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Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift, while not surgical, uses injectables to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face for a younger, more refreshed look. By injecting dermal fillers into areas of the face with fine lines and volume loss, a similar effect to a traditional facelift can be accomplished. A liquid facelift will restore facial contours resulting in a more rested and energetic look.

Liquid Facelift

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

No

Cost

$400 - $8000

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a considerably less invasive facelift technique that can mimic the results of a traditional facelift plastic surgery without the use of a scalpel. Injections into soft tissue can create almost immediate improvements to facial volume, and early signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Common dermal fillers used in liquid facelift include: hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane®, calcium hydroxylapatite products like Radiesse®, and a collagen-replacing filler like Sculptra®. Any of these dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with Botox® to extend and enhance the results.

What cosmetic concerns does a liquid facelift procedure treat?

  1. Facial Skin Laxity: Dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® can be used to enhance facial volume, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting collagen production for improved skin laxity and facial rejuvenation.
  2. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Dermal fillers can be strategically injected around the face to smooth lines and wrinkles.

Who is the ideal candidate for a liquid facelift procedure?

The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is a young to middle aged patient with early signs of aging such as jowls, smile lines, marionette lines, cheek volume loss, and crow’s feet. A liquid facelift is not recommended for those who are pregnant, nursing, or have an allergy to any component of the dermal filler or lidocaine.

What is the average recovery associated with a liquid facelift procedure?

The recovery period following a liquid facelift dermal filler injection is brief. Redness and swelling resolve within a few days. It is advised patients rest for one day after the procedure, and refrain from strenuous activity for one week.

What are the potential side effects of a liquid facelift procedure?

Possible side effects following a liquid facelift include redness, bruising, prolonged edema, facial asymmetry, nodule formation, and infection at the injection site.

What can someone expect from the results of a liquid facelift procedure?

The results of a liquid facelift will be noticeable immediately after the injections. The duration of the results will be dependent on the soft tissue filler used, but will generally last one to two years. The timing of maintenance treatments will be candidate dependent.

What is the average cost of a liquid facelift procedure?

A liquid facelift procedure can cost anywhere from $400 to $8,000. The actual cost of a liquid facelift is dependent upon location, board certified facial plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure. Learn more in our complete guide to the cost of a facelift.

Pros

Minimally invasiveNon surgicalImmediate results

Cons

TemporaryMaintenance treatments neededDoes not treat excessive loose skin

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


A liquid facelift uses injectables to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face for an incision-free facelift. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a liquid facelift.

The Takeaway


A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional facelift for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Restylane®, and Belotero® can be used to smooth facial wrinkles and enhance facial volume for a refreshed, bright facial aesthetic.

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  2. Park, S The Mini Zygoma Reduction Surgery: a Simple and Reliable Approach for Mid Face Narrowing pubmed.gov; 2016-07-27
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