A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical facelift where Dr. Green injects a customized combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators for pan-facial rejuvenation. Neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are the gold standard for treating and preventing dynamic wrinkles. In contrast, dermal fillers are ideal for improving facial contours, enhancing certain facial features, replenishing volume loss, and reducing deep wrinkles, such as the marionette lines and nasolabial folds. The right combination of injectables can result in a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance without downtime. A liquid facelift should always be performed by an experienced board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, in New York City to guarantee safety and optimal results.
Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to utilize Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse in her private, boutique Upper East Side office for facial rejuvenation. Most patients want immediate results and do not want the recovery time from a traditional surgical facelift. A liquid facelift procedure can be performed in under one hour, with lasting results, for up to a year or more, with almost no downtime. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will assess the areas of the face that need to be enhanced and develop a customized treatment plan designed specifically for you. Your plan will include the best skincare, cosmetic injectables, non-invasive skin tightening, chemical peels, and laser treatments.
As we age, most patients lose collagen and elastin, develop fine lines, and have volume loss and sun damage. This is why the entire face needs to be analyzed in terms of sagging skin, the quality and texture of the skin, and volume loss. There is no single cosmetic procedure that can address all of these factors. Dr. Michele Green will determine the best type of filler for you, depending on the area of the face that needs treatment and the degree of your skin laxity. As an internationally renowned expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Green will combine cosmetic injectables, whether it be Botox, Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, or Sculptra, with the best non-invasive lasers, such as Thermage FLX and Fraxel, to give you the best natural-looking, rejuvenated skin with your desired results.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including the liquid facelift. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their specific concerns best and achieve ideal cosmetic results. She is consistently identified as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical facelift that involves using a combination of injectables to improve facial contours and target various signs of aging, including fine lines, volume loss, and sagging skin. Neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are the gold standard for reducing dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic fine lines are those that form over time due to repeated facial expressions, commonly affecting the forehead, glabella, and outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). Neuromodulator injections target the facial muscles related to expression to limit their contraction, resulting in a smoother skin texture. Dermal filler injections are used to enhance certain facial features and contours, replenish volume loss, and provide a more youthful appearance.
Botox and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Sculptra, are some of the common injectables used in a liquid facelift and are discussed in more detail in the following sections. The combination of injectables selected for your liquid facelift will ultimately depend on the type and severity of your cosmetic concerns and your ideal aesthetic results. Using a combination of neuromodulators and dermal filler products, Dr. Green can provide patients with plumper, smoother skin, enhance the appearance of key facial features, and eliminate signs of aging in just a thirty-minute appointment with essentially zero downtime involved.
The types of fillers incorporated into your liquid facelift treatment plan will depend on the areas of the face that are to be treated, the signs of aging that are to be addressed, and your desired results. Many patients choose to target the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles and age-related volume loss in different areas of the face, including the temples, cheeks, and lips. During your consultation with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals so that your liquid facelift caters to your needs.
How does a liquid facelift work?
The first step is consulting an expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. During your initial consultation at her private dermatology office in NYC, photographs will be taken for your private medical record to enhance your discussion and track future progress. Dr. Green will collect a thorough medical history, review any previous cosmetic procedures you’ve had, and physically assess the areas of the face that are of concern to you. Dr. Green will determine if you are a good candidate for a liquid facelift or whether you’d benefit more from a traditional facelift surgery. Most patients prefer a liquid facelift procedure over facial plastic surgery, which can involve significantly more potential side effects and recovery time. However, patients with severe skin laxity may require facial plastic surgery to achieve ideal final results.
Once Dr. Green determines that you are a good candidate for a liquid facelift, the specific areas of the face that require an array of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, or Sculptra, are reviewed. In addition, areas of dynamic wrinkles, such as the glabella, forehead, and crow’s feet, can be treated during your time with a neurotoxin, such as Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport. The key to an excellent result with a liquid facelift procedure is a complete examination of your facial features and areas of volume loss and utilizing a “less is more” philosophy. Dr. Green does not overfill your face with dermal fillers, creating a natural-looking and rejuvenated appearance. In addition, Dr. Green may combine other nonsurgical procedures, such as Thermage for non-invasive skin tightening or Fraxel laser for removing sun damage and pigmentation, with a new skincare regimen to obtain the best cosmetic results.
Once your consultation is complete, a topical anesthetic is applied to the areas of injection before your treatment with dermal fillers, Botox, or laser treatment. Patients are advised to refrain from aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, vitamins, herbal supplements, or any blood thinner for two weeks before any cosmetic injectables. This will avoid any unnecessary bruising or recovery time. Immediately after your treatment, ice packs will be applied to the treated areas, and Arnica Forte is recommended to minimize any bruising from the dermal fillers. Dr. Green typically recommends a follow-up appointment two weeks after your initial liquid facelift to ascertain if any touch-up is needed.
Why do patients prefer a liquid facelift to a surgical facelift?
A liquid facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation due to the ease of treatment, lack of downtime, few potential side effects, customizability, and consistently stunning results. As we approach our 30s, 40s, and 50s, collagen and elastin are diminished more quickly than they are produced, and signs of aging like volume loss and sagging skin become more prominent. This results in deep marionette lines and nasolabial folds for some patients. For others, it results in volume loss in the midface or cheek area. Through a combination of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® Voluma, Volbella, Sculptra®, and Restylane® Contour, Dr. Green will incorporate the best dermal fillers to treat your fine lines and restore volume loss with immediate results. It is no wonder that Botox and dermal fillers are the number one most popular cosmetic procedure in Dr. Green’s private NYC dermatology office.
Botox & Voluma before and after
How to avoid plastic surgery
The key to avoiding plastic surgery is first avoiding the damaging effects of the sun and adequately protecting yourself from UV (ultraviolet) light. Both UVA and UVB cause an increase in damage to the skin, can thin the skin, accelerate collagen and elastin loss, and cause an increase in age spots, sun spots, deep wrinkles, and fine lines. Using the proper sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher, combined with the best skin care products, will both help protect and treat sun-damaged skin. Daily sunblock combined with Retinol creams and antioxidant serums, such as Vitamin C serum, can help reverse sun damage and lighten both pigmentation (brown spots) and erythema (red spots). Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS products are replete with the best anti-aging ingredients and will help restore sun-damaged skin.
The proper in-office cosmetic procedures, like laser treatments or dermal fillers, can augment Sun avoidance, good skincare, and products. Yearly Fraxel laser treatments to remove sun damage and annual Thermage treatments for non-invasive skin tightening both help produce new collagen and restore healthier, younger-looking skin. In addition, Botox injections have been shown to have preventative effects, as they stop deep frown, forehead, and Crow’s feet lines (around the eyes) from forming or becoming deeper. Similarly, dermal filler injections replenish lost collagen and can have a positive long-term preventative effect.
Who is a good candidate for a liquid facelift?
An ideal candidate for a liquid facelift procedure is someone in good health who wants a multi-layered, customized approach to facial rejuvenation and minimal downtime. A liquid facelift can target various signs of aging, including fine lines and volume loss. A liquid facelift procedure can not remove excess skin or treat severely sagging skin. Patients who are primarily concerned with treating the appearance of sagging skin may benefit from a surgical facelift. A good candidate for a liquid facelift must have realistic expectations regarding the results that can be achieved and also understand those results are not permanent but must be maintained regularly. One of the benefits, however, is that a liquid facelift can be adjusted over time as the patient’s needs and preferences evolve. Individuals with a history of autoimmune disorders or allergic reactions to cosmetic injectables may not be good candidates for a liquid facelift. Consulting with Dr. Green in her private NYC office is the best way to understand whether or not a liquid facelift procedure is right for you.
What is used for a liquid facelift? Types of Injectables for a Liquid Facelift
From Juvederm and Restylane to Sculptra, Radiesse, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, there is a myriad of cosmetic injectables that Dr. Green utilizes to create customized liquid facelift treatment plans to provide her patients with long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearances. All dermal fillers aim to rejuvenate the face and restore lost collagen. A neuromodulator is another type of injectable that reduces dynamic fine lines that form over time due to repeated facial expressions. In concert, neurotoxins and dermal fillers provide a nonsurgical facelift or liquid facelift in a matter of minutes. Some of the most popular dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra, are used in a liquid facelift. They are described in more detail in the sections below.
Juvederm Family of Dermal Fillers
Juvederm is a very popular brand of cosmetic dermal fillers used to restore lost facial volume, treat fine lines and deep wrinkles, and improve other visible signs of aging. Juvederm injectable dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid of varying degrees of thickness. The different types of Juvederm injectables are designed to treat other areas of the face, including but not limited to the nasolabial folds, oral commissures, lips, cheeks, chin, jowls, and the under-eye (tear trough) area. These injections of dermal fillers are the basis for a liquid facelift. Juvederm® was first approved in 2006 by the FDA for facial injectable treatment of the nasolabial folds. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first cosmetic dermatologists in NYC to incorporate Juvederm into cosmetic treatments for the removal of fine lines and deeper lines and hollows in the face.
Juvederm XC is one of the most desired dermal fillers to treat the lips, improve lip volume, and enhance the texture of the lips. The Kardashians and other celebrities popularized Juvederm XC injections for lip enhancement, and it has maintained its allure with both men and women of every age. Juvederm XC lasts approximately 9 to 12 months when injected into the lips.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus has classically been used to restore the nasolabial folds, smile lines, and lines around the nose and mouth. Juvederm Ultra Plus can also be used in other areas of the face, including the chin and jowls. Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts up to one year after injection.
Juvederm Vollure is ideally designed for moderate to deep nasolabial folds or smile lines. Results may last up to 18 months with this newer hyaluronic acid filler.
Juvederm Voluma ® is FDA-approved for volume loss and is used most commonly in the midface. It is formulated with a unique Vycross technology, which produces a tightly cross-linked gel and contributes to its “lift” capacity. Voluma was created to redefine the cheek area, which tends to lose structure and volume as we age. Juvederm Voluma is one of the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market today. Reports have stated that Juvederm Voluma can last up to two times longer than other facial fillers, lasting up to two years in some patients.
Juvederm Volbella® is an injectable filler composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is also based on Vycross technology. Volbella improves and enhances the lip contour, boosts volume, smooths vertical creases and achieves symmetry all in a single treatment. This product is perfect for treating smoker’s lines, perioral wrinkles from sun damage, and oral commissures as well. Juvederm Volbella is formulated with an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight technology, improving HA chains’ cross-linking efficiency. Volbella’s effective cross-linking technology allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling. The Vycross technology delivers an ultra-smooth gel, which results in a natural look and feel and lasts up to one full year after injection.
Sculptra – 3 months before and after
Sculptra® is a fantastic “liquid filler” composed of injectable poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra® stimulates your body’s natural collagen production to help restore facial volume loss due to the effects of aging. Because Sculptra is a liquid, it can be used in almost any area of the face, including the temples, jowls, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, décolletage, arms, and neck area. A series of three or more sessions of Sculptra is indicated to slowly build your own natural collagen, with each session spaced approximately one month apart. After full correction with this injectable filler, the results of Sculptra generally last up to two years.
Restylane Dermal Fillers
Restylane® is a family of dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid, which was FDA-approved in 2003 and helps plump up and replace lost volume in different areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our skin, and utilizing this type of dermal filler can restore collagen to your cheeks, lips, smile lines, under the eye (tear trough), chin, and jowls.
Restylane and Restylane-L
Restylane and Restylane-L are designed to treat mid-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as the smile lines, nasolabial fold, and oral commissures. Restylane-L is also a popular dermal filler for tear trough (under-eye filler) and lip enhancement, with natural-looking results. Restylane lasts six to nine months after injection of this dermal filler.
Restylane Silk is designed for lip augmentation and correcting fine lines around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft is used primarily to treat moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, to replace lost facial volume in the midface and jowls, and to treat volume loss in the hands. Restylane Lyft lasts about one year in duration.
Restylane Contour is the latest injectable, FDA-approved in 2021, from the Restylane family of products. It is explicitly designed for cheek augmentation in the mid-face and the replacement of volume loss in various areas of the face. Restylane Contour is designed with the newly created XpresHAn Technology™, which helps to maintain your natural expression.
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are used for the correction of mid to deep facial wrinkles in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Restylane Defyne was also FDA-approved for chin augmentation and to treat patients with a receding chin. Both products are designed with XpresHAn Technology, which allows you to maintain the natural expression and movement of the injected area.
Restylane Kysse is one of the latest injectables for lip enhancement. Known as the Russian lip technique, Restylane Kysse has been at the forefront of this popular lip trend. Restylane Kysse is also designed with XpresHAn technology to allow flexible and natural-looking movement while enhancing the volume of your lips, texture, and color.
Radiesse Injections for a liquid facelift
Radiesse is a unique dermal filler that is a collagen stimulator, similar to the effects of Sculptra. Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite. Radiesse is typically used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines and jowls. Radiesse is FDA-approved for skin rejuvenation of the face and the hands. Due to its mechanism of producing new collagen in the skin, the results can last up to one year.
Kybella injections and dermal fillers for jawline definition
Chin fat and signs of aging on the neck are among the most commonly treated concerns in the private dermatology office of Dr. Green. Using a combination of Kybella injections and dermal fillers, Dr. Green can reduce visible signs of aging, eliminate excess submental fat, and provide patients with an elegant and defined jawline. Kybella is a unique injectable that can give permanent fat reduction in the area in which it is injected, most commonly in the jawline and the area under the neck. Dermal fillers can contour and lift the jawline and provide more definition to the chin area, providing a nonsurgical liquid facelift with no downtime.
Kybella is the first and only cosmetic injectable that the FDA has approved to dissolve submental fat and eliminate the double chin, leading to the appearance of a more defined jawline. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. Injections of Kybella permanently destroy fat cells in the treatment area. Four to six weeks after Kybella is initially injected, the destroyed fat cells are cleared from the body through your own body’s natural metabolic processes, eliminating fat and a defined jawline.
Dermal filler injections can provide further definition to the jawline, improve the appearance of sagging jowls, and give the face a more contoured appearance. Dr. Green often takes advantage of hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma to create a more defined, sharpened jawline for her patients. These fillers provide a lifting effect by supporting the skin in the treatment area and stimulating new collagen production near the injection sites. Jawline fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment with results lasting for up to a year. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you can discuss which combination of dermal fillers and Kybella is best suited to your treatment for a more defined jawline.
Botox Injections with a liquid facelift
Botox® injections are commonly used cosmetically in conjunction with dermal fillers for pan-facial rejuvenation results. Botox® is derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily freezing facial muscles. Botox injections are one of the most popular procedures and a natural part of a liquid facelift.
Botox is used to treat the dynamic wrinkles of the forehead lines and the lines around the eyes in areas of the face where dermal fillers are “too thick” and cannot be utilized. Dr. Green uses a combination of Botox® and dermal fillers to complement each other in a natural-looking liquid facelift. Botox® is perfect for the wrinkles in the glabella area, forehead, lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), lip lines, lip flips, DAOs, to relax the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth, and even for the neck’s platysmal bands and folds.
Before & After: Sculptra – 2 treatments
Which areas of the face can be treated with a liquid facelift?
- Temple hollows
- Sagging cheeks
- Tear Troughs (under eye area)
- Smile Lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines
What are the side effects of a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift has relatively few side effects. The main side effect is localized bruising or swelling at the site of injection. We advise patients to refrain from aspirin, Advil, Motrin, vitamins, herbal supplements, fish oil, or any blood thinners, as these medications can cause bleeding and excessive bruising at the injection sites.
Are nonsurgical liquid facelifts safe?
Yes! Liquid facelifts are an entirely safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure. However, it is very important to consult a board-certified dermatologist or expert injector, like Dr. Michele Green, to have the best cosmetic results. When an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon injects dermal fillers, you can be assured of fewer side effects or adverse outcomes.
Does a liquid facelift hurt?
All dermal fillers that are used in a liquid facelift are compounded with lidocaine, which is a numbing component to make the procedure comfortable for the patient. In addition, Dr. Green prescribes a topical numbing cream that you may apply at home one hour before the treatment to relieve any discomfort. The majority of patients find that their liquid facelift procedure is associated with little discomfort or downtime.
How long does a liquid facelift take?
After the treated area is numbed with a topical lidocaine gel, the entire procedure with neurotoxin and dermal fillers can take approximately 30 minutes with minimal downtime. The topical numbing cream will be prescribed to your selected pharmacy and should be applied to the entire treatment area an hour in advance of the scheduled treatment. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for treatment, your numbing cream will be removed, and the skin will be prepped for injections. After your injections, ice packs will be applied to the treatment area for several minutes to help treat any initial swelling. Afterward, patients can resume their daily activities, except exercise for 48 hours.
What is the downtime for a liquid facelift?
Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after their cosmetic injections. However, swelling and bruising can result from any facial injection and can last several days to a week. It is always best to plan your visit accordingly.
How long does a liquid facelift last?
A liquid facelift lasts approximately six months to two years, depending on the amount and type of dermal filler used in the various areas of the face. Restylane typically lasts between 6 and 9 months after injection. Juvederm Voluma lasts one to two years, depending on the volume loss and the number of syringes injected into the treated area. Sculptra is known to last the longest of any cosmetic injectable filler, with results lasting more than two years. Typically, a touch-up is scheduled in six months to a year, depending on the desired cosmetic results, the product’s longevity, and the amount of dermal filler injected into the area.
Before & After, Voluma & Lyft
How much is a liquid facelift?
The price for a liquid facelift varies depending on the amount of dermal filler used, the number of syringes used, and the qualifications or expertise of the cosmetic injector. Having your treatment with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist will be more expensive than with a nurse injector at a medspa. It is always worth having your liquid facelift treatment with an expert injector to guarantee that you get the best cosmetic results and avoid encountering any unwanted side effects. Dr. Green’s “less is more” approach to facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injections will provide you with the best natural-looking and long-lasting results with the least amount of recovery time. During the consultation, Dr. Green will assess your facial features and discuss which facial areas would benefit the most from the immediate results of dermal fillers and new collagen production.
How much does a jowl lift cost?
A traditional surgical neck lift or jowl lift can cost anywhere between $15,000 to $25,000 depending on the area of the country where the procedure is done and the experience level of the plastic surgeon who performs the procedure. You should keep in mind that you will need to set aside at least two weeks of recovery time for this type of plastic surgery. In most cases, general anesthesia will be used, which also has serious side effects to consider.
What is an S-lift facelift?
An S-lift facelift refers to a type of mini-facelift that improves the appearance of various signs of aging in the lower face and neck. This kind of plastic surgery is called an S-lift because of the shape of the incision made during the procedure. An “s” shaped incision is made at the hairline and ear, concealing the scar. The S-lift is the perfect cosmetic procedure for targeting moderate to severely sagging skin in the lower face. Compared to a traditional facelift, the S-lift is a less invasive procedure, requires less downtime, and treats a smaller area.
What is a 5-point facelift?
A 5-point facelift is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that entails utilizing hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for injection into five specific sites on the face, primarily where aging and laxity are most apparent. These cosmetic injections rejuvenate the face by stimulating new collagen production in the skin as well as supplying essential hydration necessary for a more youthful appearance. The filler is placed superficially at the injection points, including the cheekbone, jawline, chin, nasolabial folds, and the pre-auricular area.
What is the 8-point facelift?
The 8-point facelift is synonymous with a liquid facelift. This cosmetic procedure is designed to lift and rejuvenate the appearance by targeting eight strategic points on the face. By combining Botox and dermal fillers, the structure of the face is lifted, including the lower and midface, cheekbones, and areas of volume loss are enhanced, including the midface, nasolabial folds, jowls, and jawline.
When to choose a surgical facelift instead of a liquid facelift?
A surgical facelift is recommended over a liquid facelift when there is an excess of skin laxity that dermal fillers cannot help ameliorate. In these cases, a surgical facelift is needed to “pull” the skin and remove excess skin since Botox and injectables cannot treat excessive neck tissue or jowls. A mild to moderate amount of skin laxity may be successfully treated using dermal fillers and skin-tightening lasers such as Thermage. Patients with a significant amount of skin laxity would benefit more from having a surgical facelift. Dr. Green can help you determine whether you are a better candidate for a liquid facelift or surgical facelift when you consult with her at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
Can I get a facelift at 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70? What age should I get a facelift?
Most people associate having a facelift with older age, reserving that treatment option for their 50s, 60s, or 70s. Rather than focus on the best age for having a facelift, patients should be attentive to the signs of aging that would make them a good candidate for the procedure. Suppose you are bothered by skin laxity, loose jowls, deep nasolabial folds, and a hollow-looking midface and would not benefit from having a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment. In that case, you may be a good candidate for a facelift, no matter what your age is. Some of the benefits of having a facelift at a younger age include a faster recovery time and natural-looking, subtle rejuvenation rather than a dramatic change. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, like Dr. Green in NYC, is the best way to learn whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift.
What is the best age for a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is the ideal cosmetic procedure for a busy NYC man or woman who cannot afford the downtime and side effects associated with a traditional plastic surgery procedure. Patients of any age between their 30s and 70s can maximize the benefits of a liquid facelift and achieve a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance. Regardless of a patient’s age, the goal of having a liquid facelift is to diminish various signs of aging, replace lost facial volume, and enhance the contour and definition of key facial features without the need for an invasive surgical procedure or lengthy downtime.
What is the best age for a surgical facelift?
There is no “best” age for a surgical facelift. The “best” age depends on a combination of factors, including the signs of aging present, sun damage, and genetics. Some patients in their 40s may have premature signs of aging. In general, patients in their 50s and 60s most commonly opt to have a surgical facelift when nonsurgical treatments such as Thermage skin tightening or a liquid facelift cannot yield the desired facial rejuvenation. If you are unsure as to whether a liquid facelift or surgical facelift would be more appropriate for addressing your concerns and achieving your ideal results, the best first step is having a cosmetic consultation with an expert in the field, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.
Is 60 years old too old for a facelift?
No! Sixty years old is definitely not too old to have a traditional facelift. There is not considered to be any “best” age to have a facelift. Whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift will be dependent upon the amount and severity of sagging skin present. As long as you are a generally healthy individual without any serious underlying medical problems, can tolerate general anesthesia, and are prepared for the amount of recovery time required after a facelift, you may be a candidate for a surgical facelift.
What is the best treatment for saggy jowls?
When it comes to nonsurgical skin tightening treatments for correcting the appearance of sagging skin and loose jowls, the gold standard procedure is Thermage. Thermage is an FDA-approved skin-tightening laser that relies on radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the dermal layers of the skin. The process stimulates the production of new collagen while encouraging existing collagen to contract, leading to tighter, firmer, smoother skin in the treatment area in just a 90-minute treatment. The treatment itself is essentially painless, and no numbing cream is required. Additionally, there is no recovery time involved, meaning that patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately upon completion of their Thermage treatment. The most common side effects are a mild amount of facial redness and skin swelling that typically resolve on their own within hours of having treatment. Not only can Thermage be used to treat sagging skin on the face and neck, but it can also be used on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms.
The newest generation, the Thermage FLX, is equipped with AccuREP technology that allows it to deliver incredibly precise, controlled pulses of radiofrequency energy for enhanced skin-tightening results. One of the reasons that Thermage is so popular is its accessibility. There is no recovery time, discomfort, or preparation for Thermage skin tightening, and it can be performed on any body part in just one hour. However, there are times when non-invasive methods may not yield enough results. When there is an excess amount of loose skin, either in the jowls of the neck, then non-invasive skin tightening or dermal fillers may not be enough to remedy the skin sagging, and a traditional surgical neck lift may be needed. In these cases, Dr. Green will refer you to a board-certified plastic surgeon for a surgical facelift or neck lift.
Is a liquid facelift worth it?
A liquid facelift is the ideal cosmetic procedure for patients interested in achieving pan-facial rejuvenation and reversing the signs of aging without the need for an invasive plastic surgery procedure and lengthy downtime. When a patient is concerned with signs of aging, such as facial volume loss and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and does not have severely sagging skin, it is always worth having a liquid facelift for a more youthful appearance. A liquid facelift is safer and more inexpensive than a traditional facelift, and patients enjoy the fact that the cosmetic results from their treatment are observable quickly and without much downtime involved. The best way to determine whether or not a liquid facelift will provide you with your ideal results is to have a consultation with an expert injector and board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, in NYC.
Do liquid facelifts work?
When you have your liquid facelift procedure with a board-certified dermatologist, such as expert injector Dr. Michele Green in NYC, it is possible to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation results that are natural-looking and long-lasting. It is always recommended to have your liquid facelift with an experienced and knowledgeable board-certified dermatologist to guarantee that you achieve optimal results and avoid any potential unwanted side effects. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures available, including liquid facelifts. Dr. Green will work with you to create a completely personalized liquid facelift treatment plan that is best suited to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
How many dermal filler syringes are needed for a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is an entirely customizable cosmetic procedure that can be adjusted to meet each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. Since liquid facelifts are personalized treatments, the exact number of syringes of dermal filler needed will be dependent upon the areas of the face being treated, the desired results, and the type and severity of the signs of aging present. The best way to understand the type and amount of dermal filler needed for your liquid facelift is by consulting an expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her in-depth the specific skin concerns that you have and your overall aesthetic goals. Dr. Green will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for your liquid facelift procedure, and the approximate number of syringes of dermal filler needed will be determined.
How to get started with a liquid facelift
Liquid facelifts are incredibly popular for achieving pan-facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime and consistently stunning results. A liquid facelift can improve facial contours and target various signs of aging, including fine lines, volume loss, and lack of facial contour. Improving skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and diminishing other signs of aging have never been easier, thanks to the accessibility of a liquid facelift procedure. In just a thirty-minute visit, Dr. Green can stimulate collagen production, restore facial volume loss, and provide a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing the world’s most discerning men and women with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including the liquid facelift. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and Castle Connolly for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will physically assess your skin condition and review your particular concerns to develop a customized treatment plan for your nonsurgical facelift that provides you with a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance. To learn more about liquid facelifts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green by calling the NYC office at 212 535 3088 or contacting us online.