As men and women age, they begin to experience loss of volume in the face. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles start to develop. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers a unique combination of injectables designed to reveal a youthful appearance. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia offers liquid facelifts as a way to reduce these lines while smoothing out the skin. But what is a liquid facelift, and how do these facelifts work? Learn more about our liquid facelift procedure by scheduling a one-on-one appointment in Jacksonville, FL.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers designed to address the most common signs of aging. Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX®, temporarily relax the muscles, while fillers, like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, add volume to certain features. When used together, these injections provide stunning and long-lasting results that look natural. Dr. Garcia can perform this procedure immediately after a consultation, or it can be scheduled at a later date for your convenience.
Anyone with mild to moderate loss of volume in the face may be a great candidate for a liquid facelift. When administered by a skilled professional, a liquid facelift may fill hollow areas, raise drooping eyelids, or minimize dark circles and under-eye bags. During your consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Garcia will study your problem areas and make suggestions about which injectables would be most beneficial to you. We will also review any potential facelift side effects and risks.
How do liquid facelifts work?
Now more than ever, there are a number of safe and effective products used in facial rejuvenation. Each one varies in their ability to restore volume while keeping the skin soft and pliable. Dr. Garcia takes special care to choose each injection based on your individual goals and desires. Fillers usually last about one year, while wrinkle relaxers stay in effect for about three to four months. The staff at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can help schedule follow-up appointments, as needed, to refresh the results.
So, how do these facelifts work? The procedure technique begins with a licensed professional carefully mapping out the injection sites. Next, the skin will be cleaned to clear away any excess dirt and oil. Dr. Garcia uses local anesthesia in the treatment area to make patients as comfortable as possible. We then use a very fine needle to administer the liquid facelift. The good news is that these treatments can be performed in a short amount of time. Afterward, liquid facelift patients can return to their day as normal.
What are some of the facelift side effects and risks?
Although there is little downtime associated with a liquid facelift procedure, this treatment isn’t without some side effects and risks. Most patients experience slight redness and swelling at the injection sites, which can be alleviated with a cold compress and by sleeping with your head elevated that night. It is important to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for the rest of the day, or patients risk causing harm to the tissue. During your appointment, Dr. Garcia will inform you about any other facelift side effects and risks based on your personal health history.
The dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers used at our office are FDA-approved and safe to use for cosmetic purposes. The results of fillers can be seen right away, while wrinkle relaxers may take three or more days. Patients who are interested in other aesthetic treatments should let us know at our office in Jacksonville, FL so we can create a personalized plan for you. Our highly trained staff at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery are all focused on helping each patient achieve the look of their dreams while improving their self-confidence.
Schedule your liquid facelift procedure
A liquid facelift procedure is one of the latest advancements in facial rejuvenation today. Liquid facelifts are known to restore lost volume, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and lift sagging brows in just a short period of time. Best of all, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia customizes each procedure to meet your cosmetic needs. This procedure is also a wonderful alternative to facelift surgery. When you are ready to learn more about what wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can do for you, reach out to Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. Our facility in Jacksonville, FL, can help you achieve the results you desire.