Facial beauty is the key focus of anti-aging medicine. Yes – there are procedures to eliminate excess fat, cellulite, and promote optimal body contours, but the elimination of unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and folds are critical to attaining a youthful appearance and reviving self-confidence.
When you add it up, the face is the main target for aesthetic treatment. There are no less than four surgical procedures to improve the facial appearance—quite a number for just one area of the body. What this tells us is that people are concerned with the signs of aging they see in the mirror each morning – unwanted wrinkles, lost volume, and sagging skin.
For many patients here in the Greater Atlanta area, surgery is not a comfortable option. The thought of scalpels, incisions, scarring, and botched results are not pleasant. So, they look for alternative treatments to improve their facial beauty with a less invasive procedure. At Total Body of Atlanta, Dr. Watkins is pleased to offer a stress-free, minimally invasive procedure which will bring facial beauty back. We call this a “liquid lift.”
What is a Liquid Lift?
A “liquid lift”uses injectables designed to help you look young naturally; essentially, it’s a facelift that doesn’t put you under the knife. At Total Body, we use a combination of injectables such as Juvéderm XC and Botox to smooth existing lines and wrinkles. A liquid lift is also a treatment which adds facial volume that’s been lost from the breakdown of collagen and elastin. It results in a smoother, youthful face.
These products have revolutionized the industry. When started early and done properly, they make it possible in many cases to avoid ever needing a surgical facelift. Of course, the training and skill of your injector are vital components for a natural-looking result. At Total Body, we have years of training and experience to bring our patients successful liquid lift results consistently.
Your liquid lift is a personalized treatment that is tailored specifically to your needs. We will get to know you personally and evaluate your skin to determine the best plan for your custom liquid lift.
What can a Liquid Lift do for me?
We designed our liquid lift to address many consequences of facial aging without the surgical approach. These include:
- Reduction or elimination of facial furrows and folds
- Restore lost volume to cheeks
- Tighten and lift sagging skin around the forehead, cheeks, and eyes
- Improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and lines
- Reduce Jowls
The results are temporary, but you can expect your youthful appearance to last for several weeks or months. Once your body begins to break down the injectable, you can receive additional treatment for ongoing maintenance.
Address Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines with Botox
If crow’s feet and frown lines concern you, a liquid lift will include the most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide – Botox! This injectable is used to gently relax the underlying muscles which contract during expressions. These same muscles are the ones that create pesky dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. When injected into the right muscles, Botox will soften these expression lines, leaving you with the natural look of your youth.
Fill Hollow Areas and Wrinkles with Juvéderm
The dermal filler Juvederm is ideal for fighting the effects of volume loss. Volume loss causes hollow cheeks, static wrinkles, and visible folds. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler which restores the youthful facial outline while diminishing and eliminating unwanted wrinkles and fine lines.
Liquid Lift FAQs
Does a Liquid Lift hurt?
Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort. Juvederm injections include Lidocaine in the formula for comfort, and we can apply a topical anesthetic about 30 minutes before your injections for additional comfort.
How long does it take to recover from a Liquid Lift?
There is no recovery period required after a liquid lift. You can return to any activities, including work, immediately after your treatment. Depending on the number of injections you receive, however, you might prefer to go home and relax.
Some people experience some mild bruising, soreness, and swelling. These mild effects should go away in about a week and can be camouflaged by makeup.
When will I notice the results?
You will be able to notice the results immediately although you should wait until all swelling has subsided before making a judgment. This means you should realize the final results within two weeks following treatment.
How will my Liquid Lift results last?
Botox will start to break down after three or four months while Juvederm XC results last six to nine months. However, additional injections can be administered to continue desired results.
Is a Liquid Lift procedure safe?
Absolutely! Juvederm XC’s active ingredient is a natural sugar produced by the body and Botox is the most widely used cosmetic procedure worldwide. Both are FDA approved and have been safely used in countless procedures.
How can I be sure a Liquid Lift is right for me?
Just schedule a consultation with Dr. Watkins and his staff, and they will use their extensive knowledge and experience to inform you of whether the benefits of a liquid lift are right for you.
How many treatments are needed?
There are no two faces alike, so there are no two liquid lifts alike. Therefore, we design an individual treatment plan exclusively for you. This plan will address your unique issues and concerns, leaving you with the outcome you desire.
Why would I choose a Liquid Lift rather than Plastic Surgery?
Our liquid lift is a plausible option for patients who don’t want a surgical facelift. It is also a perfect transition for people who are not quite ready for surgery but still need some facial lift. Keep in mind that a Liquid Lift is not for every patient, and some may need to move forward with surgery.
What benefits does a liquid lift have over a surgical facelift?
Total Body’s liquid lift has many key benefits when compared to surgery. These include:
- It’s safer
- No incisions, stitches, or surgical risks
- You can target multiple areas with one procedure
- It’s less expensive
- There is no downtime
Who’s a Candidate for a Liquid Lift?
Dr. Watkins is committed to creating personalized patient treatment plans. He determines suitable candidates after careful evaluation of the patient’s facial anatomy and skin condition. Then, he recommends a cosmetic plan to promote and maintain facial beauty.
To determine if you are a candidate for a Liquid Lift, schedule a consultation with Total Body of Atlanta today.
Contact us today to find out more about a Liquid Lift at Total Body in the Johns Creek, Georgia area.