KNIFELESS LIQUID FACELIFTS
When going under the knife is not an option, but anti-aging creams are not getting the job done anymore, injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be a lifesaver. A few syringes of this and that to lift, smooth and plump can give you an instant “what did she do?” kind of feeling (in a good way that is). The “wow” factor is unsurpassed.
In the U.S., we now have 12 products* that have the FDA nod to use that suit different situations – and more are always on the way, although the process is a slow one. The term “Liquid Facelift” generally refers to combining several types of soft-tissue fillers. There are some products that get injected deeply, for cheek fullness as an example, and others that get injected more superficially just under the skin, for fine lines around the mouth. Since there is such a wide range of FDA cleared brands available today, it is truly a customized procedure. In the past, fillers and wrinkle relaxers focused on garden variety correction of lines and softening folds, period. Haute injectors have perfected their techniques and the emphasis has shifted toward using several different injectable products in deeper and more superficial levels.
According to New York Plastic Surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., “Dermal fillers are injected to target the specific areas of your face in need of enhancement or rejuvenation. Several areas may be treated in a single session with both dermal fillers and neurotoxins for what I call “Facelift by Syringe.” For example, lines around the eyes, mouth and nose, tear troughs or hollows under the eyes, upper cheeks, forehead, and lips. The whole procedure takes half an hour and depending on what products are used, results can last well. The key is choosing an injector who has a good eye.”
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