Throughout history people have constantly sought the proverbial fountain of youth. Growing old is something last on the bucket list of most people and itâ€™s not, in any way, surprising. People who have maintained their youthful glow over the years are more likely to be confident compared to others who have neglected their health.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
Throughout history people have constantly sought the proverbial fountain of youth. Growing old is something last on the bucket list of most people and itâ€™s not, in any way, surprising. People who have maintained their youthful glow over the years are more confident and have less insecurity compared to others.
Five in every 10 retirees believe that people should do everything they can to prevent the effects of aging. Meanwhile, Americans brought $30 billion worth of ant-aging products in 2007 alone. With such and such statistics, the challenge to look young despite the natural aging process is huge and understandable.
However, itâ€™s easier said than done. You need to exercise regularly and promote a healthy diet while still at an early age to look younger during your middle and later life stages. On the other hand, all is not lost if youâ€™ve eclipsed exercise and healthy diet during your younger years. The field of medicine has introduced various ways on how to address aging, one of which is the so-called liquid facelift.
Liquid facelift is a popular alternative to traditional facelift. It is a non-invasive procedure, meaning to say, there is no need to cut into the patientâ€™s body and no surgery is required. Liquid facelift is also said to be a lot cheaper compared to traditional facelift mainly due to the fact that the said alternative targets only a specific area, unlike traditional facelift procedures which is performed in the entirety of the patientâ€™s face. Hence, for many, liquid facelift is a good alternative.
Liquid facelift hopes to accomplish several things; to gently lift individual facial features, to reduce wrinkles, creases or any other facial blemishes, the restoration of natural curve and shape of the patientâ€™s face, a more energetic look and a more radiant smile.
Preparation is the ultimate key to a successful liquid facelift procedure. It is imperative that you prepare your skin before your liquid facelift session. If your skin has been damaged by sunlight or if youâ€™ve just returned from a trip to the beach, it would be best to be patient and re-schedule your procedure. You should restore the natural condition of your skin in order to avoid the risk of abnormal reaction to dermal fillers, botolinum toxin or any other chemical that will be used during the liquid facelift. Ideally, preparing for your liquid facelift should take around 2-3 weeks.
The first step to a successful liquid facelift is to consult your cosmetic surgeon. Your cosmetic surgeon is expected to devise a treatment plan that will best cater to your needs and your existing condition. It is essential that you tell your cosmetic surgeon what you want out of the liquid facelift and how you want to look after the procedure. Providing extra details on your existing health conditions and medical record is also vital to avoid any risks or complications that may arise with your liquid facelift session.
You also need to spend considerable time in looking for the right cosmetic surgeon to perform your liquid facelift treatment. As a rule of thumb, you should check your cosmetic surgeonâ€™s licenses and ensure that their license is valid and legitimate. A short and simple background check will also help you find out more about the competency and expertise of your cosmetic surgeon. You need to make sure that your cosmetic surgeon has extensive experience in performing liquid facelift. You can do it simply by talking with some of his previous patients â€“ safety is a primary concern in cosmetic surgery.
Being informed with the actual process is also necessary but is often taken for granted by many. Obviously, knowing how will the treatment be performed and how it will be carried out is important for your own safety and the effectiveness of the liquid facelift treatment.
Liquid facelift involves the use of advanced, second generation injectables including the necessary dermal fillers and botox. Dermal fillers are often used by cosmetic surgeons to rejuvenate specific facial and skin areas. In a similar manner, dermal fillers help the body regenerate its own collagen.
Most liquid facelift treatments are done in less than an hour although there are instances wherein the same procedure is carried out around two-three hours. Needless to say, a liquid facelift session can vary depending on the number of injections or the areas in which the injections shall be made. One successful liquid facelift session is enough to see lasting changes in the complexion and texture of oneâ€™s facial skin but it is still important to note that the aging process cannot, in any way, be stopped.
Patients who have undergone liquid facelift can see and feel the results of a successful session within a week or two after its completion. Downtime and recovery time, on the other hand, can be as short as one day or as long as a week â€“ it all depends on the nature and extent of your liquid facelift. The effects of a successful liquid facelift can last up to years so you donâ€™t have to worry about undergoing the same procedure month after month.
Liquid facelift as well as other types of cosmetic surgeries and treatments are constantly undergoing changes, improvements and refinements due to advancement in medical technologies. For that matter, patients should always make it a point to keep them updated and informed with the recent trends and changes in the field of cosmetic surgery.