While a non-surgical or liquid facelift isn’t nearly as involved or invasive as a full-on surgical facelift, it is a cosmetic procedure that will produce significant change and improvements to the face. So it warrants some degree of due diligence.
For many patients, a liquid facelift will either be their perfect introduction into the world of dermal fillers conspired of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid or an ideal halfway point of comfort before a surgical facelift is considered.
But what should you know about the procedure before finalizing your decision? We consider these the five most important distinctions.
While a facelift lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 years, a liquid facelift typically lasts up to 2 years, with twice-yearly touch-ups recommended for the best possible and longest-lasting results. This makes the procedure a good choice for patients who want apparent improvement but aren’t quite ready for a surgical facelift or mini facelift—whether due to inhibitions about the surgery or because one’s signs of facial aging aren’t yet very dramatic.
Results of a liquid facelift are evident almost immediately. But since the procedure has so much potential, it’s possible that more than one treatment session would be needed for the best results. This allows improvements to be made incrementally. Some patients appreciate the fact this allows their results to come in more gradually and thus look more natural.
A liquid facelift has excellent potential, but it should be understood from the outset that since no incisions are made and no actual surgery is performed, its results will naturally fall shy of what a complete surgical facelift can accomplish. But let’s look at what a liquid facelift can achieve:
A liquid facelift is cheaper and more affordable than a facelift or mini facelift, with the exact cost depending upon how much of what types of fillers are needed to help you reach your goals for the procedure. Health insurance typically does not cover the cost of a facelift or a liquid facelift.
A liquid facelift is done with a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators. That means fillers like Juvederm and Restylane will be used to plump up the skin in deprived areas, while neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport will be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles.
The art of a liquid facelift lies in how it’s done precisely. How much of what fillers are applied in what portions of the face? Dr. Julia Giyaur, founder and medical director of Juno Medi-Spa, has mastered this art and looks forward to helping you achieve your facial beauty goals—without surgery, without incisions, and with minimal downtime. Please contact our office today for more information or a personal consultation.