- “Liquid facelifts” involve dermal injections to the face.
- These fillers plump up the skin, reducing lines and sagging.
- Discuss your medical history with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon before the procedure.
- Common side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness after the procedure.
- It’s a medical procedure and must be done by a licensed, experienced professional.
- The procedure can be performed in your dermatologist’s or plastic surgeon’s office.
- It usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes and can be done in one session.
- You don’t need to take any time off work as it requires very little recovery time.
- You can find a professional provider online.
- Liquid facelifts are cheaper than surgical facelifts.
- The exact cost will depend on the type of filler you use and your doctor’s rates.
- It’s unlikely that medical insurance will cover a liquid facelift.
- Liquid facelifts are more subtle than surgical facelifts. The results won’t be as dramatic.
- However, they can make your skin look more plump and youthful.
- It is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
A liquid facelift involves injecting dermal fillers into the skin to plump up the skin. It differs from a surgical facelift in that it doesn’t involve cutting into the skin.
The goal of a liquid facelift is to reduce sagging and wrinkles. It can also:
- plump up lips
- reduce the hollow areas under your eyes
- fill your cheeks if they look gaunt
- tighten wrinkles around your lips, eyes, and forehead
- reduce the appearance of scars
The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is someone with relatively few wrinkles and a small amount of sagging. If you have a lot of sagging skin, or if you want dramatic results, a surgical facelift might be better for you.
In general, liquid facelifts cost less than surgical facelifts. The cost of a liquid facelift depends on a number of factors, including:
- where you’re located, as dermatologists and plastic surgeons charge differently in different cities
- the type of dermal injections you choose (Botox, Juvederm, etc.)
- how many injections you have
In order to find out the exact cost of a liquid facelift, it’s best to talk to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area to determine exactly what you need. Since it’s a cosmetic surgery, it’s unlikely that your insurance will cover it.
You probably won’t need any time off work after a liquid facelift, other than the day of the procedure. So it’s unlikely you’d lose out on any income due to the procedure.
The connective tissues in your skin — such as collagen and elastin — break down as you age. You might also lose fat in your face, which can lead to your face looking gaunt. Many people feel that this makes them look older, and they look for a procedure that will “reverse” this effect.
Fillers work by literally filling up space in the layers of the skin. This plumps it up to reduce the appearance of wrinkled and sagging skin.