What is a Liquid Facelift?

What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure where a surgeon injects dermal fillers into a person’s skin to reduce wrinkles and sagging. A liquid facelift is often recommended for individuals with a few wrinkles and mild sagging. If you are experiencing moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift may be the best option for your needs, as it offers significant tightening and rejuvenation effects. 

Here at WAVE Plastic Surgery, we provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help our patients achieve their best skin. Suppose you have minimal wrinkles and sagging and want to learn more about liquid facelifts. In that case, continue reading for an overview of this effective cosmetic procedure and why getting a liquid facelift will help transform your skin. 

How is Liquid Dermal Filler Used

A liquid facelift is not the same as a surgical facelift procedure. This facelift relies on liquid dermal fillers injected underneath the skin to fill in and relax the facial lines and wrinkles. This simultaneously plumps and re-contours your facial features and reduces the appearance of sagging skin. 

Essentially, liquid dermal fillers add volume to the face once injected. These fillers give a person’s cheeks, chin, and the area around the eyes and lips a plump appearance by reducing wrinkles and giving skin more of a glow.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There is a range of fillers you can receive to enhance your skin. Here are four types of dermal fillers to know about:

  • Hyaluronic acid: Compared to other fillers available, this is the one used most commonly. If you decide you no longer want them, they can be reversed by a doctor who will use a substance to break up the hyaluronic acid.
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite: These fillers are non-reversible and take longer to break down. 
  • Poly-L-lactic acid: This filler stimulates collagen production. The effects of this filler occur gradually and typically require three to four injections over a series of visits. 
  • Collagen or Fat: This is also known as soft skin augmentation and is a temporary treatment for addressing wrinkles and scarring.
types of dermal fillers

Why Get Facelift Injections?

If you’re looking for a way to enhance the appearance of your skin, you’ll be glad to know that a liquid facelift comes with many benefits. Here are just some of the fantastic benefits of getting filler facelift injections:

Non-Surgical Procedure

Many people shy away from the idea of facelift injections because they believe that it requires surgery. While a surgical facelift does require surgery, a liquid facelift does not. 

This procedure is non-invasive, meaning no scalpel, anesthesia, or stitches are involved. A facelift injection is a simple cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers to add volume to certain areas of the face, such as your chin, cheeks, and jawline.

Targets Multiple Trouble Areas

Do you have more than one area of your face that you would like to enhance? The good news is that a liquid facelift will target more than one area simultaneously for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin.

With a traditional facelift, only the lower portions of the face are addressed. A liquid facelift can address many trouble areas at one time, making this a desired cosmetic procedure. 

No Downtime

Since a liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure, you will benefit from having no downtime after the process is finished. Getting a liquid facelift is relatively fast and convenient, and you can return to your routine immediately as there is no swelling or bruising involved in this facial rejuvenation procedure.

Natural Results

One concern many people have before getting any cosmetic procedure is whether their results will look natural. Thankfully, a liquid facelift is an effective procedure that produces immediate results that feel natural. You will look younger and more refreshed, but the results will be subtle and discreet.

What to Expect During Your Liquid Facelift

When getting a liquid facelift, you will undergo multiple dermal filler injections, restoring facial fullness. When patients receive a facelift, they can often receive their desired results within one session. 

Before starting your facelift procedure, you will be provided with a local anesthetic to numb the area. Each injection will take a few minutes to target specific trouble areas of your face that exhibit signs of aging. 

Some areas that may be targeted include:

  • The temples
  • Cheeks 
  • The lower eyelid
  • Creases beside the mouth
  • Nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth 

How Long Does A Liquid Facelift Last?

Fillers don’t last forever, so you will need to continue to get this procedure to maintain your appearance. It’s important to note that how long your liquid facelift lasts will depend on the type of dermal fillers you receive.

Here are some examples of dermal fillers and their longevity: 

  • Hyaluronic acid: Eight months 
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite: 12 to 16 months
  • Poly-L-lactic acid: up to 24 months
  • Collagen or Fat: 3 to 12 months

Get Liquid Facelifts with WAVE Plastic Surgery

A liquid facelift is a non-invasive treatment designed to enhance your skin’s appearance by reducing wrinkles and sagging skin. At WAVE Plastic Surgery, we provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help you reach your skin goals and help you restore your confidence.

If you’re interested in liquid facelifts, WAVE Plastic Surgery is the best option to enhance your skin. We use some of the most popular injectables for your cosmetic procedure, such as Juvederm and Restylane, with hyaluronic acid being the primary ingredient. 

Our goal is to offer the highest quality of contemporary aesthetic treatment options and the best level of care for each one of our patients. We know that each individual is different, so we are committed to using advanced technology and our experience to provide personalized treatments for all our patients. 

We have access to a vast diversity of cutting-edge technology and techniques to meet your needs efficiently, whether you’re interested in surgical or non-surgical procedures. Our surgeons are globally renowned with a wealth of knowledge to deliver the best skin treatments to help you achieve your best skin, focusing on reducing fine lines and rejuvenating your appearance.

If you want to learn more about our liquid facelift or are ready to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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Peter Lee

Dr. Peter Lee, MD, FACS, Founder, CEO and Chief Surgeon of WAVE Plastic Surgery Center and Advanced Endotine Bioskills surgeon educator and trainer, is a top Los Angeles board-certified Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr. Peter Lee is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Drawing patients from around the world, he is both an innovator and thought leader who has advanced the discipline of plastic surgery through his lifelong commitment to excellence and education. In addition to being bilingual in English and Korean, Dr. Lee has mentored and trained master surgeons in South Korea, China and other Asian countries in state-of-the-art techniques and scientific advancements in the field.

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