Liquid Facelift and the Facts You Need to Know Beforehand

Liquid facelift : what is it?

A liquid facelift involves injecting the skin with the dermal fillers to plump the skin up. It differs from a facelift surgical in that it does not include cutting to the skin.

A liquid facelift has the purpose of reducing sagging and wrinkles. It could also help make your lips rounder, it reduces the areas under your eyes, fills your cheek, so they don’t look bony, and reduces the appearance of scars.

Not everyone is eligible for a liquid facelift: liquid facelifts are for people like celebrities with few wrinkles and a small amount of sagged skin. Any individual with a lot of sagging skin should go for a surgical facelift, as it will create more dramatic results for the individual.

How does a Liquid Facelift Work?

Your skin is connected by collagen and elastin. These two tissues are the reasons why your skin look fresh when you are young. But as you grow older, both tissues start breaking. This breaking makes your face looks fat, and you start looking lean or bony in the face. For some people, this makes them look older, and then they seek ways to “reverse” the effect of these two tissues that are breaking.

The Dermal fillers work by filling up space in the layers of your skin. Thereby reducing the look of wrinkles and sagging on your face.

Areas of Your Face that needs a Liquid Facelift

You can make use of liquid facelifts for your face, and also your hands. The target areas on your face where the fillers are used are listed below: Under your eyes, Near your eyebrows, The cheeks, The Temples, Folds between the nose and mouth and, Around scars Despite the above listed targeted areas, the area you fill is dependent on your desired result.

Procedures for a Liquid Facelift

When you decide to give your face a lift, you find a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who can carry out the procedure. Then you discuss the results you desire. They will examine your skin and talk to you about the procedure.

When the procedure begins, the doctor might provide a local anaesthetic to help ease the pain in the area that is to be injected. Then your face will be injected. Research has shown (according to the American Academy of Dermatologists), the injection can hurt a little. The injection session should last between 15 to 30 minutes. All the injections can be done in one session.

Side Effects of Liquid Facelifts

The major side effects that come with liquid face-lifting are bruises, some pain, swelling and redness. The bruises of liquid face-lifting may not be as much as that of surgical face-lifting, but you may experience bruises if the fillers were inserted around your eyes.

Other rare side effects include allergic reactions, bacterial infections: which enter through needle puncture, skin necrosis: which is a result of the filler entering your blood vessel. These cases are very rare. Watch your skin always, and if you notice any issue or symptoms that look like allergies or flu, report to your doctor.

What next after a Facelift?

After a facelift, you can go back to your regular life the next day. You can only take some time off when the bruising is bad. Your Dermatologist will inform you of the type of skincare you make use of after your fillers. You are advised to stay away from strenuous exercise for the next day, and the sun and tanning beds. Your face can be massaged with a filler called Poly-L-lactic acid. Unless your Dermatologist advised you to massage your face, do not touch the injected area for at least three days.

To maintain your appearance, you may need to get more fillers between 6-24 months. It depends on the type of filler used. So speak to your Dermatologist about how long your fillers last, and when you will need to book another procedure.

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