A lift can do wonders for your face, but not everyone wants to undergo surgery to get a rejuvenated, refreshed look. Texas residents who want youthful results but also want to avoid the scalpel can choose a liquid facelift.
A liquid facelift is not a single procedure, but a customized combination of several minimally invasive procedures, intended to erase the evidence of years off of a person's face. The treatment may involve any number of available injectables, including BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Patients in Southlake, Arlington, Fort Worth, and other areas can learn more about how the services and products available at Skin Care Fort Worth work in tandem to improve not just one area, but the face as a whole.
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Since a liquid facelift is made up of several different treatments, it works best if performed by an experienced and aesthetically minded professional. Someone certified and trained in the specific benefits of each injectable and how the many options can interact on an individual's face will approach each session as a unique procedure. There is no one-size-fits-all approach.
The two key players in a liquid facelift are BOTOX® and dermal fillers.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets muscles that reveal creases, wrinkles, and fine lines when they contract. Once injected, these muscles are temporarily unable to contract, which keeps the obvious wrinkles from forming. The injectable can be applied to many areas, but is most frequently used to smooth out frown lines on the forehead and crow's feet to the sides of the eyes.
Dermal fillers also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they work by temporarily filling in the telltale lines. Fillers also add volume to areas of the face where the loss of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat have created hollows and sunken spots. Juvéderm®, Voluma®, and Radiesse® are all considered dermal fillers, each with a specific strength.
Another major component of a liquid facelift for many patients may be Kybella®, which dissolves fat pockets on the neck that create a double-chin look.
The main elements of a liquid facelift are fluid or smooth consistency gel injectables that can provide a lifting effect, but do not change skin tone or pigmentation.
Though it does not provide any "lifting" action, a chemical peel removes the outermost layer of skin, taking discolorations, uneven textures, and some scars with it. The fresh skin exposed after a peel will have a healthy, youthful glow that can complement any treatment. Microneedling can also help to improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production. Laser vein treatment can eliminate spider veins and broken capillaries found on the nose or cheeks.
Remember that any of the treatments that contribute to an overall liquid facelift can also be applied as a standalone procedure. If you are generally happy with the appearance of your face and skin, but just want to get rid of some pesky crow's feet, you can talk to the Skin Care Fort Worth team about addressing that particular problem.