Initial Results vs. Long Term Results of Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is a non surgical face lifting procedure done by injecting dermal fillers. It is economical, and the result of the liquid facelift is comparable to that of a surgical facelift. It basically fills the hollow areas in the regions the of cheeks and nasolabial area, and gives a plump and full appearance to facial features. It is also effective in reducing wrinkles and fine lines and firming the skin muscles. As a result, you obtain an overall glowing, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Before you decide to have a liquid facelift done, you should be aware of its initial and long term results so that you do not have any surprises.

Initial Results

The entire procedure will give very minimum discomfort that is caused by injection. Soon after the procedure, you will see the results of glowing skin. Liquid facelift can correct aging signs such as crow’s feet, frown lines, under eye bags, cheeks, nasolabial lines, and even chin and lip imperfections, depending on the spots of injection. It can give a full and plump appearance, as it balances the loss of natural collagen. The initial results will improve gradually within a few days as the injections start to work.

Long Term Results

The results obtained from liquid facelift are neither permanent nor long lasting. As the dermal fillers and injectables disperse by breaking down over a period of time, you will get back your sagging facial features once all dermal fillers have diminished. The duration of the results depend primarily on the filler or injectable. For example, Restylane can last up to 9 months, BOTOX® will last for 3 to 6 months, Juvederm® and Radiesse last for a year, and Sculptra can last for at least 2 years. In general, the results are found to wear off after 6 months of the facelift injection. However, the results can be prolonged by giving attention to few factors.

  • Touch-up Treatments: With periodical touch-up treatments, the longevity of dermal fillers can be increased. While there is dermal filler still under your skin, your body also would have produced some natural collagen by itself. The surgeon may supplement the filler by placing BOTOX® in the muscles of the treated or injected areas during your touch-up visits. This can extend the results of the liquid facelift.
  • Techniques of Injection: Depending on the experience of the surgeon, the varying degrees of skin damage, the numerous skin types and using several dermal fillers, subtle differences in technique of injection can increase or decrease the life of the results.
  • Healthy Living: You can follow a healthy way of living so that your skin starts looking radiant and healthy from inside. You can inculcate the habit of exercising, eat a balanced diet, get adequate sleep, adopt healthy food habits and follow a regular skin care with natural products. Reducing stress in your daily lifestyle can also prolong the effects of liquid facelift.