Liquid Facelift- An Easy Alternative

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Many women find themselves feeling exhausted and run down this time of year. The stress of the holiday season can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to look as tired as you feel. Did you know that there’s a procedure that’s far less invasive than having a surgical facelift, but still delivers a refreshed and rejuvenated result? Liquid facelifts have been gaining popularity and are a great alternative to undergoing a surgical procedure, for the right candidates. As an expert in liquid facelifts, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh believes that they are a fantastic option for patients who are considering a facelift, but who have trouble fitting it into their busy lives. Since his prestigious training in facial plastic surgery at Harvard, Dr. Azizzadeh has gone on to become widely recognized as a leader in the field of facial rejuvenation. He is the author of five best-selling textbooks including the popular consumer guidebook Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets. He has been recognized as a Beauty Expert, and has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, LA Times, and NY Times.

What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is an alternative procedure to a surgical facelift, in which dermal fillers are used to meet a patient’s facial rejuvenation goals. Traditionally, surgical facelifts have been considered the gold standard, however they don’t address all of the concerns that patients have with aging.  Surgical facelifts do not address the volume loss that happens as we age, and do not create a three-dimensional, fuller look unless they are complimented by injectable fillers or fat grafting. More recently, we have started to see a shift in people’s thinking, and move towards liquid facelifts to address various degrees of wrinkles and folds on the face. It’s important to see a physician like Dr. Azizzadeh who specializes in liquid facelifts, as they are unique to each individual patient.

What is a Liquid Facelift Procedure Like?

After a thorough consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh creates a customized plan for each patient based on their personal goals. There are many different types of fillers that can be utilized during the procedure. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Voluma are often used, along with longer lasting products such as Sculptra. The fillers are injected at various depths to create a naturally youthful appearance. Botox is often used as well to relax facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles. Depending on how many injections are necessary, the procedure can be done in as little as 30 minutes.

What should I expect after a Liquid Facelift?

As with any injectable product, patients may experience bruising or swelling for a few days following  their liquid facelift. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends that his patients take Arnika and Bromelain following their injections to help reduce any post-injection symptoms that do occur. It’s important to schedule your liquid facelift a couple of weeks before a big event in case you do experience any bruising or swelling. The results of a liquid facelift are instant (with the exception of Sculptra which takes at least 3 treatments to see results) but do require regular upkeep to maintain the most optimal result.

What are the Benefits of a Liquid Facelift vs. Surgical Facelift?

Liquid facelifts have many benefits, and can be a great alternative to having surgery. By utilizing injectable fillers, patients get a great result with virtually no downtime compared to a surgical facelift. Dr. Azizzadeh understands that having surgery is a big commitment, and patients need to be able to set aside a considerable amount of time to heal. Liquid facelift results are instant, which is very appealing to patients with busy schedules. Liquid facelifts are also a great option for patients who are not physically or emotionally ready for surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh often recommends them for patients who have early to moderate volume loss who don’t require surgery to meet their facial rejuvenation goals.

Schedule a Liquid Facelift Consultation Today!

If you want to look and feel more refreshed this holiday season, call The CENTER for Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with liquid facelift expert Dr. Babak Azizzadeh today! –(310) 657-2203.