A liquid facelift is an excellent alternative to traditional surgical facelifts for those who want to reduce some aging signs such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss.
A Liquid Facelift can be tailored to each individual’s unique facial anatomy and desired outcomes, making it a versatile option for those looking to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
What is Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift rejuvenates the face by filling, smoothing, and re-contouring using injectables such as Botox and fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. A liquid facelift is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure.
Unlike a traditional surgical facelift, which involves making incisions and manipulating facial tissues, a Liquid Facelift achieves its effects through the use of injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators. These injectable dermal fillers are strategically infiltrated into specific areas of the face to target aging signs and provide more natural-looking results.
A liquid facelift, utilizing substances like poly L lactic acid, offers a non-surgical approach to stimulate collagen production and restore facial volume for a natural and rejuvenated appearance.
How Does Liquid Facelift Work?
During a liquid facelift procedure, dermal fillers are injected into particular areas of the face such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (lines around the mouth), and marionette lines to restore lost volume.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances composed of hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials. In Park Plaza Plastic Surgery for liquid facelifts, we use Botox and fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. Juvederm products are Hyaluronic Acid fillers that are naturally part of the skin. Restylane® and Juvederm® enhance skin rejuvenation by boosting the levels of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a refreshed facial appearance.
By replenishing volume, dermal fillers lift sagging skin, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Botox temporarily inhibits the movement of specific facial muscles. It softens the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and prevents the formation of new lines.
This combination brings a holistic approach to face rejuvenation because fillers restore lost volume, while neuromodulators(boty) relax muscles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Liquid Facelift procedure
The Liquid Facelift procedure includes a few simple steps all of which are non-invasive and generally lasts from 30- 60 minutes. The consists of the following:
Every procedure, including the liquid facelift at Park Plaza, starts with a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits about your desires and needs.
During the consultation, Dr. Lefkovits examines your facial anatomy, appearance, and skin tone and determines if you are a suitable candidate for a liquid facelift.
Preparation for liquid facelift
Before beginning the procedure, the doctor will cleanse your face with an antibacterial gel. In most cases, a Liquid Facelift does not require anesthesia. A topical numbing cream may be administered to reduce any discomfort experienced during the injections
Dermal Filler and Botox Injection
This is the primary step in the liquid face lift procedure. The doctor strategically injects dermal fillers into specific areas of the face that require volume restoration or enhancement.
If neuromodulators like Botox are part of the treatment plan, they are carefully injected into targeted facial muscles to relax them. Throughout the procedure, the doctor will take a look to see the results and make adjustments.
Recovery and self-care
Once the procedure is over, your face will be cleaned up, and you will get post-care instructions. You can go back to your regular activities right after the procedure. Still, for the best results, you should avoid excessive facial movement, refrain from strenuous activities, and apply cold packs to reduce any potential swelling or bruising.
What areas can a liquid facelift target?
Common areas that can be addressed with a Liquid Facelift include:
Cheeks are the most common spot for liquid facelifts because dermal filler restores the volume of the cheeks and provides a youthful appearance
Lips lost volume over the years, and dermal filler helps to boost volume and lip definition
The forehead is most affected by wrinkles because of facial expression, and Botox smooths these lines
Wrinkle lines. Fillers can be used to soften and lift wrinkle lines in the different parts of the face.
Jawline. Fillers provide definitions and improve the overall facial profile by putting them on the jawline.
The under-eye area can be treated with dermal fillers to diminish the appearance of under-eye hollows or bags, providing a more rested look.
Brown. Botox is often used to lift and shape the eyebrows, creating a more refreshed and open-eyed appearance.
Neck and Chin. In some cases, fillers may be used to improve the appearance of sagging skin or fine lines in the neck and chin area.
Neck Bands. In some cases, Botox may be used to soften and improve neck bands.
Liquid facelifts further complement the lifting of the face and neck. It does not replace a surgical facelift in cases of marked sagging and aging.
Alternatives to a Liquid Facelift
Non- Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures are consistently on the rise. Especially poignant is the amount of individuals seeking non-invasive cosmetic treatment.
Dr. George Lefkovits proudly offers various non-invasive cosmetic procedures in New York, New York, to help patients feel more confident in their skin. Some of these procedures are alternative or additional treatments to a liquid facelift. To serve our amazing patients, we offer the following procedures at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery:
Fat Transfer to Face
Fat transfer is increasingly popular as a filler for the face and is an alternative to the likes of JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®. During a fat transfer, the plastic surgeon will remove fat from unwanted places and will use it to restore the youthful contours of your face.
Fat transfer is generally performed under local anesthesia. Advantages of Fat Transfer include: an abundant supply of fat (usually) and may last longer than fillers (in many cases). Because of the volume of fat that may be used in many cases, Fat Transfer may lead to a better result.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure used to stimulate collagen production, improve the skin texture, and enhance your overall appearance.
Glycolic Acid Peel Skin Care Treatment
A chemical peel can slow signs of aging, removing dead skin to uncover smoother, younger, glowing skin.
Who is a candidate for liquid facelift treatment?
The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is to consult the doctor. Also, if you would like to learn more about how to get long-lasting wrinkle correction or facial recontouring with these advanced injectable fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits today.
Generally, a suitable candidate for a liquid facelift is an individual who has first or mild aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss and wants to improve overall facial appearance without experiencing surgery.
Candidates for liquid facelifts need to be in good overall health and do not have any contraindications for the procedure. Also, as a candidate, you should have realistic expectations about results. It is important to remember that it is not a Facelift; therefore results will be more limited.
Schedule a Free Liquid Facelift Surgery Consultation Today
The best way to decide whether a liquid facelift is a good cosmetic surgery procedure for you is to schedule a facelift surgery consultation with Dr. George Lefkovits today.
This is your opportunity to talk about the procedure in detail as the surgeon will explain what kind of results could you expect to achieve based on your facial anatomy, skin type, and condition, as well as lifestyle habits.
To learn more about what liquid facelift can and cannot do for your appearance, please call 212 750-9494 and schedule an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery Center at 9 East 62 Street in New York City.