For patients who want the beautiful results of a facelift without the downtime, a liquid facelift is a viable option that involves injecting a combination of wrinkle relaxers and fillers to achieve a younger-looking, more refreshed appearance. Charlotte plastic surgeon, Dr. Vincent Voci, can inject a number of different products in various combinations to achieve the patient’s cosmetic goals. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles are diminished and volume can be added to deficient areas to erase years off a patient’s face with less downtime and minimal pain compared to a traditional facelift.
A Liquid Facelift Can:
- Restore volume to the face to create a more youthful look
- Gently lift and soften facial features
- Reduce wrinkles, creases, lines or folds
- Restore natural, curved facial contours
- Create a more refreshed, energetic look
- Plump hollowed features of the face as a result of aging
- Mask under eye bags and dark circles
- Lift eyelids and open up the eyes
- Lift and reduce the appearance of jowls
- Restore the natural shape to flattened cheeks or temples
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Fill in bumps and irregularities of the nose
A liquid facelift combines wrinkle fillers with wrinkle relaxers to create a younger, smoother appearance. Wrinkle fillers (injectable dermal fillers) such as Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm and ArteFill are injected into the skin to plump up and fill in hollow areas. This is commonly used for under the eyes, in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips. Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX, Dysport or Xeomin are injected to relax the muscles under the skin, which helps eliminate wrinkles on the surface. Common areas for these products include forehead lines, Crow’s Feet and laugh lines. With a combination of the filler and relaxer, a rejuvenated facial appearance can be achieved.
Liquid Facelift Reviews
"Excellent Results from Liquid Facelift Procedure – After reading the July 2009 issue of Charlotte Magazine on Top Doctors, I did some research and chose Dr. Voci.The office was beautiful and immaculate, the staff was very professional, friendly and attentive and Dr. Voci was genuine, warm and patient. He explained the procedure in detail and answered my questions. I felt safe in his care and confident about the outcome. I was amazed to see the results. Immediately after the injections, which were painless, there was a smooth fullness to my face. My skin looked natural and healthy. My appearance was glamorous and I looked 15 years younger. People are treating me better, I am getting a lot of attention from men and I feel attractive and confident about myself.I am very excited about my transformation. Dr. Voci is an excellent Plastic Surgeon whom I trust. The quality and results of his great skill is confirmed and I will continue to utilize his expertise."- B. / Citysearch / Nov 26, 2009
During/After the Procedure
Prior to treatment, the practitioner will assess various aspects of the face and make marks directly on the skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the injection will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are very pleased with their results and often continue to get more injections as needed. While this will vary by product, most will produce results lasting from 3 months to a full year.
Liquid Facelift FAQs
Is This Safe?
All wrinkle relaxers and fillers on the market today are FDA-approved and are safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each product so that a precise treatment plan can be formulated to meet the patient’s specific goals.
The results following a liquid facelift can last months and years depending on the products used. Some, such as BOTOX, typically only last 3-4 months, while others last much longer. It is very common for patients to come back time and time again for repeat injections. These patients feel that the benefits and results still outweigh having a surgical procedure.
Injectable fillers and muscle relaxers are used in combination to create stunning results. Some patients may also consider skin rejuvenation with chemical peels, dermabrasion and dermaplaning to continue to add surface results. These procedures help eliminate and decrease skin irregularities such as blemishes, scars, sun damage, color pigmentation and freckles.
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