by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 17, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Liquid Facelift: Reverse The Hands Of Time In Less Than An Hour
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 email@example.com 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.
Liquid Facelift: The Fastest Way To Unlocking Your Youth
The aging process can be a very beautiful thing, but the mark it leaves on the surface of our skin can be anything but appealing. Because of the effects of aging, many people begin toying with the idea of a facelift; however, the actual concept of a facelift can impede many people from actually following through with the procedure. A facelift not only has a cost factor that frightens people, but it also involves incisions, extensive recovery time and visible scarring. There are also fears tied to the unknown result of the procedure.
Because of this, Dr. Kassir has developed the K-Lift, which is a non-surgical facelift in order to provide patients with youthful results without the downtime and fears linked to a full facelift. The liquid facelift uses a combination of dermal fillers and botox to create customizable results for each patient, depending on their needs.
Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based and have a thicker consistency than botox, which allows them to plump up areas that have lost volume and lift sagging skin. Often these are used in the cheekbone region, the nasolabial folds, and the jawline in order to contour the facial structure and smooth the deeper lines. Because hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body, overtime the fillers are broken down and metabolized. This allows the fillers to be naturally dispelled over the course of about a year, though depending on your body’s metabolism they have the potential to last longer. Dermal fillers are also adjustable, so if you feel there is an imbalance or too much product in a particular region, the product is easily extracted.
Botox or dysport is then used in order to target lighter lines along the forehead, eye area and midrange of the face. These injectables will typically last between 6-8 months, depending on your body and lifestyle.
Because the procedure is composed of injectables, it can be accomplished in under an hour. And with no downtime, it can be the ideal treatment for those who don’t have time or the ability to sacrifice a week for recovery. The results of this procedure will vary depending on your skin’s age and elasticity. Those who have extensive signs of aging or low elasticity to their skin will not reap the same benefits as someone who is healthy and showing minimum-to-moderate signs of aging.
To learn more about the procedure and find out if it’s the right treatment for you, 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.