Liquid Facelift FAQ
1. What is a Liquid Facelift?
Facial contouring using dermal fillers for volume and tissue support and neuro-modulators to lift brows, mouth, neck
2. Does the Liquid Facelift require surgery? Do I need general anesthesia?
No surgery required! We use a topical prescription numbing cream that we apply here in the office. We schedule you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your procedure so that you have some time to let the numbing cream take effect.
3. How long does a Liquid Facelift last?
This depends on the person and also if full correction has been achieved. The average person lasts between 6-12 months. Sometimes small touch ups are needed at the 3 month time period.
4. Is the procedure painful?
With numbing cream the procedure is very doable. Pretty hurts … but not too much
5. What is the recovery like?
With any type of injection there is always a possibility of bruising or swelling bu that does not happen to everyone. We always tell you to avoid any aspirin, aleve, or ibuprofen 7 days before coming in to see us in order to decrease your chances of bruising.
6. When will I begin to see results?
You will see most of the results immediately. As any swelling or bruising in your face it will subside and you should see full effects in about 2 weeks.
7. How many treatments are needed?
We usually suggest an initial treatment with a follow up treatment 2-3 weeks later.
8. What will the long-term results be like?
Every patient is different , but with full correction we typically see results lasting 12-18 months when using volume, Juvederm® or Restylane®. For the Botox® portion we see results lasting 3-6 months, which is why you need a follow up appointment a few times a year.
9. What kind of downtime is there with a Liquid Facelift?
As with any injection there can be bruising or swelling. We typically tell clients that they need to wait 1-2 weeks and then return for a follow up to make sure their liquid lift looks perfect.
10. Why would I choose a Liquid Facelift rather than the traditional surgical Facelift?
The liquid lift is a great option for clients who do NOT want a traditional facelift. A liquid lift is also a perfect transition when you may not quite be ready for a Facelift but still need some lift. Keep in mind that the LFL is not for everyone so come in for a consult. Keep in mind that there are some type of results that you can only get with traditional surgery.
11. What are the common risks?
Bruising and swelling are the main concerns.
12. Who is a good candidate for a Liquid facelift?
The best candidate is a client who has great skin and skin texture who need to replace volume that has depleted from their face due to aging.
13. Can I have a Liquid Facelift procedure done if I’m pregnant?
No – no treatments while you are pregnant. We also require you to be finished with breast feeding before starting back to your cosmetic treatments.
14. Is the Liquid Facelift procedure FDA approved?
Juvederm Voluma has just been approved for mid face usage. So some of the areas that we treat while doing a liquid lift are approved by the FDA. We also use FDA approved injectables for ‘off label’ areas.