Three things happen as our faces age: We develop sags and bags, we develop wrinkles, and lose volume in the face. The volume loss contributes substantially to the aged, tired, worn-out look that occurs over time. Surgery helps the sags and bags. Chemical peeling and medical-grade skin care can help the wrinkles. However, neither of these will replace the facial fullness that was present in youth.
With age, the temples sink in. Tear troughs develop beneath the eyes. An oblique depression occurs in the cheeks. And, deep grooves develop along the smile lines that occur to the side of the mouth and chin. Replacing the lost volume can restore a great deal of the youthful fullness.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is an increasingly sought-after procedure because it is a customizable and versatile way to regain a youthful appearance. Depending on your cosmetic goals, a liquid facelift can contour your cheeks and plump your lips; fill in areas where you have lost volume; make you look more alert and well-rested; erase fine lines and wrinkles; and define your chin and jawline.
The RENEWlift™ Liquid Facelift does not lift your facial features. Instead, you should think of it as a facial re-inflation procedure. It may give the appearance of lifting the smile lines or other areas of the face. A RENEWlift™ is an ideal treatment for anyone who has anti-aging concerns like sagging skin and frown lines, but who is not ready to commit to the downtime and pain associated with more invasive procedures such as a facelift.
The RENEWlift™ is not a single treatment, but rather a non-surgical process that uses various dermal fillers, neuromodulators like Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, and possible skin resurfacing. The fillers provide long-lasting, safe and natural-looking results. Some of the advanced fillers include Sculptra Aesthetic®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. Most of the dermal fillers we use derive from substances that are natural or well-tolerated by the human body. Some of these products even help you rebuild your supply of collagen.
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
Several products available today do an excellent job of addressing aging concerns. By combining these injectable products in precise amounts, we can contour and lift your facial features to give you a rejuvenated appearance, instantly.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are excellent for the tear troughs and smile lines, while neuromodulators like Botox can rejuvenate the area around the eyes and eyebrows. Poly-L-lactic acid and hydroxyapatite fillers are usually placed deeper and last longer. They may be more of a help for areas of large volume loss, such as the cheeks and temples.
A liquid facelift will not halt the aging process, which means you will continue to experience wrinkles and volume loss as you age. However, your results can last anywhere from six months to about two years, and you can maintain your new look with occasional touch-up treatments.
Benefits of a Liquid Facelift
Compared to a traditional surgical facelift, a liquid facelift offers many advantages, depending on your cosmetic goals. For example, if your signs of aging are less pronounced, you may find injectable products address your concerns to your satisfaction. You may also prefer a liquid facelift if your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to commit to a longer recovery process.
One of the most attractive benefits of a liquid facelift is that it is a minimally invasive option with no incisions, stitches, or scarring. It also does not present most of the risks that accompany surgical procedures. By choosing injectables, you will be able to avoid paying costs like anesthesia and surgeon’s fees, which will save you money as well.
Instead of cutting into your skin and pulling back facial muscles, fillers plump the skin for a younger appearance. Injectable products like fillers and neuromodulators allow your specialist a finer degree of control to target specific areas and determine how much of each product to inject into each area. This precision can provide the subtly revitalized appearance you’re looking for.
Schedule Your Liquid Facelift Consultation
If you live in the Memphis area and are seeking to revive and refresh your look without surgery, contact us at the Langsdon Clinic. Dr. Langsdon and his entire team have dedicated themselves to providing a comfortable, caring environment for all our patients. We proudly offer comprehensive care for women and men who would like to age more gracefully, and who would benefit from a range of treatment options for helping them achieve that goal.