Frequently asked questions about the liquid facelift:
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a combination of injectable treatments that are used to achieve a youthful appearance on the face. Through the use of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants, it’s possible to get rid of lines and wrinkles in key areas as well as adding volume to the face.
Which injectable treatments are used?
This will depend on the individual, their skin and the results they want to achieve. Common injectable treatments used in a liquid facelift including Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Dysport and Juvéderm.
Is it safe?
Yes. Injectable treatments are generally very safe and well-tolerated by the majority of patients. No surgery is required in a liquid facelift so the risks associated with surgery are something you avoid completely.
What are the benefits of a liquid facelift over a traditional facelift?
A liquid facelift comes with several key benefits when compared to a traditional facelift. These benefits include –
- There is no downtime
- It’s usually cheaper
- Specific problem areas can be targeted
- No surgery is required
- It’s safer
What is the cost?
This will depend on a number of factors, including the surgery that you have your treatments performed at, the doctor you go to and the number of treatments/sessions required.
How long will the results last?
The results of a liquid facelift are not as long-lasting as a traditional facelift, which is to be expected. However on average the results last 6-12 months, depending on the patient. Further treatments can be performed as required.
When will the results be noticeable?
You will be able to see the results immediately although you should wait until all swelling has subsided before making a final judgement. This means the final results can be seen in 1-2 weeks following treatment.
Is there any downtime?
There is usually no downtime with a liquid facelift and you’ll be able to return to work as soon as you want.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients experience bruising, swelling and tenderness although it’s usually very tolerable and will subsidence within a week in most cases.
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