Every day thousands of cells in our skin are renewed and produce essential substances like hyaluronic acid, collagen and growth factors that are responsible for the normal function of the skin. Extrinsic factors (smoking, pollution, sun exposure, diet and stress) and intrinsic factors (our genes) affect the production of these substances and the renewal of the cells.
That’s why every person ages in a different rhythmus. Due to the regular contraction of the muscles in the upper face dynamic wrinkles are created. Additionally the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the lower face are responsible for the creation of the saggy face.
With liquid facelift the injection of hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin in 8 specific areas of the face we can restore the age signs on the face making it looking younger and fresher.
Hyaluronic acid is injected in the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, around the mouth, the lips and the jaw. According to the area that will be injected a cross-linked hyaluronic acid with different consistency is used. For the cheeks and jaws are more consistent products are used in order to provide the foundation for restoring the saggy face. For the lips and around the mouth more fluid products are used in order to plump the skin.
The procedure lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and is painless since the products used have lidocaine (local anesthetic). Depending on the area to be treated a canula or a needle are used for the injection of the product.
The advantages of the procedure compared with surgical lifts are lower cost and down time, without bleeding and scarring during or after the procedure.
Before starting a treatment a clinical evaluation is mandatory in order to set your goals and needs and estimate the amount of products that are going to be used.