Are you troubled by signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, or loss of volume in your face or lips? These are all common complaints of those who are entering their 40s and 50s and leads some to consider the prospect of a facelift. However, many of these individuals are not prepared for a full facial surgery with permanent results and a lot of downtimes. For these men and women, a liquid facelift may be the perfect alternative. Interested in learning more? Here’s everything you need to know about the non-invasive procedure.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
Dr. Sayed uses a number of different methods in his liquid facelift depending on the results his patients desire and their unique concerns. The procedure usually includes a neuromodulator such as Botox® or Dysport®, laser therapy, and one or two types of dermal fillers.
Botox® and Dysport® can target expression lines around the mouth, on the forehead, and in the corners of the eyes. By preventing these muscles from contracting, it relaxes them and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If more treatment of these areas is needed, Dr. Sayed can use a CO2 laser such as the Fraxel laser system to further reduce their appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Voluma or Poly-L-lactic acid fillers like Sculptra® can be injected to add volume to sunken cheeks and temples and enhance the cheekbones. The lines that run from the nose to the corners of the lips are often called marionette lines are a common sign of aging and these can be treated with a dermal filler with an advanced Vycross formula such as Juvéderm® Volbella or Juvéderm® Vollure. These types of fillers can also be used to restore volume to lips that have been affected by aging.
With a ‘six-area’ injection technique, Dr. Sayed can address jowls, creases on the chin, hollow or sunken cheeks or temples, and marionette lines. By targeting the areas of the face that show the signs of aging the most, Dr. Syed can create a natural, younger look with no invasive surgery. Depending on the techniques and substances used, a liquid facelift can last up to two years though there is usually some maintenance required every few months if Botox® or Dysport® is used.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Differ from a Traditional Facelift?
A traditional facelift uses surgery to tighten muscles of the face and reposition or remove the skin to correct common signs of aging. While it is an effective and permanent way to create a younger appearance, it’s also a major surgery that requires recovery time. A liquid facelift, on the other hand, is completely non-invasive and involves little to no downtime. A liquid facelift is ideal for younger patients who are not yet ready for a full facelift and can often prevent the need for a facelift for years.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
Wondering if you would be a good candidate for a liquid facelift? Dr. Sayed finds the patients who benefit most from one of these procedures are those who want a complete facial rejuvenation without the invasiveness or downtime of a full facelift. Those who have deep wrinkles or who have lost volume in their face due to aging usually experience the best results. Dr. Sayed also finds that those patients who have realistic expectations for the procedure and understand that results are not permanent and will need regular maintenance are the ones who are the most satisfied after a liquid facelift procedure.
Where Can I Find the Best Place to Get a Liquid Facelift?
If you are in southern California, you can find no better plastic surgeon than Dr. Sayed to perform a liquid facelift. Dr. Sayed prides himself on utilizing a technique that creates youthful, natural results with his procedure. With over 13 years of experience, Dr. Sayed is recognized as an expert in multiple types of plastic surgery and patients travel from around the country to seek out his services.
If you want to address the most common signs of aging on your face but are not yet ready for a full facelift, you need to consider the many benefits of a liquid facelift. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sayed today to learn more.