What Is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a cosmetic procedure that is minimally invasive. It uses an injectable substance such as your own fat or fillers in order to achieve a more youthful appearance. By restoring volume through fat or fillers, it can help to soften the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face, reduce sagging, and fill hollows and shadows.

As we age, the connective tissues known as collagen and elastin naturally start breaking down.  We also start to lose facial fat.   These conditions cause our faces to deflate and tissues to descend resulting in a gaunt or aged appearance. A liquid facelift uses injectable fat or dermal fillers to lift and contours your face and help restore structure. By replenishing the volume within the skin tissue, they act to counter any signs of aging.

For those not ready for surgery and traditional face lifts these procedures offer a nice option to turn back time.  Liquid facelifts are less painful and have a far quicker recovery time. In fact, many patients desire this option so they can return to work and daily life with minimal downtime.   

This procedure augments your youthful contours by treating the areas of facial volume loss and creates a natural subtle lift. 

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The Treatment Areas for Liquid Facelifts

Liquid facelifts are ideal for people who have started to notice that facial flatness and volume loss with a small amount of sagging and wrinkles. It is a highly personalized treatment designed specifically for the areas that are showing age and tailored to add volume that creates lift and contour.  The treatment plan for the areas for this are also unique to each patient’s skin condition.

Usually, this procedure can treat age-related changes in the face including areas around the:

  • Midface
  • Under eyes/tear troughs
  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Chin

This is a very common facial surgery procedure for patients who are in their 30s through early 50’s that still have great skin elasticity. Patients who have more advanced aging should pursue surgical facelifts instead to achieve their desired results. 

A liquid facelift can be an amazing option for those people looking to achieve a more youthful look while restoring facial volume and not ready for a traditional surgical facelift. If you would like to see if a liquid facelift may be a good option for you, get in touch with Julie Edween, DO today.

We look forward to helping you make an informed decision and achieving a more youthful look.