Now you don’t have to go under the knife to lift sagging skin and smooth wrinkles. The Liquid Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that uses injectable gel fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane, to gently lift facial features, reduce wrinkles and folds and create a brighter, more rested look. This face sculpting procedure can last for up to two years.
What is Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a procedure in which dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are injected just underneath the skin to ease away wrinkles, restore contours and fill in hollow regions. Many dermal fillers are developed from a substance called Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the human body. This means that these dermal fillers are unlikely to be rejected by the body and are quite safe.
The goal of a liquid facelift is to reduce sagging and wrinkles. It can also:
- plump up lips
- reduce the hollow areas under your eyes
- fill your cheeks if they look gaunt
- tighten wrinkles around your lips, eyes and forehead
- reduce the appearance of scars
How much does a liquid facelift cost?
In general, liquid facelifts cost less than surgical facelifts. The cost of a liquid facelift depends on a number of factors, including:
- where you’re located, as dermatologists and plastic surgeons charge differently in different cities
- the type of dermal injections you choose (Botox, Juvederm, etc.)
- how many injections you have
How Should I Prepare for a Liquid Facelift?
Avoid painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen in the time leading up to your liquid facelift. Also avoid any fish or fish oil pills because these are blood thinners and may cause bruising to last longer. If you happen to be taking beta blockers or any blood-pressure medications, consult your physician to see whether the dosages of any of these medicines need to be altered.
How long does a liquid facelift last?
A liquid facelift can improve the contour of your face to make you appear younger. The technique combines a dermal filler like Restylane and a muscle relaxer like Botox. Strategic injections of dermal fillers and Botox provide similar results to a facelift without requiring you to go under the knife. You don’t have to go through the post-surgical recovery process when you choose a liquid facelift. Liquid facelift results are not permanent, but the combination can last over a year. The placement of each injection and the individual types of injections that are used play a role in how long the treatment lasts.