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Liquid Facelift: What to Know About Non-Surgical Facelifts

Information about Liquid Facelift Procedures in New York with top Facelift Surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono.

What Is a Liquid Facelift?

The liquid facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves facial filler and neurotoxin injections. When injected into the skin, these compounds make the face appear younger, smoother, and tighter. Unlike its surgical counterpart, the liquid facelift is quick and has virtually no downtime.

Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has used non-surgical facelifting techniques for over ten years. He proudly offers a customized liquid facelifting approach to patients not interested in surgery.

Liquid Facelift Procedure

How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?

The liquid facelift uses a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins to rejuvenate the face. The fillers he most commonly uses include Voluma, Restylane Lift, Radiesse, Belotero, and Juvéderm. All of these fillers add volume to the face and correct deep lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Dr. Jacono does not overfill faces and tends to use less filler as opposed to more. He prefers that results look as natural as possible. Most of the fillers he uses are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound found in the body.

These hyaluronic acid fillers are particularly effective because they easily diffuse into the face’s tissues. They can also be dissolved away or modified with an injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. To treat smaller lines and wrinkles, Dr. Jacono uses neurotoxic compounds, such as BOTOX or Dysport. These temporarily block nerve signals to certain muscles. The skin then tightens, and the underlying muscles relax. Usually, these neurotoxins are injected into the brows, eyes, and lips.

Do Non-Surgical Facelifts Work for People Over 50?

The liquid facelift is best suited for men and women in their 30s and 40s. It is also effective for patients in their 50s who exhibit mild to moderate signs of facial aging. Non-surgical facelifts can fill wrinkles, add volume to hollow areas, and augment certain parts of the face, like the cheeks.

Patients should be aware that more advanced signs of aging are better treated by a surgical facelift. This is because surgical facelifts directly manipulate skin, muscles, and tissue. Surgical facelifts also last much longer than liquid facelifts.

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Benefits of a Liquid Facelift

There are many benefits to this procedure. First and foremost, it is a non-invasive procedure. Therefore, it does not require incisions or anesthesia. 

It also has no downtime, meaning patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. The procedure is also more affordable than a surgical facelift.

Another benefit is the liquid facelift’s cost, which costs significantly less than a traditional facelift

Side effects are minimal but talk to your doctor if you have any concerns, or if you’ve had a reaction to injectable dermal fillers before. 

For all its benefits, the non-surgical facelift has a few drawbacks. For example, it is best for patients in their 30s and 40s and provides temporary relief from complex symptoms. It can also become expensive with repeat treatments.

Which Areas of the Face Can Be Treated?

Liquid facelifts can treat a number of facial areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheeks
  • Under-eye hollows
  • Eyelids
  • Forehead
  • Eye Brows
  • Platysmal neck bands

Non-surgical facelifts aim to restore lost volume to patients’ faces and eliminate wrinkles in a variety of different areas. For example, Dr. Jacono may inject fillers into a patient’s cheekbones to make the cheeks appear fuller. 

He may also redefine the jawline with a liquid facelift for jowls. In some cases, he lifts sagging eyebrows and reverses dark circles under the eyes. This can all be accomplished without invasive techniques.

Depending on the patient’s goals, Dr. Jacono will use a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins.

How Long Do Liquid Facelift Results Last?

On average, a liquid facelift will last about one year. However, certain variables such as skin type, lifestyle, and injection type may affect how long results last.

Dr. Jacono formulates a customized regimen for each patient that extends the duration of results. In some cases, patients will need to return for touch-up appointments to maintain the integrity of their outcomes.

Are there any Risks Associated with Liquid Facelifts?

Liquid facelift procedures are safe and carry little risk of serious complications. In some cases, patients may experience bruising, tenderness, or swelling in treatment areas. If this occurs, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can provide relief.

Dr. Jacono provides instructions and guidelines to all patients after the procedure is completed. These include recommendations for proper self-care and methods of prolonging results. 

Am I a Good Liquid Facelift Candidate?

Anyone who wants to rejuvenate their appearance without facelift surgery is a good candidate for a liquid facelift. Dr. Jacono regularly performs this procedure on patients as young as 40 to as old as 70. Non-surgical facelift treatments work on all skin types and restore facial shape and contour better than topical creams.

Liquid facelift patients should be in good physical and mental health. They should not be allergic to certain medications. During your consultation, Dr. Jacono will determine whether the liquid facelift is the right choice for you.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacono in NYC, or to learn more about this procedure, please contact our office at 516-773-4646.

Before and After Liquid Facelift Photos

Liquid Facelift Before and After – Patient 1:

This woman wanted to correct her early signs of aging. Dr. Jacono performed a non-surgical facelift. He used BOTOX to lift her brows, Restylane to smooth her under-eye circles, and Juvéderm to fill her nasolabial folds. He also injected her cheeks with Perlane (Restylane Lyft).

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Liquid Facelift Before and After – Patient 2:

This patient was unhappy with her hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds, and facial wrinkles. Dr. Jacono performed a liquid facelift. He used BOTOX to lift her brows, Restylane to fill her dark under-eye circles, and Juvéderm to smooth her nasolabial folds. He also used Voluma to lift and fill her cheeks.

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Liquid Facelift Before and After – Patient 3:

This woman was unhappy with her deep nasolabial folds. Dr. Jacono performed a non-surgical facelift to add volume to her cheeks and eliminate her facial creases.

Before & After
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