A liquid facelift helps maintain or restore a youthful appearance through a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®. The treatment smooths away lines and wrinkles and restores a younger facial contour by adding volume to targeted areas. The entire process is nonsurgical and requires little to no downtime.
Dr. Christopher Manios follows a comprehensive approach to a liquid facelift for his Danville, CA, patients. He performs treatments over the course of multiple appointments to ensure the best outcome and to correct facial volume loss in a natural-looking way.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift that uses dermal fillers and BOTOX to rejuvenate the face, restore lost volume, and smooth out lines and wrinkles. It offers many of the same restorative effects as a facelift but without the hassle of surgery and extensive recovery.
Dr. Manios individualizes each liquid facelift procedure because patients differ in their needs; those in his care range in age from their 20s to their 90s. As a patient, you will receive an extensive consultation to identify your goals, assess areas of concern, and discuss what is possible. Transparency and personal attention are hallmarks of treatment in his practice.
What to Expect From a Liquid Facelift Treatment
Typically, Dr. Manios begins a liquid facelift by improving signs of aging in the midface. This area tends to sag as you age due to the loss of deep supporting structures. As a result, gravity will cause deep lines to appear and cheek volume to diminish. Returning fullness and support to the midface reframes your facial features and minimize signs of aging, including:
- Areas of fullness adjacent to areas of void.
- Shadow patterns and less-defined features.
- Frown lines and crow’s feet.
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, chin, and nose.
This improvement alone may give you the natural-looking enhancement that you want. In other cases, a liquid facelift will continue with additional facial fillers and BOTOX. Dr. Manios uses BOTOX to both improve transition zones and weaken the muscles that cause unwanted lines to appear.
To restore the midface, Dr. Manios typically employs JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. Adding this dermal filler to the cheeks helps return them to their natural anatomical location. It also draws up the features in a way that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
During liquid facelift treatments, Dr. Manios will inject you with lidocaine to promote your comfort and minimize bruising.
Dr. Manios will see you back for a follow-up appointment approximately one month after the first liquid facelift treatment. During this visit, he will evaluate any other concerns you may wish to address, such as:
- Signs of aging around the jaw, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
- Hollowness in the temples.
- Lips that may benefit from additional fullness.
- Diminished projection of the medial cheek.
- Eradication of vertical lines around the mouth.
Dr. Manios may use a combination of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, and other products to reduce these signs of aging and produce a more youthful appearance. In most treatments, he will use a cannula tool that significantly improves comfort during and after the appointment.
What Is Liquid Facelift Recovery Like?
Men and women often choose a liquid facelift because of the benefits the procedure offers without the discomfort or recovery time that more invasive options require.
You should be able to return to normal activities right after your appointment. The only guideline is that you do not wear makeup, participate in strenuous exercise, or apply abrasive facial cleansers on the evening of your visit.
How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?
Certain injectables, such as VOLUMA, can last up to 2 years, and ongoing treatments will help maintain results and allow features to age gracefully. Otherwise, you should be able to enjoy the results of your treatment for months to come.
Schedule Your Consultation
Whether your goal is to maintain or restore your facial features, you may be a good candidate for a liquid facelift. Book an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560. Dr. Manios performs liquid facelift treatments for men and women from Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, and across the East Bay.