With the fast-paced lifestyle so common today, people desire quick fixes with little to no downtime. When it comes to facial aging, more and more often, patients are opting out of traditional facelift procedures and prefer to get a noninvasive liquid facelift in Los Angeles. A liquid facelift is also called non-surgical facelift or facial contouring. As we age, our bodies change, we get wrinkles, our face begins to sag, and the plumpness and volume in our face begin to diminish. Aging causes a loss of elasticity, collagen, and elastin in our skin, allowing the sagging and wrinkling to begin. Over the years, specialized techniques have been developed and perfected in order to correct this problem and turn back the aging clock. Traditional facelift procedures are still extremely common, but more and more people are requesting newer techniques such as a non-surgical facelift that require less downtime and yield instant gratification.
So what's the catch?
A traditional facelift leaves the patient with scars and weeks of downtime, but also longer-lasting results. Patients opting for non-invasive procedures with little to no downtime are extremely pleased with a non-surgical facelift. A liquid facelift allows the surgeon to use a combination of products that relax the muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, including such injectables as BOTOX® and Dysport®, while restoring the lost volume in the face with dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Belotero®. With specialized injection techniques, surgeons have been able to successfully use these products to create lifted and more contoured facial features, helping to strip years off patient's faces, making them look younger and more rested. Non-surgical facelifts are also unique for each patient; Dr. Youssef will examine your facial features, discuss your expectations, and then decide which products to use and specifically where to inject them to give the desired results.
Liquid facelift details
Who's a candidate for a non-surgical facelift and what can be achieved? Depending on the desired outcome, the patient's expectations, and the desire for invasive or non-invasive procedures, the surgical or non-surgical plan will be determined between the patient and physician. In general, patients who opt for a liquid facelift can expect improvements in volume, facial contour, and lift, as well as a reduction in wrinkles. This can be applied throughout the entire face, or in specific areas of concern only. For example, dermal fillers can be placed to mask under-eye bags and dark circles, cheeks can be filled to give a more youthful and full appearance, the nasolabial folds can be softened, jowls can be diminished, the corners of the mouth can be lifted, a lip enhancement can plump up lips, natural shape can be restored to the temples, eyes can be opened and lifted, and a number of other facial feature corrections can be made.
There's little to no downtime associated with a liquid facelift as compared to a traditional facelift procedure, which comes with a list of risks. However, a non-surgical facelift isn't permanent, and the products injected depending on which product is used can last between three to 18 months. Patients will require maintenance and additional procedures to maintain the results of the liquid facelift.
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Patients who are interested in having a non-surgical facelift should always consult with a qualified physician before undergoing any procedure. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are associated risks and contraindications.