Aging is inevitable, but sagging and wrinkled skin is not! If you’re unhappy with the appearance of the skin on your face due to signs of aging, but don’t want to have a costly, invasive surgery, a liquid facelift could be the perfect treatment for you. This safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option is proudly offered by Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a cosmetic treatment designed to rejuvenate your skin by injecting it with collagen-stimulating, top-quality fillers that leave your skin looking and feeling natural, younger, and more vibrant. In addition to delivering liquid smoothness to your skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, this facelift naturally signals your skin to produce more collagen, which enhances the results of treatment and helps the effects last.
Thanks to numbing cream offered by your doctor, treatment is also pain-free. Most patients report minimal swelling and redness for about a day following their appointment, after which point their skin looks and feels completely normal for the rest of the healing process, which lasts about 1-2 weeks.
As a safer, less-invasive, and more convenient alternative to a traditional surgical facelift, a liquid facelift is a favorite among patients who have minor to mild signs of aging.
How Does It Work?
This facelift delivers liquid dermal fillers into your skin, which naturally smooths the outward appearance of your skin and, as a result, reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. The micro-trauma of the needle injection combined with the high-quality ingredients of the filler help stimulate collagen production in your skin.
The production of natural collagen, which is often described as the structural protein of your skin, typically slows as we age, leading to unwanted skin laxity and common concerns like wrinkles.
By stimulating new collagen production in addition to smoothing the skin with liquid fillers, this treatment gives your skin a much-needed boost, which you’ll notice instantly. Your doctor will examine your areas of concern during an initial consultation and discuss the best filler and injection sites for your unique situation. With limited preparation necessary and a quick, no-hassle recovery, this treatment is perfect for almost every patient thanks to its ability to fit into every schedule.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
Since every patient is different, your doctor will evaluate your needs and areas of concern during your initial consultation. This involves making a personalized treatment plan of planned injections to achieve your ideal results.
For most patients, 2-3 treatments are needed to address all of their concerns and successfully build volume in the skin to create a smooth appearance. These treatments are normally spaced out 1-2 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal between injections.
Once your treatment plan is complete, your doctor will evaluate your final results and ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your new look. Minor corrections and volumizing injections can be made with ease to make sure that your skin looks perfect. At the end of your treatment plan, you should notice that your skin appears smoother and firmer with reduced sagging and less obvious wrinkles and fine lines in the treated areas.
How Long Does It Last?
For most patients, these facelifts last between 1-2 years before the normal effects of aging begin to reappear. Aging and collagen breakdown are natural processes and can’t be permanently stopped, but your doctor can help you create a treatment plan, which includes maintenance appointments, to keep your skin as smooth and youthful-looking as possible for years to come.
In addition, you can help enhance the effects of your facelift by implementing good skincare routines and making sure that you protect your skin from harmful sun exposure. It’s estimated that the sun’s rays are responsible for over 90% of all common skin concerns, including wrinkles, dark spots, and skin cancer. Prevention can drastically improve your chances of having healthy skin for your lifetime. Always wear sunscreen and reapply every 4 hours if you plan to spend an extended amount of time outdoors.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
A liquid facelift treatment is effective on all skin types and can deliver excellent results for men and women of all ages, although most patients seeking this treatment are between 30-65 years old. If you have extensive signs of aging, this treatment may not be able to address these concerns as effectively as a more intense treatment or procedure.
In addition, the location of some concerns–such as the nasolabial folds, the neck, or the jowls–can affect how successful this treatment is. You should consult with your doctor to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
Don’t let signs of aging distract you from the important things in your life. With a liquid facelift, you can quickly and effectively address common cosmetic concerns without the price or recovery time of a facelift surgery. You’ll be amazed at how your skin is transformed, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new look for 1-2 years before returning for an easy maintenance appointment.
If you’re ready to learn more about this treatment, contact the professionals at Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA to schedule your initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you and helping you reach your cosmetic goals.