What is a liquid facelift?

Liquid facelift is a term applied to the use of a combination of non-surgical treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers to achieve a rejuvenated look to your face.  As we age our face not only descends, but also loses volume.   Wrinkles and even folds of skin develop, and what were once fine lines become more prominent.  The area under the eye appears hollower due to sagging and volume loss and as the brow droops, we lose the arch of our eyebrows.

Both Botox and Dysport are used to improve moderate to severe frown lines between the brows resulting from facial expressions that cause your skin to crease. As you age and lose skin elasticity, these furrows remain.  Both Botox and Dysport accomplish this improvement in the same way – by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles that create the creasing between your brows. When expertly administered by Dr. Glatt, both products allow the untreated muscles of your forehead to work normally, so you still exhibit facial expression when smiling, frowning or looking surprised.

JuvedermXC is the first and only smooth consistency gel hyaluronic acid dermal filler with the local anesthetic, lidocaine, added for additional comfort for patients.   This injectable filler treatment is appropriate for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (“the parentheses”). The effects of JuvedermXC are instant, and this treatment requires no downtime, with results lasting up to one year.

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow or deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies as well as other facial wrinkles. Sculptra is one of the most advanced treatments for restoring depleted volume to areas such as the cheeks, jowls, and nasolabial fold regions.  The “fill” effect of Sculptra Aesthetic comes from the body’s production of its own natural collagen, and does not come from the actual product itself. As such – the volume enhancement which Sculptra Aesthetic produces does take some time to develop in a gradual fashion, usually two to six months for full effect. Sculptra Aesthetic is made up of an injectable natural material, which is broken down by the body after inducing the growth and formation of new collagen. Adequate treatment typically requires 1-3 separate sessions to achieve full correction, but provides a more gradual and potentially more natural effect than some other fillers.  The duration of effect is at least 2 years and possibly much longer

Are you unhappy with the aging appearance of your face, but not ready for surgery?  Call the Morristown, NJ office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment to discuss non-surgical facial rejuvenation options.

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