Liquid facelift procedures are non-surgical procedures that involve injecting a combination of facial fillers and neurotoxins to rejuvenate the face and restore a more youthful appearance. Dr. Jacono is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been using this non-surgical facelift technique in both his Great Neck and Manhattan locations over the past few years. Considered a pioneer in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Jacono uses his years of research and surgical expertise to offer this extremely customized approach for those patients who are not interested in surgery but are looking for facial rejuvenation.
Liquid Facelift Before and After Patient 1: This woman in her forties was starting to show the signs of aging and wanted to correct them but without undergoing a facelift procedure. Dr. Jacono performed a non-surgical liquid facelift procedure. He used botox to lift the brows, Restylane to fill the dark circles under the eyes and reduce lower eyelid bags, Juvederm to fill the nasolabial folds (folds between the nose and lip) and Perlane (now called Restylane Lift) to lift and fill the cheeks.
As an author of facial rejuvenation books such as "Face the Facts", "Dissecting the Facelift", and "Face of the Future", Dr. Jacono regularly performs this non-surgical procedure. In fact, he performs as many non-surgical facelifts as he does surgical facelift procedures. Considered a pioneer in the field of facelift surgery, he has given lectures at Harvard Medical School, Yale University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as delivered over 100 lectures at the most important national and international plastic surgery symposia of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Jacono has hosted hundreds of surgeons from 6 continents to observe and teach them how to master the art of liquid facelifting
How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?
Using fillers such as Voluma, Restylane Lift, Radiesse, Belotero and Juvederm, Dr. Jacono creates a liquid facelift with a multi-layered, custom approach for each patient based on their specific goals and needs. Doctor Jacono does not overfill faces and is extremely conservative, adding less filler not more so that the result looks natural. Most of these fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid and because of this they can be dissolved away and modified with an injected enzyme called Hyaluronidase.
For the smaller fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. Jacono will use a neurotoxin such as Botox or Dysport to block the muscles that cause the wrinkles to appear. This is usually done for areas of the face such as the brow, eyes, and lips.
Fillers have different supportive properties, this is called their "G prime", it is a measure of their elastic properties. Fillers with a high "G prime" are more like jello and those with a low "G prime" are more like syrup. Fillers with higher "G prime" are Voluma, Restylane Lift and Radiesse, and the lower "G prime" are those like Juvederm. Areas that droop more significantly like the jowls along the jawline, cheeks, and deep hollows along under the eyes require high "G prime" fillers. They support and lift and are generally injected deeper into the face, over the cheek and jaw bones and in the deeper muscles. Nasolabial folds between the nose and corner of mouth, smile lines, and marionette lines from the corner of the mouth to the chin are more superficial folds and need a smoother filler that can blend them away which is a lower "G prime" filler. They are usually injected under the skin. Different fillers work better in different parts of the face. Generally Voluma, Restylane and Radiesse are better in the cheeks, Restylane and Belotero works better around the eyes, Juvederm works best for folds around the mouth.
Liquid Facelift Before and After Patient 2: Unhappy with her hollowing cheeks, nasolabial folds, and facial wrinkles, this female patient decided to have a liquid facelift procedure by Dr. Jacono. The after photos show her looking much younger and rejuvenated. . Dr. Jacono performed a non-surgical liquid facelift procedure. He used botox to lift the brows, Restylane to fill the dark circles under the eyes and reduce lower eyelid bags, Juvederm to fill the nasolabial folds (folds between the nose and lip) and Voluma to lift and fill the cheeks.
What Areas of the Face can be Treated?
Dr. Jacono skillfully uses liquid facelifts to help restore lost volume to patient's cheeks by lifting their cheekbones making them appear fuller. He also redefines the jawline to minimalize the appearance of jowls. He completes the youthful restoration by lifting sagging eyebrows and minimizing the dark circles under the eyes. All of which is done without any surgery.
Common areas of the face liquid facelifts are good for include:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Hollowing under the eyes
- Platysmal bands
Depending upon each patient's goals in rejuvenation, Dr. Jacono will use a combination of the dermal fillers and muscle relaxing neurotoxins to achieve the desired results.
How Long Do Liquid Facelift Results Last?
Typical results for a liquid facelift last about one year but certain variables such as skin type, lifestyle, and what treatments were used will play a factor as well. Dr. Jacono encourages patients to follow a customized regimen that he sets up for them to extend the duration of the results. In some cases, patients will need to come in for touch-up appointments to maximize their youthful appearance.
Liquid Facelift Before and After Patient 3: This young lady was unhappy with her deep and noticeable nasolabial folds. Dr. Jacono performed a non-surgical liquid facelift to add volume to her cheek area which eliminated the signs of her deep facial creases.
Are There any Risks Associated with Liquid Facelifts?
Liquid facelift procedures are regarded as safe with very little risk for any serious complications. On some occasions, patients have experienced minor side effects following their treatment which include bruising, tenderness, or swelling. In cases where this occurs, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can be used. Post procedure instructions will be given to each patient outlining specific guidelines of things to avoid and how to prolong the results.
Am I a Good Liquid Facelift Candidate?
Patients who are interested in restoring a youthful appearance and volume to their face without undergoing surgery are generally good candidates for liquid facelift procedures. Doctor Jacono regularly performs this procedure on patients from their 40s to their 70s. This non-surgical treatment is good for all different skin types and will work better to restore facial shape and contouring then using a topical solution.
Patients who are in good physical and mental health and do not have a history of sensitivity or allergic reactions to medications may be a good candidate for this procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, he will be able to determine if the liquid facelift is the right choice for you and your desired goals.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono, or to learn more about the liquid facelift, contact our office at 516-773-4646 today.