If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment to treat wrinkles or lift and recontour your neck and face, you should be aware of a highly effective method known as a liquid facelift.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
You’ve probably heard about some of the many dermal fillers now available to treat areas of concern on the face and neck. You may be considering one or more of these solutions and have questions about the results each can produce.
A liquid facelift is achieved by combining different injectables (neuromodulators and dermal fillers) to target specific problem areas. Dr. Ackerman’s Medspa offers a wide range of fillers that have earned his stamp of approval and can be used in a series of injections to plump, lift, and contour the face and neck.
This minimally invasive procedure does not require surgical incisions or significant recovery time.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelift candidates should be non-smokers in good health with no history of allergies to injectables, blood clotting issues, or other medical conditions that may complicate the procedure.
Candidacy for a liquid facelift depends more on a patient’s facial structure than their degree of facial aging. This is because not every patient’s bone structure benefits from additional volume. In some cases, a liquid facelift may have the opposite effect.
A consultation is needed to determine whether you would benefit from a liquid facelift or whether you are better suited for a different cosmetic treatment.
Good candidates for a liquid facelift want to improve the appearance of their face without surgery by addressing the following issues:
- Volume loss in the face
- Wrinkles and pronounced facial lines
- Mild skin laxity
A liquid facelift cannot address significant tissue sagging, so patients with this concern should consider traditional facelift surgery.
What Is Discussed During My Non-surgical Facelift Consultation?
During your consultation, Dr. Ackerman will review your condition and ask you about your aesthetic goals, both short and long-term. These factors will determine if a liquid facelift is the best option for you and which injectables to use for the best results.
If you think you may be a candidate for a liquid facelift, contact Dr. Ackerman in Newport Beach, California, by calling (949) 759-3284.
How Is a Liquid Facelift Done?
A liquid facelift is performed in our office. If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be administered to numb your face before the injections are performed. This is often not needed as the soft tissue fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to relieve pain during the injection process.
In general, thicker fillers are used to replace lost volume deeper in the face, while lighter fillers help reduce wrinkles in the more delicate surface tissues. Depending on your desired results, Dr. Ackerman may use BOTOX® Cosmetic in addition to the prescribed dermal fillers to minimize the appearance of expression-causing lines and wrinkles (including crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines).
Each liquid facelift is fully customized based on your condition, aesthetic goals, desired cost, and chosen fillers. Some patients only desire lighter fillers to reduce wrinkles, while others choose to use thicker fillers to lift sagging tissues.
While you will have been educated about your fillers during your consultation, the specifics of your non-surgical facelift will be reviewed before you receive your first injection.
What to Expect After My Liquid Facelift
How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Liquid Facelift?
The best part about non-surgical facelifts is the minimal recovery time. Most patients experience minor bruising, redness, and swelling around their injection sites. These symptoms usually fade within two to four days. For best results, Dr. Ackerman usually suggests patients refrain from physically demanding tasks or direct sun exposure for about a week.
When Will I See My Liquid Facelift Results?
Most patients will start to see their results within a week or two as swelling subsides. Depending on the dermal filler used, it may take up to six months for the final results to become visible.
Will My Liquid Facelift Leave Scars?
No. A liquid facelift does not require surgical incisions and will not leave scars.
Frequently Asked Questions About Liquid Facelift
How much is a liquid facelift in Newport Beach?
The cost of a liquid facelift will vary significantly depending on your aesthetic goals, the fillers you choose, and the degree of correction you desire. Dr. Ackerman’s office will provide you with a personalized liquid facelift price during your consultation.
How long will my liquid facelift take?
Most liquid facelifts are completed within 30 minutes to an hour.
How long does a liquid facelift last?
Dermal fillers vary in longevity. Some will last a mere two to four months, while others may last up to two years. In general, most patients will see beneficial results from their liquid facelift for six to 12 months.
Can I combine other procedures with my liquid facelift?
Yes. A liquid facelift can be combined with both surgical and non-surgical options to meet your aesthetic goals.
What are the risks of a liquid facelift?
Non-surgical facelifts are generally quite safe. However, like any procedure that breaks the skin, there are always some unavoidable risks.
These risks include:
- Allergic reactions
- Irregular facial contours
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Skin necrosis
How should I take care of my face after my liquid facelift?
After your injections, do not touch the injection sites for at least 12 hours. This will reduce the risk of infection and prevent movement of the filler. Do not use makeup, sunscreen, or other topical skincare products for at least 12 hours. Avoid alcohol, tobacco products, and blood thinners for at least two days after your injections. Try sleeping with your head slightly elevated for two to three nights following the procedure to reduce swelling.
Learn more about Liquid Facelifts from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ackerman’s Medspa is currently accepting new patients. Call today to schedule a liquid facelift consultation at his Newport Beach office.