You’ve no doubt heard of traditional facelift surgery since it’s one of the most common and most popular plastic surgery options today. But have you heard about liquid facelifts? It’s a term used to certain non-surgical treatment options that can provide the benefits of a facelift without incisions or any downtime. When you meet with a skilled San Francisco plastic surgeon, you can discuss liquid facelifts in more detail. Right now we’d like to cover the basics so you know why the liquid facelift has become the choice treatment for so many people.
Traditional Facial Plastic Surgery
First off, a traditional facelift involves incisions made around the lower portion of the hairline and around the upper part of the ears. Through these incisions, excess tissue is removed and the remaining skin of the face is pulled tighter. Downtime from a facelift can be a few weeks, and while the incisions are well-hidden and are made as small as possible, there will be scarring after surgery.
How a Liquid Facelift is Different
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that uses cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation. Cosmetic injections are specially synthesized solutions designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave you looking years younger in the process. Generally BOTOX® injections and dermal filler injections are used for liquid facelifts.
BOTOX® Injections and Liquid Facelifts
BOTOX® cosmetic is a solution that helps halt muscle contractions in the injection site. Doing so will ensure that wrinkles do not form in that area over time since the skin will not be agitated. BOTOX® results will last a few months, and repeat treatments are easy to perform. It’s ideal for the forehead area and the area around the eyes.
Dermal Fillers and Liquid Facelift
Dermal fillers refers to a broad class of cosmetic injections that add volume to the face and reduce wrinkles in that way. Since there are so many dermal fillers to choose from, a cosmetic surgeon serving the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to determine the best one for your needs. Generally the results of a dermal filler injection can last anywhere between a few months and even a year or two, but again, it depends on the dermal filler used.
Facial plastic surgery or liquid facelift?
While liquid facelifts are helpful and offer a number of benefits distinct from a traditional facelift, sometimes a surgical solution like San Francisco eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery are better for a patient’s aesthetic goals. This decision will need to be made during your consultation with your plastic surgeon. Ultimately, we want to give you all the information that you need to make the best informed decision possible.
Learn More About Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Enhancement
If you would like more information about your options for facial cosmetic surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, contact our plastic surgery centers serving San Francisco and Sacramento today. The entire team looks forward to discussing these matters with you in greater detail and helping you make the best possible decision about your many aesthetic enhancement options.