How does one prepare for a Liquid Facelift?
More than anything else, it is a mental and physical preparation. It is helpful to get into a young frame of mind as well as to exercise and diet appropriately. Physically, I suggest my patients prepare by thinking about their outward appearance: hair, make-up and fashion styling. This combined with the Liquid Facelift gives an overall rejuvenated appearance that does not suggest any type of work.
Please describe in simple terms how this procedure is conducted.
The procedure is similar to sculpting. It begins with a personal consult where we define all the target areas, i.e.: facial depressions, scars, imperfections on nose and cheeks among other issues. Local anesthetic is administered. We then inject active components of the treatment into the areas of concern.
When is the right age/time to have a Liquid Facelift?
Considering this procedure when you’re relatively younger helps prevent needing more major work done as you age. That said, an ideal timing for facial rejuvenation varies between 40’s to 50’s but can be applied during later years as well.
Why do you recommend a Liquid Face Lift vs. Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures?
A Liquid Face Lift allows the client to enhance their appearance with a safe, speedy, non-surgical procedure. It is the perfect opportunity to experience the benefits of cosmetic procedures and to reflect on how to approach a more permanent surgical procedure if desired.
How long does the Liquid Facelift last?
Longevity varies depending on the combination of injectibles as well as the condition of the client’s skin. The results can last between six months and several years—yes! several years.
How soon can I go back to work after the procedure?
The nice thing about a Liquid Facelift is that it is not surgery and therefore your recovery time is limited to a weekend. In some cases, slight bruising may occur which requires time to heal but can easily be covered with make-up. This is a good time to relax and pamper oneself.
Can you go in the sun after a Liquid Facelift?
The sun has damaging effects whether or not you have had a procedure. At all times, use 15 SPF or more to help prevent wrinkles and further maintain your rejuvenated look.
What are the things to stay away from before and after my procedure?
One of the wonderful advantages of the Liquid Facelift compared to its surgical counterpart is the relative lack of restrictions both before and after the procedure. I recommend no caffeine or alcohol 24 hours prior to and after the procedure. The point is to reduce the possibility of bruising by raising the blood pressure. Also, after a liquid facelift I recommend no vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
How is this procedure different from other facial rejuvenation procedures?
The Liquid Facelift is different in several ways. It is not surgically invasive and therefore requires little downtime for recovery. The common changes that occur with aging often involve volume loss and gravitational pull of tissues downward, which can benefit from the Liquid Facelift.
Aside from aging, some people complain of certain fatigue signs such as dark circles under their eyes, or of their facial and cheek structure that may start have started while in their teens. These all are more easily taken care of by a comprehensive non-surgical approach where certain areas are sculpted to their desired effect.
How much does the liquid facelift cost?
A Liquid Facelift can range between $4,000 and $6,000.
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