The newly popular procedure known as a liquid facelift, is being preferred over a traditional facelifts more and more. This is because patients are beginning to realize all of the benefits that a liquid facelift has to offer. Although this treatment is considered new, it is a combination of trusted products to provide you with the same results as a traditional facelift. Here are the benefits that a liquid facelift offers when compared to a surgical facelift.
A Little About Liquid Facelifts
A liquid facelift refers to a combination of injectable dermal fillers and muscle relaxers. This treatment is meant to fill any areas that are lacking volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. A liquid facelift is able to lift and contour the face without ever having to have surgery.
The combination of injections that is right for you will be decided by you and your doctor. You will both discuss your skin type, face shape, and desired results to determine which ones to include in your treatment plan. A liquid facelift leaves you with beautifully natural results. It helps to balance facial features by restoring the natural contours of your face. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished and sagging or loose skin, such as jowls, are lifted and rejuvenated. The treatment offers many benefits without having to have a complete facelift.
Benefits of a Liquid Facelift
Many patients choose a liquid facelift over a traditional one because it does not involve surgery. The only incisions involved are very thin needles that distribute the products into the skin. A traditional facelift has much different incisions that need to heal, requiring recovery and downtime, and can sometimes lead to scarring.
A liquid facelift is also a great choice for those that have a fear of “going under the knife”. Some patients have adverse feelings involving surgery and the liquid facelift is an option that they are comfortable with. They also do not have to fear about being put under anesthesia, a liquid facelift usually involves the application of local anesthetic on treatment areas.
- Saves You Time
Not including the time of the consultation, a liquid facelift usually takes less than hour. This includes all of the injectables, fillers, and muscle relaxers. When compared to how long the procedure of a facelift lasts, a liquid facelift takes significantly less time than the traditional surgery. There is also little to no recovery time after treatment. This means you do not need to block off large portions of your schedule to get the results that you desire.
Following surgery, you must limit activities and often have to take time off of work. After a liquid facelift there are almost no limitations to what you can do. You do not have to spend days in bed feeling miserable because you are in pain while you are trying to heal. There is also no need to take time off of work and waste your vacation days on looking younger and more rejuvenated.
- Less Costly
Compared to a traditional facelift, a liquid facelift is much more cost effective. The injections performed during this treatment are much more affordable then undergoing surgery. When you schedule a surgery, you have to pay for the surgical facility/ operating room, cost of anesthesia, a longer span of your doctor’s time, their medical team, and much more. For a liquid facelift you are only paying for your surgeon’s or specialist’s time, the dermal fillers and muscle relaxers, and possibly a topical anesthetic, for your comfort. You will also save money if you have to take off of work to have a surgery performed and to have the proper amount of recovery time.
- Low Risk
The fact that a liquid facelift does not require surgery, means that there is much less risk following treatment. There is significantly less risk of infection, bruising, and other complications. The problems that may occur during healing are much lower with a liquid facelift.
Risks associated with anesthesia are eliminated by choosing a liquid facelift over a traditional facelift. The threats of excess bleeding are also nonexistent for this treatment. The risks and complications after a facelift such as pain, skin discoloration, deep vein thrombosis, and cardiac problems are lower or nonexistent when having a liquid facelift.
- Natural Results
The results achieved following a liquid facelift are naturally, rejuvenated, and youthful skin. The skin is not being cut or pulled during surgery, but is plumped and volumized with fillers. When the skin is not being stretched, there is also less of a risk of having an artificial appearance of the skin looking pulled back.
Your doctor or specialist has more control to hit specific treatment areas than during a surgical procedure. This also gives complete customization of where you want to receive treatments and how much of each filler or muscle relaxer you would like in those areas. The injectables used are meant to give you a natural and refreshed appearance.
Some of the fillers require multiple injections to achieve desired results. Some patients may see this as a con, but others will enjoy this. Having results that don’t appear right away make it unapparent to those you see every day that you have had work done. They will only notice your new and refreshed look. This also helps you to get more used to your new appearance.
For patients that have severe signs of aging, you may want to consider a traditional facelift instead of a liquid facelift. Although it offers many benefits, it is not as effective at reducing and eliminating severe fine lines and wrinkles. A liquid facelift is also unable to reverse the loss of skin elasticity.
If you are considering options to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance, think about having a liquid facelift. Call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sinha. His extensive knowledge and artistic eye will be able to help you choose which treatments will get you the results that you desire. Do you want a natural and youthful look? Give our office a call today.