There are visible signs of facial aging that include volume loss, wrinkles, and skin laxity. While surgery may be a great option for patients seeking facial rejuvenation, it is not the only option. At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, NC, we offer many non-surgical procedures that are effective with natural results for patients that are not surgical candidates or not interested in undergoing surgery.
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A liquid facelift is a procedure where we combine a variety of non-surgical and non-invasive techniques to provide full facial rejuvenation by filling and lifting the face while softening the fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical treatment option for individuals who wish to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing surgery or an incision. This procedure relies solely on the use of multiple facial fillers and Botox or Dysport to improve the appearance/botox of an aging face by adding volume to the face and softening the wrinkles of the face. A liquid facelift in Charlotte can be customized to improve some or all of the following concerns to help my patients overcome the following aging issues, including but not limited to:
- Forehead creases
- Droopy eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Hollow temples
- Under-eye bags
- Marionette lines (smile lines)
- Volume loss
- Expression lines
- Poorly defined jawline
- Hallowing around the eye
- Thinning lips
- Gummy smile
- Weak Chin
- Low cheekbones
- Platysmal bands
A liquid facelift is completely customized to meet the needs of the patient, and it’s common to use the following types of injectables:
How Does a Liquid Facelift Lift the Face?
As we age, we lose volume in the face. The lost volume is a combination of fat and bone in the face. When volume is lost, the face deflates similarly to a balloon deflating. By adding volume to the face, it will re-inflate the face and lift sagging skin. Adding volume to the cheeks and along the jawline will elevate sagging skin in the areas. We add the volume back to the individual fat pocket that lost the volume. Using this technique allows for the most natural results. The most common comment from my patients after a liquid facelift is, “This is how I used to look.”
What Special Techniques are used to inject fillers?
Our expert injectors, nurse practitioner Courtney Whitley, physician assistant Heather Bryant and plastic surgeon Dr. Kulbersh, use the newest and most comfortable techniques. Historically, fillers were injected with needles that were painful and could cause bruising and swelling; however, our injectors use a needleless injection technique. They use a blunt-tipped micro-cannula to inject the filler. It is less traumatic, more comfortable, and decreases the incidence of bruising.
What is Botox and Dysport Used for During a Liquid Facelift?
Botox or Dysport, are utilized to relax facial muscles. Relaxing the facial muscles can soften wrinkles and can elevate sagging tissues. If the muscle that pulls down an area of the face is weakened, then that area of the face will lift. This technique is used to raise the corners of the mouth and define the neck.
What is Micro Botox?
Micro Botox is a non-permanent Botox-based treatment that leaves facial muscles unaffected, providing natural-looking results. Injections are made superficially, just below the skin’s surface, avoiding the ‘freezing’ effect that happens with other Botox treatments. This treatment has shown to reduce pore size, reduce acne inflammation and scar appearance, tighten and smooth skin, and lessen the oil production in your skin.
Restore Facial Volume with a Liquid Facelift
Before a liquid facelift is performed, the needs and goals of a patients are addressed during a consultation at Carolina Facial Plastics. This allows our team to formulate their specific treatment plan and decide the combination of facial injectables.
Once a treatment plan is decided, the liquid facelift procedure is performed. A liquid facelift can be performed in as quickly as thirty minutes or take over 2 hours depending on the number and types of injectables needed to achieve your anti-aging goals.
Following the treatment, my patients are able to immediately return home or continue with their everyday activities, as this non-surgical facelift yields minimal downtime.
Learn more about the liquid facelift at healthcare.utah.edu.
Downtime After Facial Injections
Liquid Facelift FAQ’s
Q: How long do the results of a liquid facelift last?
A: How long the results of a liquid facelift last vary from patient to patient. This really depends on which types of facial fillers are used during your customized procedure at Carolina Facial Plastics. If hyaluronic-acid based fillers like Restylane or Juvéderm are used, results from your liquid facelift can last well over six months.
Q: Are there any side effects of undergoing the procedure?
A: There are virtually no major side effects experienced after undergoing a liquid facelift. It is possible to see slight bruising, redness, itching, or swelling that will diminish over the course of the next several days.
Q: How long is the recovery time after a liquid facelift?
A: Because a liquid facelift in Charlotte is completely non-surgical, there is absolutely no downtime for patients other than mild burising or swelling. It’s very common for individuals that I treat to return to their normal daily activities immediately upon leaving my office.
Q: Who is a good candidate for a liquid facelift in Charlotte?
A: A good candidate for a liquid facelift is a healthy man or woman who would like to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss.
Schedule a Liquid Facelift Consultation in Charlotte, NC
If you’re considering undergoing a facial rejuvenation procedure but aren’t quite ready for surgery, I encourage you to contact Carolina Facial Plastics to learn more about how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals through a non-invasive liquid facelift. To get started, please call (704) 842-3644 today to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Charlotte, NC.
For more information about undergoing a liquid facelift in Charlotte, please contact Carolina Facial Plastics today.
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