If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and realized that you’re finally ready for a facelift, you aren’t alone. Facelifts are an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure, and the development of new facelift techniques increases the number of options available to people looking to rejuvenate their appearance.
The “liquid facelift” is a procedure that has been making waves in the plastic surgery world. This non-surgical facelift alternative uses a combination of liquid fillers to provide beautiful results in a fraction of the time of traditional surgery.
The Liquid Facelift
Liquid facelifts work best on faces that are not showing advanced signs of aging. The collagen in our skin weakens considerably as we age, resulting in skin that begins to lose volume and wrinkle more easily. Gravity and the slackening of underlying facial tissues exacerbate these issues to make drooping skin and wrinkling a certainty as we grow old.
Rather than using incisions to gain access to the underlying tissue structures of the face, a liquid facelift uses a combination of strategically placed dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic to smooth out wrinkles and fill in hollow areas. This combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers is effective at addressing two common concerns with our aging facial features: reducing lines and wrinkles and replenishing lost volume in the skin.
After the dynamic wrinkles around your eyes and brow are minimized with BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers are then used to plump up the skin of the cheeks and smooth out wrinkles by the mouth and chin. The result is a much smoother skin tone. This injectable facelift can address your concerns involving fine lines, volume loss and wrinkles to give you a younger look.
Unlike liquid facelifts, traditional facelifts rely on surgical incisions to create their results. Your doctor will make several small incisions, usually starting near the hairline, to gain access to the underlying tissue structures of your face. This allows him or her to tighten the structures under the skin to create lifted cheeks, firmer skin and a more defined jawline. Excess skin can also be removed around the neck or jowl to further tighten up your appearance.
Which Is Better?
The final call on which facelift option will best meet your needs should be a joint decision between you and your doctor. [url=http://www.drnein.com/services/face/face-lift/] Traditional facelift results [/url] are typically more comprehensive and include repositioning the sub-dermal tissue layers of the face, while a liquid facelift provides short-term correction of facial thinning or wrinkling.
The liquid facelift is a viable option if you are looking to avoid the downtime of plastic surgery and seek improvements around your eyes, forehead, chin, cheeks or lips. However, injectable treatments alone will not be able to tighten loose skin or reverse sagging along the jaw line. To correct these concerns, a traditional facelift or even a mini facelift may be needed. The liquid facelift procedure usually requires maintenance treatments every three to five months, whereas the traditional facelift will usually last for years before any touch-ups are required.
Compared to a traditional facelift, a liquid facelift procedure tends to camouflage aging effects for a shorter time period, with a shorter procedure and recovery time. While the benefits are more limited than those provided by a traditional facelift, a liquid face lift is an excellent method for those who want to avoid the discomfort and expense of surgery.