How Liquid Face Lifts Work

September 5, 2014

There are a lot of different factors that come together and make people look older. Saggy skin, discoloration, lines and wrinkles all play a part. Many people don’t realize that the loss of fullness is the one cause that makes all of those factors happen. Basically that means the fat or collagen in your face is going away. Fat and collagen under the skin is what gives it a flawless appearance. Who would have thought that fat could be a good thing?


The popular remedy to sagging facial skin is a traditional facelift. In this procedure, a Des Moines plastic surgeon stretches the skin of your face to be tighter. That invasive procedure is not the only option anymore.


What is a liquid face lift?


Doctors have found a way to get the same fullness by filling the skin from the inside. This new non-invasive procedure is called a liquid face lift. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to lift, plump, fill and smooth it. The dermal fillers can be made of a combination of products used in a variety of ways to get the best results.


Botox is used in combination with the dermal fillers. It makes the end result look better and last longer. Des Moines plastic surgeons also prefer adding botox to the injection because it stops your nerve impulses that make your face muscles contract. Repeated contractions are what make crows feet and deep laugh lines that no one enjoys. The extended life of botox helps keep those same wrinkle areas smoother longer.


Exercise Caution


Even though this Des Moines plastic surgery procedure is exciting, it’s important to remember to be safe. Don’t jump the gun and skip doing research. You can end up with an inexperienced or uncertified plastic surgeon, which can result in a lot of pain and hardship down the road.


Absolutely never allow yourself to be injected with a product that is not also available in the US. You can end up severely damaged beyond repair. Know that silicone is not approved to be injected in the face so make sure you know what is being injected into your body.


Never get an injection of any sort from someone who isn’t a licensed plastic surgeon. These doctors are specially trained in dermal injections.


If you have any open sore or wound on the face, reschedule your liquid face lift for another day. You don’t want to jeopardize the success of the procedure or your overall health.


Last but not least, avoid overdoing it. Too much of the liquid face lift injections can make you look frozen with a surprised facial expression.  You can do that by asking for temporary fillers. They don’t last quite as long so if you don’t like it, you’re not stuck indefinitely. Another good idea is to avoid getting multiple procedures done at once. Allow your face the necessary time to heal before adding more stress.

If you feel confident in the idea of liquid face lifts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks. This experienced Des Moines plastic surgeon will make sure you are taken care of and happy with your results. For more information about plastic surgery in Des Moines, contact 515.421.4299.

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