A Liquid Facelift is a wonderful non-surgical option to bring fullness and youth back to the face by using a combination of neuromodulators and dermal fillers. The procedure removes wrinkles and gives the desired lift to the aging face. It also avoids the adverse surgical outcomes.
The Liquid Facelift is done using Botox® to relax the muscle that make the wrinkles of expression and Dermal fillers that give volume to cheeks and lips. It can also reduce the jowls restoring the youthful heart shape facial appearance. The Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid gels or calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres. These are all given by injections. Often, lidocaine is added to the Dermal fillers to minimize the discomfort. The procedure can be done in one visit or in stages depending on what is right for you. The effects can last up to 2 yrs. If maintenance is continued the desired effects will be longer lasting. In our office we use Voluma XC, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm® XC and Belotero Balance as the fillers of choice.
Any healthy adult who is not taking anticoagulants and preferably a non-smoker will benefit from a Liquid Facelift. It is important to discuss any medical problem with Dr. Eros prior to treatment, such as having a history of cold sores or having problems with clotting.
The combination of Botox® and dermal fillers can cause swelling and bruising. Be sure not to take anti-inflammatories the week prior to the procedure. There can be swelling that may last 24 hours and bruising that can last a week. Most people are able to return to their daily activities the following day. Do Not engage in heavy lifting or strenuous exercise in the first 24 hours after treatment.
Botox® will take about 10 days to show the full affect. The Fillers will have a noticeable change immediately after the procedure and continue to enhance the appearance as time goes on. The liquid facelift can also be done in stages over a month’s time.