The Liquid Facelift – What is a Liquid Facelift and How Long Does it Last?

by Dr. Kat Khorrami | Dec 3, 2020, | facelift

When you look in the mirror and see fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheekbones, thin lips, and other aging signs, it can be disheartening. You feel young and vibrant on the inside, but your reflection doesn’t match how you feel. These aging signs are often due to a loss of volume in your face. Neurotoxins like Botox are terrific for wrinkles, but dermal fillers are the most effective anti-aging treatment for volume loss. 

Previously, doctors took a less is more approach to fillers. That theory was – less filler equals a more natural-looking result. Now we have a new approach; we can restore volume loss by using filler as a liquid facelift

Aesthetic doctors use dermal fillers to fill lines and wrinkles, but now we’ve discovered filling in lost volume will give you a more youthful appearance. The amount of product we use to fill fine lines isn’t enough to restore your lost volume. Volume loss doesn’t occur in a single area on your face, you lose volume in numerous areas. So, It’s not excessive to use up to 20 vials of filler during a single procedure.

Am I a Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?

If you’d like a natural lift, restore lost volume, reduce facial lines and folds, and gain a more youthful and refreshed look without undergoing surgery, then you may be a perfect candidate for the liquid facelift. 

A consultation with one of our experienced injectors will determine the perfect combination of products to include in your liquid facelift in order to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Why Do I Need So Much Filler?

Depending on the condition of your skin, you may need up to 20 vials to achieve your desired look. In order to create balance and restore lost volume, you may need multiple syringes. To put your treatment in context, 10mL’s of filler is equivalent to about two teaspoons, which will be dispersed among multiple areas on your face. So you can see why 20 vials isn’t an unreasonable amount of filler.

I always use the least amount of filler necessary to achieve the results you seek because I want your results to look natural. If I use too much filler, it will be obvious you had a treatment and you’ll look artificial. So, there’s a tremendous amount of artistry involved in your treatment.

Multiple syringes of filler can be nearly as expensive as a surgical facelift, but it’s quick and painless and there’s minimal downtime. More importantly, fillers give you a much more natural result.

Which Products Will You Use?

Your liquid facelift procedure is custom, so the amount of filler and neurotoxins you need to achieve beautiful results will depend on your skin’s condition.. I’ll use a combination of fillers and neurotoxins in your liquid facelift treatment to relax your facial muscles, reduce wrinkles, add volume, lift saggy skin, and produce a more youthful appearance

What About My Results?

Dermal fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid to ensure stability. Hyaluronic acid products can last nine to twelve months. I also use Sculptra®️, which is a polydioxanone solution that helps to build collagen in the injected region to give you a more natural-looking and longer-lasting result.

You’ll see immediate results from a liquid facelift because the hyaluronic acid fillers instantly improve your lost volume and fill your fine lines. If you opt for Sculptra®️ injections, your results will continue to improve. Your swelling will subside and the collagen stimulators in Sculptra®️ will go to work. 

Results aren’t permanent, but they can last up to 24-months. The effects will slowly diminish and you’ll need occasional maintenance treatments to retain your desired look. The types of products and amounts I use will determine the approximate longevity of your treatment results.

At Allurant, we have a team of highly-trained experts available to answer all your questions. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today and discover which treatments are right for you.