The Procedure

A liquid facelift involves the use of dermal fillers, sometimes in combination with Botox, to create a more youthful facial appearance. The Botox will be injected into the facial muscles to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The fillers may include Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma, Juvéderm Volbella, and Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus. Each of these fillers works in their own unique way to rejuvenate different areas of the face. Some will reduce wrinkles like frown lines or smile lines, while others plump lips and create more youthful contours to provide harmony to your facial anatomy.

Created with hyaluronic acid, they work to bind moisture to the skin to create youthful volume. It will mimic hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in your facial skin. Unlike some types of dermal fillers, hyaluronic-acid-based fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase if there are any issues or dissatisfaction with the results.

The Results

Because dermal fillers and injectables are nonsurgical treatments, there is little to no downtime required following a liquid facelift. Mild signs of redness, swelling, bruising, or itching at the injection site may occur but should resolve quickly. Most people return immediately to their normal activities, though light activity for 24 hours following the injections is recommended. Your recovery will be much shorter than what you would expect with surgical facelifts.

The longevity of your liquid facelift will depend on the combination of fillers used.