As we age, our skin experiences a breakdown in its connective fibers – collagen and elastin. Aging also causes a loss of fat tissues in deep dermal layers. And the result is generally in the form of loose, saggy skin that tends to wrinkle more easily. Many women try to reverse this skin deterioration through a surgical facelift, but many others do not like the idea of undergoing surgery to look youthful.
The good news is that we have a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift; it is called a liquid facelift.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is a Liquid Facelift?
- 2 Candidacy Criteria
- 3 Pre-Procedure Care
- 4 Procedure
- 5 Post-Procedure Care
- 6 Recovery and Results
- 7 Benefits
- 8 Cost of the Treatment
- 9 Liquid Face Lifting FAQs
- 10 Consult an Expert
What is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a dermal filler treatment to restore facial fullness to give you a youthful look. During this treatment, an aesthetician injects a dermal filler solution under the skin. It helps smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, reduces sagginess, and improves facial contours by plumping up the skin. In the end, you get a more tightened and lifted facial appearance.
You are a candidate for the Liquid Facelifting Treatment if you want a lifted facial appearance through a minimally invasive procedure. The following conditions make anybody an ideal candidate for the procedure:
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Slightly sagging or Loose Skin
- Mildly developed jowls
To prepare for a liquid facelift, you may need to follow some guidelines before the procedure. Ensure that you do not have the following on the treatment day:
- Skin infection in the treatment area
Your doctor may also advise you to stop taking:
- NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen
Liquid face lifting is an outpatient procedure that lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Before starting the procedure, your aesthetician will apply a numbing solution or topical anesthetic to the treatment area. They will inject the dermal filler solution into the treatment area once the anesthesia comes into effect.
The most common facial areas treated with liquid face lifting include the upper cheeks and jowls. Other facial areas can also benefit from this treatment.
Liquid face lifting can be performed with different dermal filler solutions, such as:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Poly-L-lactic acid
- Calcium hydroxyapatite
- Collagen or fat
Liquid Facelifts can add volume to droopy and sunken facial areas, such as under-eye sockets. Moreover, they also remove wrinkles and fine lines.
After the procedure, candidates should follow some post-procedure instructions, such as:
- Avoid strenuous activities like exercising for at least two days after the treatment.
- Ensure not to expose the treated area to heat. Avoid going to the spa or sauna after the treatment.
- Avoid going in the sun unprotected. Use sunblock if you have to go outdoors during the daytime.
- Follow your skincare specialist’s instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
Recovery and Results
After the liquid face lifting procedure, you might experience some swelling, pain, and redness, which generally go away in a few days. Some patients experience unevenness in the treated area due to a lump caused by the filler solution under the skin. This issue is also temporary and subsides in a couple of days.
In rare cases, you may experience an allergic reaction after a liquid facelift. Your practitioner will prescribe anti-allergic medication to deal with this complication.
Some benefits of a liquid facelift are as follows:
- It delivers natural results.
- It restores the natural contours of the face, providing a much-needed balance between facial features.
- It reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- It lifts saggy or loose skin and reduces the appearance of your jowls.
Cost of the Treatment
The starting cost of a Liquid Facelift in Dubai is 3000 AED. The exact price of this treatment varies from patient to patient due to several factors involved, such as the type of filler solution, number of injections, and intended results. You can determine the exact treatment cost during a consultation with an aesthetician.
Liquid Face Lifting FAQs
How old must I be to have a Liquid Facelift?
The good thing about liquid face lifting is that it can be performed on any patient regardless of age. However, people under 18 may need the consent of their guardians or parents to get this treatment.
Can I go back to work after my Liquid Facelift?
There is no downtime in liquid facelifts, which means individuals can return to work immediately after the treatment.
Can a pregnant or breastfeeding women undergo the procedure?
Liquid face lifting is not generally recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women since there is a lack of research on the treatment’s impact on unborn or nursing children.
Are the treatments only for women?
No, liquid facelifts are not solely made for women. Men can also get a liquid facelift to eliminate aging signs, such as wrinkles, fine lines, droopy skin, etc.
Consult an Expert
Do you want a liquid facelift to bring youthfulness to your facial skin? Book a consultation at EuroMed Clinic Dubai by calling +971 4 394 5422 or filling out the form below.