Noticing some changes to your appearance as you get older? Wondering what you can do to look and feel like your younger self again? At Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, we have the solution. This is everything you need to know about getting a liquid facelift at our clinic.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
The goal of a liquid facelift is to add more volume to the face by injecting dermal fillers. This helps to make your face appear fuller and rounder like it did in your youth. It also helps to lift any sagging that you may notice on various parts of your face. Finally, getting a treatment like this can also help to get rid of wrinkles that may be appearing on your face.
Everything You Should Know About Your Skin
There are a few important things you should know about the way your skin works before we get into the specifics of how this treatment can help you. There are several different chemicals present naturally in your skin. When you’re young, you have high levels of these chemicals.
The older you get, the more these chemicals decrease. This includes a sugar called hyaluronic acid as well as a protein called collagen, among others. This impacts the way your skin looks and behaves.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
This sugar serves several purposes in your body. In your skin, it helps to maintain hydration and fullness. It does this by attracting and attaching itself to moisture molecules. This also helps your skin maintain its natural protective barrier.
One of the reasons why your face starts to appear thinner as you get older is because your skin starts to lose hyaluronic acid. You may also notice that your skin feels much dryer than it used to.
What Does Collagen Do?
This is a protein present in many areas of your body, along with your skin. Its main role is to provide structure. In your skin, it also helps to maintain elasticity. This is why your skin stays smooth when the muscles underneath are relaxed.
But the more collagen you lose, the less elastic your skin becomes. It will have a harder time smoothing out effectively even when your facial muscles aren’t moving around. You may also find that gravity has a stronger effect on your skin, causing sagging and looseness.
Liquid Facelifts Vs Surgical Facelifts
Candidates looking for a permanent change to their overall appearance may want to consider getting a surgical facelift. However, it’s important to understand that procedures like this can be very invasive. That means you may need to take a lot of downtime as your skin recovers. You may not be comfortable with this level of invasiveness.
Getting a liquid facelift instead is a fantastic alternative. You’ll still get noticeable results and a much younger overall appearance without the invasiveness. The only thing used to apply the products is a small needle. Although results won’t be permanent, depending on the products used, you can still expect long-lasting results.
What Is the Process Like?
Before Your Treatment
We will sit for a consultation with you before applying any kind of treatment. This is so we can get to know you, your concerns, and your goals better. We can then customize your treatment plan so you get exactly the results you want.
During this time, we’ll also discuss how you can prepare for your facelift. Since things like alcohol, tobacco, and some medications and supplements can thin your blood, you’ll need to avoid them in the days leading up to your appointment. If you have any questions about the treatment beforehand, don’t hesitate to ask.
We take pride in providing safe, fast, and effective treatments to all our patients. We’ll begin the appointment by cleaning your skin where you’ll be getting injections. This prevents unwanted bacteria from entering the injection sites. We can also apply a topical numbing cream.
You should feel no pain throughout the treatment. There will only be a small pinch as the needle is applied. Depending on your goals and treatment plan, you may receive several different types of fillers in various locations. Most appointments take somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes to complete. You can leave once it’s done.
Because this treatment option is non-invasive, there’s no need to take any downtime after your appointment. You can get back to your regular life as long as you remember a few important things. We’ll make sure you know how to care for your skin before you leave.
It’s important to understand that your skin will be a little more sensitive than normal over the next few days. You’ll have to stay out of direct sunlight to prevent burning as your skin heals. You should also stay away from excessive physical activity as well as any extreme temperatures.
What Can You Target?
Your eyes will see a lot of changes as you get older. The skin around them tends to be quite delicate, so it’s normal to see signs of aging around here sooner than on other parts of your face. The skin may become thinner, causing hollowness. You might also see crow’s feet which are fine lines at the outer corners of your eyes.
Getting a facelift using dermal fillers can put the missing volume back into this part of your face. This will reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and fill in the volume you’ve lost. Your eyes will look younger as well as brighter.
There are a number of concerns you may have about your brows as you get older. For instance, losing elasticity in your skin could cause your brows to start sagging. You may also see things like frown lines, which are lines appearing between your eyebrows.
This treatment will fill in the missing volume around your brows to achieve several goals. First, it will lift your brows, brightening your eyes and making you appear younger. It will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, keeping skin smooth and firm.
Are you noticing more and more vertical lines running across your forehead? These lines are caused by a loss of elasticity as well as repeated facial movements like lifting your brows. Not only can they age your appearance, but they can also make you look constantly surprised or worried.
Getting this treatment will help to smooth out the area for a firm, youthful-looking forehead. You can also get injections around your temples. This will help them maintain their volume and counteract any thinning you’ve been noticing.
Because your cheeks are naturally one of the most voluminous parts of your face, it’s noticeable when you start to lose this volume. Your face may start to appear gaunt which can give you an unhealthy appearance.
A facelift using dermal fillers can put this volume back into your cheeks. They’ll look much rounder and fuller after you receive this treatment. You can also use fillers to help add definition to your cheekbones.
Your mouth moves around a lot throughout the day. Since repeated facial movements are one of the biggest factors in the appearance of wrinkles, it makes sense that you’d see some major changes around your mouth. For example, you might see laugh lines. These are lines that appear between your nose and mouth.
A combination of fillers can be used to fill in missing volume and help your skin maintain elasticity in the area. You can also target your lips, decreasing fine lines that may have appeared on them and helping them look plump and full.
Are you noticing sagging around your jaw? As your cheeks look volume and the skin all over your face loses elasticity, you may start to notice the skin drooping along your jawline. You may even start to see jowls forming.
Getting this treatment can help firm up the skin in this area. This will lift sagging skin and get rid of concerns like jowls. It can also help with chin wrinkles. After getting treatment, you should find that your jawline appears much more defined.
Book an Appointment With Us
Are you interested in getting a liquid facelift? Choosing the right clinic is important. Our highly trained and enthusiastic team is ready to help you look and feel your best. To book a consultation, get in touch with us at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL.