One of the many things people start to dread as we get older are the formation of new lines, wrinkles and sagging skin that used to be tight and full before. While a face lift is always an option for those ready to spend the money and have the time take time off work in order to recover, there are options available that provide facial contouring without going under the knife and you can go back to work the same day!
The liquid face lift is a facial contouring procedure that involves lifting, plumping, filling, smoothing and re-contouring of the face through the use of injectable dermal fillers. As part of the overall procedure, these dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with each other and in addition to Botox or Dysport. The use of Botox or Dysport in addition to dermal fillers can make for better and more long lasting results.
A liquid face lift includes the dermal fillers. JUVEDERM®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and/or Sculptra®. Together these fillers can gently lift the individual facial features, reduce wrinkles, creases, line or folds, restore natural facial contours, and give you a more rested and energetic look. While some patients may be looking to lift their entire face, the liquid face lift is also an option for someone who just wants to focus on a certain facial features. For example, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using liquid facelift techniques; eyes can be opened up and lids lifted; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be lifted; and bumps on the nose can be hidden. Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work in their own special way to rejuvenate specific areas of the face and most are comprised of natural substances produced by the body, helping to promote new collagen.
The last of the fillers is Sculptra, which is generally used as a treatment for facial lipoatrophy, the loss of fat beneath the skin that sometimes causes sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Unlike the other dermal fillers, Sculptra does not produce immediate results. It works by stimulating collagen production, so results appear gradually over a period of a few months. Three to five treatments are usually required, and results can last up to two years or more.
The greatest benefit of the liquid face lift? It can be done on your lunch break and with the help of a little cover up, you can go back to work with no one the wiser!
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