Six Signs It's Time to Schedule a Liquid Facelift

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Have you ever wondered if there is an alternative option for facial rejuvenation outside of a traditional facelift? Are you familiar with a liquid facelift? Unlike its predecessor, it is the innovative cosmetic procedure that involves no surgery and unnecessary downtime so women and men can restore a more vibrant, youthful fullness to their appearance. Patients in the Tucson area can experience smoother, more contoured results and look years younger with this nonsurgical wrinkle remover treatment.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and his experienced team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ offer a wide range of facial injectables. Injectable fillers for the face, along with wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX®, offer patients an alternative option to turn back the hands of time without a lengthy recovery. Wrinkles can be eliminated while the natural contours of the face can be restored with a liquid facelift, giving patients a new outlook on their appearance.

Read on to learn more from Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery on recognizing the most common signs of when to consider facial injectables and how facial rejuvenation with a liquid facelift can be accomplished in one session.

What is a liquid or nonsurgical facelift?

A liquid facelift uses a combination of facial injectables known as dermal fillers, along with BOTOX, to help soften and relax the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX is a neurotoxin that relaxes targeted facial muscles to restrict movement, giving patients a smoother, more wrinkle-free look. Dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Voluma®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® can stimulate collagen production and add volume to lift deflated skin and recontour certain facial features, giving patients an overall fresh, new look.

What areas can a liquid facelift help?

Facial injectables provide lifting, plumping, smoothing, and recontouring assistance during a liquid facelift. Every patient's liquid facelift treatment will be different based on the areas that will be injected to tackle specific issues and achieve the desired results. Working with trained, qualified injectors at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can determine the right combination of facial injectables to target different areas, such as:

  • Forehead

  • Brow area

  • Under the eyes, or Crow's feet

  • Cheeks

  • Around the mouth, or laugh lines

  • Lips

  • Under the chin; lower jowl area

What are the signs it is time for a liquid facelift?

Today, patients have a myriad of options with facial injectables since they allow for more natural-looking, longer-lasting rejuvenating results. Here are typical signs it may be time to consider seeing a plastic surgeon like Dr. Rao to determine a plan of action for a liquid facelift.

Hollowed appearance

As we get older, the entire face begins to lose fat, leaving certain areas looking hollow or gaunt. Dermal fillers can restore a more youthful contour and volume to the face. Common areas for facial fat loss are the cheeks, jawline, temples, and under the eyes.

Thinning lips

Some individuals may inherit naturally thin lips, while others notice it is occurring with age. Dermal fillers can provide a subtle or dramatic enhancement to this area. The result is a more balanced, youthful, even sexier appearance to the lips.

Laugh lines

Laugh lines occur around the corners of the mouth and are caused by repeated facial movements including, frowning, laughing, smiling, and other expressions. Dermal fillers can fill in vertical lines or deep creases in the lower half of the face to provide a smoother, more youthful appearance. Common areas are:

  • Vertical lines around the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds

  • Fine lines on the upper lip, also known as "lipstick" lines

  • Vertical lines that run from the bottom of the chin to the mouth, also known as marionette lines

Sagging jowls

Gravity, along with age, causes the skin in the lower cheek area to lose laxity. Sagging skin in the lower jawline is a common issue as patients enter into their 40s. Dermal fillers are effective at adding volume and tightening skin, making sagging jowls less prominent and giving patients more definition in the chin area.

Wrinkles or deep creases on the forehead

Horizontal lines on the forehead, or vertical "11" lines in between the brows, are two common areas of concern with age. These static lines and wrinkles can make men and women look older and diminish that youthful appearance. BOTOX and a combination of dermal fillers can address these issues in the upper portion of the face and give patients a smoother, more vibrant appearance.

Dreaded double chin

The submental area under the chin starts to break down with age, causing a person's jawline to lose definition and alter their profile. Kybella® is a new injectable that can reduce neck fat and the appearance of a double chin, giving both men and women noticeable results without surgery. Progressive practices like Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are excited to offer this innovative injectable to patients as part of their liquid facelift when necessary.

As we age, the connective tissues in facial skin such as elastin and collagen begin to break down, allowing more static wrinkles and fine lines to set in. Facial fat loss also occurs, leaving individuals looking gaunt, tired, and older than their actual age. Women and men considering a liquid facelift are looking to reverse these issues and find an anti-aging solution that doesn't require surgery. Working closely with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Arun Rao is the first step in determining the right course of action and knowing what facial injectables a patient may need to begin looking and feeling years younger.

If you are interested in learning more about a liquid facelift, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.