Feeling down, stressed or not looking quite like you wish? We've got the thing to lift you right up, literally! And it's time for You to take care of YOU :) The Liquid Facelift is an easy in-office procedure using a variety of dermal filler products, which Dr. Michelle will guide you on selecting the right products just for you, to address each area of concern that you might have about the appearance of your facial areas, with little downtime and little discomfort. You can choose the Upper Face Liquid Mini-Facelift, the Lower Face Liquid Mini-Facelift or choose the Full Face Liquid Facelift for even more savings!
"Areas that can be addressed with the Liquid Facelift includes the cheeks, that may have fallen or become somewhat sunken in. Utilizing dermal fillers, we can plump up hollowed cheeks, restoring volume and lifting the shape of the cheeks. We can also help re-create higher cheekbones for a more refined look.
Adding filler to the cheeks can create a lifted look. Photo courtesy Dr. Massry , Beverly Hills, CA
Another area that changes that bothers a lot of our patients is the area known as the nasolabial fold area, or the grooves alongside the nose that lead down to the corners of the mouth. With time, this area can become a deeper groove and gives an aged appearance. This area can be filled in to soften that area, to better match the rest of your face. Sometimes the temples become sunken and gives a hollowed appearance. The temples are easily restored to give an overall lifted effect.
Often we see our eyebrows drop somewhat, giving a tired or frustrated look. In addition to Botox to lift the brows, a filler can be placed in the lateral or "wing" area of the brow to lift up heavy brows and giving a more refreshed look.
And in close proximity to the eyebrows, would be the tear trough area, or the area underneath the eyes, that can become hollowed or sunken in. If you are an appropriate candidate, we can place a dermal filler in this area to restore lost volume in the tear trough areas so the eyes appear more youthful. No, this treatment does not usually hurt!
The lower face is a very common area of concern to many of our patients, as so many of us experience the first signs of aging in this area of our face. So often we hear about concerns of thinning lips and lip lines. A treatment with a lip filler is such an easy solution to restore lip definition, lip moisture, volume and address lip lines. The lips are critical to improve to enhance the overall appearance of the face, as the lips are such a central area of focus on the face. We have different products and different techniques to add just definition and moisture, without volume enhancement or we can restore volume lost with another choice of filler product.
Lip filler adds definition, moisture and softens lip lines. (Skin laser resurfacing also done.)
The lower face and in particular the chin, is an area very frequently affected by time. We spend a lot of time addressing this area with many of our patients. So if you have concerns about your chin area, you are not alone! For the lower face and chin area, filler can be placed to soften the marionette lines, or the groves that start at the corners of the lips and travel down the chin, to refresh your look. Also the chin itself can be enhanced to restore the appearance of lost bone volume. For men and women, we can redefine the jawline too. Treating the angle of the jaw, or the sides of the face, also lift the lower face, softening the appearance of jowls." - Dr. Michelle Parsons, M.D.
This treatment addresses the full face, lifting the cheeks and brows, filling in the nasolabial folds, enhances the lips, chin and jawline for an overall restored appearance. Choose the Full Face Liquid Facelift for even more savings!
What Ages Us Most?
"What do you think ages our appearance the most? Is it lines and wrinkles? Discoloration? Sagging skin? Truthfully, it is a combination of all of these factors, but there is one major underlying cause that contributes to the sagging, lines, and wrinkles—a loss of fullness.
It is a cruel irony of aging that as we grow older, we seem to accumulate fat around our middles, but lose it from our faces. Think of a youthful face, and you’ll most likely picture a face with full, rounded cheeks. That’s because fat plays a large part in filling out the skin and keeps our faces looking smooth and supple.
Of course, loss of fat is not the only factor in the equation. There is also a loss of collagen, which our bodies stop producing around age 25. To a lesser degree, our facial appearance is also affected by the loss of muscle that accompanies the aging process. All of this adds up to an overall decrease in facial fullness.
So, if a loss of fullness is primarily responsible for aging our faces, then why is a facelift the go-to for some looking to reclaim a younger appearance? The truth is, for many patients, it seems as though it’s not. More and more doctors and patients are seeking to improve the appearance of the aging face not through stretching the skin tighter but filling it from the inside. Enter the age of the liquid facelift.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is the lifting, plumping, filling, smoothing, and/or re-contouring of the face through the use of injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Bellafill, and Sculptra. These products are produced in different ways using different materials, and their specific applications vary somewhat, too. As part of the overall procedure, these products are often used in conjunction with each other and in addition to Botox.
The use of Botox in addition to dermal fillers can make for better, longer-lasting results. Botox blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions. When injected into specific areas, it effectively relaxes the muscles that are responsible for making certain facial expressions; these repeated facial expressions contribute to the breakdown of collagen in certain areas, leading to deep creases and expression lines.
Botox can be especially useful when dermal fillers have been used to fill in expression lines, such as the creases that form when you smile, as repeated over-use of the surrounding muscles will cause the filler to break down more quickly. This breakdown shortens the length of time before more injections are needed to maintain results.
Facelift of the Future
The liquid facelift seems to be a good option for addressing the signs of aging without going under the knife. In many ways, the risks seem less than those of surgical approaches, and the results can be quite impressive from an aesthetic standpoint. However, only you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it to go in for a touch-up periodically to maintain your results.