Liquid Face Lift San Jose
The liquid facelift is the latest advancement in rejuvenating the face and providing a more youthful appearance. It can offer many of the benefits of a traditional facelift without having to undergo a surgical procedure and its recovery. Liquid facelifts can restore lost volume, diminish lines and wrinkles, redefine the jaw line and cheekbones and lift sagging brows.
Each liquid facelift is 100% tailored and customized by Dr. Jane to suit the patient’s particular needs. The treatment is a multi-layered approach based on a patient’s areas of concern and goals. A Liquid Facelift is a technique for injecting advanced dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Bellafill® to lift and contour facial features. A non-surgical Liquid Face Lift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following:
- Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
- Reduced wrinkles, creases, line or folds
- Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
- A more rested look
In some patients the goal of a non-surgical Liquid Face Lift procedure is to lift the entire face. In others, the goal is to lift or contour specific facial features. For example, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using Liquid Facelift techniques; eyes can be opened up and lids lifted; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be lifted; and bumps on the nose can be hidden. Many of these conditions and contouring procedures are discussed on this web site, as well as treatment procedures for a variety of wrinkles, folds and lines.
A Liquid Face Lift involves the use of advanced dermal fillers, sometimes in combination with BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®. The dermal fillers used are among a group of 2nd generation injectables that provide more enduring results than earlier products. These advanced dermal fillers includes JUVEDERM® Ultra, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Belotero and Bellafillare considered as semi-permanent fillers.
Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work in their own special way to rejuvenate specific areas of the face. In general, dermal fillers replace lost volume in the face or help the body regenerate its own collagen. Precisely placed, the dermal fillers can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features. BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® may be used in conjunction with the dermal fillers to provide added lift and to help the endurance of the dermal fillers.
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Jensesis LipoPlasty & Laser provides treatments to patients throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area and out of town.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Liquid Facelift?
A. The liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure which relies on injections of dermal fillers and injectables to achieve results comparable to surgical facelifts. Fillers and other injectables, such as Botox, are used to fill hollows and plump features such as cheeks, to reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles, and to firm skin, resulting in an overall rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Q. Who is a candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
A. Nearly any individual in good general health who wants to achieve a more youthful, rested, rejuvenated appearance is a candidate for the liquid facelift technique.
Q. What areas does a Liquid Facelift improve?
A. The liquid facelift can treat nearly any area of the face, including:
- Wrinkles and lines occurring nearly anywhere on the face, including nasolabial lines
Q. Who is not a candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
A. You may not be an ideal candidate for the liquid facelift procedure if you experience any of the following:
- Neuromuscular or cardiovascular disease
- Bleeding or autoimmune disorders
- Sensitivities to individual products which are used in the liquid facelift procedure (your specialist will test you for allergies)
Be sure to discuss any health concerns or medications with your specialist prior to undergoing the procedure.
Q. How is the procedure performed?
A. Depending on the fillers being used and the areas being treated, your specialist will use a topical or local anesthetic to numb the injection sites before beginning your procedure. In some cases, a nerve block may also be used. Once the treatment areas are numb, your specialist will inject each area, using a different needle for each individual product. You can expect most injections to last only a few seconds, with the entire procedure taking less than an hour to perform.
Q. Is the procedure painful?
A. You may feel some slight discomfort from the injections during the procedure, but anesthetics applied before, and sometimes during, the procedure will minimize this discomfort.
Q. What is the recovery like?
A. In general, the recovery time is minimal, with some slight redness, swelling, bruising and discomfort occurring in some patients. Ice packs and over-the-counter medications can be used to treat these after-effects.
Q. When will I begin to see results?
A. Immediately after your liquid facelift you’ll be able to see the initial results, and you can expect those results to evolve and improve during the days that follow, as Botox begins to take effect and any initial swelling and redness resolves.
Q. What will the long-term results be like?
A. The duration of your results will vary, based on the filler or in injectable used. Fillers last generally from a few months to as long as two years. The effects of Botox usually wear off in about six months. You can prolong your results through touch-up procedures, and your specialist can help develop a schedule that will keep you looking your best.
Q. What are the risks?
A. Any injection carries a small risk of infection. Individuals with herpes may have an increased risk when the area around the lips is injected. Less than 5 percent of individuals treated with Botox experience a drooping eyelid or eyebrow. Immediately after injection, some fillers may cause tiny lumps to form under the skin, which will disappear as the material spreads out. Individuals with specific health conditions may face additional risks, and your specialist will be able to discuss these with you.
Q. How many sessions are needed?
A. The liquid facelift procedure is designed to achieve satisfactory results with just one or two procedure.
Q. When can one return to work after a Liquid Facelift?
A. Most men and women resume their regular activities right after their procedures.
Q. What are the advantages of a Liquid Facelift over other procedures?
A. The liquid facelift technique offers many advantages over other procedures, including:
- No need for general anesthesia
- No need for incisions
- Can be performed on an outpatient basis
- Quick recovery time
- Treatment individualized to specific areas
- Quick results
Q. Is the Liquid Facelift procedure approved for use in USA?
A. All of the products used in the liquid facelift procedure are approved for use in the USA.