a loved one interested in a cosmetic procedure to give a more youthful appearance but reluctant to undergo surgery? A liquid facelift is an answer for many people in this position. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure uses injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and other non-surgical treatments to get a newly rejuvenated face. Although there are several key differences between this procedure and a traditional surgical facelift, the results can be very similar.
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What Is a Liquid Face Lift?
This cosmetic procedure uses several different topical and injectable anti-aging treatments in combination to restore and rejuvenate skin without a single incision. The exact treatment plan depends on the individual needs of the patient. However, most patients will have a combination of injectable fillers, injectable crease smoothers like botulinum toxin, and topical therapies to smooth skin. The result is not as dramatic as a traditional surgical facelift, but most people look up to ten years younger.
In most cases, there are no side effects. The entire treatment can be completed in a single office visit with a local anesthetic. There is usually no recovery time, although some people will have residual redness and soreness for a few days. Because the therapies used in a nonsurgical facelift are all temporary, the effects also will not last forever. Most of the therapies last around one year, except botulinum toxin, which lasts four months, but can be easily repeated as needed.
This cosmetic procedure can take years and even a decade off your appearance, giving you a more attractive and youthful look. It can be a good way to rejuvenate your appearance until you are ready for more permanent work. In addition, many people like to get this rejuvenation done before major events such as weddings, so they look their best. In many ways, this option offers the best of both worlds.
How Is a Non-Surgical Facelift Performed?
This kind of facelift is performed in a medical office without anesthesia, although topical numbing cream and local painkilling injections may be used. First, hollows and deep wrinkles are filled in using injectable fillers. This not only adds volume where needed but also stimulates collagen production in the area. In addition, botulinum toxin can be used to smooth fine lines and smaller wrinkles for a smoother appearance. Last, a medical-grade skin care regimen is started to improve the overall skin texture and begin reducing the appearance of age and sun damage.
These procedures usually do not require bandaging or recovery. Most people will have redness and discomfort for a few days. In addition, it is important to protect your skin from the sun as it recovers, using both strong sunscreens and physical coverings such as hats. However, this should not interfere with your daily life. Your physician will give you a list of things you can and cannot do to ensure the best possible healing.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
Because this cosmetic procedure is only minimally invasive, most adults are good candidates for it. It is appropriate for both sexes and for all races. However, pregnant women should not get the procedure done as it has not been tested on this population. In addition, people with bleeding disorders or a recent history of infections on the face should talk to their facial plastic surgeon before considering this procedure.
As with all procedures, it is important to tell your physician your complete medical history, including all of your current and past medical problems as well as any medication that you are taking. This will help your facial plastic surgeon to determine whether this procedure is the best one for you.
Liquid Facelift Consultation
If you are in Charleston and considering this or other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Joseph Russell is here to help. Dr. Russell graduated with highest honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency in head and neck surgery. After this, he moved to New York City to complete a competitive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Andrew Jacono, one of the most renowned experts in the field. Dr. Russell has since returned to his native Charleston area and is ready to assist residents of the area in getting the appearance that they desire.
Are you ready to find out if a non-surgical facelift will help you to get the attractive, youthful results that you desire? If so, contact Dr. Russell’s office today at (843) 576-3302 for a consultation.