How Do Injectables Contour The Face in a Liquid Facelift?
As we age, collagen loss contributes to lines and sagging features. While traditional facelift surgery can lessen these effects, some people are not ready for extended recovery. A liquid facelift can give you a firmer and more contoured appearance without going under the knife. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan uses wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to achieve your desired goals.
Whether you are concerned about Crow’s feet or hanging skin, liquid facelifts provide a range of improvements in Edgewater, NJ. Learn about advanced wrinkle correction and more by requesting a comprehensive skin consultation at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
The liquid facelift explained
Men and women lose collagen and fatty tissue over time, causing different signs of aging. You may notice hollow areas under the eyes or sagging skin under the chin. A liquid facelift can produce subtle improvements that refresh your appearance and boost your contours. Dr. Kaplan may recommend a combination of RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, or BOTOX® based on your needs and problem areas.
The right candidates for cosmetic injectables hope to:
Address volume loss
Improve deep creases and folds
Stimulate collagen production
Create a rested and youthful look
How cosmetic injectables are performed
If this is your first time getting cosmetic injectables, Dr. Kaplan may perform the treatment after your consultation in Edgewater, NJ. We may ask you to make some facial expressions, such as squinting or frowning, so we know where to administer the injections. Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can be placed in the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, or in other areas. They may be followed by a cool compress to minimize discomfort.
Potential side effects and risks
The good news is most patients won’t experience downtime or painful side effects. A liquid facelift may cause some redness and swelling at the injection sites, but this can be alleviated by resting with your head slightly elevated. Avoid workouts and other strenuous activities for the rest of the day. Pressing down on the treatment sites could lead to complications, such as the injections spreading to other areas of the face. Contact our office right away if your side effects do not subside after several days.
Your refreshed results
Depending on your goals and the products chosen at the time of your liquid facelift consultation, your contoured results can last between 6 – 12 months. Results also depend on your skin condition and lifestyle habits. For example, people who spend time in the sun without protection risk getting wrinkles sooner than expected. Dr. Kaplan can make recommendations for improving your skin tone after your appointment. We can schedule follow-up wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers in the future as needed.
Improve your facial contours
Younger-looking facial contours can be yours with a liquid facelift by Dr. Gordon Kaplan. This exciting procedure combines the benefits of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers all in the same areas. Discover your options when scheduling an appointment at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Our professionals in Edgewater, NJ, can create the wonderful outcomes you want.