Residents who are beginning to show the signs of aging in the face, including fine lines, wrinkles or sunken or sagging skin, can be embarrassed by their older-looking appearance. After all, the face is the first thing people notice about you, and you want to make a good impression. If you’re unhappy with the aging look of your face, you may be looking for a cosmetic solution to restore your former, more youthful appearance. But, if like many residents who are not quite ready to undergo a surgical facelift, you may want to consider a liquid facelift.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift is a particular cosmetic technique for injecting Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane into the face. The goals of a liquid facelift are all dependent on the individual patient’s needs, including:
- Lifting certain facial features, or the entire face;
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;
- Restoring more natural-looking facial contours;
- Providing a more energetic look; and
- Creating a more pleasant smile.
A liquid facelift generally lasts between one to two years.
Can I Get a Liquid Facelift If I’m Pregnant?
While a liquid facelift only injects dermal fillers into the face, they are not approved for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This is because the risks to your unborn or nursing child are unknown. In fact, most cosmetic surgeons will recommend that you have no elective procedures while you are pregnant or breastfeeding because those two events are temporary and the benefits of waiting outweigh the potential risks to women and their babies.
What Other Conditions Prevent Me from Getting a Liquid Facelift?
In addition to pregnancy, other conditions may prevent you from being a good candidate for a liquid facelift, including:
- Patients with a history of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to medications or foreign objects;
- Residents with certain types of cardiovascular disease;
- People with neuromuscular disorders; and
- Patients with other serious medical conditions.
How Can I Find Out if I’m a Good Candidate for a Liquid Facelift?
If you’re unhappy with the look of your face and are hoping for a more youthful, natural-looking outcome, the best thing you can do is to have a consultation with Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC. During your consultation with Dr. Sikorski, she will evaluate your face and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for a liquid facelift. She will then explain the procedure to you, including which injectables she will use, where she will use them, and the expected, realistic results of your liquid facelift.
Dr. Sikorski’s goals as a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon are to give you the most natural-looking results, hence the name of her practice, Natural Image OC. If you are looking to turn back the hands of time without looking “done up,” then you’ve found the right doctor for you! Call Natural Image OC today to schedule a consultation.