We’ve all heard of facelift procedures – whether from celebrity tabloids or from personal experience. These operations are said to transform your appearance. The problem is, they’re often taxing on your body. Recent advances have sought to change that by introducing non-surgical alternatives. The best so far? The Liquid FaceLift procedure.
Liquid FaceLifts are meant to address wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging. They’re not as intense as traditional facelifts, but their results are enough to attract much-wanted attention. If you’re curious, but somewhat on the fence about these procedures, the facts below may be enough to sway you toward trying one for yourself. Once you’re ready, get in touch with our team here at Turner Medical Arts to schedule your appointment.
Liquid FaceLifts Rely on Fillers, Not Scalpels
Unlike traditional facelift procedures, Liquid FaceLifts don’t require any cutting or sutures. Instead, these specialized treatments rely on dermal filler injections. The kind of filler injection you will receive will depend on your specific needs. Some work immediately, while others have a longer onset. Some last for months, others last for years. The possible Liquid FaceLift formulas are below:
- Hyaluronic acid – A natural substance produced by the body. This popular filler ingredient adds plumpness to your skin and stimulates collagen production.
- Polymethylmethacrylate beads – This substance is essentially a concentration of smooth plastic particles that will prompt your body to make more collagen.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite – This mineral is found in human bones and can provide improved plumpness for up to 18 months when injected.
- Poly-L-lactic acid – This substance is made of the same material as dissolvable stitches and can last up to two years.
Liquid FaceLift Procedures Are Easier Than You Think
It’s natural to feel nervous before any procedure. Thankfully, with a Liquid FaceLift, many of your fears could be put to rest quickly. These procedures only require topical anesthetic and take a few minutes to perform (roughly 20-30 minutes on average).
As the injections are done, you may experience a slight stinging sensation. Most people describe the process as being tolerable. Most importantly of all, Liquid FaceLifts don’t require downtime. After a procedure, you may experience some tenderness and bruising, but you will not be bedridden. You can return to the rest of your day shortly after your visit.
Liquid FaceLifts Are Safer Than Surgery
Surgery carries certain risks that turn a lot of people off. The use of general anesthesia during these procedures is often enough to scare even the bravest among us. Liquid FaceLifts don’t conjure the same fears, but they can still be nerve-wracking.
The good news is that these procedures are far less risky than full-on surgeries. When performed by a board-certified professional, such as our own Allison Pontius, MD, these treatments can be quite safe and rewarding. You will be fully awake for this procedure and will experience little discomfort during its course.
Once the treatment session is done, you may experience some side effects, but these are typically mild. Possible side effects include:
- Minor pain while smiling or laughing.
Schedule a Liquid FaceLift Today
This non-surgical procedure is an excellent option for anyone struggling with wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. If you’re ready to get started, reach our team to schedule your initial consultation today.
At Turner Medical Arts, we’re staffed by experts ready to give you the care you deserve. You can reach our Santa Barbara office by calling (805) 962-1957 or filling out the form below.