Traditional facelifts have been performed to counter the signs of aging for more than one hundred years. Advances in facial cosmetic surgery now offer people in Atlanta minimally invasive alternatives to traditional procedures. One technique, the liquid facelift, can offer significant improvements without surgery.
Still, you may be asking what is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift uses a combination of injectable fillers to treat the wrinkles, sagging and fine lines that appear on your face. Instead of re-draping and removing excess skin via incision, a filler solution is injected into the layers of your skin using a fine needle.
A variety of injectable fillers can be used in combination with one another to remedy various areas of the face. These include Sculptra®, Restylane®, and Juvederm®. Injectable fillers replenish volume and structure in order to lift the face.
Injectable Fillers Used for Liquid Facelifts
Sculptra® replaces depleted collagen and facilitates new collagen growth. It is especially effective on treating deep facial depressions. Sculptra® works gradually over a series of treatments to restore facial volume. It is often used with other stimulatory fillers like Juvederm® to produce more instantaneous results while the Sculptra® begins to take effect.
Radiesse® is made of microscopic spheres of calcium hydroxyapatite contained in a water-based gel. The gel initially fills wrinkles, folds and lines. When Radiesse® dissolves it stimulates the growth of collagen and the generation of new tissue. Radiesse® is naturally absorbed by your body over time. Because this filler can spread through the tissues, Dr. Maloney does not use this filler in his Liquid Facelifts.
Restylane® and Juvederm® both use hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body. Hyaluronic acid lubricates and insulates the tissue underneath the skin. Restylane® and Juvederm® increase the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin and rejuvenates the look of the face.
Why Do People in Atlanta Choose to Get a Liquid Facelift?
People in Atlanta often prefer the liquid facelift because it is a virtually painless procedure that takes less than an hour. Topical anesthetic is applied to diminish discomfort during the procedure. There is also numbing medicine in the fillers themselves, which also aids in easing discomfort.
Side effects are also rare with liquid facelifts. While there may be some swelling and bruising at the injection site there is no scarring. There is usually little to no downtime and people see immediate results.
Another benefit to the liquid facelift is that the enhancements are enjoyed for 1-2 years, for most patients. They will last for a long time but are reversible if you happen to change your mind about your appearance.
Where Should I Go in Atlanta for a Liquid Facelift?
The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is the premiere facility for liquid facelifts in Atlanta. The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta treats every patient based on their unique cosmetic goals. A consultation with Dr. Brian P. Maloney can help you determine if a liquid facelift is the best treatment for you.
Dr. Maloney is an expert in the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques. He is a national trainer for Allergan (makers of Juverderm®) and Kythera (makers of Kybella™). Dr. Maloney instructs other practitioners how to effectively apply cosmetic treatments to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Maloney strategically places injectable fillers to restore volume and enhance the definition of your facial features. Dr. Maloney’s skilled practice and compassionate care will give you the revitalized look you desire.
Contact the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at 770.804.0007 and schedule a consultation today.