I don’t know about you, but the thought of having an actual face lift kind of scares me. What if something goes wrong and I end up looking gruesome? Admit it, you’ve gone to the celebrity internet sites and stared at plastic surgery gone wrong. What were they thinking? After all, some of our favorite stars, in pure desperation to remain young in a brutal business, have made some pretty disastrous choices. We even have terms, like “trout pout” to describe overdone, overfilled lips. One episode of The Housewives of Beverly Hills and you’ll know what that looks like. Every one of the women on that show have said, “filler up!”
The plain and simple fact is that as we age, the face begins to lose collagen and elastin which contribute to sagging facial features, skinny lips, angry looking brows and bevy of other dreaded age foibles. You are probably like me. You just want to look rested and alive, the way you feel inside. With the advances in medicine and our health oriented lifestyles, we are actually living longer and feeling better than any of our ancestors ever did. Wrinkles, folds, lines, heavy lids, vertical lines around our mouths; the list goes on and on. But lucky us, we have some remarkable tools to fight the battle of aging gracefully. These injectables or fillers are amazing and are essentially non-surgical options. Introducing the Liquid Lift.
As we have been using these injectables and fillers, we’ve noticed that there is a lifting effect. And with properly placed injections, we have been able to actually create the look of an actual facelift.
Some of these physicians refined techniques to focus on lifting and contouring, with an ancillary benefit of wrinkle reduction (rather than the other way around). This has spawned a somewhat revolutionary new approach in treating sagging facial features, which is called a Liquid Face Lift or non-invasive Facial Rejuvenation.
In broad terms, a non-surgical Liquid Face Lift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following:
- Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
- Reduced wrinkles, creases, line or folds
- Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
- A more rested, energetic look
- A friendlier smile
In some patients, the goal of a non surgical Liquid Lift is to lift the entire face. In others the goal is to lift or contour certain areas.
For example, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using Liquid Facelift techniques; eyes can be opened up and lids lifted; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be lifted; bumps on the nose can be hidden; as well as several other facial feature benefits. Many of these conditions and contouring procedures will be discussed with you during your FREE facial analysis, as well as treatment procedures for a variety of wrinkles, folds and lines.
A Liquid Face Lift involves the use of advanced dermal fillers, usually in combination with BOTOX® or Dysport®. The dermal fillers used are among a group of 2nd generation injectables that provide more enduring results than earlier products. The new group of 2nd generation, advanced dermal fillers includes JUVEDERM® Ultra, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and several others.
Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work in their own special way to rejuvenate specific areas of the face. In general, dermal fillers replace lost volume in the face or help the body regenerate its own collagen. Precisely placed, the dermal fillers can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features.
It is common knowledge that BOTOX® and Dysport®procedures act to temporarily paralyze the muscles, thus minimizing or eliminating unwanted lines and However, BOTOX® is also used in conjunction with the dermal fillers to provide added lift and to help the endurance of the dermal fillers. In the face, there is a constant tug of war among muscles that pull up (levators) and muscles that pull down (depressors). BOTOX® is placed in the depressor muscles to relax the downward pull and to let the upward-pulling muscles win, providing a lift to various facial features. It is now believed that muscles may lose some of their memory for frowning with repeated treatments, and less frequent visits may be required.
All of the products discussed on this site are FDA-approved for treatment of at least one area of the face. The manufacturers rarely seek FDA approval for multiple cosmetic uses. However, once approved, physicians may use any of these products for other cosmetic uses, known as off label usage. Most plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other physicians who regularly use dermal fillers and BOTOX® in cosmetic medical procedures perform both on-label and off-label procedures for non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation.
Not only is product choice important, but it is fundamental that the physician take into account a patient’s unique facial characteristics and goals when performing a Liquid Face Lift procedure. Each person has unique facial features and individual skin types, as well as varying degrees of skin damage, collagen depletion and skin laxity. Goals and desires also vary from patient to patient. Experienced physicians should take into account all of these variables when utilizing Liquid Face Lift products and procedures in order to help optimize patient outcomes.
Liquid Face Lift techniques are experiencing continual refinement among a few leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other physicians in the U.S. Results from Liquid Lift procedures are usually gradual and can range from subtle to astonishing. It is common for patients who have had Liquid Face Lift procedures to say that they receive compliments on their appearance without others knowing that they have done anything. In some instances, the results can be so uplifting that they change an individual’s life. As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient. So call us today and make your appointment to see if you are a candidate for the liquid lift!
Note: Before undergoing any procedure discussed on this web site, make sure that your physician has extensive experience with the specific procedure. We have even heard of dentist’s injecting people’s faces for a little added revenue. Think about it. Come to A Wrinkle In Time and let us take care of your beautiful face and leave looking refreshed, renewed and vibrant. Why take chances with someone who doesn’t actually inject for a living.