Liquid Facelifts Without the Risks of Surgical Procedures
At AALC we’re always looking for the best new ways to enhance appearance, especially ones that require minimal downtime and produce maximum results. Rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments are some of our primary specialties. Thanks to recent cosmetic procedure innovations (and our friends at Bravo—an outrageously popular reality show network), we are fielding more questions than ever before about liquid facelifts. Whether you first heard about liquid facelifts on television or are simply looking for a better way to uplift your face without going under the knife, you should read on to learn more about this wildly popular procedure that has fast become the darling of the medical aesthetics world.
For the purposed of this explanation, we’ve prepared an overview to liquid facelifts highlighting the new FDA cleared dermal filler, Restylane Lyft—information every Bravolebrity and anti-aging fan wants to know!
What is a Liquid Facelift?
Touted as the more affordable, less risky alternative option to a traditional facelift, liquid facelifts are considered the latest hot trend in cosmetic procedures.
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical, cosmetic procedure that employs the use of dermal filler injections throughout the face to temporarily plump and smooth an aging face. Botox is often used in conjunction with fillers to achieve the best results possible. One or more dermal filler products may be used during a liquid facelift to help to create a more natural looking result. This procedure is typically done in office and should always be performed by a licensed medical professional specially training in cosmetic injections and only used products that are approved for such use in the United States. (Too often we heard of people going overseas and allowing their face to be injected with dangerous chemicals, such as construction silicon. Yes, that’s right – construction silicon. How scary is that! So we caution you heavily to do your homework and truly understand what is being injected in to your face. To do otherwise could have disastrous, if not deadly consequence.)
To achieve a facelift look dermal fillers and Botox work together to help relax, plump, and smooth the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Liquid facelift procedures can help lift sagging skin, recontour tired looking facial features, plump hollow eyes, and restore an overall more youthful appearance to one’s face. The fact that you don’t have to risk being put under or cut by a knife, make this option very exciting and fairly easily performed by a skilled, licensed, and properly trained cosmetic medicine professional, such as the ones here at AALC.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a new, minimally invasive injectable that can be used as a cheek filler and facial filler. (It was also recently FDA cleared for use on hands, too). Made from hyaluronic acid gel, Restylane Lyft is thicker in consistency than a regular Restylane dermal filler, making it more ideal for use in cheeks and the mid-face region. This injectable is ideally used to add more volume (hence lifting skin) and filling out fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Since it is formulated from hyaluronic acid, if ever necessary, it can be reversed. Results from this filler product typically last about a year to 18 months. As a further benefit, Restylane can also have a residual positive effect on the face lasting well beyond the injection life. Restylane Lyft can be used along with other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane Silk. This way it is flexible in allowing your cosmetic injection specialist to target inject parts of the face with various solutions that are most ideally suited for each region and the overall effect you are working to achieve. The ultimate goal is to create a nautral looking result by utilizing a combination of fillers, whenever and wherever needed.
Liquid Facelift Procedure
The average patient’s first liquid facelift often requires two syringes of Restylane Lyft, and subsequent follow ups typically require lesser amounts for touch-ups. During a liquid facelift procedure, you can expect to experience minimal discomfort. To help prevent discomfort, we commonly employ the use of topical numbing creams to further minimize any possibility of pain during injections.
Prior to any procedures being performed, you should plan to first meet with an experienced cosmetic medical professional to discuss the procedure, anticipated results, and review any possible risks or concerns. It’s important to know that dermal fillers used at AALC are considered some of the safest available on the market today. Studies have suggested that Restylane Lyft commonly has no serious side effects other than some light bruising. Before election for this liquid facelift procedure or any, it is important for patients to always take the time to do their research and consider their options before embarking on any cosmetic treatment.
Want to know more? Call AALC and speak with one of our cosmetic medicine experts.