The Liquid Facelift: A Nonsurgical Alternative
Looking to rejuvenate your face without going under the knife? While the benefits of a traditional facelift include a rewarding and youthful appearance, many men and women stray away from the procedure because of its’ higher cost and recovery time, as well as the pain associated with recovery. An alternative growing in popularity is the liquid “facelift” that produces similar results without the same negative downsides of a traditional facelift.
WHAT IS A LIQUID FACELIFT?
Liquid facelifts are speedy, minimally-invasive procedures that offer an alternative to the traditional facelift. A combination of Botox® and dermal fillers and injectables can be used to minimize wrinkles and add fullness to the face. While liquid facelifts may seem like a nonsurgical substitution for a traditional facelift, the procedure does not stop the aging process. You may eventually desire a surgical facelift or brow lift to achieve your desired youthful appearance, but a liquid facelift can postpone the need for further procedures.
WHAT CAN A LIQUID FACELIFT DO FOR ME?
While somewhat similar in name and youthful goals, a liquid facelift and traditional facelift correct different issues. A liquid facelift can:
- Lift drooping corners of the mouth
- Create a fuller appearance in sunken areas of the face
- Plump fuller lips
- Add volume to temples and cheeks
- Subtly lift drooping facial features such as the jowls and brows
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE ENTAIL?
Liquid facelifts are quick, minimally invasive procedures. Before the procedure, the face is washed thoroughly with antibacterial soap before using injectables on problem areas. Depending on what problems you wish to correct (frown lines, crow’s feet, etc.), a combination of dermal fillers and/or Botox® are then injected into target areas around the face.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE?
Recovery for a traditional facelift typically takes about two weeks, with full recovery taking up to a year at times. Patients that undergo a liquid facelift benefit from minimal downtime in comparison to a traditional facelift, and can typically return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
For a full correction, results of a liquid facelift can last anywhere from 1-2 years. All of the injections do not have to be injected at once and can be spread out throughout several visits. This will allow us to place a base in the first visit and reevaluate and do fine corrections in later visits. In addition, different injectables have a longer life than others. Freezers like Botox® require more maintenance than fillers, so the longevity of your liquid facelift depends on which products you choose as well. Maintenance throughout the year can extend your results.
At Neem Medical Spa, we pride ourselves in being able to deliver you with a new look and increased self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We will discuss your treatment plan, cost, and recovery process. If you live in Lynnfield, Somerville, Winchester, or other surrounding areas of Boston, our experienced team looks forward to meeting with you.