A liquid facelift helps maintain or restore a youthful appearance through a combination of BOTOX® and dermal fillers. The treatment can smooth away lines and wrinkles and return a younger facial contour by adding volume to targeted areas. The entire process is non-surgical and requires no downtime.
Dr. Christopher Manios follows a comprehensive approach to a liquid facelift for his Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients. He performs treatments over the course of multiple appointments to ensure the right outcome and to correct facial volume loss in a natural-looking way.
Dr. Manios individualizes each liquid facelift procedure because patients differ in their needs; those in his care range in age from their 20s to their 90s. As a patient, you will receive an extensive consultation to identify your goals, assess areas of concern, and discuss what is possible. Transparency and personal attention are hallmarks of treatment in his practice.
The Benefits of Liquid Facelift
Over time, your face may begin to show signs of aging that include:
- Areas of fullness adjacent to areas of void.
- Shadow patterns and less-defined features.
- Frown lines and crow’s feet.
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, chin, and nose.
Typically, Dr. Manios begins a liquid facelift for Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients by improving signs of aging in the midface. This area tends to sag as you age due to the loss of deep supporting structures. As a result, gravity will cause deep lines to appear as well as loss of volume in the cheeks. Returning fullness and support to the midface can reframe your facial features and smooth out some of these lines.
This improvement alone may give you the natural-looking enhancement that you want. In other cases, a liquid facelift will continue with additional facial fillers and BOTOX®. These treatments can both improve transition zones and weaken the muscles that cause unwanted lines to appear.
Dr. Manios’s Approach with Liquid Facelift
To restore the midface, Dr. Manios will typically employ JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. Adding dermal filler to the cheeks helps return them to their natural anatomical location. It also draws up the features in a way that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Two months after the first liquid facelift treatment, Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients will return to Dr. Manios’ office for a follow-up assessment. During this visit, he will evaluate any other concerns that patients may wish to address, such as:
- Signs of aging around the jaw, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
- Hollowness in the temples.
- Lips that may benefit from additional fullness.
- Diminished projection of the medial cheek.
- Eradication of vertical lines around the mouth.
Dr. Manios may use a combination of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and other products to reduce these signs of aging and produce a more youthful appearance. In most treatments, he will use a cannula tool that significantly improves comfort during and after the appointment.
What You Can Expect with Liquid Facelift
Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients often choose to have liquid facelift because of the benefits that the procedure offers without the discomfort or recovery time that more invasive options require. Certain injectables, such as VOLUMA, can last up to two years, and ongoing treatments can help maintain results and allow features to age gracefully.
During liquid facelift treatments, Dr. Manios will inject you with lidocaine to promote your comfort and minimize bruising. You should be able to return to normal activities right after your appointment, and the only guideline is that you not wear makeup or apply abrasive facial cleansers on the evening of your visit. Otherwise, you should be able to enjoy the results of your treatment for months to come.
Whether your goal is to maintain or restore your facial features, you may be a good candidate for liquid facelift. Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.