A liquid facelift is a considerably less invasive facelift technique that can mimic the results of a traditional facelift plastic surgery without the use of a scalpel. Injections into soft tissue can create almost immediate improvements to facial volume, and early signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Common dermal fillers used in liquid facelift include: hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, calcium hydroxylapatite products like Radiesse, and a collagen-replacing filler like Sculptra. Any of these dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with Botox to extend and enhance the results.


Facial Skin Laxity: Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can be used to enhance facial volume, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting collagen production for improved skin laxity and facial rejuvenation.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Dermal fillers can be strategically injected around the face to smooth lines and wrinkles.

The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is a young to middle aged patient with early signs of aging such as jowls, smile lines, marionette lines, cheek volume loss, and crow’s feet. A liquid facelift is not recommended for those who are pregnant, nursing, or have an allergy to any component of the dermal filler or lidocaine.

The recovery period following a liquid facelift dermal filler injection is brief. Redness and swelling resolve within a few days. It is advised patients rest for one day after the procedure, and refrain from strenuous activity for one week.

Possible side effects following a liquid facelift include redness, bruising, prolonged edema, facial asymmetry, nodule formation, and infection at the injection site.

The results of a liquid facelift will be noticeable immediately after the injections. The duration of the results will be dependent on the soft tissue filler used, but will generally last one to two years. The timing of maintenance treatments will be candidate dependent.