Would you like to look your best without having to go under the knife? That’s the desire of many men and women these days, as they search for alternatives to surgical facial rejuvenation. But is a non-surgical facelift really possible.
Is a non-surgical facelift possible?
Yes it is, because there are now a range of minimally invasive treatments that can refresh your appearance and make you look younger, without surgery. Best of all the results are subtle and look very natural
What is a non-surgical facelift?
The term non-surgical facelift is generally used to describe facial rejuvenation procedures that can be performed quickly, and require very little downtime.
One of the most popular non-surgical facelift options available is the ‘liquid facelift’ which involves the use of cosmetic injectables to rejuvenate the face. When dermal fillers and botox are carefully and aptly placed, patients will notice a significant improvement in their appearance. These injectables are able to restore facial contours, and give the face a subtle lift that make it look refreshed and more youthful.
How does a liquid facelift work?
A liquid facelift uses botox and different dermal fillers to address specific signs of facial aging. This may involve treating the entire face, or focusing on contouring specific areas of the face.
A liquid facelift can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, plump thin lips, enhance the cheeks, smooth smile lines, and more.
A liquid facelift may include some or all of the following treatments:
- Wrinkle Reduction: Botox is the most obvious choice for smoothing dynamic facial wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox is a neuromodulator that is injected into the muscle, causing it to temporarily relax. Since the relaxed muscle does not contract, wrinkles are not created. There are also dermal fillers that target nasolabial folds and marionette lines, which are the deep lines that appear around the nose and mouth.
- Cheek augmentation: The cheeks often become flatter with age as a consequence of less facial fat, and overall loss of volume. However, dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to the cheeks, to create a more balanced, aesthetically pleasing look. In this regard, Juvederm Voluma is specially designed to restore youthful contours to the cheek area.
- Lip Augmentation: Returning the lips to their plumper, youthful shape is also effective for overall facial rejuvenation. There are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that can be injected into the lips, to improve their shape and appearance. These fillers can also be used to reduce fine lines around the mouth.
Benefits of a liquid facelift
Patients often prefer a liquid facelift because of the minimal risks and downtime. The risks associated with a surgical facelift are greater, and there is also much more downtime.
The cost of a liquid facelift is generally lower than the cost of surgery. A surgical procedure involves the cost of anesthesia, and also varies depending on the type of facelift being done.
A liquid facelift takes about one hour to perform, and the results are usually immediate.
How long does a liquid facelift last?
Cosmetic injectables are temporary products, so they don’t last forever. However, the longevity of a liquid facelift depends on the type of fillers used. Sometimes the effects of a filler can wear away after 6 months, but there are also long-lasting fillers that can last up to 2 years, so it really depends on the filler used.
While it is not possible to stop the aging process, a liquid facelift can certainly make you look a few years younger, without having to go under the knife.
Liquid Facelift with PRP
A liquid facelift is often combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, for optimal facial rejuvenation. PRP contains a concentration of growth factors that encourage the growth of new skin cells, and also stimulates collagen. PRP is a simple procedure in which a sample of the patients’ blood is taken, after which the platelet rich plasma is isolated and then injected into the face. The procedure significantly improves the tone and texture of the skin.
Are you interested in a non-surgical facelift?
Contact Fundamentals Med Spa, IN for more information on non-surgical facelift options.
Call 317-222-7546 today to set up a consultation.