What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure where small incisions are made behind the ears or hidden in the hairline. The surgeon then lifts and rearranges the skin and underlying structures to return them to their more youthful, lifted position. They will also remove excess skin, leaving the face tighter and firmer with fewer lines and wrinkles. This procedure takes several weeks to recover from and seeing full results can take several months.
What is a Liquid Facelift?
This process uses a combination of injectables like dermal fillers and neurotoxins to achieve a lifted, firmer face with decreased wrinkles. Your injection specialist will use each product to enhance a particular area of your face, whether it’s a neurotoxin to relax facial muscles or a dermal filler to improve the volume and contour of the cheeks. Liquid facelifts have the benefit of being completely customizable.
Facelift Vs Liquid Facelift
Whether you choose a facelift or liquid facelift depends on the results you want to achieve and whether you feel prepared for surgery, and the resulting recovery time. For many people who do not feel ready for surgery yet, a liquid facelift can give a noticeable firmness, smoothness, and lift.
However, surgical results will look more dramatic and last for years instead of months. In addition, surgery can remove excess loose skin, which a liquid facelift cannot treat. A surgical facelift may work better for you for intensive signs of aging, including significant sagging and loose skin.