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Do “Liquid Facelifts” Really Work?

Posted June 04, 2019 in Anti-Aging, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Injectables & Fillers, by Dr. Fiorillo

Liquid facelifts – it’s the newest buzzword in the world of plastic surgery. The subject of countless magazine articles and websites, what’s the real story behind this new procedure?

It’s important to first point out that a “liquid facelift” isn’t really a facelift at all – at least not in the traditional sense. Unlike its surgical counterpart, a liquid facelift requires no cutting and is considered minimally invasive. It relies on a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers to smooth out lines, add volume to the face and achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance.

Popular “liquid facelift” injections include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: Essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX® Cosmetic is particularly well-suited for creases such as crow’s feet and horizontal lines across the forehead.
  • Restylane®: A popular hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane® works to fill in deep creases, add volume to the face and achieve a more youthful face shape.
  • JUVÉDERM®: The first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color, JUVÉDERM® works to smooth wrinkles and add volume to the skin of the face.

Of course, it’s important to understand that injectables have their limitations. The only way to achieve dramatic facelift results is with an actual facelift procedure. Read on to learn more.

Facelift in NY

As we age, the effects of time, gravity, sun exposure, and stress inevitably take their toll on our faces, producing wrinkles, folds, fat deposits, and loose skin. Facelift surgery aims to correct this.

Typically performed under local anesthesia combined with a sedative, a facelift is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate the face and “shed a few years.” During the procedure, underlying facial muscles are tightened and the skin is redraped around the neck and face. Aimed at achieving a fresher, more youthful appearance, a facelift can mean all the difference when it comes to delaying the signs of aging.

Plastic Surgery NY

To learn more about these or any of the procedures we offer, take a look around our site at Plastic Surgery NY.

If you’re ready to come in for a consultation, contact us today and find out what plastic surgery can do for you. Call us at (845) 842-1258. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.