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A non-surgical facelift, also called a liquid facelift, is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce signs of facial aging and make the skin of the face look younger. With a non-surgical facelift, Newport Beach patients can enjoy minimally invasive facial rejuvenation.
People looking to remove wrinkles and tighten sagging skin usually turn to a surgical facelift. For patients who want to avoid going under the knife and experiencing weeks of recovery time and downtime instead prefer a non-surgical facelift.
What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
A non-surgical facelift involves the injection of neuromodulators and dermal fillers into key regions of the face. Neuromodulators are products that allow contracted muscles to relax, reducing fine wrinkles. Dermal fillers are products that restore skin volume, filling in moderate and harsh creases and depressions in the skin.
Many injectables are used in combination for this procedure. Botox, a neuromodulator, can be used, along with fillers like Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Volbella (a lip filler), and Vollure. Injectables are selected based on the areas being treated.
- It smooths away wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, and around the nose and mouth.
- It makes the lips look fuller.
- It reduces hollow areas below the eyes.
- It restores volume to gaunt-looking cheeks.
- It restores volume to hollows in the temples, chin, and jawline.
- It reduces the appearance of scars and acne scars on the face.
- It makes the skin appear smoother.
What Can It Achieve?
A liquid facelift can achieve the following results:
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Perioral lip lines
- Marionette lines
- The nasolabial folds
- Parentheses lines
Which Wrinkles Can Be Treated?
A non-surgical facelift can address a number of wrinkles:
Ideal Candidates for a Non-Surgical Facelift
The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is a person looking to address facial wrinkles and hollows without undergoing surgery. It is best for patients looking for a smaller degree of rejuvenation.
A liquid facelift is not for someone who has a lot of sagging skin or extensive signs of aging. It is also not meant for those who want permanent results, since fillers typically last for up to a year depending on the chosen fillers.
How It Works
Collagen and elastin are two proteins in the skin that keep it smooth and young. As a person ages, the skin starts to become less elastic as these proteins deplete. The result is loose skin that forms wrinkles.
Dermal fillers contain substances that plump up the skin and make it smoother. Some of the fillers used also encourage collagen and elastin production. This makes the skin appear younger in a natural way.
Neuromodulators block nerve impulses to contracted muscles, allowing them to relax. This in turn allows the overlying skin to relax, making age lines disappear.
How Is It Performed?
A non-surgical facelift can take around 15 to 30 minutes depending on the extent of rejuvenation desired. After determining the proper combination of injectables, Dr. Batniji marks the areas to be treated. The injectables are then administered. Many fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to numb the region for patient comfort.
There is no downtime or recovery time required after a non-surgical facelift. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, more than one session may be needed. The results usually last for six months to a year or in some cases longer, after which time the procedure can be repeated.
Non-Surgical Facelift Cost
The price of a liquid facelift varies from practice to practice. A non-surgical facelift’s cost is impacted by the exact injectable products used, along with the number of injections required.
Contact Our Office
Contact Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery and set up a consultation with Dr. Rami Batniji to learn more about getting a non-surgical facelift in Newport Beach. Dr. Batniji can customize your liquid facelift to get you the results you’ve been looking for.