How to Prepare for a Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift is an in-office procedure which requires little preparation. The non-surgical cosmetic procedure can be completed in an hour and patients can return to their normal activities the same day. There are a few things to consider before undergoing a liquid facelift.

Choose the Right Doctor

The more experience a doctor has with liquid facelift, the less chance there will be complications. Typically, an experienced liquid facelift specialist will have performed more than 1,000 liquid facelifts.

Initial Consultation

The doctor should determine if you are allergic to any of the injectable derma fillers used during the procedure. If you are looking for a long lasting procedure, Sculptra is the filler for you. If you want to have several touch up procedures over the course of a year, then choose Restylane. You should discuss the expected outcomes and have an idea of what you will look like after the procedure.

State of Mind

When you decide to have a liquid facelift, it is helpful to have a holistic approach to achieving a rejuvenated, younger look. This includes exercising and eating right. It also helps to have a new hair style or new wardrobe to enhance the total package.

Avoid Products that Increase the Risk of Bleeding

Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before the procedure. If you are taking medications that increase bleeding, such as aspirin, tell your doctor.

Before the Dermal Fillers Are Injected

Don't wear any makeup to the procedure. The doctor will administer a topical or local anesthesia to numb the area to be treated. If the area requires a deep filler injection, the doctor will give you a nerve block.

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