by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Feb. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Unless you’ve been gifted with the ethereal genetics of Christie Brinkley, at some point you must come face-to-face with the facts of aging. As gravity tugs at the elasticity of our skin and wrinkles begin to etch deeper into the soft surface of our faces, we begin to look into avenues of preserving our youth. This is a time when people begin to contemplate face lifts, though the extensive procedure tends to terrify many away. Going under the knife coupled with the recovery time and process can be quite overwhelming. This is why a number of patients are turning to the liquid facelift, which is a non-invasive alternative to a standard facelift.
The beauty of a liquid facelift (the K-Lift) is that it has minimal-to-no downtime and results are customizable. The facelift uses a combination of dermal fillers and botox in order to smooth the surface of the face and create a lifted appearance.
The hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers plump up the areas of the face that are deeply lined and beginning to sag. Because it is a thicker consistency than botox, it fills in the deep lines as it hydrates the region. This product can be used to target the nasolabial folds, the jawline and the cheekbones. Because hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body, the fillers slowly breakdown and are metabolized by the body over time. Typically, dermal fillers last about a year, depending on the lifestyle and habits of the patient.
Botox or dysport is then used to target surface lines, such as ones around the eyes, the forehead and the furrow of the brow. These typically last anywhere from 6-8 months. Although this is a non-invasive treatment, one should seek out a surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced, as injectables have severe repercussions if performed incorrectly, including blindness and nerve damage.
If you’re interested in learning more about a liquid facelift or would like to have your skin evaluated in order to gauge if this is the right treatment for your skin type, please contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of our offices at 201-288-3000 (NYC), 201-857-2370 (Ridgewood), or 973-692-9300 (Wayne) to set up a consultation.
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