Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach’s Best Liquid Facelift
Do you feel as if you notice new lines, wrinkles, and facial sagging every time you look in the mirror? Do you miss the full, voluptuous lips you had in your teens and 20s? These common complaints of aging share one simple solution: a liquid facelift.
Contact us at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics at (714) 804-5460 to book an appointment to discuss this non-surgical option that can restore your youthful appearance.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
The term “liquid facelift” describes a customizable combination of dermal fillers, which can help minimize wrinkles and add volume, with neuromodulators that relax the muscles around the eyes and eyebrow area. By introducing these products into targeted areas of your face using a fine needle, a skilled injector can:
- Erase wrinkles
- Fill in areas where you have lost facial volume
- Reduce hollowness under your eyes
- Contour your cheeks and plump your lips
- Make you look refreshed and rejuvenated
- Redefine your jawline and chin
This minimally invasive method delivers similar results to a traditional surgical facelift, with less healing time and nearly immediate improvements to your appearance.
The Liquid Facelift’s Proven Benefits
A liquid facelift comes with several advantages in comparison to facelift surgery, including the following.
- There is no downtime necessary after a liquid facelift.
- With a liquid facelift, the results look extremely natural.
- It’s usually more cost-effective.
- Trained injectors can target specific problem areas.
- With a liquid facelift, there are no stitches, scarring, or anesthesia.
- Non-surgical procedures generally involve less risk and complications.
One of the most significant benefits of a liquid facelift is that it does not require patients to go “under the knife.” Those who wish to look younger without surgery or who cannot undergo surgery love this minimally invasive option because it requires little to no downtime afterward and allows them to resume their usual daily activities without delay.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
During your liquid facelift appointment, we will make a series of injections in precise locations, depending on your facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. Fillers and neuromodulators work side by side to provide subtle lift, beautifully smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and provide volume where your face needs it most.
What Qualities Make Someone a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
The best candidates for a liquid facelift would like to restore a youthful appearance but are unwilling or unable to set aside the two weeks of healing time that a facelift surgery requires. Younger people with less pronounced facial aging and sagging may also wish to get a liquid facelift as a preventive measure to help fend off wrinkles. Neuromodulators such as Botox can relax existing wrinkles such as frown lines, brow furrows, and crow’s feet, while keeping new ones from developing.
What to Expect During a Liquid Facelift Procedure
The first step in any cosmetic procedure is to schedule a consultation, where your aesthetic provider can assess your facial structure, degree of aging, and skin type, and discuss your concerns and desired results. This private appointment is also your opportunity to ask all your questions about the procedure. The outcome of your consultation will be a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve the look you want, and will include the exact combination of injectables will give you the ideal results.
After your consultation, you will schedule a date to return to our office for your liquid facelift. Plan to block off approximately an hour of your day for the appointment. There is no downtime afterward, so you won’t need to worry about missing work or other responsibilities. You might hear people refer to a liquid facelift as a “lunchtime lift” because of how little time it takes to complete the treatment.
On the day of your appointment, we’ll begin by disinfecting your skin, then applying a topical or local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. After the anesthetic has had time to work, the injections will begin. The entire process is brief, relatively painless and performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art Huntington Beach clinic. Some patients choose to come back to our office for touch-up injections around two to three weeks after their initial procedure.
What to Expect After a Liquid Facelift
Recovering from a liquid facelift is usually a straightforward process. The most common side effects are bruising, redness, swelling, and tenderness, which are minor and will resolve on their own a few days after your procedure. You can apply ice packs as desired, and getting plenty of rest can help as well.
We advise you to avoid strenuous exercise for a day or so after getting a liquid facelift, and to avoid touching or rubbing the injection spots unless we specifically instruct you to do so. Other than that, there are no restrictions on your activities, and no special care instructions you need to follow.
Maintaining Your Liquid Facelift Results
The results of a non-surgical facelift don’t last as long as a traditional facelift. Neuromodulators like Botox usually wear off within three to four months, whereas fillers can last up to a year or more, depending on the product. However, because the injection process is so straightforward, you can easily maintain your results by scheduling periodic touch-up treatments.
Liquid Facelift FAQs
What else do you need to know about this innovative skin solution? We have answers below.
Fillers plump the skin for a younger appearance, instead of surgically repositioning the facial muscles and skin, as in a full facelift. Injectables give your specialist a higher degree of control to target specific areas and determine how much of each product to introduce into each region of your face. This attention to detail results in a revitalized, well-rested appearance without the “worked-on” look often seen with surgical procedures.
The answer to this question varies depending on several factors, including where you choose to have your procedure performed and whether you decide to return a few weeks later for supplemental treatments.
Because most insurance companies consider elective cosmetic procedures like liquid facelifts to be medically unnecessary, you will typically be responsible for paying the cost of your treatment out of pocket.
We don’t recommend pregnant women getting this procedure, but we look forward to seeing you after you have welcomed your little one to the world.
Yes! In general, a liquid facelift is extremely safe when you choose to have it performed by a trained and qualified injector in a clinical setting.
Quality Liquid Facelift Results at Allure
At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, we only use the most cutting-edge techniques and the highest-quality injectables. We have committed to helping you maintain your natural beauty by offering personalized treatments such as liquid facelifts. We use our expertise to create natural-looking results that will delight you. Call us at (714) 804-5460 to learn more.