Liquid Facelift Specialist

The Image Center

Aesthetics Med Spa & Plastic Surgery located in Huntington Beach, CA

Liquid Facelift Q & A

Liquid Facelift: Rejuvenate your Facial Appearance

The signs of facial aging are noticeable and become dramatically so as the years pass. However, the facial aging is multifaceted, which is why the solution needs to be as well. Concerns like lines and wrinkles and sagging skin along with discoloration and facial fat loss all need to be addressed equally in order to regain youthful appearance.

Fortunately, there is a relatively new procedure that looks to compensate for the many signs of facial aging by not only adding the loss facial volume, but also relax the appearance of wrinkles. This procedure is known as a liquid facelift and is part of the new frontier of aesthetic medicine.

What’s a Liquid Facelift?

The liquid facelift is a procedure that combines the use of dermal fillers with Botox to both fill in the patient’s appearance while relaxing the muscles that contract from repeated facial movements and cause wrinkles to develop. This two-fold approach is the latest trend being used by medical spas.

There is a large and varied range of dermal fillers patients can choose from, which include Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Perlane, and Sculptra. Each filler has their pros and cons, and is a topic best discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon and their staff at a qualified medical spa. While the use of dermal fillers is quite common, it has only recently gained use in conjunction with Botox.

By using Botox, patients can expect longer more significant results than with either treatment alone. This powerful combination has been known to:

  • Help lift facial features
  • Reduce the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Add a more youthful facial contour

It’s important to remember that while a liquid facelift can help restore a youthful facial appearance, a qualified practitioner that understands and is experienced in the use of dermal fillers and Botox must perform it.

Understanding Medical Spa Quality

Most liquid facelift procedures are performed at a medical spa. Before booking your appointment, you need to understand what makes a quality medical spa. That’s why we have put together a breakdown of what to look for in your medical spa:

  • Doctor: It’s in the name. An onsite doctor must head a medical spa. In this case, you need a board certified plastic surgeon since this procedure is meant for a noticeable change to your appearance. Fortunately, the surgeon doesn’t have to be the one to perform the actual procedure since other staff can be qualified and trained to perform this procedure. However, combining dermal fillers and Botox can be potentially hazardous and it’s always recommended to have access to medical care should complications occur.
  • Expertise: Ok, there’s a board certified plastic surgeon and trained staff. That’s only the first step. While the procedure is only now hitting the mainstream, that doesn’t mean practitioners haven’t been able to train in performing a liquid facelift. Take the time to find a medical spa that demonstrates clear expertise with both dermal fillers and Botox to get the results you desire. In addition, verify their understanding of the interrelationship between the two materials. You never want to jeopardize your health and safety with any medical procedure.
  • Ask and receive: The last thing to consider about the liquid facelift procedure is the questions you have. Do you feel comfortable asking? Is the staff knowledgeable and patient with you? Do they address any concerns you have? If you answered no to any of these questions then chances are that it’s not the medical spa for you.

Every patient has different concerns and unique needs. Make sure that the medical spa you choose is one that can perform the procedure you want, but also do so with your best interests in mind.

Youthful Appearance with Image Center

At the Image Center our staff is experienced in proven cosmetic procedures such dermal fillers and Botox separately as well as innovative procedures like the liquid facelift. Our goal is to be the solution for all desired changes to our patient’s appearance. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Newen, we produce long-lasting results with an unmatched after care program to optimize results.

Ready to schedule your liquid facelift? Give us a call to speak with one of our coordinators to learn more about our procedures.