Liquid Facelift FAQs

Curious as to what is involved in a Liquid Facelift and how a Liquid Facelift differs from a standard surgical Facelift in procedure, recovery time and costs?  Look through the FAQs below to see answers to the most common questions on Liquid Facelift.

What is a Liquid Facelift?
A Liquid Facelift uses Botox® or Dysport®, hyaluronic-based injectable wrinkle fillers like Restalyne® or Juvederm®, and longer-lasting fillers like Radiesse® to improve the look of wrinkles, create volume in the face, and lift facial contours. Your doctor will determine the best combination and amount of these products based on your face.

Does the Liquid Facelift require surgery? No

Do I need general anesthesia?
No

How long does a Liquid Facelift last?
Results vary from person to person; fillers typically last an average of six months before requiring touch-up.

Is the procedure painful?
 It can require quite a few injections, but a topical anesthetic is applied at the beginning to numb the injection area

What is the recovery like?
Your face may be red and a little swollen near the injection sites for a few days and you may see some bruising. Bruising can be minimized by discontinuing any flax/fish oil and NSAIDs a week prior to the procedure; arnica taken before the procedure can also help minimize swelling and bruising.

When will I begin to see results?
Results are visible immediately visible once redness and swelling; if Botox® is used, it may take up to three days to see the full effect.

How many treatments are needed?
You and your doctor may decide to do more sessions of the longer-lasting filler to achieve the desired “lifting” result.

What will the long-term results be like?
Botox treatments typically last 3-6 months; hyaluronic fillers can last 6 months to 1 year, and the longer-lasting fillers like Radiesse® can last up to 2 years.

What kind of downtime is there with a Liquid Facelift?
Redness and swelling generally begin to subside overnight if you rest and apply ice packs after your procedure. If you have bruising, it may take a little longer, but you’ll probably be able to cover most of it with makeup.

Why would I choose a Liquid Facelift rather than the traditional surgical Facelift?
Immediate results; precise treatment of individual areas; no incisions; no general anesthesia; shorter procedure time; reduced recovery time; reduced costs

What are the common risks?
Some patients may be allergic to certain fillers; if you haven’t used a filler product before, your doctor will want to test for tolerance before the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
 If you experience any of the following, you may not be a good candidate for the Liquid Facelift procedure: diabetes; cardiovascular disease; neuromuscular disorders; certain bleeding disorders; autoimmune disorders; allergies to individual products used in the procedure (see above).

Is the Liquid Facelift procedure FDA approved?
All of the injectable products used in the Liquid Facelift are approved by the FDA.

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