When our skin begins to wrinkle and sag, it’s time to intervene. The longer we wait, the worse it becomes.
A facelift is one of the most effective options for naturally younger-looking skin. But what do you do if surgery seems too soon or too intense?
An injectable, or liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative.
Instead of traditional facelift surgery, the plastic surgeon injects dermal fillers and muscle relaxers carefully selected for you.
Do Injectable Facelifts Work?
Across the world, non-surgical skin care treatments grow in popularity. A liquid facelift is a great option for the right patient. The effects aren’t as pronounced as a surgical facelift, but the results are immediate and there is minimal downtime.
An injectable facelift is a “lunch break treatment,” meaning you can get one and return to your regular day right after.
Liquid facelifts work best where the sagging and wrinkling are not too severe. It’s a great way to get out ahead of an emerging problem, but deep lines may require surgical intervention.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical Facelift?
Whether or not you are a good fit for an injectable facelift really depends on the issues you are trying to resolve, and their severity. Age also plays a factor. A liquid facelift is best in our 30s and 40s before the skin loses too much elasticity. Of course, individuals and their skin health can vary, so age isn’t necessarily a cutoff.
The best results of an injectable facelift are with people who have only a small amount of sagging and wrinkles. You are a good candidate for a liquid facelift if you are:
- Filling in gaunt cheeks
- Fixing hollow areas under the eyes
- Tighten wrinkles around the eyes, lips, and/or forehead
What Types of Injections are Used?
For this treatment, your medspa will use a combination of dermal fillers and facial muscle relaxers.
Dermal fillers help to restore smooth skin and fill in wrinkles. They use hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume and structural support to the skin, restoring contours and smoothness. The best dermal fillers for an injectable facelift are Juvederm and Restylane.
- Juvederm: Canada’s number 1 doctor-recommended dermal filler. It can last up to 1 year and treats lips, face, and wrinkles.
- Restylane: Great for adding volume, it’s typically used to treat the face, cheeks, smooth lines, and plump lips.
Facial Muscle Relaxers
A liquid facelift uses a combination of dermal fillers and facial muscle relaxers (FMR). FMRs are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic facial procedure in the world. They’re safe and highly effective. They are especially useful for reducing wrinkles.
- Botox: Botox is the most well known facial muscle relaxer. It has decades of proven effectiveness, and a single injection can last up to 6 months.
- Dysport: Dysport is newer on the market and both are FDA-approved. Typically, the results last a little longer with Dysport and start to show a little sooner.
Get A Liquid Facelift in Newmarket
Even with a non-surgical facelift, it’s important to visit a med spa with a plastic surgeon on-site. They will address your concerns and goals to pick the right combination of injectables for your face and skin.
At Newmarket’s Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic, our team always has a surgeon on-site for your consultation, and to perform or oversee procedures. Contact us today to schedule a non-surgical facelift consultation.