What Should You Know About a Liquid Facelift?
When it comes to aesthetic enhancement, it’s important to understand that procedures are generally broken down into two specific categories – surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Considering this many patients aren’t ready to go into a surgical procedure just yet, and may want to opt for something a bit less invasive. According to Dr. Richard Swift, the best plastic surgeon Long Island has to offer, this is often why with many plastic surgery methods, doctors will create different nonsurgical variations of certain procedures to cater to patients who may not be ready to go under the knife. One of the best examples of this is the liquid facelift NYC patients have been having this procedure done more often than ever before. Despite how popular this procedure has become over the years, many patients are still relatively uneducated on what it entails. In this article, we will be going over some of the most important things to know about the liquid facelift.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical variation of a facelift, that makes use of injectable dermal fillers in the skin, in order to reduce unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin. According to Dr. Swift, the best facial plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, dermal fillers are one of the most common and most effective methods to help patients reduce wrinkles and unwanted facial blemishes. Its important to understand that similarly to a conventional surgical facelift, the liquid facelift helps to smooth out the skin and take years off the skin. However, the liquid facelift is best for those patients with moderate to light wrinkles and mild sagging skin. For those patients who experience far more facial aging issues and wrinkles, a surgical facelift may be better.
What Does a Liquid Facelift Treat?
The liquid facelift can:
– Minimize Facial Scarring
– Plump up sagging cheeks and facial areas.
– Add volume to the brow.
– Tighten up wrinkles ands lines around the eyes, lips and forehead.
How Does the Liquid Facelift Work?
A liquid facelift procedure is a nonsurgical variation of the conventional facelift and considering this as we mentioned, it makes use of dermal fillers instead of the patient requiring actual surgery. The injectables help patients to get smoother, plumper more youthful skin. Once they are injected into the skin, according to Dr. Swift, the best plastic surgeon Long Island has in practice, the dermal filler acts similarly to natural collagen, in many cases even helping to proliferate the growth of fresh collagen and more within the skin. As we age, one of the biggest issues that occurs is the loss of fresh collagen and elastin, vital skincare proteins that give our skin is soft, supple, elastic feel. This causes your skin to lose its moisture and flexibility — leading to the development of wrinkles.
What is the Liquid Facelift Procedure Like?
When you decide that you want to have a liquid facelift NYC patients need to be aware that they need to visit a board-certified doctor or specialist who is experienced at performing such procedures. According to Dr. Swift, the best facial plastic surgeon NYC has in practice, the procedure is fairly simple, quick, easy and limits possible side effects, risks, and the long recovery period involved with a conventional facelift procedure. The procedure generally begins with anesthetic being applied to the patient’s skin, in the treatment area. Then dermal filers are simply injected into the specific area in which the patient might be suffering wrinkles and other unwanted signs of aging. While the injection may sting a bit and some patients may feel minor discomfort, it is relatively pain free, and patients will experience mild side effects, if any. The procedure itself should only take a few minutes for each injection and possibly 20-45 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
For more information about the liquid facelift and other procedures, be sure to visit Dr. Richard Swift today.