A loss of facial volume and a reduction in skin elasticity become common as we age. Unfortunately, volume loss is a big contributor to the formation of facial lines, folds and wrinkles. Many patients visit Shereen Timani, M.D. and the team here at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek because they are concerned about facial features that are losing their contours. These patients are looking for a non-surgical and noninvasive way to restore volume and bring out the natural shape of their features.

Many people seeking to restore the youthful contours of their face and increase facial volume are satisfied with the results achieved by liquid facelifts. You may have some questions about this procedure if you’re located in Johns Creek, South Forsyth, Gwinnett, North Fulton counties or the surrounding North Atlanta area and you’re seeking cosmetic treatments. Take a look at the common questions people have about liquid facelifts.

What Is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a technique where dermal fillers are injected into areas of the face. These fillers help to lift the facial features and restore the natural contouring of the face. The end result is a rested, youthful look. Many people also notice that they have a friendlier smile after having a liquid facelift. This is a short process that has a relatively quick recovery time. In fact, many people refer to this procedure as a lunchtime facelift because of how quickly it can be completed. Countless stars and television personalities have taken advantage of this procedure to look their best.

Is a Liquid Facelift Done on the Entire Face?

Some patients turn to liquid facelifts because they want to lift and rejuvenate the entire face. Others simply want to lift a specific area that they feel could use some contouring. Here are some areas of the face that can benefit the most from this procedure:

• Under-eye bags and dark circles
• Sagging eyelids
• Flattened temples
• Deflated cheeks
• Jowls
• Corners of the mouth and frown lines
• Bumps on the nose

There are a number of different fillers that can be used to target specific areas of the face during a liquid facelift. It has been shown that certain fillers are actually more effective at plumping up certain parts of the face. The list of common fillers used in this type of procedure includes JUVEDERM®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and Perlane®.

How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?

One of the first questions people have regarding this type of procedure is how long results can be expected to last. A liquid facelift will typically last for between one year and two years. The factors that will determine the exact lifespan of results following a procedure include the brand of filler used and the skin elasticity of the patient. Sometimes advanced fillers like BOTOX® and Dysport® are used as supplemental fillers to prolong the lifespan of the main filler used during a liquid facelift.

How Dramatic Are the Results?

The results can vary quite a bit among patients who have liquid facelifts. Results from this procedure generally tend to be subtle. Patients typically look more refreshed and youthful without creating the impression that they’ve undergone a drastic procedure. Some patients feel that this procedure causes them to look years younger. Others simply feel that they look as though they’ve just returned from enjoying a long and refreshing vacation.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Liquid Facelifts?

If you’re interested in learning more about how a liquid facelift may help you achieve your aesthetic goals, Shereen Timani, M.D. and her friendly staff will be happy to sit down with you. Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek offers a wide variety of options for improving the appearance and texture of skin. In addition to serving clients right here in Johns Creek, we also see patients from Alpharetta, Suwanee, Roswell, Duluth, Dawsonville, Cumming and many other communities throughout Georgia.

This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any conditions or medical issues. All information contained within this article should be used for general educational purposes only. It should not be viewed as a substitute for genuine medical advice. Contact a medical professional immediately if you are experiencing any type of medical issue. Feel free to call the staff at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek if you have any questions regarding the procedures mentioned in this article.

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