The facelift has been a longtime staple in aesthetic treatments, often crowned as the ultimate age reversing surgery. Used as a way to minimize the effects of gravity by eliminating loose skin for a youthful appearance, undergoing a surgical facelift seemed like the superior option for truly restoring youth to the facial skin– until the liquid facelift arrived.
With recent innovations in cosmetic treatments, the rise of injectables and other non-surgical treatments have taken the industry by storm for their powerful abilities in providing facial rejuvenation without the downtime. So, does the surgical facelift still have a place in aesthetics?
Liquid Facelift vs Surgical Facelift
The Liquid Facelift is the latest in skin care technology and has been proven to be effective for all ages, including those over 50 years old. The liquid facelift uses Radiesse filler injections into areas of lost volume to provide a lifting effect and plump the face. This treatment can last up to two years or longer depending on how much Radiesse is used. It’s also less invasive than traditional surgical facelifts and requires no downtime.
Surgical facelifts are performed by cutting through the skin and underlying muscle tissue to remove excess fat and tighten facial muscles. They are more invasive than the liquid facelift and require several weeks of recovery time after surgery. A surgical facelift may not be appropriate for everyone due to its high cost and potential complications.
Undergoing a liquid facelift treatment offers a wide range of benefits over a traditional facelift procedure without the risks of surgery, making it an attractive option for anybody looking for a way to reverse facial aging!
Restores Facial Volume
Volume loss is one of the most significant yet overlooked effects of aging. Naturally, with loss of volume in the face, the overlying skin thins, leading to progressive wrinkles and sagging. Left untreated, this causes the facial shape to become distorted and bottom-heavy near the jowls and jawline.
Radiesse is injected deep in the skin to give volume and improve contour. It can be injected more superficial under the skin to fill out wrinkles and tighten the skin. Both of these techniques result a more youthful appearance. The lifting effect restores structure of the natural facial shape and enhances existing features!
Although a surgical facelift addresses loose skin and sagging, it does not plump the skin in any way.
Stimulates Collagen production
Unlike other dermal fillers that are typically made of hyaluronic acid and only add bulk to the skin, Radiesse stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds over time. This increased collagen production remodels the structure of the skin and provides continual rejuvenation for the months following injections.
The result is reduction in moderate to severe signs of aging such as deep lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume.
Achieves Natural-looking Results
A common worry is that a trip to the plastic surgeon may result in an unnatural result. A non-surgical facelift is focused on enhancing natural facial features, without changing overall appearance! Patients are awake during the procedure and can see immediate changes as the treatment is being performed.
Radiesse lasts 12- 18 months in most patients, some see results for up to 2 years. It is recommended for patients who want long-lasting results in skin rejuvenation without the commitment and risk of surgery.
No Downtime or Recovery
A traditional facelift and mini facelift will cause extensive facial trauma to the soft tissues, as the excess skin and tissue are removed from the face. Downtime and recovery can typically last about a month before you can resume your regular activities.
Because the Liquid Facelift is done with injectable filler, there is no scarring, and minimal bruising and swelling. There is minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and no need for stitches! No incisions, no pain.
You can go back to work immediately following your procedure and enjoy your newfound youth!
Liquid Facelift Plus by Vitality Women’s Healthcare
Vitality Women’s Healthcare has developed a unique approach to the liquid facelift by combining Xeomin, Radiesse, and RF microneedling treatments into comprehensive treatment package. By lifting the boundaries of using a singular treatment, we personalize and tailor this technique to address every sign of facial aging to get the maximum anti-aging effect.
Vitality’s approach to facial rejuvenation gives total facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive procedures, surgery, or extended downtime!
Which is right for you?
A Liquid Facelift or Liquid Facelift Plus can be the perfect solution to help you reach your aesthetic goals! With its powerful capabilities in restoring a youthful appearance, we think you’ll love your results and forego surgical options.
If you have been thinking about getting a facelift and aren’t sure what the best option is for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amy Klein at Vitality Women’s Healthcare!