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Is The Procedure RIGHT For You?

Posted March 22, 2023 in Uncategorized
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Can you avoid having a facelift?

Yes, you can! Most of the natural treatments you hear about do not work, but facial fillers and laser treatments do work to help people avoid a facelift. In the following paragraphs we will describe fillers (Liquid ImageLift) and the laser lipolysis that are both non-surgical ways to give a boost to your face and neck.

To choose what is best for you, consider the three ways we age in the face:

  1. Sagging of the neck, jawline, and skin around the eyes.
  2. Sun damage, wrinkles, and sun spots arise on the skin.
  3. Loss of volume in the cheeks, temples, and throughout our face.

The simplest way to start facial rejuvenation is often to replace the lost volume. If you plump the face artistically, it can look as if you have had a lift, and this is why it is called a liquid facelift. The best way to understand volume is to look at a picture of yourself twenty to thirty years ago. Usually, we feel the nostalgia; remember the good memories, and then that feeling of “what happened to my appearance!” creeps in. Often times this inexplicable change in our face is due to the loss of volume: hollow temples, sunken cheeks, and more of a gaunt appearance.

This can be addressed with volume replacement (i.e. the Liquid ImageLift), and you can reference the following treatments that help to improve loss of volume: long-term facial filler, fat grafting, permanent fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers, and Calcium-based fillers. If you feel that sun-damaged skin, smokers’ lines, wrinkles, or sun spots are your concern, then a variety of laser treatments may be appropriate. Fractional
CO2 is a milder treatment that is more popular, with less downtime and milder results. Traditional CO2 laser treatments improve the skin quite a bit, though they could lighten or bleach the skin too much if taken too deep. CO2 laser can be used on settings that get good improvement and lasts for years without bleaching the skin if you choose the right artist. Erbium laser resurfacing is also another way to treat the skin, though much less popular. Laser lipolysis is another non-surgical option that involves using laser energy to remove fat under the skin and create a skin-tightening effect of the neck and jowl area. Some are even using this on the cheeks and smile lines with good results. Results are more subtle with less downtime, though it is a procedure with a few days of swelling and many years of results.

If you need more of a result than what fillers, laser resurfacing, and laser lipolysis can provide, THEN we talk about lifting! So how do you make sense of all the different types of lifts out there? Keep in mind that you will have to make two major decisions when you are researching various facelifting procedures. We discussed that choosing your artist is the first and most important decision you will make. After you have chosen your artist, then your second decision is which treatments are the best fit for you!