Over time, facial volume and skin elasticity diminish, resulting in a worn or aged appearance. Unfortunately, volume loss in the face cannot be corrected with a traditional facelift and, in fact, the facelift can actually exacerbate this condition. Dr. Kyle Choe of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with a special interest in facial rejuvenation. His extensive experience has taught him that volume loss must be restored with volume replacement. For this reason he performs the liquid facelift, or nonsurgical facelift, using a variety of injectables to replenish lost volume and lift the face.
The liquid facelift is a great alternative to traditional facelift surgery for those seeking a nonsurgical means of rejuvenating the face. It is ideal for individuals who are looking to improve volume loss in the cheeks, hollowed areas, deep folds and smile lines, and minimal jowls. Fillers can also be used to disguise a small bump on the nose. This is a quick, easy procedure which can produce amazing results by restoring a more youthful facial appearance without any incisions.
Dr. Choe performs the liquid facelift in the office setting at the Choe Center. The procedure takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete. Anesthesia is not necessary, but a topical anesthetic may be used if desired. Depending on the patient, Dr. Choe will use Botox to relax dynamic lines like frown lines and crow’s feet. He will then use a variety of injectable fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or Sculptra to restore lost volume in the face and help reduce wrinkles.
There is minimal recovery following the liquid facelift and patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately or the next day. Complications are generally rare and temporary but may include bruising, headache and skin irritation.
What is a liquid facelift? The liquid facelift is a nonsurgical facelift alternative which restores lost volume in the face and helps to reduce wrinkles using Botox and a variety of fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Sculptra. This is a quick, easy procedure that can restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Does a liquid facelift involve surgery? The liquid facelift is a nonsurgical procedure and does not require incisions. Botox and fillers are strategically injected into specific areas of the face to restore a more youthful appearance.
What injectables are used for the liquid facelift? Dr. Choe uses Botox to address dynamic lines of the face like frown lines and crow’s feet. Other fillers are used to restore lost volume, including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or Sculptra.
Where will my liquid facelift be performed? Dr. Choe performs the liquid facelift at the Choe Center, an accredited surgery center located in Hampton Roads, Virginia, near Virginia Beach.
Is there any pain associated with the liquid facelift? There is very little pain or discomfort associated with the liquid facelift.
What anesthesia is used? Anesthesia is not necessary for the liquid facelift, however a local anesthetic may be used if desired.
How long will my liquid facelift take? The liquid facelift is a quick procedure which takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete.
When can I return to work? Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their treatment, though some patients may choose to wait until the next day.