What is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift, or a liquid lift as it is also referred to, is a non-surgical procedure that involves the combined use of liquid fillers such as Voluma, Restylane, and Juvederm and neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Depending on the patient’s individual needs, the Doctor will determine the appropriate combination of fillers and neurotoxins to use during the procedure.
How Long Does a Liquid Lift Take?
A liquid facelift can be completed in approximately 60 minutes, depending on the individual needs of the patient.
How Long do the Results Last?
The results of a liquid facelift depend on several factors, including the type of fillers used, the lifestyle of the patient, and the skill of the physician performing the procedure. One of the longest-lasting fillers used is Voluma, which can last up to 2 years at full correction. More superficial fillers such as Restylane last approximately 6-9 months. The skill of the physician is an important factor because the proper placement of the injections and the use of appropriate products for the individual patient can help make the results last and look more natural. Depending on your lifestyle and other factors, touch-up treatments may be needed every 6-9 months.
Is Downtime Required after a Liquid Facelift?
While liquid facelifts do not require downtime, swelling can last approximately 48-hours. This is due to fillers being hydrophilic, which means they bring water to the area of the injection site, causing swelling. Cold compresses will be applied in most treatments to minimize swelling.
Is the Liquid Lift Painful?
All fillers have a numbing component allowing for the patient to be comfortable during the procedure. Additionally, the Doctor continuously switches the injection needle throughout the procedure, as the use of sharp needles reduces the pain and minimizes bruising. In order to minimize any swelling or discomfort, ice is periodically placed onto the injections sites as well.
Once the liquid facelift is completed, the Doctor administers post-procedure cream and may massage the injection sites to help properly distribute the injectable and optimize smoothness of the areas.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
As for any procedure, individual results vary. While some results are immediate, it may take up to 2 weeks for the patient to see the full effects. Swelling can last approximately 48-hours.