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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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As restrictions have lifted for elective procedures, plastic surgeons have reported a massive increase in procedures targeting the face and neck.
But why is this?
While there is never “one reason” for spikes like this, a major factor seems to be the increase in video conferencing and remote work. Many people spend hours staring at themselves on a computer screen. This, coupled with working from home, makes certain cosmetic procedures more desirable than ever.
Which Cosmetic Procedures Are Seeing an Increase?
Several cosmetic procedures have seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the last few months.
It’s no surprise that facelift surgery is seeing an uptick. A facelift is meant to remove wrinkles, reposition facial tissues, and tighten sagging skin. All of these symptoms become more noticeable when using video conferencing applications.
Cosmetic nose surgery has seen steady increases in recent years as more patients have claimed “selfies” as a contributing factor to their surgical desire. The nose’s perspective gets thrown off when a camera takes an image of you from only a foot away. Many people feel as though these images distort their nasal profile.
This reasoning has only become more substantial during the pandemic when most people sit an average of 12 to 18 inches away from their computer’s camera.
Brow Lift Surgery
A brow lift can significantly reduce wrinkles and sagging skin in the forehead and upper face. That is why so many people are lining up to get brow lift surgery right now.
When working remotely, it can be useful to avoid a resting face that appears hostile, angry, sad, or otherwise unhappy. A brow lift can address these issues.
Unlike surgical procedures, injectables are quick, easy, and rarely require much—if any—downtime. Injectables also provide significant aesthetic benefits while costing far less. This makes injectable treatments ideal for pandemic-era cosmetic treatments.
Some of the more popular injectable treatments include:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: For expression-causing wrinkles, especially in the upper face
- JUVÉDERM®: To reverse volume loss and smooth wrinkles
- Restylane®: To reverse volume loss and reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Restylane® Lyft™: To treat deep wrinkles and creases
- RADIESSE®: To treat minor skin laxity and volume loss by stimulating collagen
How Do I Get a Cosmetic Procedure During COVID-19?
If you are considering a pandemic-era cosmetic procedure, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
- You should be aware of any travel restrictions or lockdown orders in your area. These may or may not apply to medical appointments.
- You should get in touch with prospective plastic surgeons remotely if possible. Most plastic surgeons can be contacted by phone, email, or through their websites.
- Virtual consultations are possible these days through video conferencing applications like Zoom or FaceTime.
- Consider the length of time you are willing to spend recovering from your procedure. Some procedures (like injectables) will have little-to-no downtime, while surgical procedures will require more. This may be less of an issue for people working remotely.
- Consider what changes to your lifestyle a cosmetic procedure may mean in the short term.
- Is there someone who can drive you home safely after surgery?
- Do you have someone to care for you during your recovery?
- Will a mask interfere with (or conceal) your surgical scars?
These factors should be on your mind as you consider facial surgery or non-surgical facial enhancement.
Interested in Learning More?
Struggling with the Zoom effect? Are you ready for a younger-looking face? Contact us at 909-291-4900 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic team.
Many patients are trying to stop the aging process and are struggling with imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. But while some patients turn to home remedies to minimize visible signs of aging, such treatments only offer temporary results.
Fortunately, Dr. Andreasen offers a wide variety of facial contouring procedures to enhance the overall appearance of your face and produce beautiful, youthful results. Knowing which surgical technique can best address the area you want to improve can help you get the look you have always wanted.
Portrait of a beautiful woman.
What Can Facial Contouring Correct?
Facial contouring procedures like brow lift surgery can tighten the muscles and smooth out superficial lines and wrinkles. Other surgical methods, like rhinoplasty, can produce facial harmony by enhancing the size and shape of the nose while also correcting nasal imperfections like bumps and wide nostrils. Patients who struggle with volume loss or sagging skin in the upper, mid, and lower face may benefit from facelift and eyelid surgery.
What Are My Facial Contouring Options?
Having an asymmetrical nose or wide nostrils can leave many patients feeling insecure about their appearance. Others may be concerned with a displeasing tip that distracts from the rest of their facial features. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can alter the size, shape, and projection of your nose and restore balance to the face.
Brow Lift Surgery
As we age, our eyebrows start to sag from their natural position and make us look tired or angry. Horizontal wrinkles along the forehead can also develop, making us look older than we really are. Brow lift surgery can tighten the skin along the forehead and reposition your eyebrows to produce youthful facial contours.
Many patients struggle with wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and loss of volume along the mid and lower face. Facelift surgery can help you regain your once youthful appearance by smoothing out your skin and tightening the underlying tissues of the face.
Droopy upper eyelids and dark circles that have formed under the eyes as a result of aging can make a person look worn out. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, removes excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids to create a more rejuvenated and youthful facial appearance.
To learn more about our facial contouring procedures and their prices, or to determine if you are an ideal candidate, please call our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation with us online today!