Although facial aging is inevitable, there are many options these days for producing a refreshed appearance without resorting to surgery. One option that more and more people are turning to is the liquid facelift.
The liquid facelift (also called a “non surgical face lift”) is a procedure that takes just minutes of your day to complete, and it requires absolutely no surgery or general anesthesia. This quick procedure is also highly versatile: From restoring volume to softening wrinkles, the liquid facelift does it all.
If you’ve been considering a liquid facelift in Columbus, OH, Dr. Grawe of ROXY Plastic Surgery is sharing everything you need to know about how this procedure can keep you looking your best.
The liquid facelift combines two of the main types of injectables: neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Neuromodulators are injectables such as Botox, which work by blocking the nerve impulses that cause certain facial muscles to contract, resulting in softened wrinkles. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Voluma and Volbella are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid helps bind skin cells with water, which gives the skin a supple, plump texture. When injected, dermal fillers replenish volume and fill in wrinkles.
So how does this all come together during a liquid facelift?
During your liquid facelift appointment, a series of injections will be made on your face depending on your cosmetic needs. Working together, Botox and dermal fillers provide subtle lift, restore volume where your face needs it the most, and beautifully smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The entire process typically takes no more than 30 minutes. And besides avoiding strenuous exercise for the first day, you can immediately resume your regular activities. It’s that easy.
The non surgical face lift remains such a popular option because of its versatility. This quick, safe procedure can be completely customized to your needs.
Explore your options below to see how the liquid facelift can benefit you:
Fine lines and wrinkles are usually the first signs of age to appear, and they can cause you to look more aged than you feel. Fortunately, a non surgical face lift can drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is excellent at softening movement-related wrinkles, sometimes called “dynamic wrinkles.” These include furrows between the eyebrows (“eleven lines”), horizontal lines on the forehead, crow’s feet, and “bunny lines” that appear when scrunching the nose.
Wrinkles caused by gravity or environmental factors typically don’t respond to Botox, but that’s where dermal fillers can help. As the name suggests, dermal fillers can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, which creates a smooth, plump appearance. Dermal fillers work great on the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip lines.
Facial aging isn’t just about lines and wrinkles. Over time, the fat pad in your face droops, which leaves certain areas looking gaunt and hollow. This can be especially noticeable in the cheeks and under-eye troughs. During a non surgical face lift, filler is often injected undeSet featured imager the eyes to correct this loss of volume and reduce the appearance of eye bags. It can also be used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and temples, giving a naturally rejuvenated look.
For those who are showing early signs of jowling, fillers can treat this by providing support to the cheek area. The subtle lift created by fillers looks completely natural, and it can help prolong the need for a traditional surgical facelift.
The lips lose volume and develop wrinkles just like any other part of the face, which is why many choose to enhance their lips during a non surgical face lift. Rather than opting for a permanent implant or surgical procedure, fillers are an ideal option for adding volume to the lips. And whether you’d like bold enhancements or you simply want to restore what age has altered, this step of the liquid facelift can be completely customized to your preferred aesthetic.
The dreaded double chin: for some of us, all of the exercise in the world won’t eliminate this stubborn pocket of fat. Luckily, a non surgical face lift can even address unwanted fullness under the chin. Liquid facelifts are often performed with Kybella injections, which specifically target submental fat.
Here’s how it works: Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is essentially synthetic stomach acid. In the stomach, this acid helps the body break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected under the chin, it quickly gets to work by destroying fat cells. The destroyed fat cells are then eliminated and processed by the body’s lymphatic system, eventually revealing a slimmer neck profile.
With a liquid facelift, it’s never been easier to refresh your look and reduce the most frustrating signs of age. If you’re interested in learning more, the expert team at ROXY Plastic Surgery would be happy to discuss your options at a consultation. Contact us today at 1-614-764-7699 to schedule your personal consultation for a liquid facelift in Columbus, OH.