It is possible to lift the face with just fillers. This is often referred to as a Liquid Facelift, a non-surgical means of rejuvenating a face. As we age, we lose fat from our face, especially under the eyes, in the cheeks, and in the pre-jowl regions. As these areas deflate, it makes the face look hollowed, creating shadows where there were none in youth. A Liquid Facelift uses injectable fillers (Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus), muscle relaxants (Botox and Dysport), and Bio-Stimulators (Sculptra) to replace the volume lost during the aging process, thus re-volumizing and recontouring facial appearance.
Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are defined as procedures that do not require an operating room, any anesthesia or any need for incisions. They are minimally invasive and done in the office setting, with minimal downtime and minimal risk.
The top three non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are:
- Botox and/or Dysport: which temporarily reduce or eliminate facial fine lines.
- Dermal fillers: which temporarily plump up areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, nose, brow and jawline and can improve the appearance of facial scars.
- Chemical peels: which can smooth the texture of the facial skin.
Here are a few reasons why an increasing number of patients are choosing nonsurgical treatments over surgery as an option to looking younger:
Treatments Designed for Today’s Lifestyle.
Men and women today are busier than ever. Setting aside the couple of weeks that would be necessary for surgery and recovery time after a facelift may be challenging when looking at work schedules, kids’ activities and how much vacation time you have saved up. Yet, nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures can be completed over a lunch break. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers take just a few minutes to administer, and the results appear within a few days.
As consumers become savvier and educated, they’re also becoming less reluctant to commit to anything they’re not 100% sure about. Nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures are often temporary, lasting several months before a maintenance treatment is needed. For men and women who may feel hesitant about committing to the permanence of surgery, injectables and fillers offer the perfect “try it on and see if you like it” approach to improving their look. The low-risk factor and very low complication rates associated with these techniques are also a big endorsement for today’s skeptical consumers.
The goal of non-surgical rejuvenation is to improve how you look and feel about yourself. It is not meant to turn you into someone else, but to help you appear to be the best, most well-rested and refreshed version of you. More than that, self-esteem is often connected to a person’s appearance, and self-esteem contributes to mental well-being, which in turn contributes to physical health. So, the benefits of facial rejuvenation go far beyond cosmetic.
Dr. Tamy Faierman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Her office is located at 17130 Royal Palm Boulevard, Suite 1, in the Windmill Professional Campus. For more information, please call her office at 954-322-2742 or visit www.reshapeyourimage.com.