In the world of cosmetic procedures, there are always new trends and techniques to achieve a rejuvenated and youthful appearance without having to undergo surgery. One of the most popular and effective treatments at the moment is known as a liquid facelift. But what is a liquid facelift and what products are used during treatment? We will discuss both of those topics in this post, so you will be well informed about what exactly a liquid facelift entails.
What is A Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a non-invasive technique to give the youthful and lifting effects of a traditional facelift. This is done by injecting a combination of dermal fillers and muscle relaxers. By using multiple injectables in different treatment areas, each liquid facelift can be customized to treat your specific skin concerns. Every treatment is personalized to rejuvenate and lift your face for a younger and refreshed appearance.
About the Products that Can Be Used
Each injectable is used on different treatment areas to give you the results that you desire and each one has a different purpose. There are certain ones when injected, that help to replace volume that has been lost in certain areas of the face due to age or weight loss. Some injectables can tighten loose and sagging skin around the neck and chin. Another can help to reduce fat in your neck that give the appearance of a “double chin”. When they are injected by a qualified and expert doctor, like Dr. Sinha, you are left with the results similar to a surgical facelift without the risks or downtime. These are some of the injectables that are used during the process of a liquid facelift.
Sculptra is used to gradually add volume to hollow areas of the face, such as cheeks, temples, and around the eyes. These areas tend to lose volume as we age. This is because collagen production begins to slow as we get older. Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen provides support for the skin’s structure. It is also a crucial part in the production of hyaluronic acid and elastin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to absorb and retain moisture and elastin helps the skin to stay tight and firm. Both are necessary for youthful and radiant skin. The process of collagen replacement is gradual, making results seen from this treatment appear over time. Sculptra can also be used to fill wrinkles and fine lines. It is used to fill smile lines, marionette lines, and melolabial lines, lines that appear around your mouth and chin. This makes it less apparent that work has been done and is more appealing to patient’s looking for more natural results. Over time Scultpra increases volume, restores natural facial contours, and leaves you with a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler from Juvederm, with the full name Juvederm Voluma XC. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body to help your skin retain moisture. As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid that our body produces is decreased. This results in a loss of moisture and volume in your face. Voluma increases volume in the middle of the face and adds definition to the cheekbones. Adding volume to this area of the face helps to make the face appear younger and more refreshed. This is because a lack of volume in the face can cause wrinkles and fine lines to be exaggerated. What makes Voluma different from other injectables is its gel like consistency, providing long lasting results. Youthful and natural suppleness is restored, while your facial contours are more defined after just one treatment.
Vollure is one of the best treatments to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, or laugh line, without having to undergo surgery. This treatment is able to correct moderate to severe wrinkles or deep lines around the nose and mouth. This injectable gel is a blend of different weights of hyaluronic acid that results in a silky, long lasting product. In some studies this treatment had results proven to last for up to 18 months. Hyaluronic acid is very effective at filling deep fine lines and wrinkles. It is a great alternative to other invasive treatments.
Botox is one of the most well-known injectables available today. But have you ever wondered how this house hold name cosmetic treatment works? Botox is made from a botulinum toxin and it helps to reduce the movement of precise muscles. When the purified toxin is injected into your muscles, the chemical message from the nerves that control the muscles is blocked. This smooths out wrinkles and fine lines as the muscles are relaxed. Botox can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in multiple areas of the face.
Kybella is an injectable that is able to reduce and/or eliminate the appearance of submental fat, or a double chin. Submental fat can occur due to aging, genetics, or weight gain. In many cases, there was no way to get rid of this unappealing area of fat. Diet and exercise would often make no difference in the appearance of patients’ chin. This left surgery, such as liposuction or a neck lift, as the only option a patient had, until now. Kybella is the first FDA approved injectable that destroys submental fat. It is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the body, that helps to absorb and break down fat cells. This reduces the fullness under the chin, giving you a more youthful and slim appearance. Once the cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. This means that once treatment is completed, no further treatments are necessary to maintain your desired results.
These are only a few of the treatments offered during a liquid facelift. Your doctor will decide which injectables are right for you and your desired results during your consultation. Are you considering having a liquid facelift? Give our office a call today.