What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a treatment to restore the appearance of your face. Liquid facelifts combine dermal fillers and Botox to improve the overall contour and appearance of your skin while restoring youthful volume.
How does combining Botox and dermal fillers improve my appearance?
A liquid facelift with dermal fillers and Botox can improve your appearance in many ways; each injectable addresses different age-related issues.
Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that plumps the skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture, so it combines with water in your body to restore firmness and tightness. Injected hyaluronic acid fillers can volumize areas with deep lines, like nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Dermal fillers can also add volume to thinning lips and sunken cheeks. They’re ideal for static lines and wrinkles, the type that occurs because of volume loss rather than muscle movement.
Botox is a neuromodulator, an injectable substance that reduces muscle movements. This injectable can smooth lines and wrinkles around your eyes, between your eyebrows, and in the forehead area.
Botox treats the lines and wrinkles that dermal fillers can’t, so these two kinds of injectables are a great combination for a liquid facelift.
How does a liquid facelift combine with PDO thread lifting?
If you have facial sagging and need a light lift, you may opt for a PDO thread lifting treatment at Brooklyn City Dental before your liquid facelift. PDO thread lifting uses dissolvable sutures to gently lift your surface skin from within the deeper skin layers. That helps to smooth out the face.
PDO thread lifting also stimulates your body to make new collagen over the coming weeks and months. So, if you have a thread lift along with a liquid facelift, you have new collagen to replace the fillers as they dissipate naturally.
How long does a liquid facelift last?
Dermal fillers can last up to 24 months, depending on the injection site. Neuromodulators like Botox typically last up to four months. If you combine PDO thread lifting and a liquid facelift, you can expect even more longevity, usually between one and three years.
If you’d love a younger appearance but wouldn’t love to have surgery, a liquid facelift can be a great compromise. Learn more about how this no-downtime and painless treatment option can turn back the clock by calling Brooklyn City Dental or scheduling online.