As we age, the fine lines and wrinkles on our faces begin to tell the story of our lives. However, if you are one of the millions of people who feel the early signs of aging are making them look older than their true age, you may be exploring your options for reversing the effects of aging.
If you’ve spent any time browsing beauty blogs or flipping through celebrity gossip magazines, you’ve probably come across the phrase “ Liquid Facelift ” – an increasingly popular and buzzed-about treatment for looking younger naturally, without the need for surgery. Curious about how it works? Read on for 10 things you need to know about a liquid facelift.
1. A liquid facelift can address many common complaints.
First, let’s break down what a liquid facelift is. This highly customizable procedure combines biocompatible dermal fillers with injectable neuromodulators such as Botox. Depending on what you want to achieve, a liquid facelift can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; restore lost facial volume; give you more contoured cheeks or plumper lips; make you look more alert and well-rested; and even help reduce a double chin.
2. A liquid facelift is minimally invasive and can be completed in one quick in-office treatment.
So how does a liquid facelift work? During your liquid facelift appointment, Dr. Sinha will use tiny needles to make a series of injections in targeted areas of your face, depending on your facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. Dermal fillers work in concert with Botox to provide subtle lift, provide volume where your face needs it most and beautifully smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The entire process usually takes no more than half an hour. And besides avoiding strenuous exercise for the first day, you can immediately go back to work or any of your other typical daily activities. It’s that easy.
3. A liquid facelift can erase wrinkles.
Fine lines and wrinkles are usually the first signs of age to appear, and they can cause you to look older than you really are. With a liquid facelift, we can drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox helps soften wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, squinting or wrinkling your nose. Meanwhile, dermal fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles, which creates a younger-looking appearance. For example, dermal fillers are highly effective at softening the smile lines that appear around your mouth.
4. Fillers can help restore your facial volume.
Facial aging is about more than just pesky wrinkles. Over time, you lose fat in your face, which can leave you looking gaunt. This effect can be especially noticeable in the cheeks and under-eye area. With a liquid facelift, we can inject filler under your eyes to correct this loss of volume and reduce the appearance of eye bags. We can also bring back volume in the cheeks and temples, giving you a rejuvenated look. The subtle lift created by fillers looks entirely natural, and it can help prolong the need for a traditional surgical facelift.
5. If you choose, we can give you the perfect pout.
Your lips lose volume and develop wrinkles just like any other part of your face, which is why you may choose to enhance your lips as part of your liquid facelift. Rather than getting a permanent implant or surgical procedure, fillers are an ideal option for adding volume to the lips. Whether you decide to go beyond what Mother Nature gave you, or just restore what you have lost to Father Time, we can completely customize this aspect of your liquid facelift to match your desires.
6. A liquid facelift can diminish your double chin.
For some of us, all the diet and exercise in the world won’t eliminate that stubborn pocket of fat under our chin. Luckily, a nonsurgical liquid facelift can even address unwanted fullness under the chin and neck area with an injection called Kybella , which specifically targets fat cells. Kybella is made with a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid that helps your body break down dietary fat. When we inject it into the area beneath your chin, Kybella kills the fat cells so they become unable to store or accumulate fat.
7. When it comes to your injectables, you have options.
Fillers vary in their properties, and you want to take advantage of the qualities that will best suit your needs. That’s why you should look for a doctor who offers a range of fillers and neuromodulators from which you can choose. The bigger the toolbox, the better your results will be. Dr. Sinha offers the following injectable treatments: Botox, Kybella, Juvéderm, Voluma, Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse and Perlane.
8. A liquid facelift is temporary, but long-lasting.
A surgical facelift provides permanent results by repositioning muscles, tightening the skin and removing excess skin. In contrast, a Liquid Facelift is not designed to be permanent. The paralysis effects of Botox eventually wear off, and your body will re-absorb the biocompatible fillers. However, the results are still long-lasting. Depending on the products used and the facial area being treated, a liquid facelift will typically last from one to two years. You may opt to get periodic touch-up treatments to refresh your look over time.
9. A liquid facelift is a less expensive, less disruptive alternative to a surgical facelift.
If you have been contemplating a surgical facelift, but were concerned about the price tag or lengthy recovery time, a liquid facelift is a perfect option for you. Liquid facelifts are much more affordable than a surgical procedure, putting them within reach of people who are more budget-conscious. Additionally, if you are concerned about a lengthy recovery process putting a dent in your busy lifestyle, the liquid facelift may be best for you. Most patients can resume their everyday activities immediately, including returning to work.
10. When choosing where to get your liquid facelift, experience matters.
If you want the best possible outcomes from your liquid facelift, choose a doctor who has plenty of experience and training. Dr. Sinha has performed thousands of surgical and nonsurgical procedures over more than three decades in practice, and his double board-certified status guarantees extensive knowledge and training and a commitment to providing you with the best possible outcomes. He has been called the “specialist’s specialist” when it comes to working on the face for his experience, results and advances in these areas. When it comes to your appearance and self-confidence, why would you put your trust in anyone but the best? Contact our award-winning Atlanta clinic today to schedule your consultation.