Liquid facelift is an increasingly popular cosmetic medical procedure used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and creases, and lift and reshape specific facial features (or in some cases the entire face), in order to have a more youthful and refreshed look. The procedure involves injecting derma fillers (also known as injectables) below the skin using advanced injection techniques. Apart from BOTOX®, which is one of the most commonly used derma-fillers, several other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved derma-fillers are used to address specific concerns and achieve the desired look.
1. No Incisions
The primary difference between the traditional facelifts and liquid facelifts is that the latter does not involve any incisions or cuts. Liquid facelift is a completely non-invasive and non-surgical procedure, which means it also rules out the need of an anesthetic. If you have reservations against surgical procedures or the use of anesthetics, liquid facelift is an ideal option since it is a low risk option. A derma-filler or a combination of different derma fillers are injected by injectors at a precise point under the skin. The importance of having an experienced professional should not be undermined, because in extremely rare cases, even a procedure as simple as injecting the derma fill at specific marked points can produce injection lines and other undesirable effects.
2. No Pain
After a detailed preliminary assessment of the anatomy of the neck and face, followed by an analysis of your past and preexisting medical conditions, and finally agreeing upon what your desired look is, markings are made on your face. Depending upon your skin attributes such as laxity, collagen deterioration, skin aging, possible allergic reactions and specific contour requirements, derma fillers or a combination of derma fillers are selected. The derma fillers are skillfully injected into the skin. Hence, the entire procedure usually does not take more than 2 hours and you can plan to return to your regular routine within 2 days since there are no scars that need to be treated and cared for. Although there may be a very rare case of puffiness, tenderness or pain, these effects are only transient.
3. Time Factor
Liquid facelifts are comparatively less expensive as compared to traditional facelifts. In addition, when you consider the intangible aspects, such as the time you lose during the procedure and time to recover after a traditional facelift procedure, liquid facelifts work out to be a more economically viable option.
4. Natural Look
When you take into account the end result of facelifts, liquid facelifts produce more naturally youthful looking results as opposed to the traditional facelifts. This is mainly because, in liquid facelifts the skin in injected with derma fillers, so as to create plumpness and volume. This renders the face a natural youthfulness as opposed to the cutting and stretching of the skin in the traditional facelifts. Most derma fillers (injectables) are made such that they are absorbed by the body over a period of time. Thus, you need not worry about your body rejecting the injectable or having some foreign substance under your skin.