When you look in the mirror, the reflection you see may not match how you feel inside. In other words, you probably feel younger than your face suggests. This is why so many of us turn to the proverbial fountains of youth – lotions, serums, and masks guaranteed to erase wrinkles and refresh contours. But the answer is far simpler: a liquid facelift from Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD. In less than an hour, we can deliver natural-looking and lasting results.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
If you’re thinking we bathe your face in water, we can assure you this treatment is nothing so maudlin. Instead, it is a series of injections – both dermal fillers and neuromodulators – to restore facial fullness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Fullness may at first sound like something you don’t want in the face, but when it comes to skin, this is a desirable quality.
To better understand, think of the plump, rosy skin you had in your youth. We’re not talking about facial shape, but rather the lift to your cheeks, fullness in your temples, and volume in your lips. Fillers can restore these qualities in just one session, targeting such areas as:
- Creases along the mouth that cause jowls
- Nasolabial folds that run from the nose to mouth
- Sagging cheeks
- Hollows under the lower eyelids and temples
- Thin, flat lips
Wrinkles Be Gone
As we age, the connective fibers in our skin gradually break down but don’t get replaced as quickly or efficiently as in earlier years. Chief among these lost fibers are collagen and elastin, both of which give skin its smooth structure. This causes fat in the skin’s deepest layers to degrade, and without that additional support, skin sags and wrinkles.
A liquid facelift can shine particularly brightly in this area thanks to neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport. Well-placed injections allow us to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give you a smoother appearance. We essentially “paralyze” targeted muscle groups with no risk of scarring or residual damage to the skin and underlying tissues.
A Treatment With Multiple Benefits
Once paralyzed – an effect that is only temporary – those muscles fully relax and, in so doing, give your skin a chance to rest as well. This means targeted muscles won’t respond when you smile, laugh, or otherwise move your face. Don’t worry: you won’t look unnatural or cartoonish. With 42 individual muscles throughout the face, you’ll be able to fully emote as normal and look like yourself. The difference will be in your skin, which will look softer and smoother.
In addition to reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles, neuromodulators also prevent additional lines from developing. When you cannot move targeted muscle groups, you’re at far less risk of developing wrinkles. Studies confirm that frequent and repeated muscle movements are largely responsible for the fine lines we see in our faces. A liquid facial can therefore help you look younger for longer with less wear and tear to your face.
Now we can talk about restoring those plump curves to your face that we mentioned earlier. As you already know, the deterioration of fat makes for less definition in the cheeks and around the edges of your face. This can make you look like your skin is being pulled down, causing a fatigued appearance that can add years to your appearance.
We can rejuvenate these slack and hollow areas with the same targeted treatment as provided by neuromodulators, but in these instances, we reach for dermal fillers. Those that we use, Juvederm and Restylane, are made with hyaluronic acid (HA) to benefit the skin in more ways than one. HA is a naturally-occurring substance within the body designed to lubricate joints, hydrate skin, nourish the scalp, and cushion tendons.
A Powerhouse Ingredient
When injected as a filler, HA can hold more than 1,000 times its weight in water and thus plumps treatment sites in a very natural way. It also boosts hydration levels to give skin a radiance that can’t be duplicated with makeup. And HA is proven to stimulate collagen production. This protein is a major key to healthy, beautiful skin. It’s part of the underlying scaffolding that gives skin its shape and structure. When levels wane, wrinkles quickly develop.
Of all the benefits listed here, we still haven’t touched on one of great importance: dermal fillers provide results that can last a very long time. Juvederm Voluma, for instance, is well-known for its tight bonding of HA molecules (also known as cross-linking) and can last for two years. It’s smooth, thick gel provides excellent lifting capacity so it is well-suited to restoring volume in the cheeks and midface.
Understanding These Fillers
Restylane Lyft is similarly designed to add fullness to the midface area, cheeks, and back of the hands for complete rejuvenation. These fillers can also be used to smooth away crow’s feet, erase bags and dark circles under the eyes, and restore volume to deep tear troughs. In these areas specifically, fillers completely refresh the appearance of your eyes, which studies suggest are the most noticeable of all facial traits.
Lips come in a close second, and we likewise use fillers to volumize your pout in a way that is both subtle and sexy. But we don’t stop there; we also smooth the skin around your mouth to improve:
- Smile lines
- Smokers lines
- Marionette lines
Just a Few More Points
Fillers in these areas can last up to a year or longer. Last but not least, we can also redefine your jawline using Juvederm and Restylane. When strategically injected along the lower jaw, fillers create more distinction between the jawline and neck. This creates sharp and attractive angles in your face so you look thinner. A chiseled jawline is also a hallmark of youth, and retaining it as you age gives your face greater definition.
Benefits of This Treatment
While we’ve already detailed the ways in which a liquid facelift can improve your appearance, we thought now would be a good time to address its many other benefits. We’ll start with ease of treatment, as it’s far simpler and much faster than surgery. All we need is one session and about one hour to carefully sculpt and plump your face. And because it’s non-invasive, you face no risk of scarring and very little recovery time.
We will, however, recommend a few post-treatment guidelines, including:
- Delay strenuous activities, such as exercise, for 24 hours
- Avoid direct heat by skipping hot tubs, saunas, and tanning beds
- Stay out of the sun, and when you do go outside, wear sunblock
Ideal for Those Who Fear Surgery
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your face but aren’t ready for surgery, a liquid facelift is the perfect blend of non-invasive treatments and real results. Even better, you won’t experience any pain thanks to the local anesthetic we apply before treatment. This is generally preferable to anesthesia because you’re free to leave our office once your session is complete. You can also drive yourself to and from your appointment without assistance.
Saves You Time
Rather than trying to piecemeal together the treatments you wish to have, a liquid facelift addresses all of your concerns in a single appointment. This provides more comprehensive results and also saves you time.
You’ll only need to return to our office for maintenance sessions that allow you to extend the life of your results. Many patients easily slot these appointments into their schedules so neuromodulators and fillers become parts of their routine beauty regimens. Keep in mind these treatments provide the fastest and easiest path to a more youthful appearance.
Delivers Immediate Results
Instead of waiting weeks to see the fruits of your efforts, this treatment delivers immediate results. Although effects will continue to develop in the coming days and weeks, you’ll leave our office with visibly plumper cheeks, fewer lines, and an overall more refreshed appearance.
We Enhance Your Natural Beauty
To this end, you can expect to still look like yourself but subtly enhanced. This isn’t surgery, in which skin is cut and pulled to substantially change how you look. Instead, we use liquid fillers and neuromodulators to undo the effects of time.
In addition, the needles used to deliver these treatments are extremely fine, with serums intended for injection below this skin. This means that, in turn, we have complete control over which areas are treated and which are not. This allows us to fully customize your results. Some patients want fuller lips, some do not. Some want to focus on midface volume restoration, and others want treatment to center on eye rejuvenation.
The point is that each treatment is a little different based on your needs. And results develop gradually; yes, you’ll see visible changes immediately, but they’ll be subtle enough that others won’t know you’ve had “work done.” This is another bonus for patients who aren’t ready to alert the world they’ve undergone cosmetic treatment.
We instantly reduce the risk of adverse events by delivering therapy in a non-invasive manner. This means little to no chance of infection, bruising, and other complications that commonly occur with surgery. The threat of bleeding is also minimal.
We’re going to circle back to HA for a moment and reiterate this ingredient already exists within the body. It therefore makes a perfect ingredient in fillers, as it’s already proven to hydrate and repair tissues. Botox is likewise a highly-regarded treatment that’s been used for over 30 years, and Dysport is similar enough in its effects to be just as trusted.
Men Can Also Benefit
We tend to think of aesthetic treatments as being designed for women, but men can also benefit from the liquid facelift. We apply the same treatments and the same techniques to lift and smooth skin. Men who want to explore this option but feel a little nervous about doing so can rest assured that we treat a wide range of patients. Increasingly, males turn to cosmetic therapies for the same reasons women do: they want to look and feel their best.
All the Benefits But None of the Drawbacks
You can enjoy the same essential results of surgery with a liquid facelift. We use precise treatments to lift, sculpt, and plump while also eliminating wrinkles for a refined appearance. And you don’t need anesthesia or its associated risks to achieve these effects. Schedule your consultation today by calling Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD.