If you’ve noticed signs of aging but aren’t ready for surgery, consider a liquid facelift. The treatment can add fullness to your facial features, soften contours around the chin and cheeks, and reduce lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Lenore Sikorski provides Mission Viejo and Orange County patients with liquid facelift treatments to give an overall more youthful appearance. The procedure requires little-to-no downtime depending on the areas being targeted, and because its effects are not permanent, you can be as conservative as you want in the approach.

As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon for dermatology with years of experience, Dr. Sikorski has established herself as a provider of choice due to the quality of her treatments. She will take the time in your initial consultation to learn what you want to achieve, help you compare the options our practice has available and walk you through her recommendations.


An Overview of Liquid Facelift

In the treatment, Dr. Sikorski uses facial fillers to correct lax skin, fat loss, and bone loss. She works methodically to make small but meaningful changes, bringing each feature into harmony with the other while reducing lines and wrinkles and restoring fullness. The result is a naturally younger-looking appearance.

Often, Dr. Sikorski combines one or more types of fillers at various consistencies. Each has its own feel and duration, and she chooses them in part based on where they will be applied. This gives lips a soft and supple feel, provides cheeks with the right contour and fullness, and so on with all of the features that she treats.


Liquid Facelift vs. Classic Facelift

Dr. Sikorski offers patients in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area both liquid facelifts and classic facelifts. If you are considering a classic approach but are interested in what facial fillers can do, learn how the two procedures compare.


Areas of Focus

A liquid facelift can treat all the areas in the face that a classic facelift improves. However, if you also want to treat the neck or if certain features on your face have significantly dropped, you may be a better candidate for a classic facelift.


Invasiveness

Some Mission Viejo and Orange County patients aren’t ready for surgery and simply want to buy themselves an additional five years lost to aging. A liquid facelift only requires an office visit.

A classic facelift typically requires anesthesia and surgery. Some patients prefer the low-impact, low-commitment, non-surgical approach that injectables offer.


Recovery

A classic facelift can require up to two weeks of recovery. Patients may initially have signs from the procedure, such as bruising and swelling.

With a liquid facelift, Mission Viejo and Orange County patients usually leave our office and return to normal daily activities. The treatment typically leaves few signs, though you may experience swelling or redness that should go away within a day or two. We have many treatments for bruising available for patients that bruise easily.


Effectiveness

A liquid facelift can significantly rejuvenate your features. You should notice greater fullness in areas that have lost volume over time and reduced facial lines and wrinkles. The effect is subtle enough that people shouldn’t know you’ve had a treatment but powerful enough to offer real improvement.

However, some patients want the type of change that only a classic facelift can achieve. If this is the case, Dr. Sikorski will recommend that approach instead.


Expense

The short-term expense of a liquid facelift is usually much lower than a classic facelift since there’s no surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. Over the years, it is possible for ongoing treatments to add up. Dr. Sikorski can help guide your decision based on your age, the improvement you’d like to see, the quality of your features, and other factors you may want to consider.


Your Consultation Visit

Enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our patients.

Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.

Get started with an initial consultation about a liquid facelift. Contact the office of Natural Image OC in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area online or by phone at (949) 448-0487.