A “non-surgical rejuvenation” or “liquid facelift” can mean different things to different people. In most cases, these terms refer to the injection of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, and sometimes neuromodulators like Botox, into the face to add volume and smooth wrinkles and creases. This treatment is ideal for someone who is not ready to commit to a facelift yet.
When comparing the youthful face with one that has experienced advanced aging, one notices a lack of fullness. The youthful face is smooth and well rounded, whereas the older face shows deep creases and sunken areas in the cheeks and below the eyes. Bands in the neck can also appear. Fillers can help to soften a person’s appearance and restore the fullness that has faded. With certain fillers, the effects can last for approximately one to two years. A liquid facelift is not a permanent solution for the aging face, but this may or may not be a benefit depending on the patient’s goals.
Advantages of the Liquid Facelift
Non-surgical rejuvenation of the face is an alternative to facelifts for some individuals. This is particularly true for people who have only just begun to show early to moderate signs of aging. Others use fillers for a “trial run” to see the potential effects that a facelift may offer before going forward with a surgical procedure.
With minimal bruising Injectables can be used to target crow’s feet, marionette lines, jowls, thin lips and more without the downtime that follows surgery. A liquid facelift is fast, typically taking under an hour to complete, and allows the person to return to their normal activity immediately afterward. There is no need for the procedure to interrupt your daily routine.
Perhaps one of the best advantages of non-surgical rejuvenation over invasive options is that the results can be seen right away with many products, rather than waiting for the bruising and swelling from surgery to subside. Additionally, there are no scars. Restylane and Juvederm will yield results that can be seen immediately, though the optimal effects of a Sculptra injection are not seen fully until about six months. The results of Sculptra are long lasting, though, and can be seen for up to 2 years or longer.
Seek a Specialist
The Glasgold Group only uses materials that have been proven to be safe and effective, and they continually investigate new products as they become available. To learn what types of injectable fillers may be right for you, contact the Highland Park, NJ office at (732-846-6540) or the Princeton, NJ location (609-924-3459). The Glasgold Group is comprised of renowned facial plastic surgeons Dr. Mark Glasgold, and Dr. Robert Glasgold. Together, they are committed to providing patients with beautiful, natural results that last.