Liquid Face Lift
Who Benefits From a Liquid Face Lift?
Most people start to see deepening of the lines called nasolabial folds, which run from the nose to the corner of their mouth, starting in their 30s or 40s. Traditionally, fillers have been used to fill in this line. But as we age, there is more loss from the upper area of the cheek, which causes the area to sag, deepening these lines and often creating the lines from the corners of the mouth down to the sides of the chin. These lines are commonly referred to as “Marionette lines”. When these occur, sometimes jowls begin to be evident. Just treating the nasolabial folds does not help with volume loss in the cheeks.
A liquid face lift is term used to describe a procedure in which filler is added to certain areas such as the cheeks and lower face create a lift of the cheeks and jowls. This remarkably natural looking technique is a great alternative for those who do not have the time for or interest in a surgical facelift. Typically four to six syringes of Dermal Fillers are needed for most patients, especially those over fifty who have not had other procedures in the past. One to two syringes every 6-12 months are commonly needed to maintain your results.
What to Expect During Treatment?
A topical numbing medication is used to desensitize the skin and lidocaine is present in the fillers themselves to further minimize discomfort. The procedure takes around forty-five minutes and there is often swelling present immediately after. This swelling typically fades within the next day or two. If bruising occurs swelling can persist until the bruising resolves. It is important to avoid any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin Fish oil, etc. for a week or two prior to treatment as these greatly increase the potential for bruising.
What to Expect After Treatment?
Expect to use ice on and off the first few hours to help resolve swelling and minimize bruising. There may be some mild discomfort sometimes after treatment for a short time. Bruises may occur which resolve within 7-10 days.
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