The Liquid Facelift is a quick way to reduce the signs of facial aging. Technically not a facelift, the term liquid facelift refers to use of volume restoring injectables like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse. These products can fill unwanted wrinkles and enhance facial features that are desired.
Filling Unwanted Wrinkles
Dermal Fillers are a class of pharmaceuticals designed to plump sagging skin. Unwanted facial wrinkles, like those found around the mouth, can be carefully filled to significantly reduce their appearance. The treatments are performed right in the office, and the downtime is minimal.
Dermal Fillers are administered with a fine needle, and come complete with local anesthetic inside. The most common unwanted side-effects are temporary and include swelling and bruising. Icing after treatments can help reduce both. A few days prior to your treatment, it is important to avoid medication that thins the blood like: aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, vitamin E, fish oil and many natural supplements. This will reduce your risk of bruising. If you are planning to do some wrinkle reduction for a special occasion, do not delay. Ideally you should have the treatment done several weeks in advance. If you bruise, you will have plenty of time to recover, but your results will last for months.
Enhance Facial Features
Sometimes the goal is not to disguise, but to augment. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse can be used to increase the size of some of the face’s most desirable features. Hyaluronic based fillers like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, can be used to enhance the lips. While Radiesse can be used to enhance the cheek bones and chin. If you are considering facial augmentation with cheek or chin implants, dermal fillers can provide a way to try it out on a temporary basis.
Maintaining the Result You Want
If you want to maintain the results, it is necessary to touch up the areas from time to time. For most patients, touch-ups require less volume than the initial treatment. This is because we are adding volume before the previous correction has completely resorbed, and because these product promote your face to produce collagen in the areas of injection. Even after treatment, the face continues to age. Dermal fillers cannot provide permanent results. The amount of wrinkle reduction, and the time it will last for you, may vary.
2011 Holiday Discounts on Selected Dermal Fillers and Neuromodulators
For the month of December several promotional specials are being offered in our San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek plastic surgery office:
- Any HA filler, buy two get one free includes: Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. All product must be administered by December 31, 2011.
- Up to $65 rebate with each syringe purchased. (May be combined with above!)
- Perlane – $65 rebate on each 1.0 cc syringe (maximum of 6 cc’s)
- Restylane – $50 rebate on each 1.0 cc syringe (minimum of 2 cc’s & maximum of 6 cc’s)
- $50 rebate on BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport treatments of $200 or more.
Liquid Facelift Appointments
If you are interested in learning more about the liquid facelift and facial wrinkle fillers, or you want to know more about neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, please give our San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office a call at (925) 943-6353, and schedule a personal consultation appointment. More information is also available on our web site under face: facial wrinkles (minimally invasive) or on DrMele.com under skin.