What is Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelift is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes fillers, injectables, and Botox to add volume to the face and to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, temporarily reducing the signs of aging. Patients whose facial aging is primarily due to loss of volume and only minimal sagging will see the best results from this type of treatment. Patients who have significant sagging of facial and neck skin should opt for a traditional lift for best results.
What is the procedure process for Liquid Facelift?
The procedure starts with a consultation with Dr. Schwartz. You’ll discuss your goals and, between the two of you, determine what the best course of action is. At your treatment appointment, Dr. Schwartz will likely start with a topical or local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and then begin injecting each area of your face with Botox, fillers or injectables to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and fill in areas that need it. The entire procedure will generally take less than an hour from start to finish. In some cases, depending on the type of materials used, Dr. Schwartz may suggest the use of a nerve block during the procedure to minimize any discomfort. You will then be asked to return in 3 weeks for touch up treatment with additional filler or Botox. Some patients may need more than one touch up session. After that, touchups are scheduled every 6-9 months. It is important to understand that the effects of a liquid face lift will disappear if maintenance treatments are not received.
It Takes Less Than an Hour to Complete
While a traditional facelift takes approximately four hours to complete, a liquid facelift usually takes less than an hour. You can have this procedure done during a lunch break or in between errands.
No Recovery Time is Necessary
With Botox Cosmetic and injectable fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane), you do not need to recover. You do not have incisions or stitches that need special care. At most, you may feel some soreness and swelling at the injection site. After the liquid facelift, you can return to work, go out with friends, or run errands without restrictions.
Who is a candidate for Liquid Facelift?
If you’re in good health, you are likely a candidate for Liquid Facial. However, those with diabetes, bleeding or autoimmune disorders should not have this procedure. Sentence deleted here Depending on the medications you are taking or your specific health concerns, you may not be able to use some of the injectables or fillers. Providing your doctor with a full medical history is essential when determining whether or not you’re a candidate for this procedure. What are the benefits of Liquid Facelift?
The Liquid Facial can lift part of the face or reshape certain areas, restoring natural contours that may have been lost due to aging. This procedure can also minimize wrinkles, creases or folds in the skin, smoothing out your complexion. It can also reduce the appearance of under eye swelling or discoloration, lift the eyelids, and hide the aftermath of a broken nose.
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Cost of Liquid Facelift?
The cost of this procedure varies drastically depending on how much you are having done and the materials being used.
No Anesthesiologist or Facility Fees Are Added to Your Bill
A liquid facelift is a non-invasive treatment and therefore performed in the surgeon’s office. Because you do not have to go to an operating room, you avoid the hospital fees. The procedure is also performed without the need for an anesthesiologist, so you do not have to pay that specialist’s fees.
The cost you pay for a liquid facelift only includes the cosmetic injectables and your surgeon’s time, which combined are significantly lower than a traditional surgical facelift.
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Liquid Facelift FAQ
Both topical and nerve block anesthesia are available to make your treatment as pain free as possible. Talk to Dr. Schwartz about your concerns at your initial consultation.
Every patient is a little different in the way their body bruises and swells. this is also affected by the amount and type of fillers that you require. In general though the beauty of the Liquid Face lift is that it is non surgical and most patients can typically resume their normal activities directly after the procedure. Some may need a day or two if they have more bruising or swelling.
Unlike a standard surgical face lift, there is little to no down time with this procedure, you do not need to undergo full anesthesia and you will not need to go under the knife. There are no incisions to heal or wounds to recover from. It is performed in the office as a “treatment”, not a surgery and you will not incur operating room or anesthesia costs. A liquid facelift will only last for up to two years depending on the materials used.
If you worry about what a facelift will look like, the liquid facelift is a good way to see what the changes are like without undergoing a permanent procedure. Dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic both need touch up injections, whether it be every few months or every year or so.
If you’re unhappy with the results, you simply have to wait for your body to naturally absorb the fillers, and your face returns to its pre-liquid facelift appearance.
Why choose Dr. Schwartz?
- Dr. Michael Schwartz is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology.
- MD from Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed his General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and ENT Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
- He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Schwartz is an active staff member with Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.
- He has over 30 years of experience as a surgeon and is extensively trained in the latest advancements in facial plastic surgery.