In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the liquid facelift, and more men and women are choosing this alternative to correct the signs of facial aging. The liquid facelift involves the use of injectables to fill in depressed areas on the face, and add volume. But deciding between the liquid facelift vs the surgical facelift is not easy to do, so let’s take a look at the differences.
A liquid facelift is a fast and effective procedure. It involves injecting dermal fillers into specific areas of the skin that have lost volume, due to the loss of skin elasticity, and decline in fat stores.
The fillers used to perform the liquid facelift are FDA approved. This includes hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, along with neuromodulators such as Dysport and Botox.
The liquid facelift is relatively painless, and since it is not invasive, it has a very short recovery time. The procedure is a temporary one, and the lifespans of the fillers vary, but most last between 6 months to a year.
The liquid facelift gives the face a smoother, more youthful appearance that looks very natural.
The surgical facelift involves incisions, which are usually made behind the hairline. During the procedure excess fat and skin is removed. This type of facelift requires a much longer recovery time, and patients will experience some discomfort, but medication is available for this purpose.
The surgical facelift tightens loose, sagging skin, while the liquid facelift is more effective for softening wrinkles, and restoring volume.
If you’d like to know whether to get a liquid facelift vs a surgical facelift, call Khrom Dermatology, Brooklyn, New York, and schedule a consultation. Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Tatiana Khrom, would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. The number for Khrom Dermatology is 1-855-454-7666.