Liquid Facelift Explained
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift procedure. It is becoming an exceedingly popular treatment to help people rejuvenate their facial appearance without going under the knife.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Differ from a Traditional Facelift?
Whereas a standard facelift surgery involves the use of general anesthesia and incisions, a liquid facelift features injectable treatments. Therefore, a liquid facelift can often be performed more quickly than a traditional facelift. A liquid facelift also requires little to no downtime, with results becoming transparent shortly after treatment.
There are many reasons why people choose a liquid facelift over traditional facelift surgery, including:
- Convenience: A typical liquid facelift requires only minutes to complete, and the recovery period usually won’t force patients to miss work or school.
- Cost: Liquid facelift injections are generally more affordable in comparison to the cost of a conventional facelift surgery.
- Efficacy: A liquid facelift helps patients quickly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging in the face, resulting in a harmonious, natural-looking facial appearance.
Additionally, a liquid facelift enables patients to target different areas of the face, such as:
Each liquid facelift is tailored to a patient’s facial appearance as well. That way, a liquid facelift patient can receive specific injectable treatments that help him or her enhance the facial appearance.
What Liquid Facelift Treatment Options Are Available?
Many liquid facelift treatments are available, including:
Botox is one of the most-popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments available today. Botox injections smooth fine lines and wrinkles caused by excessive facial muscle movements. In doing so, Botox injections reduce unwanted facial muscle contractions and help patients improve facial symmetry.
Sculptra stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein that supports skin health. It helps restore facial fullness, as well as corrects facial folds, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. In most instances, a Sculptra patient receives three sets of injections over the course of several months to maximize his or her treatment results.
Restylane addresses deep wrinkles, folds and volume loss in the face. It consists of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. A Restylane treatment can usually be completed in about 30 minutes, with results lasting up to one year.
Juvederm helps improve facial volume. Different types of Juvederm are available, and each option helps treat visible signs of aging in different areas of the face. Also, Juvederm injections are sometimes performed in combination with other dermal filler treatments to enhance facial symmetry.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery takes a patient-first approach to liquid facelift procedures. He understands that liquid facelift patients want to revitalize their facial appearance as quickly and safely as possible. To help patients achieve their liquid facelift treatment goals, Dr. Azizzadeh requests a consultation. Dr. Azizzadeh then learns about a patient and develops a personalized treatment plan to accomplish his patient’s goals.
A Closer Look at Dr. Azizzadeh’s Approach to Liquid Facelifts
Like any facial rejuvenation procedure, the decision to undergo a liquid facelift is significant. Dr. Azizzadeh wants his patients to understand the ramifications of facial rejuvenation treatments. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh conducts an in-depth patient evaluation prior to performing a facial rejuvenation procedure. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a patient is a good candidate for a liquid facelift or any other facial rejuvenation procedure, he then educates his patient about all aspects of treatment.
Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient to find out why he or she is considering a facial rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient and his or her medical history, along with identifies any potential risks that may disqualify this individual from certain treatments.
Dr. Azizzadeh next outlines different facial rejuvenation treatment options. For liquid facelift patients, Dr. Azizzadeh explains the different types of liquid facelifts, how they work, the costs associated with these treatments and more. Dr. Azizzadeh also responds to any patient concerns or questions about liquid facelifts; this allows a patient to gain the insights that he or she needs to make an informed treatment decision.
If a patient agrees to undergo a liquid facelift, Dr. Azizzadeh prepares him or her for treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh describes what a patient should expect on the day of a liquid facelift and the liquid facelift treatment process.
Dr. Azizzadeh helps a patient establish realistic expectations for a liquid facelift, too. A traditional facelift is a permanent facial rejuvenation treatment, but most liquid facelifts deliver temporary results. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures that his patient knows what to expect following a liquid facelift.
After a liquid facelift, Dr. Azizzadeh tracks his patient’s progress. Sometimes, liquid facelift patients experience swelling and bruising, but these side effects often subside on their own in the days after treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh prioritizes patient safety, and he takes precautions to ensure that each facial rejuvenation procedure is performed properly. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh helps minimize the risk of potential complications after a liquid facelift.
Schedule a Liquid Facelift Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
A liquid facelift is a safe, effective alternative to a traditional facelift, and Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to help an individual weigh the pros and cons of both types of facelift procedures. To schedule a facial rejuvenation treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.