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.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Liquid Facelift in San Diego
Who is a candidate?
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.
Ideal candidates for an injectable facelift in San Diego tend to be younger patients with a less pronounced degree of wrinkling and sagging who prefer to delay a surgical intervention. You may also wish to consider a liquid facelift if anything in your medical history disqualifies you from getting surgery.
What can I expect?
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.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a customizable, non-surgical anti-aging procedure that turns back the clock with little to no risks, side effects, or downtime. By combining biocompatible dermal fillers with injectable neuromodulators in precisely targeted areas, a liquid facelift can erase fine lines and wrinkles; provide subtle lift; give you more contoured cheeks or plumper lips; fill in areas where you have lost volume; make you look more alert and well-rested; and redefine your chin and jawline.
How long will the results of a liquid facelift last?
A liquid facelift isn’t permanent. The effects of Botox® typically wear off in around three or four months, while your body will gradually metabolize biocompatible dermal fillers. If you notice unwanted signs of aging beginning to reappear, you can come back into our San Diego office for a brief touch-up treatment. Dr. Eros recommends planning to return for maintenance appointments a few times per year.
What are the benefits of a liquid facelift?
If you’re searching for a quick, nearly painless, and minimally invasive way to improve your appearance, a liquid facelift is the solution you’ve been dreaming of. There are no stitches, scars, or anesthesia risks associated with a liquid facelift, and you can have this procedure done on your lunch break and resume your life without downtime. Injectable facelifts are ideal for busy people who prefer to take a low-risk, high-reward approach to aesthetic treatments.
When will I see results from my liquid facelift?
Botox® will take about 10 days to show the full effect. The fillers will create a noticeable improvement immediately after the procedure and continue to enhance your appearance as time goes on. If you prefer to take a more gradual approach, you can choose to have your liquid facelift done in stages over a month’s time.
Are there any side effects of a liquid facelift?
The combination of Botox® and dermal fillers can cause mild swelling and bruising. Be sure not to take anti-inflammatories the week before the procedure. Swelling may last 24 hours, and bruising can last a week. Most people can return to their daily activities the following day. Do not engage in heavy lifting or strenuous exercise in the first 24 hours after treatment.
How much does a liquid facelift cost in San Diego?
The cost of your liquid facelift will typically depend on the amount of filler used. Dr. Eros will provide you with a detailed estimate when she evaluates your needs in a consultation.