Do you feel like the lines and wrinkles on your face do more than betray your age? Do you feel like you look older than you really are? Do you think it’s time you finally did something effective to combat the signs of aging, so you can spend less time thinking about your looks and more time thinking about how you’ll enjoy your day? If so, a liquid face lift at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA may be right for you. Read on to learn more.
What Is a Liquid Face Lift?
A liquid face lift is a restorative treatment that uses dermal fillers to induce extra collagen production, resulting in tighter, smoother skin and more youthful contours. It is often used as an alternative to a surgical facelift because people are concerned about their appearance but not yet ready to commit the time necessary for surgery recovery. However, it can also be used to extend the results of a traditional facelift or mini-facelift.
What Problems Can This Treatment Correct?
A liquid face lift, often just called a liquid lift, can be used to correct cosmetic concerns cropping up due to volume loss. It is usually used to correct problems caused by collagen and elastin loss, like sagging jowls, under-eye bags, and nasolabial folds. However, it can also be used to correct problems that are caused by a moderate or severe amount of fat loss. If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently and have hollow cheeks now, a liquid lift can help you with that, too.
This treatment is incredibly versatile due to the number of dermal fillers that can be used. A traditional facelift can tighten your neck, recontour your jawline, and eliminate sagging jowls. It can also erase smokers’ lines. However, many people prefer a non-surgical facelift due to the comfort and convenience of coming in for a few injections to get a wide variety of benefits.
What If I Have Concerns That Aren’t Caused By Volume Loss?
If you have concerns that are caused by excessively dynamic muscles, you can get help without surgery, too. One of the most compelling benefits of dermal fillers is that they are safe enough to be used in conjunction with injectable muscle relaxants. While you typically need a different dermal filler to address concerns in different regions of the face, an injectable muscle relaxant can be used in any area experiencing dynamic wrinkles.
How Long Does a Liquid Lift Take?
A liquid face lift can often be completed in just 30 minutes. However, the number of concerns you have and the severity of those concerns can drastically affect how long your treatment session takes. The length of your treatment session is also affected by the types of concerns you have. If you have cosmetic concerns caused by both overactive muscles and volume loss, you can also expect your treatment session to take longer.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before your injections are administered, we will verify that there are no contraindications. If there aren’t, we’ll cleanse the areas of concern and apply a topical anesthetic. This medication ensures that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort as your injections are administered. Then, we’ll mark the most strategic injection points to give you beautiful, plump contours and tight, smooth skin without making you look unnatural.
After that, the ideal doses of injectables will be administered at three to five points in each area of concern. Some fillers, like Belotero, can be used to address cosmetic concerns in multiple areas, like the under eyes, temples, and cheeks. Other fillers are designed for more specific areas, like only the mouth and lips.
How Soon Can I Expect To See My Results?
You can expect to see an initial improvement in areas with volume loss-related concerns. The gel injected into the skin provides an immediate volume boost, and you also get an immediate volume boost because the polysaccharides in the gel attract a massive amount of water due to their hydrophilic nature. Even better, these polysaccharides bind to the extra water drawn to the area, keeping it there so it can be used to produce extra collagen.
With all of that being said, you shouldn’t expect to see your final results for at least 10 days post-treatment. In some cases, it can take up to 14 days for the final results of dermal filler injections to become apparent. You shouldn’t expect to see the initial results of injectable muscle relaxants right away. That may take a day or two. In some cases, it can take up to five days. What you should expect is to enjoy your injectable muscle relaxant results in just two weeks.
How Long Can I Expect My Ideal Results To Last?
The results of injectable muscle relaxants may last only two to four months if you’ve never received such injections before. With repeated treatments, it may take four to six months for the results to fade. If you get an injectable filler for your lips, your results may last between six and 18 months. If you treat your cheeks and jowls, you can expect your ideal results to last for roughly two years before they start to fade.
How Can I Maintain Luscious Lips Longer?
Most lip fillers provide results that only last three months. Allergan revolutionized the cosmetic industry by coming up with two Juvederm products that can plump up your pout for at least twice as long. However, there are things you can do to stretch the results out even further. For instance, you should apply lip balm that is both humectant and occlusive regularly. For instance, you should reapply it after every meal.
Humectant lip balms are effective, but they are even more effective when they are also occlusive. Your lips won’t just be hydrated. They’ll stay hydrated for a lot longer. If you’re interested in having kissable lips for as long as possible, it is highly advisable to look for a lip balm that also offers protection from the sun. Few factors fade results faster than UV damage.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of the Rest of My Results?
Regardless of whether you only get dermal fillers or you also get an injectable muscle relaxant, you can extend the longevity of your results by making a point to maintain your skin health. As is the case with the lips, you need to protect yourself from UV damage for the sake of your skin. Don’t use such indoor tanning methods as beds or lamps, and don’t sunbathe. If you want a tan, remind yourself that tanned skin is a sign of damage.
Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Confidence Today
A liquid face lift is an injectable anti-aging treatment that can provide the same results as a facelift without the time commitment. In just 10 to 14 days, you’ll have skin as youthful and healthy as it was years ago, and the restorative results last for up to two years. Contact us now at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA to schedule an initial evaluation and learn how you can give yourself the best gift of all, self-confidence!