A liquid facelift is a common request by Boca Raton area patients who are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, or folds. Liquid facelifts are a much less invasive solution than surgical procedures. Plastic surgery comes with many risks and side effects, as well as long recovery times. Instead, many patients are finding that dermal fillers and neurotoxins can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles from the skin and improve one’s overall appearance—reversing the hands of time and providing patients with a less invasive treatment than the alternative.
Many patients have heard of Botox. This neurotoxin is used to reduce muscle contractions. It works by reducing the nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to become less intense. The relaxation of the muscles can smooth problem areas such as folds between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. These dynamic lines on the face are best addressed with Botox (or alternative brands including Dysport).
On the other hand, static lines on the face may need to be addressed. This is where dermal fillers can help. Dermal fillers add volume directly to the wrinkles with hyaluronic acid. This component attracts water to the gel to reduce the depth of these fine lines and wrinkles on other areas of the face. Some work in conjunction with poly-L-lactic acid, which helps stimulate natural collagen production for additional volume in areas such as the hollows of the cheeks. Some common injectables that can be used with Botox or Dysport include Juvéderm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane, and Sculptra.
To preserve the results achieved with dermal fillers and neurotoxins, patients must work closely with us to determine how often to have these injections completed. Botox and Dysport will typically last several months, while some dermal fillers can last almost a year or longer. We can consult with patients interested in reversing the hands of time and teach them about the methods of reversing fine lines and wrinkles with neurotoxins and dermal fillers.