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Are the signs of aging getting you down?
Over time, many people develop wrinkles and loose skin on the face. Various factors cause wrinkles, including fat loss in the skin’s layers and a breakdown of connective fibers.
Facial changes can cause great distress. You might not relate to your outer appearance and may lose confidence, which can — in turn — impact all other areas of your life.
If you are tired of trying over-the-counter anti-aging options and are not comfortable with cosmetic surgery, there may be another option: a liquid facelift.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A non-surgical liquid facelift is a collective term coined to describe facial rejuvenation using injectables. Here, dermal fillers and/or neuromodulators are injected into your skin to smooth lines and restore volume.
Fillers add volume to your face to help smooth lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators relax your muscles to reduce expression-causing wrinkles.
The result? A younger-looking face.
Types of fillers and neuromodulators include:
Liquid facelifts can tackle lines and creases around the eyes, mouth, temples, forehead, and cheeks.
How Long Does This Injectable Procedure Take?
Many people choose a single filler in one area or choose BOTOX® Cosmetic only. While these are both injectables (like the liquid facelift), they are not a full liquid facelift.
A liquid facelift is a term used when several types of injectables are used across multiple areas in the facial structure.
You will need several injections in just one session for a liquid facelift. Each injection usually takes a few minutes. Total treatment time is usually less than an hour.
Are Injections Painful?
Injection sites are numbed with an anesthetic before your procedure. Additionally, some dermal fillers contain lidocaine in their design to further enhance comfort during and after the injection.
You might feel slight discomfort because of the needle, but there is usually no pain.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Liquid Facelift?
Liquid facelifts have minimal downtime. Most people can return to work immediately following the procedure. You may have minor bruising and swelling for a couple of days.
In comparison, you would need around a month to fully recover from a surgical facelift, including time off work.
How Soon Will I See Changes After My Liquid Facelift?
While you may start to notice a difference in your facial contour immediately, most results take up to a week to finalize.
Even so, there is no waiting for bruising, cuts, and swelling to heal before basking in the benefits.
Are My Liquid Facelift Results Permanent?
The effects of fillers and neuromodulators do not last indefinitely. All of these substances eventually wear off or get absorbed by the body.
To maintain your new, more youthful appearance, you will need to repeat your procedure every few months. This time period varies depending on the types of injectables used. For instance, hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers last much longer than BOTOX® Cosmetic, and RADIESSE® can last longer than HA fillers.
How Much Do Liquid Facelifts Cost?
The exact cost of your non-surgical facelift will depend on several factors. These include the number of injections and the type of fillers or neuromodulators used.
When compared with the price of a full surgical procedure, liquid facelifts are an affordable solution for a younger-looking face.
Ready to Turn Back Time?
With a very low risk of side effects and complications, a liquid facelift can be the ideal solution for mild to moderate facial concerns.
Want to iron out your wrinkles and effortlessly rejuvenate your face? Contact us at (909) 291-4900, or arrange a consultation through our online form.
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When considering skin rejuvenation treatments, there are several options available. BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and rejuvenation peels are a series of options offered by Dr. Andreasen’s office. These procedures can be performed separately or in combination with each other.
What Are My Non-Surgical Options?
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator designed to inhibit muscle movements that cause wrinkle formation. It can be injected in various facial muscles to prevent new wrinkles from forming and smooth out existing ones. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments address wrinkles created through muscle contraction but does not restore lost volume or treat sagging skin.
What Is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which allows the injected tissues to absorb and retain greater amounts of moisture. This allows the treated areas to become more plump. By enhancing the fullness of the treated areas, the treated skin is stretched so that wrinkles are eliminated. JUVÉDERM® works faster and lasts longer than BOTOX® Cosmetic, but treats wrinkles differently. BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for areas where muscle contraction causes wrinkles, while JUVÉDERM® is made to minimize wrinkles caused by sagging skin and volume loss.
What Are Rejuvenation Peels?
Rejuvenation peels are acid-based treatments applied to the surface of the skin to treat skin discoloration, scars, wrinkles, and rough skin texture. They work by removing the top layer of existing skin and enhancing the layers below. As the new skin layers grow in, they form a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Rejuvenation peels are suitable treatments for surface wrinkles, but will not treat wrinkles caused by muscle contraction or volume loss.
Should These Treatments Be Combined?
The good news is, all of these treatments can be used together to treat different issues.
Even though all three of these are designed to help restore healthier, smoother, and more youthful skin, they address different concerns (or address similar concerns in different ways). Of these three, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment designed for expression-causing wrinkles, dermal fillers are the only one that will restore facial volume, and rejuvenation peels are the only one that will improve skin texture.
Since many people struggle with more than one of these concerns, they will likely require more than one of these treatments to see significant skin rejuvenation results. None of the three treatments interfere with each other, and they can be used simultaneously if needed.
Some patients may have their needs met with one type of treatment, while others may want all three to achieve their aesthetic desires.
Interested in Learning More?
If you have questions about non-surgical skin treatments, please contact Dr. Andreasen’s office by calling us at 909-291-4900 or filling out our online contact form.
A great tool in the fight against aging is called the Juvederm injection. It is a simple treatment that can be effective for dealing with wrinkles, folds and an overall appearance of sagging on the face. It is an injectable treatment that can reduce the signs of aging.
The Juvederm injection is effective because of its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a material that occurs naturally in the body and can hold many times its volume in water. It bonds well with skin cells to create a fuller, perkier appearance. It may also be used to volumize the lips for lip augmentation.
Speak with Dr. Troy Andreasen to learn more about dermal fillers like the Juvederm injection.
Contact us at our office in the Inland Empire to schedule a consultation.
Lost volume in your skin can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Losing volume is a natural product of the aging process and can lead to the development of deep lines, creases and a general gaunt appearance. Fortunately, there is Radiesse.
Radiesse is an incredible cosmetic tool that can help you achieve immediate improvements in signs of aging on the face. It is a dermal filler that is made of a special gel matrix and fine calcium microspheres. These bond well with skin structures and give skin a fuller, perkier appearance. After a treatment, the results are immediately visible.
Speak with Dr. Troy Andreasen to learn more about dermal fillers like Radiesse.
Contact our office in Riverside to schedule a consultation.
Adding volume to the buttocks is a common aspect of the butt lift. One of the most effective techniques for creating a shapelier, better-defined butt is with a fat graft. The fat graft is a technique where fat is harvested from one area of the body and injected into the buttocks to add shapeliness and volume.
The fat graft is a technique that is used in a number of cosmetic applications. With this technique, fat is suctioned out from an area where there is excess and is injected into the tissues of the buttocks. The procedure is preferred by patients for many reasons, such as its ability to reduce fat in areas of the body.
To learn more about the fat graft and the butt lift, consult Dr. Troy Andreasen.
Contact our office in the Inland Empire to schedule a consultation.
One of the best ways to preserve your natural beauty is through skin rejuvenation. There are many types of techniques that will be beneficial to the skin’s appearance and overall vitality. One of the most common techniques is with dermal injections. Dermal injections such as Perlane are great for softening wrinkles and adding volume in sunken areas of the face, which is effective for creating a more youthful appearance.
Perlane is a type of hyaluronic acid formula. Hyaluronic is used in a variety of cosmetic procedures that require adding volume. Lip augmentation and wrinkle treatment are some of the most popular ways for using these kinds of dermal injections.
Perlane is a clear injection that is similar to the other injections in the hyaluronic acid line like Restylane. However, Perlane has larger particles and is injected deeper, which makes it a more effective treatment for severe facial wrinkles and provides deeper volume addition. In the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen, dermal injections can add subtle or dramatic enhancements that can last a year.
Contact us at our office in the Inland Empire if you’d like to schedule a consultation.