A liquid facelift is a type of facelift that does not require surgery. Instead, it uses dermal fillers and neuromodulators to lift and rejuvenate the face. This treatment is ideal for people who want to refresh their appearance without undergoing a more invasive procedure.
The results of a facelift, but without surgery
Until recently, the only effective way to reverse the signs of facial aging was facelift surgery. But thanks to recent advancements in aesthetic medicine, we can provide similar results as a facelift surgery without incisions, general anesthesia, or a complex recovery period. We offer a unique combination of neuromodulators and dermal fillers to elevate your facial contours, restore facial volume, and soften unwanted facial wrinkles and fine lines. All it takes is a few simple injections and no downtime!
A liquid facelift can do the following:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Correct unwanted expression lines, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and
- forehead lines
- Reduce unwanted facial creases, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Improve overall facial contours and structure
- Enhance the definition of the cheeks, chin, and lips
- Make your lips look fuller, softer, and rosier
- Restore midface volume
Your liquid facelift treatment plan may include:
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. There are many types of dermal fillers on the market, but the most common are hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in your body. It’s found in your skin and connective tissues. It helps keep your skin hydrated and plump.
As we age, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid. This can lead to a dryer, thinner skin more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid replenish the lost hyaluronic acid in your skin. This, in turn, can plump up your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and leave you with a more youthful appearance.
Neuromodulators are drugs made of botulinum toxin, a special neurotoxin protein injected into the muscles to improve the look of wrinkles. Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular neuromodulators. They work by blocking the signals from the nerves to the facial muscles responsible for your unwanted expression lines, such as the forehead lines and frown lines. Consequently, your contracted facial muscles relax, and the wrinkles disappear. The effects of neuromodulators can last for up to four months.
What to expect from your liquid facelift session
You will meet with Dr. Anyaoku to discuss your goals and concerns. She will assess your face to determine which injectables will best help you achieve your desired results. Each injectable serves a unique function. Neuromodulators are excellent at correcting unwanted expression lines caused by facial muscle contractions, but they don’t work on static wrinkles. Meanwhile, different dermal fillers are suitable for different treatment areas and goals.
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Anyaoku will curate a personalized treatment plan and discuss the details with you. Instead of simply offering a cookie-cutter treatment plan, she makes you a part of the decision-making process, empowering you to make educated decisions. The appropriate units of the chosen injectables are carefully injected into the target areas using ultrafine needles. The entire process usually takes less than an hour.
Benefits of your liquid facelift treatment:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Personalized according to your skin type and goals
- Results of a facelift without surgery
- Minimal side effects after the treatment
- No major complications
- Resume your daily activities immediately
- Natural-looking results
Side effects and recovery after liquid facelift
After your injection, you may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, so there’s no downtime. But you should avoid high-intensity activities and strenuous workouts for a day or two. You must also avoid massaging or rubbing your face.
What you can expect from liquid facelift results
The results of a liquid facelift can vary depending on the individual. However, most people can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their skin. The results of the neuromodulators will start appearing after a few days and continue improving for two weeks. The results of dermal fillers will be instantly evident. The final results are long-lasting, but you may require touch-ups every few months.
Meet Dr. Anyaoku
Dr. Jacinta Anyaoku is a board-certified direct primary care physician specializing in family medicine and aesthetic treatments. She is a deeply compassionate physician who believes in forging personal relationships with her patients and supporting them through every stage of their healthcare journeys. If you want to reverse the signs of aging and elevate your facial contours, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Anyaoku in Katy.