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What Is a Liquid Facelift, and How Can It Help Me Improve My Appearance?

With age, structural changes in your skin can cause fine lines, undereye hollows, and turned-down mouth corners. While a surgical facelift is a solution to many of these issues, many people are not ready to commit to the expense and downtime associated with this procedure. That’s why minimally invasive treatments have become so sought-after. Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine offers patients liquid facelifts, a quick and convenient non-surgical anti-aging treatment without incisions, sutures, or downtime.

Facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Carson Huynh restores youthful facial beauty by strategically employing injectable solutions. A non-surgical facelift tightens, lifts, and revitalizes youthful contours without risks associated with surgery.

What Is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure that employs a combination of injectable neuromodulators, fillers, Kybella, and PDO threads to naturally refresh your look by reducing wrinkles and softening fine facial lines, plumping underlying volume, and reducing facial sagging.

Connective tissues and vital support proteins like collagen and elastin break down with age. Your skin will become thinner, more delicate, and begin to sag. A combination of these factors can lead to an aged or gaunt appearance. By replenishing volume, minimizing wrinkles, and elevating lax skin, liquid facelifts help counter visible facial aging.

Many people choose minimally invasive liquid facelifts over traditional facelifts for several reasons. For instance, they provide similar anti-aging benefits while being safer and more affordable. They also have a significantly shorter recovery, with less swelling and bruising. Because non-surgical facelifts have fewer risks and side effects, you can start showing off your subtle, natural-looking benefits while immediately returning to your usual daily activities.

Treatment areas include the cheeks, temples, jowls, under the eyes, the brows, and the folds between the nose and mouth.

Best Candidates for a Liquid Facelift

Many of our liquid facelift patients are people in their 30s and 40s with excellent skin elasticity. Ideal candidates include individuals with mild signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, minimal volume loss, sagging skin, or early jowl formation. Dr. Huynh may recommend surgical intervention for people with significant laxity.

If you’re considering a liquid facelift, remember that there are limits to what fillers can do while preserving your natural look. For example, if you have pronounced jowls or a turkey neck, fillers won’t be as effective as facelift surgery.

If you choose an untrained and inexperienced provider to administer injectables like Botox Cosmetic or dermal fillers, the result could be unsatisfactory. Your face may appear puffy, unnatural, and distorted from its natural definition. Be sure to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive training in facial anatomy and experience in aesthetic solutions.

How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?

You may not need cosmetic surgery to preserve your smooth, youthful complexion. Instead, depending on your aesthetic issues and the areas you want to correct, Dr. Huynh can add volume and smooth wrinkles with a combination of products. His non-surgical facelift involves four components to resolve the symptoms of facial aging.

1. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are crucial to non-surgical facelifts. Composed of smooth gel-like substances like hyaluronic acid, they immediately restore cheek, lip, temple, and undereye volume. As they plump and contour, they resolve hollows, creating a radiant, youthful appearance.

During your consultation, dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Huynh will help you determine which filler will best help you reach your desired outcome.

2. Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators such as Botox or Dysport are another significant piece of the non-surgical facelift formula. Millions of people worldwide rely on Botox & Dysport for its ability to reduce expression lines like brow furrows, crow’s feet, and 11 lines. Botox minimizes these dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing targeted muscles, allowing skin to soften and appear smoother.

3. Kybella

With age and skin laxity, you may develop the appearance of a double chin – especially if this cosmetic concern runs in your family. Kybella is the first prescription drug designed to dissolve this pocket of submental fat for a sleeker, more alluring neck and jawline. In addition, with Kybella, you can achieve permanent results with no liposuction.

Kybella is the only FDA-approved non-surgical double chin treatment. The injections prompt your body to destroy and absorb fat cells while preventing new fat accumulation. After a series of Kybella appointments, your body will naturally remove the dead fat cells.

4. PDO Threads

A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical procedure for patients unwilling to undergo major surgery. The threads have tiny barbs that instantly lift and tighten lax skin. PDO threads also stimulate collagen regeneration and cellular renewal, enhancing skin textures for the long term.

Benefits of a Liquid Facelift Over Traditional Facelift Surgery

If you opt for a liquid facelift, Dr. Huynh can adjust the results subtly or dramatically. However, no matter the extent of the procedure, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Less invasive process that takes 30 minutes or less
  • No anesthesia or downtime
  • Safe and effective
  • Confidence boost
  • Rejuvenated appearance with minimal bruising
  • Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved facial symmetry, volume, and contour
  • A more feminine jawline
  • Plumper cheeks and lips

Non-surgical facelifts take less time than traditional facelifts, while also requiring less aftercare. Depending on the extent of your customized treatment plan, you can be good to go on the same day. However, some people require multiple visits for optimal results.

Liquid facelift options might result in redness, tenderness, dryness, swelling, or stinging. You will realize full benefits once these effects subside. However, in other cases, you may notice an immediate improvement.

Liquid facelift results are temporary and less dramatic than the changes made with a traditional surgical facelift. Dr. Huynh can perform follow-up treatments once wrinkles and volume loss start reappearing.

What Are the Different Types of Injectable Fillers Used in a Liquid Facelift?

Dermal fillers are among the most popular aesthetic products in America. These injectables reduce facial wrinkles and creases by increasing underlying facial volume.

Injectable fillers can also enhance the fullness of your lips and cheeks. Because Dr. Huynh administers these treatments with a fine needle beneath the skin, they’re minimally invasive yet offer outstanding results.

Many of these products include ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid. These natural components are essential to smooth, youthful skin. Because there are so many to choose from, it’s vital to work with a professional experienced in the formulations and thicknesses of the various dermal fillers.

At Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, we offer the following filler products.

  • Juvederm®
  • Juvederm Voluma™
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Volux
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane® Silk
  • Restylane® Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Kysse
  • Restylane Contour
  • Sculptra Aesthetic

Dr. Huynh will recommend the proper dermal fillers based on your facial anatomy. Finally, for a more permanent solution, Dr. Huynh may discuss facial cosmetic surgery depending on your aesthetic needs.

How Can a Non-Surgical Facelift Improve Your Appearance?

A non-surgical facelift uses non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments to enhance your facial appearance with smoother skin. Treatments like dermal fillers, neuromodulators, Kybella, and PDO threads add volume, reduce submental fat, and tighten facial skin.

A non-surgical facelift can help you achieve firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin without surgery. You won’t need general anesthesia or overnight hospitalization. Recovery is quicker with less discomfort. In addition, non-surgical facelifts are much less expensive than cosmetic surgery.

Discover Your Radiance

At Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, we provide excellent care to every patient and treat them with the utmost respect and professionalism. Dr. Huynh values your time by listening intently to your concerns and answering your questions. We realize you are making a life-changing decision and respect that you’re placing your trust in us.

Our goal with a liquid facelift is to reverse the effects of aging without making you look like a different person. Dr. Huynh’s expertise has provided excellent patient outcomes across Atlanta, including Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Marietta, and Brookhaven, GA.

We understand when you look in your mirror, you want to see an image that reflects your true image of yourself – healthy, stunning, and whole. We want you to take pride in showing the world how you want people to see you.

At Radiance, dual board-certified Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Huynh and his team will support your every step, helping you realize faster healing and better outcomes from your facial transformation. Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more about a liquid facelift.

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