The Liquid Facelift is a non invasive technique that restores volume and gives tightness to the skin, employing dermal fillers. If you would like to avoid surgery and are considering the Liquid Facelift, you should know what to expect during this procedure.
The Liquid Facelift is performed using different dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid. The treatment will be administered through a number of injections. The plastic surgeon will decide on the problem areas (i.e. nasolabial folds, cheeks, ear lobes or crow’s feet in the eye area), mark these and discuss the option of dermal fillers.
You may get a local anesthesia or a numbing cream before the procedure; however, the treatment will not cause major discomfort. You will only feel a few pinches, which are due to the needles that will inject the fillers. Some patients consider the injections painful, while others will not mind them; it all depends on your pain threshold. However, these injections will not cause as much pain as an actual facelift surgery, and there will only be minor discomfort after the procedure (due to the swelling of the treated areas). After a surgical facelift, there will be pain, and pain killers will be needed.
Duration of Liquid Facelift
The duration of the Liquid Facelift procedure is up to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas that require attention. The procedure is also known as the lunchtime Liquid Facelift, as you can return directly to work after this procedure.