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- What is Liquid Facelift?
- What procedures are routinely performed with Liquid Facelift?
- What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Liquid Facelift?
- What should patients expect after Facelift and Neck Lift?
- What type of patient is the ideal candidate for Liquid Facelift?
- What are other non-surgical procedures that are routinely performed with Liquid Facelift?
- What is the difference between Liquid Facelift and Facelift Surgery?
- What is the cost of Liquid Facelift?
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What is Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelift, or non-surgical facelift, is an injectable procedure designed to non-surgically rejuvenate the midface including the eyes and cheeks, jawline, and neck areas. Youthful faces commonly follow a more inverted pyramid appearance that includes good cheek and jaw definition. With the aging process, gravity forces over time flip the pyramid and bring about jowling (sagging of skin below the jawline) with decreased jaw definition, increased neck skin laxity, and neck muscle banding. It is important for patients interested in the liquid facelift procedure to understand that injectable procedures only help temporarily hide or soften these issues, as the skin and soft tissue changes in the midface, lower face, and neck can be most dramatically addressed with surgery. Therefore, the liquid facelift is not equivalent to facelift and neck lift surgery in terms of expected results. The liquid facelift procedure requires the expertise of an experienced injector who is a face specialist. Dr. Ho specializes in aging face procedures and performs each liquid facelift according to the anatomic findings and surgical goals of the individual patient.
What procedures are routinely performed with Liquid Facelift?
The liquid facelift procedure can be characterized as a series of multiple smaller injectable procedures that each target a particular area of the face to produce a small enhancement and in combination achieve a more aesthetically appealing and more youthful face. It is common for multiple areas of the face to be treated at the same time during a liquid facelift procedure with opportunity for additional treatments depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and rejuvenation goals. Injectable procedures that are commonly performed as part of the liquid facelift include but are not limited to the following:
- Injectables (Neurotoxin, Filler, Kybella ®)
- Eye Rejuvenation
- Cheek Augmentation
- Lip Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
- Jawline Contouring
Dr. Ho is extensively experienced in a wide range of facial injectable procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each patient to determine whether they are an ideal liquid facelift candidate.
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Liquid Facelift?
Dr. Ho possesses dedicated training in aging face surgery and injectable procedures from one of the top facial plastic surgery fellowship programs in the country. Dr. Ho is constantly evolving her liquid facelift technique and attracts patients from all across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York to Philadelphia and Newtown for this signature procedure. She devotes ample time and effort with every patient to determine the most ideal treatment plan based on their anatomy, treatment goals, and budget. Common filler products used by Dr. Ho for a liquid facelift include Juvederm® Voluma XC, Juvederm® Ultra XC, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Defyne, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Kysse, Belotero®, and Radiesse®.
Dr. Ho’s treatment philosophy is centered on producing results that are natural and conservative. She understands that restoring cheek volume and projection as well as jawline definition and chin projection are crucial to achieving more youthful facial features. Dr. Ho also advocates for cheek augmentation when targeting deep nasolabial folds and hollowing under the eyes, as the lifting effect of cheek filler injection often improves these issues as well.
What should patients expect after Facelift and Neck Lift?
Each liquid facelift procedure is different and catered to the individual patient in terms of how much filler product is needed and where the filler is injected. Therefore, the extent of swelling and bruising that occurs after liquid facelift will vary by patient. There may be swelling or bruising at the injection sites or in the treated areas that is most often mild to moderate. Given that several syringes of filler are typically pursued in a liquid facelift procedure, significant post-treatment bruising and swelling is also possible and not overly concerning. Swelling and bruising is managed well with icing and head elevation for the first two days after the procedure. Bruised injection sites can be covered with concealer makeup as soon as 24 hours following the procedure. Patients should also avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 24 hours. Post-treatment pain is usually not significant and may be managed with Tylenol as needed. The results of liquid facelift are typically observed immediately or after most of the immediate swelling has subsided. It is not uncommon for slight asymmetries to be observed initially that usually resolve by two weeks out when the treatment product has settled out and is in maximal effect. Dr. Ho seeks follow-up with her patients two weeks after each liquid facelift procedure to ensure that every patient is satisfied with their treatment outcome.
Depending on the type of product used and the amount of filler injected, the duration of effect from a liquid facelift may last 1 to 2 years with need for maintenance touch-up treatments every 3-6 months.
“I feel refreshed!”
Dr. Ho was patient and kind when administering treatment, checking to ensure I was comfortable and keeping me informed of what to expect. I had both Botox and Filler. I am thrilled with my results, a friend commented that I look younger and I feel refreshed!
What type of patient is the ideal candidate for Liquid Facelift?
Dr. Ho performs liquid facelift in a variety of patients. Older patients who experience loss of volume as well as soft tissue descent due to gravity effects in the face with aging often benefit from liquid facelift for facial rejuvenation. The ideal candidate for the liquid facelift procedure is a healthy non-smoker patient who has no remarkable medical or surgical history, and does not take blood-thinning medications. They also demonstrate realistic expectations regarding treatment results associated with liquid facelift and a commitment to maintenance procedures. Patients with moderate to significant skin and soft tissue laxity in the midface, lower face, and neck areas will see more improvement with facelift and/or neck lift surgery. A patient who is not a facelift surgery candidate for medical reasons may qualify for the liquid facelift procedure instead.
What are other non-surgical procedures that are routinely performed with Liquid Facelift?
it is common for other procedures to be performed at the same time as the liquid facelift procedure or at a different visit to maximize facial rejuvenation, depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and treatment goals. They include but are not limited to thread lifting, laser resurfacing, microneedling, and radiofrequency procedures. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of aging face procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each liquid facelift candidate and discuss with them whether they would benefit from adjunct rejuvenation procedures.
What is the difference between Liquid Facelift and Facelift Surgery?
Liquid facelift is an appealing non-surgical treatment option for aging patients as it is less invasive and involves less risks and downtime compared to surgery. While the liquid facelift procedure helps restore volume and definition to the face, moderate to significant skin laxity in the midface, lower face, and neck can only be definitively improved with surgery. Facelift surgery redrapes and resuspends the skin and deeper tissues of the face and neck to restore a more youthful appearance. Surgery usually achieves more permanent results and may be considered advantageous from a long-term cost benefit analysis when compared against repeated injectable treatments. Dr. Ho is experienced in both liquid facelift and facelift surgery will discuss with each patient the best treatment approach that meets their aesthetic goals.
What is the cost of Liquid Facelift?
Filler starts at $700-800/syringe, liquid facelift package pricing range from $2000-$5000.