Aging – this is one thing dreaded by most women, especially because it means that their skin will lose elasticity and wrinkles will appear. Fortunately, there are solutions that are available to combat the problem. Surgical procedures, for instance, can be promising in terms of improving the skin’s appearance and in the restoration of its youthfulness. The problem, however, is that such procedures can be painful and can result in trauma. Alas, there is one alternative that you should consider – liquid facelift. It is a non-surgical procedure that can deliver an abundance of benefits.
What is Liquid Facelift?
Simply put, it is a non-surgical facelift. It makes use of dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse, among others. It has the primary purpose of lifting and contouring the facial features, a procedure that is especially common amongst aging women. When we age, the structure of our skin loosens. This loss of soft tissue and bone mass can cause the altering of the shape of the face. Your skin loses elastin and collagen, which also leads to sagging. To correct this problem, liquid facelift can be a promising solution. Frequently added to the treatment plan is a neuromodulator to address crow’s feet lines, frown lines and forehead lines along with brow elevation.
Who Is A Candidate For Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelift procedure is for anyone who is looking for the best way to improve the contour of his or her face and to prevent the skin from sagging. While it is popular for older women, it can also be done on younger patients who wish to improve their skin’s appearance. It is for people who are interested in the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and creases. It is also ideal if you want fuller lips and if you want to add more volume to your cheeks. It can help in the improvement of the appearance of the jawline, temples, and cheeks.
How Is A Liquid Facelift Performed?
Similar to the case of other cosmetic procedures, it all starts with an initial consultation, making you familiar with what the treatment entails and what the expected results will be. A treatment plan will be developed by Dr. Sheffield and this will include will include determining what type of injectables will be used. In this case, some of the most popular dermal fillers include Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculpta. Fillers will be injected at varying depths on the skin, depending on the specific portion of the face that will be treated. The number of injections and length of the procedure will vary on individual factors, such as the extent of the problem area that will be treated.
What to Expect from Dermal Fillers?
The fillers that will be used for liquid facelift can deliver varying effects, making it important for Dr. Sheffield to carefully choose which one is perfect for you. In the case of most fillers, the results can be visible in an instant. On the other hand, if Sculptra is used, it should be noted that at least three sessions would be needed in order to see noticeable improvements. This is basically because the latter stimulates tissue growth in a manner that is slow. Your session for such filler should be at least once every month.
How Long Does it Last?
This is one thing that will depend on the dermal fillers that will be used for liquid facelift. In the case of Restylane and Juvederm, it is anticipated that the results will last anywhere from 8 to 12 months. For Sculptra and Voluma, on the other hand, it can last up to two years. Meanwhile, for Botox or Dysport, it will last anywhere from three to six months.
What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Facelift?
Among others, its biggest benefit is perhaps the fact that it is minimally invasive, which means that it can result into minimal or no pain at all. This is the ideal choice for people who are afraid of the thought of having a surgery. It is also a good thing that it will not lead into scarring. The recovery period of liquid facelift is also typically significantly quicker compared to surgical facelift. There will be little or no downtime, allowing you to get back to your daily schedule without waiting for a long time. All of these benefits, however, will only be apparent provided that you choose the right person to perform the procedure.
What are the Side Effects?
It is inevitable that there will be side effects following liquid facelift. Some of the most commonly reported include swelling, redness, itching, and bruising, among others. However, it should be noted that the complications are extremely rare, providing you with no reason to be worried. In addition, as long as it is performed by a qualified professional in a state-of-the-art clinic, the risks can be significantly minimized.
Is liquid facelift right for you? If you are interested to know if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure and if you have other questions or concerns, schedule an appointment today. It is the first step to a new and improved version of you! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280