If you want to lift and contour your face but don’t want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to do so, you are in luck. At Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, we offer an innovative treatment that can give you some dramatic and noticeable results without any downtime or the use of invasive techniques. It’s called the liquid facelift, and it delivers long-lasting results that won’t change your face but will improve your appearance and help you feel like a younger you.
How Long Does a Liquid Face Lift Last?
Liquid Face Lift treatment delivers long-lasting results. The total amount of time that a liquid facelift will last depends on the injectables that are used during the treatment process. The dermal fillers used to enhance your face shape and combat the signs of aging during the treatment process will last approximately one year. The Botox injections administered to smooth expression lines will last approximately four months.
However, once you begin to notice that those Botox injections have begun to wear off, you can simply schedule a touch-up treatment and maintain that lifted and smooth appearance long-term. Similarly, when your Juvederm injections begin to be metabolized by your body, a quick and simple follow-up treatment can help restore youth to your face indefinitely.
What Can It Treat?
This treatment is versatile, and we can customize it to your face shape and your particular needs. It can combat aging and enhance the features, and is known for its ability to:
- Lift the cheeks
- Restore volume to the temples
- Contour the jawline
- Augment the lips
- Smooth smile lines
- Erase fine lines and wrinkles
- Restore volume beneath the eyes
- Create an aesthetically pleasing chin profile
- Smooth expression lines
- Temporarily eliminate smile lines around the eyes
- Eliminate parentheses lines around the mouth
- Eliminate bags under the eyes
- Restore volume to the skin
- Sculpt a more youthful appearance
What Are the Benefits?
Patients love the liquid face lift so much because it takes their Botox and dermal filler treatments to the next level. During this treatment, we will comprehensively evaluate your face to help address multiple areas and angles so that you can have a more lifted and useful appearance.
You’ll see some incredible results, and you won’t have to undergo an invasive procedure. Dermal fillers deliver long-lasting results, and when we inject them into strategic areas to perform this non-invasive facelift, you’ll be able to enjoy those results long-term.
How Does Liquid Face Lift Work?
The liquid facelift uses a combination of Botox and Juvederm injections. By combining neurotoxins with the dermal fillers during the treatment process, not only can we enhance the shape of your face, but we can combat fine lines, wrinkles, and areas that have experienced volume loss.
The Consultation Process
Before designing your customized liquid facelift treatment plan, we must evaluate your specific problem areas and your facial structure in person. Since different faces age in different ways, this process requires an initial consultation. We will discuss your concerns and analyze your face and the way that aging has begun to change it.
Then, we can make recommendations about where Juvederm fillers and Botox injections should be administered to help not only address aging but enhance your features. The goal is always to make you look like yourself, just an improved version.
Learning More About the Treatment Process
Once we confirm that this liquid facelift treatment is right for you, we will schedule your appointment. We will discuss the different Juvederm fillers and explain more about the treatment process so that you know what to expect. We will also provide you with a list of instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. Following these instructions will ensure that your skin is ready for treatment and that you achieve the best results.
Preparing for Your Treatment
There are very few instructions that you will need to follow to prepare for your treatment. If you’ve ever received Botox or dermal filler injections before, your preparation will be essentially the same. We typically ask patients to arrive with clean skin free of any makeup. In the days leading up to your treatment, avoid excess sun exposure so that you do not experience sunburn.
Also, let us know if you have a skin infection in the planned treatment area. We typically also ask patients to avoid alcohol two days before their treatment, as well as ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications.
Even though this treatment has the word facelift in it, there is nothing invasive about it. To begin the process, your injector will cleanse your skin to sanitize it and prepare it for the process. Our expert injector Jamie Tripp, ARNP, an Allergan Master Trained Injector, will perform the treatment. She is skilled in the art of cosmetic injectables and will help you achieve some incredible results.
Once she cleans your face, she will follow your treatment plan that was pre-discussed during your consultation. She will make a series of quick injections into some strategic areas of your face to help add volume, relax the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, and enhance your features. The entire treatment will take less than 30 minutes to complete, and once it is over, you will see some immediate results.
You won’t have to schedule your life around downtown post-treatment as you would for a surgical facelift. Still, you will have to follow some specific aftercare instructions to achieve the best possible results. We will provide you with a complete list of instructions and precautions so that you know what to do and what to avoid post-treatment.
Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
If you can avoid the sun altogether, do so. You’ll get the best results when you protect your skin from the sun. If you do have to go out in the sun for any reason, be sure to apply heavy sunscreen application and wear a hat and sunglasses to provide extra protection for your skin.
For the first few days post-treatment, you should avoid anything that increases your body temperature. That means avoid saunas, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, or even laying out in the sun. If you are cooking, try to stay away from steaming pots or extreme heat released by a stove to ensure that you don’t increase blood flow to your face due to elevated body temperature.
Press Pause on Your Workouts
For the first 24 hours, it’s important that you avoid intense workouts or anything that would be considered a strenuous activity. Increasing your heart rate can affect your results negatively, so it’s important that you perform light to moderate exercises such as walking or stretching for those first 24 hours post-treatment.
Contact Us As Needed
If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment or your results at any point, contact us. Our expert staff will answer your questions and help you feel confident in your treatment and your results.
This treatment combines Botox injections and dermal fillers, and you will see some immediate results, but you won’t experience all of those results simultaneously. Botox takes up to one week to kick in, so don’t be alarmed if you still see expression lines and wrinkles on the upper half of your face post-treatment.
Those lines will soften and disappear; it will just take a little time. You will, however, get the instant gratification that comes from the use of Juvederm fillers post-treatment. Your facial folds, creases, lines, and wrinkles will look smoother and less noticeable immediately following the treatment process. Your results will get even better within a week of your treatment as the filler begins to blend with your skin’s structure.
Am I a Good Candidate For a Liquid Face Lift?
If you aren’t ready for an actual surgical facelift but want to lift and enhance your face and redefine your features, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment. An initial consultation will allow us to determine your eligibility. Once we review your medical history, confirm that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox or Juvederm, and learn more about your ultimate aesthetic goals, we can schedule your treatment.
Experience the Non-Invasive Facelift for Yourself
The liquid facelift is the perfect treatment that can renew your face and increase your confidence. Contact us today at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, to learn more about this innovative and painless treatment and how it can help you look and feel your best without ever having to undergo the knife.