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A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that uses dermal fillers to add volume, minimize wrinkles and fine lines, and restore a more youthful facial appearance. A liquid facelift is an excellent solution for patients who have moderate wrinkles and skin sagging, but who may not be ready for a surgical facelift. A liquid facelift is also an appealing option if you want to “try on” the look you could achieve with a traditional facelift.

How does a liquid facelift work?

A liquid facelift involves custom injections with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to restore volume to key facial areas. These treatment areas include the cheeks, around the nose and mouth, and the temples, where the early signs of aging typically appear. With the precise injection of a dermal filler, the skin gets a volume boost to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds.

Am I a good candidate for a liquid facelift?

You are likely a good candidate for a liquid facelift if you have signs of aging and skin sagging, but you are not yet ready for a full, surgical facelift.

What can a liquid facelift do for me?

A liquid facelift can provide dramatic facial rejuvenation and help you with most of the early signs of aging, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles and creases
  • Thin lips
  • Sagging skin
  • Scars
  • Lost volume in your cheeks
  • Hollow areas under the eyes

A liquid facelift can help you look years younger without the need for surgery. For people with more extensive facial sagging with deeply-etched creases, a surgical facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, or a combination of these procedures is often appropriate.

What can I expect from a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift takes about 45 minutes to complete. Specific dermal filler formulas are injected in key facial areas to help provide lift and to correct moderate wrinkles and folds. It is Dr. Song’s preferred method is to tailor the treatment to each patient and perform this procedure over several visits to allow the changes to settle in. Additionally, Dr. Song may recommend other enhancements such as Intensif™, a groundbreaking microneedling treatment with radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen and tighten the skin.

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 When will I see the results?

You will see the smoothing effect immediately, and it will improve for a week as the fillers do their work in restoring volume and hydration to your skin. The result is smoother and more youthful-looking skin, as well as fewer wrinkles and facial folds.

What is the recovery time after a liquid facelift?

There’s no downtime associated with a liquid facelift. After your treatment, you are free to return to your regular routine. However, we do recommend that patients avoid working out for the first 24 hours after a liquid facelift, as excessive body heat may cause the injected formula to spread.

Why choose South Coast Plastic Surgery for a liquid facelift?

The beauty and natural look of a liquid facelift is the direct result of the skills of your injector. At South Coast Plastic Surgery, your treatment will be performed by one of the most acclaimed plastic surgeons practicing in the Southland. We take a conservative approach, staggering your procedure over two or more appointments to ensure we achieve a very naturally rejuvenated look – not overfilled.

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In the words of our patients…

“Dr. Song is not only the most personable doctor I’ve met, but he also is well educated and has years of experience in his field. He made me feel very comfortable, and he was there to answer all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedure. I would suggest going to him FIRST before anywhere else. 5 plus stars!” -KH

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