As we age, our faces lose collagen, elastin and other support structures that give it volume and plumpness. One of the latest techniques for restoring volume and plumpness to the face is the liquid facelift. This is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation technique involving the use of liquid fillers combined with botox, and dysport to address the deflation process. A Liquid facelift can correct under eye bags and dark circles, eyes can look more rested and lifted, jowls can be diminished, the v-shape can be restored to the face by filling cheeks and temples, corners of the mouth can be turned up, wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and on the forehead can also be temporarily erased. The advanced dermal fillers often included in the liquid facelift can be JUVEDERM Ultra, JUVEDERM Ultra Plus, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and Sculptra Aesthetic.
Because dermal fillers all tend to have slightly different structure and longevity, it is your doctor preference that will determine what filler combinations he/she used in the various areas of the face. In addition, it is important to remember that everybody facial structure is different so every Liquid Facelift will be customized to suit each patient. Some examples of what might be used during a liquid facelift would be Juvederm to add volume to the cheeks or jawline, Juvederm Volbella to correct the tiny lines around the mouth, Radiesse to fill marionette lines, Restylane silk to plump and lift the lips and Sculptra for long term improvement of plumpness and volume. Botox or Dysport may also be utilized to relax and correct wrinkles around the eyes or between the eyebrows.
The effects of a liquid facelift are temporary, as all of these facial products eventually dissipate. You can work with your doctor to maintain the effects of the liquid facelift by re administering products when needed as their effects fade. If you are seeking an non surgical solution for facial volume loss or sagging, Kwan Dermatology can assist you with any questions you have about liquid facelift and can help decipher whether this treatment is a fit for you to achieve your aesthetic goals.