Look Younger with a Non-Surgical Facelift

Bloomfield Hills, MI – As you’ve aged, you’ve probably noticed that your face has lost some of its fullness and volume. As that happens, you also lose skin laxity, resulting in the appearance of folds and jowls in your skin.

As the fat in our faces atrophies over the years, it results in wrinkles and folds that can make us look much older than we actually are. But the good news is, you don’t have to undergo an extensive plastic surgery procedure to gain back your youthful look. You can achieve a full, younger looking face with what is known as a liquid facelift.

Dr. Ali, a Michigan plastic surgeon, uses FDA approved facial fillers to correct the areas of the face affected by natural aging. This non-surgical facelift is a great alternative to a traditional facelift, but perhaps the best part is there is little to no recovery time.

Facial fillers work to lift, smooth, re-contour and add fullness back to the face. It is important to note that a liquid facelift, while effective, cannot correct major signs of aging, such as sagging eyelids and heavy jowls. A liquid facelift is appropriate for those with moderate signs of aging.

Aging naturally results in the loss of collagen and elastin, which creates sagging features. Injecting fillers, such as Juvederm, Radiesse or Restylane, can lift and contour the features to reduce wrinkles and folds, restore a face to a more youthful fullness, and provide a more rested look.

Depending on your needs, your surgeon may use fillers to lift the entire face, or to lift and contour specific features. Your surgeon can mask bags under your eyes or can open up your eyes by lifting your eyelids. Flattened cheeks can be filled out, and even bumps on your nose can be hidden.

Dr. Ali will use the type of facial filler that can best meet your goals.

  • Collagen is a natural protein that supports the skin, and injectable collagen is available in different formulas. Results from these can last for two to four months.
  • Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and is an ideal injectable for filling facial creases, and some surface wrinkles. Juvederm and Restylane are this form of injectable, which can last six months or longer.
  • Hydroxylapatite is naturally found in bones and is the heaviest of the facial fillers. It is best for deeper creases and frown lines, and can be used to enhance the cheeks to provide a fuller looking result.
  • Human fat can also be harvested from your body and re-injected. Because it uses liposuction to extract the fat, it is a more extensive procedure than other filler options.
  • PMMA are a mix of microspheres suspended in purified collagen, and is recommended to improve the look of smile lines.
  • Sculptra is a synthetic biocompatible material that can improve skin thickness and reduce the appearance of folds. Results from using Sculptra can last up to two years.

Tenderness and redness may be present at the injection sites following a liquid facelift. Very rarely, a patient may experience negative side effects, such as an allergic reaction or infection.

Results are immediate, however, they are not permanent. To maintain the new appearance, patients will need to have touch-ups with Dr. Ali periodically.

If you’re ready to once again face the world with a more youthful look, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today to see what a liquid facelift can do for you.

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Liquid Facelifts

Traditional facelifts are surgical procedures performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ali. He has extensive experience I n the field, and has been the surgeon of choice for other doctors and their patients. The results are typically permanent, although over the course of years, more procedures could be required.

Liquid facelifts, on the other hand, involve non-surgical procedures utilizing various fillers or other methods to sculpt the face and refine pores and skin tone. Although not as long-lasting as a surgical facelift, liquid facelifts can achieve excellent results for many. As the aging process continues, we lose fat, collage, elastin and muscle tone in our faces. This loss of volume results in the sagging, drooping appearance associated with age, and can be accelerated by sun exposure, heredity or lifestyle.

Dr. Ali employs a variety of FDA approved injectable products that help to replace lost volume and “fill in” wrinkles and deep creases and folds in the face. Although very effective at enhancing volume, injectables will not correct sagging jowls or drooping eyelids; surgical procedures are required to change these conditions. However, for a boost of youthfulness with no surgery and minimal recovery and downtime, the latest liquid facelift procedures can create outstanding results.

Results from liquid facelifts are often immediate, and may last between six months and one year, depending on the type of filler used and the procedure performed. Touch-ups will be needed over time to maintain the refreshed appearance, and to accommodate additional changes associated with aging. Liquid facelifts can correct the signs of aging, but they don’t actually slow down the aging process.

Dr. Ali will meet with you and perform a full evaluation of pre-existing conditions, medical history, previous procedures, medications and more. He prides himself on the time and care he devotes to each patient, to insure the procedure he performs is a good fit for them, that their expectations are realistic and that all of their questions are answered. Make an appointment with Dr. Ali to learn more about liquid facelift options, and determine if this procedure is right for you.

Liquid Facelifts – A Possible Alternative to Surgery!

A Liquid Facelift can give you a more youthful look without committing to surgery. The patients that usually opt for a Liquid Facelift are the ones who want to restore their vibrant appearance without having a facelift or brow lift. A Liquid Facelift is a procedure that literally “plumps up” a facial area in order to minimize lines and wrinkles. It has become a mainstay facial rejuvenator. The liquid facelift is a nonsurgical way to take years off your appearance by strategically placing a variety of freezers and fillers that can help to turn back the clock.

To restore volume or to provide definition, your plastic surgeon can inject fillers along the cheekbone. Botox may be used to freeze the muscles, most notably between the eyebrows, which relaxes deep lines.While there are a variety of injectables available, different ones produce varying effects. Not all of them last the same length of time.

A Liquid Facelift treats many areas of concern, the most common include:

  • Reduce lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases
  • Subtly lift drooping facial features like the brows and jowls
  • Improve under-eye bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lift drooping corners of the mouth
  • Hide bumps on the nose
  • Create a fuller appearance in sunken areas
  • Add volume to flattened cheeks or temples
  • Create fuller lips
  • Minimize creases between the eyebrows

How long does a Liquid Facelift last?

The effects of a Liquid facelift can last for 1-2 years for a full correction. Depending on the areas treated and the products used, a Liquid facelift can have beautiful, non-evasive and natural looking results.

What products are used in a Liquid Facelift?

A variety of different facial fillers and freezers may be used to contour your face. Including:

It’s important to seek advice from a professional before undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure. A good plastic surgeon will be able to offer advice and information in order to help you make an informed decision that is right for you. An experienced physician will generally have a better understanding of the advanced injection techniques and product combinations that will extend your results. Extensive experience also contributes to a physician’s treatment recommendation, which includes subtle product placement, injection locations and techniques and product selection.

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure or would like to learn more about our Liquid Facelift procedures, contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you.