As we age, our face begins to lose collagen, elastin, and fat tissue. This loss of facial volume and elasticity leads to sagging facial features and the formation of wrinkles, creases, and folds. The availability of cosmetic BOTOX, Dysport and advanced dermal fillers has allowed the development of techniques using several of these agents together to achieve harmonious rejuvenation. This is a revolutionary new non-surgical approach in treating sagging facial features, which is called a Liquid Face Lift.
Dr. Flaharty has performed thousands of liquid facelifts, and has refined a technique to focus on lifting and contouring the face, with an ancillary benefit of wrinkle reduction (rather than the other way around).
The liquid face lift can accomplish the following:
- Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
- Reduced wrinkles, creases or folds
- Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
- A more rested, energetic look
- A friendlier smile
Goals of the Liquid Face Lift are always individualized with each patient’s unique skin type and structural characteristics in mind. In some patients the goal is to lift the entire face while in others, it is to lift or contour specific facial features.
For example, hollowing under the eyes can be treated by using Liquid Facelift techniques; eyelids can be lifted; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be lifted; to name a few.
The advanced dermal fillers includes Juvederm® Radiesse®, Restylane®, Artefill® and Perlane®. Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes. In general, dermal fillers replace lost volume in the face or help the body regenerate its own collagen. Precisely placed, the dermal fillers can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features.
Results from Liquid Lift procedures are usually gradual and can range from subtle to astonishing. It is common for patients who have had Liquid Face Lift procedures to say that they receive compliments on their appearance without others knowing that they have done anything. As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient.
Dr. Flaharty is a proud member of the Liquid Facelift Association.