Getting older is inevitable, but many of us try to hold off the physical signs of aging for as long as possible. As the year's progress, our body is no longer as efficient as it once was. Where our skin is concerned, our natural production of collagen and elastin slows significantly, making skin less strong, supple, and youthful. Fine lines, wrinkles, and even sagging can start to creep in, betraying our true age or, in some cases, making us look older than we really are. Many people who are looking to turn back the clock on the aging process look to cosmetic surgery, with a facelift being one of the most popular procedures.
A surgical facelift is an extremely invasive procedure that is performed under a general anesthetic. Although the results can be dramatic, many patients feel that they look too artificial. They can also be left dealing with scarring, discomfort, and a significant recovery period to contend with. Fortunately, modern cosmetic procedures are continuing to evolve to find new techniques that are less aggressive, less invasive, and provide a much better experience for patients. It is now possible to achieve similar results to a conventional facelift using a series of simple, non-surgical procedures.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a combination of four, non-invasive aesthetic treatments. These are:
Botox (Botulinum Toxin Injection)
Botox is one of the most well-known injectable aesthetic treatments in the world, with countless procedures performed every year. A small amount of Botox is injected into the muscles beneath the skin of the face, temporarily paralyzing them so that they can no longer contract when you make a facial expression. This prevents the overlying skin from contracting and developing lines and wrinkles.
There are lots of different types of dermal filler. As their name suggests, these injectables are used to add volume to areas where there is sagging and hollowing, such as the cheeks and jowls. Using dermal fillers can improve the contours of the face, smooth out skin and eliminate many lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you which areas of your face could benefit from injectable dermal fillers.
As we get older, the skin on our faces can start to look dull and lackluster. Age spots, uneven discoloration, rough texture, and other issues can all make us look older than we really are. A skin peel, sometimes known as a chemical peel, is designed to improve the outermost layers of the skin to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. The newly regenerated skin is usually much smoother, firmer, and more radiant than the skin which has been removed, helping you to embrace a more youthful appearance.
Specially-Chosen Skin Care Products
Once you have had your chemical peel, your liquid facial provider will offer you some specially chosen skincare products that will help the skin to heal and recover. One of the products that you’ll be offered will be a formulation that is dedicated to promoting further regeneration of your skin, boosting its hydration, and improving its tightness and firmness so that you can start to look younger than your age. The use of these skin products should continue for a number of months following the other elements of your liquid facelift to help you achieve and maintain the best possible results.
If you are interested in finding out more about the unique benefits of liquid facials or discover if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment, please speak to our dedicated aesthetics team in Miami, FL today.