The facelift is often thought of as the gold standard of facial rejuvenation. That being said, advancements in aesthetics have given the facelift a run for its money. The liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative that provides our patients with similar age-defying benefits. Many of our patients come in and ask whether the traditional facelift or liquid facelift is a better option for their specific needs. Let’s go over each procedure in detail, so you can make a better-informed decision before coming in for your private consultation.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces signs of aging around the lower two-thirds of the face. The facelift has become a household name over the years – and for good reason. This procedure not only smooths away fine lines and wrinkles around the face but also tightens lax facial skin to provide patients with a naturally youthful and refreshed appearance. While the facelift does require cutting, the incisions Dr. Beam makes throughout the procedure are discrete leaving any potential scarring easily hidden. Patients are typically happy with the results of their facelift for more than 10 years following their procedure.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
There are many benefits of receiving a facelift, including:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Gently lifts the features of the mid-and lower face
- Addresses jowling by contouring the jawline
- 10 to 14 day recovery period
- Results last up to 15 years
What is a Liquid Facelift?
The liquid facelift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves the use of dermal fillers and injectables to mimic the results of a traditional facelift. The strategic placement of Botox® and fillers like Juvederm® allow Dr. Beam to address unwanted fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing lost volume in the skin to achieve a lifted and more youthful appearance. Our patients love how convenient a liquid facelift is. Each treatment only takes about an hour to complete and does not require any downtime or recovery period. Patients are able to see nearly immediate results which can be easily maintained with regular injectable treatment sessions.
What are the Benefits of a Liquid Facelift?
There are many benefits of receiving a liquid facelift, including:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Adds volume into sunken or thinned areas of the face
- Nearly immediate results
- No downtime or recovery period
- Maintenance treatments are only required twice a year
Is a Traditional Facelift or Liquid Facelift Better?
When it comes to choosing the right rejuvenation procedure for your needs, it’s important to consider your lifestyle and budget. We often recommend patients who are timid about cosmetic surgery consider receiving a liquid facelift before committing to a traditional facelift treatment. The liquid facelift is a minimally invasive starting point that can give our patients a better feel of their potential facelift results. The best way to find out which treatment is best for you is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Beam.
If you’re interested in learning more about whether a traditional facelift or liquid facelift is right for you, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your private consultation today. In light of recent events, we are happy to offer virtual consultations that allow you to get your questions answered in the comfort and convenience of your very own home.