It's called many things...The Liquid Facelift, Facial Contouring, The Non-Surgical Facelift, The Softlift, and so on...
The bottom line...it's amazing!!
What is it?
The liquid facelift is a non-invasive alternative to a surgical
facelift that produces similar results. It's a technique for
injecting advanced dermal fillers,such as Juvederm Voluma
or Restylane Lyft (previously known as Perlane) to lift and
contour facial features. The liquid facelift can be undertaken
to accomplish any of the following:
In some patients the goal of a non surgical liquid face lift procedure
is to lift the entire face. In others, the goal is to lift or contour specific facial features. For example, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using liquid facelift techniques; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks; and the smile lines/folds can be lifted.
Neurotoxins, such as Botox or Dysport, may also be used in conjunction with the dermal fillers to provide added lift and to help the endurance of the dermal fillers. With the addition of neurotoxins, the results may last even longer.
There is little to no downtime from this procedure. Some people may experience temporary side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, soreness, tenderness, etc... These are normal side effects and generally subside within 2-4 days.
Results from liquid face lift procedures can range from subtle to astonishing! The outcome is noticeable right after undergoing the procedure, which will improve gradually with time. The effects of a liquid facelift generally last from 1 to 2 years.
Prolonging Longevity and Optimizing Results
The results can be extended if you get regular touch ups, as opposed to letting it all wear off. If you get touch-ups while there's still some filler in the treatment area the body continues to respond to it's own natural collagen production around the dermal fillers. With regular touch-ups, over time, many patients and practitioners report that less product and less frequent procedures are required to maintain the result.
It's also very important to follow your nurse or doctors post-procedure instructions - this too will increase the longevity of your liquid facelift results.
It is common for patients who have had liquid face lift procedures to say that they receive compliments on their appearance, but without others knowing that they have had anything done. In some instances, the results can be so uplifting that they can change an individual’s life. As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results will vary from patient to patient.