Not all signs of aging require a surgical procedure to improve, and not all patients are ready for one. At BioSpa, we offer the liquid facelift, your nonsurgical solution to facial rejuvenation. The treatment uses a combination of facial fillers and Botox® or other injectables to restore volume loss and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Patients choose the liquid facelift when they are not ready for or do not require a surgical procedure like the traditional facelift. With the liquid facelift, patients can avoid the use of incisions that would lead to scarring, downtime, and discomfort. Candidates for the liquid facelift are those who begin to expereince the first signs of aging including:
- Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Lines in the upper face and in the corners of the eyes
- A hollow appearance around the eyes
- Volume loss in the cheeks causing a flattened appearance
- Thinning lips
The liquid facelift works by combining injectable treatments to improve several signs of aging in one procedure, all while avoiding the need for a surgical procedure. Depending on the patient’s unique signs of aging, the appropriate fillers will be selected. Fillers work by adding instant volume to lines and wrinkles and can be added to the cheeks to give a lifted appearance, fill in hollow eyes, and enhance the lips. A neuromodulator can be included to temporarily reduce wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, smoothing lines in the upper face.
The liquid facelift is a highly customizable procedure, allowing patients to choose the formulas that will address their unique concerns. Our expert injectors will help determine which combination of treatments will work best. The skin will then be cleansed and a numbing cream can be applied to maximize patient comfort. The placement points will then be mapped out, and the appropriate fillers will be used to restore volume loss. If chosen, another injectable like Botox® or Dysport® can then be used in the upper face to target fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expression. The length of the liquid facelift treatment process will vary depending on how many treatments were needed.
One of the major benefits of choosing the liquid facelift over a surgical facelift is that there is no required downtime or recovery. However, with these tips, patients can ensure a more comfortable time following their treatment:
- Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least 24 hours following treatment.
- Keep the head elevated for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid heat from hot showers, washing the face, or direct sunlight.
- Use an ice pack to manage swelling.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications or substances.
- Avoid rubbing the treatment area.
The results of your liquid facelift can be noticed immediately, with filled in lines and wrinkles and restored volume loss. If Botox® or another neuromodulator was used, the treated lines will start to improve within a week following treatment. By combining treatments during the liquid facelift, patients can expect results that are long-lasting. Touch-up sessions can be done to maintain that appearance of smooth, youthful skin.
Any treatment used during a liquid facelift can be done alone in the future to prolong results. Patients might opt for fillers or Botox® in the future to touch up their results, or opt for a noninvasive skin treatment. Patients who want to further enhance their facial features without surgery might also consider the liquid rhinoplasty or liquid chin augmentation. Those who begin to develop further volume loss and sagging might consider a surgical facelift down the road to turn back the clock and look many years younger.
Our team of expert injectors and aestheticians can meet with you to discuss your concerns and develop you customized liquid facelift treatment plan. To learn more about the liquid facelift or out other nonsurgical facial treatments, contact our office at (949)347-5656.