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Liquid Facelift Santa Barbara – Non-Surgical Facelift

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 uses aspects of the non-surgical facelift treatments to achieve facial rejuvenation.  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.
Discover a more youthful appearance with the most cutting-edge technology available using Botox-type injectables and dermal fillers in a customized treatment plan designed to meet or exceed your expectations.  Contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics in Santa Barbara to discuss how liquid facelift can help forge your path to facial rejuvenation.

Who Is A Candidate For Liquid Facelift?

This procedure is ideal 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 Sculptra. 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 the 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 this aesthetic procedure 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 the liquid facelift. In the case of Restylane and Juvederm, it is anticipated that the results will last anywhere from 8 to 12 months or more. 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?

This aesthetic treatment has many benefits, but most patients are interested in how it can improve their appearance.  Benefits can include:

  • Reduce folds, wrinkles, fine lines, creases and shadows.
  • Improve volume loss in the under eye and cheek.
  • Lift droopy features like the brow and jowl area.
  • Get plump, luscious, fuller lips.
  • Shape the contour of the nose or chin.
  • Remove under eye hollows, dark circles and eye bags.
  • Restore your youth and look rested.

Among others, its biggest benefit is perhaps the fact that it is minimally invasive, which means that it can result in 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 the 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.

How Much Does This Procedure Cost?

It’s important to remember that cost will vary based upon the qualifications of the injector, the specific geographic region, the area injected and the corresponding amount of Botox and fillers used. Costs can range anywhere from $500 to $1400 for Botox injections and somewhere between $800 to $2000 for dermal fillers. Generally, plastic surgeons set pricing based upon the number of units or syringes used.  If requested, some plastic surgeons will also allow your unused filler syringe to be applied for touchup treatments.

Are There Any Side Effects?

It is inevitable that there will be side effects following the 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.

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Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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