What is a Liquid Facelift San Antonio?
A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedure or combination of procedures to improve facial wrinkles, add volume to the face, and rejuvenate skin texture.
What causes facial aging?
As we age, wrinkles or dermarcation lines accentuate our face. In addition, facial fat volume loss and descent of cheek fat causes unwanted tear trough deformity in the upper face and jowling in the lower face. With loss of bone or demineralization, the nose widens and the eyes change from an oval almond shape to a rounded shape aperture.
What can be done to improve skin texture?
Skin texture can be improved by using dermal fillers to plump or volumize the face and laser skin resurfacing to treat the epidermis and dermis of the skin.
What products are used during a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift uses a combination of neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport to improve glabella and forehead wrinkles and smoker’s lines around the mouth. Bunny lines can also be treated around the nose. Volume to the face is restored with dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to treat the melolabial fold and lips, and Voluma to improve cheek projection. After one visit, wrinkles can be treated and volume restored. A more step-wise approach with Scultpra allows the patient to regenerate their own collagen but may require four treatment sessions to achieve a natural result. CO2 laser skin resurfacing can remove wrinkles, improve dyschromias and brown spots around the face, and treat acne scarring. The CO2 fractional laser is especially adept at treating ice pick acne scarring.
What is the cost of a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift requiring Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, or Voluma will cost between $2000 to $4000 depending on the dermal filler used. If laser skin resurfacing is also needed, the cost will vary between $4000 – $6000. The benefit of a liquid facelift is the reduced downtime, no need for invasive surgery, and relatively low complication risk. Visit us at Live Facial Treatment with Dr. Jose Barrera, MD to learn more.