About Liquid Facelifts
A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that allows women and men alike the chance to experience the benefits of a surgical facelift without having to undergo a major aesthetic procedure. The liquid facelift treatment at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery utilizes a specially formulated mixture of wrinkle relaxers and fillers to restore volume and smoothness to the treatment area, creating a youthful and refreshed look. The injectable dermal fillers work by adding volume to the face and decreasing fine lines while the wrinkle relaxers create evenness overall. For more drastic results, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao can include other treatments, such as chemical peels or medical-grade facials, with your liquid facelift treatment plan. For more information, contact our Tucson, AZ practice and ask about our effective nonsurgical services.
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The ideal candidates for liquid facelifts are men and women who wish to minimize their visible signs of aging and increase facial volume without having to experience the recovery time of aesthetic surgery. Liquid facelifts are an excellent option for men and women in Tucson, AZ who desire to fill in bumps, pits, or any irregularities in the skin while softening and lifting the facial features. A liquid facelift at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can plump up hollow cheeks or temples and minimize the appearance of dark circles or under eye bags. Liquid facelifts are also ideal for men and women seeking quick results.
Before your treatment, Dr. Rao will consider your cosmetic goals to decide which unique combination of injectables should be utilized to achieve your desired results. The actual injection process for both the BOTOX and fillers is the same and begins with the identification of the sites where injections will take place. Next, the treatment area will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the injection sites. Using a thin dermal needle and syringe, Dr. Rao will begin injecting the marked areas with fillers and BOTOX. The liquid facelift procedure is done in-office within a matter of minutes.
What to Expect
The fillers and wrinkle relaxers used in our Tucson, AZ practice are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and have been considered safe to use. The effects of fillers are typically noticed right away while BOTOX can sometimes take four or more days to produce the best results. If you are wanting to undergo additional aesthetic treatments, you may be advised to wait a few days after the injections take place. The longevity of your results will depend on the fillers and BOTOX used in the procedure. Some products only last three months while others occasionally last much longer. Individuals should come back to Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery for repeated treatments in order to maintain their youthful, fresh results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a liquid facelift cost?
The total expense of your liquid facelift treatment will depend on the injectables chosen to achieve your goals. After you have discussed your concerns and goals with a member of our team, your personalized treatment plan will be developed. From there, we will be able to accurately estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
How do I know which brands of injectables are right for me?
Different brands or formulas of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be better suited for different areas of the face or to achieve a particular look. In addition, the different levels of concentration in each brand of injectables can create varying results. During your one-on-one appointment, Dr. Rao or a member of his team will examine your skin, listen to your concerns and goals, and determine which injectables are best to achieve your desired outcome.
What is the difference between a dermal filler and wrinkle relaxer?
A dermal filler is used to add volume to areas of the face (like the lips or cheeks) while wrinkle relaxers (such as BOTOX and Dysport) freeze the facial muscles that contract to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are effective to eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and folds, like those that appear around the mouth and eyes. Meanwhile, wrinkle relaxers work to address the lines that form between the brows.
Get the Results You Want
This innovative procedure is an awesome alternative to a surgical facelift and yields stunning results. Whether you wish for more volume or want to create smoothness throughout the face, a liquid facelift could be an excellent option for you. This simple and easy treatment can accomplish a beautiful outcome without any of the downtime needed for a surgical procedure. By combining relaxers and fillers, Dr. Rao will craft a personalized procedure plan that suits the needs and wants of each individual patient. If you have any questions, contact our Tucson, AZ practice to arrange a consultation and get the results you crave.
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