You may be wondering what a liquid facelift is. Liquid facelifts are injections of dermal fillers that make the skin appear more full and supple. They are less invasive than a traditional facelift, as they don’t require cutting into the skin. In addition to reducing sagging and wrinkles, liquid facelifts can help:
- Plump the lips
- Reduce hollow areas under the eyes
- Fill gaunt cheeks
- Reduce scars
How Do Liquid Facelifts Work?
As you age, the connective tissues in your skin – collagen and elastin – break down, and you lose fats under skin. This can cause wrinkles and make your face appear gaunt. Many people feel that this makes them look older, and that a liquid facelift will reverse these visible signs of aging.
Liquid facelifts work because the injections fill up space under the sagging layers of skin. This causes the face to look fuller, reducing wrinkles and sagging.
What Is the Liquid Facelift Procedure Like?
Before your procedure, you’ll have a consultation with the performing physician. During your visit, you’ll talk about your goals and what you hope for your desired results. They’ll examine your face and talk to you about realistic expectations.
At the start of the procedure, your doctor will administer a local anesthetic to the area that will be receiving the injection. After you’ve been numbed, the physician will perform the injections. Some people report that the injections sting a bit. Each injection takes a few minutes, so all the desired injections can be finished in a single session that lasts 15-30 minutes total.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is someone with a minor sagging and relatively few wrinkles. For those with excessive sagging skin, deep wrinkles or want dramatic results, a surgical facelift will be more appropriate.
Where Can Liquid Facelift Fillers Be Injected?
There are many areas on the face that can be targeted by liquid facelift fillers, as well as other areas of the body, including:
- Under the eyes
- Near the eyebrows
- Folds between the nose and mouth
- Around scars
For more information about liquid facelifts or to schedule a consultation, call the experts at Hampton Roads ENT.