“Liquid Facelift” | What’s the Buzz All About?

If you haven’t heard of it by now, you’ll likely hear about it soon – the “liquid facelift.”  The subject of countless magazine articles and TV segments, what’s the buzz really all about?  Here’s a brief introduction.

So, is it really a facelift?  No – at least not in the traditional sense.  A liquid facelift does not require any cutting or trimming at all.  Rather, it relies on a combination of soft tissue fillers and BOTOX® to achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance.  Quick and minimally-invasive, a liquid facelift works to fill in creases, smooth out the skin and “shed a few years off the face.” Popular liquid facelift injectables include:

  • BOTOX® & Dysport®: These botulinum toxin type A injections work essentially as muscle relaxers.  They are suited particularly well for “dynamic” creases, such as lines across the forehead and crow’s feet.
  • Restylane®: A “hyaluronic acid” filler, Restylane works to fill deep creases and add volume to the skin.
  • Juvéderm®: Juvéderm works to smooth wrinkles and add volume to the skin of the face.  It can also sculpt the cheeks and restore a youthful oval shape to the face.

Of course, there are limitations to the liquid facelift.  Patients cannot expect the same kind of dramatic results they would with a traditional facelift.  Want to find out more?  Read on!

Facelift on Long Island

Facelift surgery is one of the most effective and time-tested plastic procedures around.  It aims to fight the wrinkles, folds, fat deposits and loose skin commonly associated with aging, gravity and exposure to the sun. Typically performed under local anesthesia combined with a sedative, a facelift is one of the most powerful ways to “shave off a few years.”

So, how does it work?  During a facelift procedure, underlying facial muscles are tightened and the skin is lifted and redraped over the face and neck.  Aimed at achieving a fresher, more youthful appearance, a facelift works to reduce and delay the telltale signs of aging.

Plastic Surgeon on Long Island

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