Liquid Facelift in Austin, TX with Dr. Venkata Erella
With age, facial skin will become lax and begin to sag. Dark circles and bags under the eyes, drooping neck folds, sagging cheeks, and other troubling conditions will inevitably appear for almost everyone. Some choose the traditional facelift to tighten their skin and restore youthfulness, but not everyone finds the idea of an invasive procedure like this to be appealing. Fortunately, there are other great options to choose from.
If you desire a more contoured face without going under the knife and dealing with post-surgical downtime, Dr. Venkata Erella has an outstanding solution for you: a liquid facelift. This minimally invasive non-surgical procedure lifts the face and restores its youthful contours— without any incisions or anesthesia.
Liquid Facelift at a Glance: What You Need To Know
A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure in which injectable neuromodulators, such as Botox® and Jeuveau®, and cosmetic and dermal fillers, like Juvéderm® and Radiesse®, are injected just beneath the skin with small needles. This process can smooth away wrinkles, fill in sunken areas, and reduce folds on your face. The improved facial volume lifts your face, similar to a surgical facelift, making you look refreshed and younger.
What are the Benefits of a Liquid Facelift in Austin, TX?
While some women choose injectables to enhance a few facial features, others choose a liquid facelift to restore their appearance entirely.
A liquid facelift can be very effective at addressing several aesthetic issues simultaneously, including:
- Lines between the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds, also called marionette lines)
- Hollowed or “sunken” appearance to the cheeks or below the eyelids
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Wrinkles, fine lines, and deep folds along the face
- Thinness or a lack of contour to the lips
What Happens During a Liquid Facelift Treatment Session?
A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that does not require any scalpels, incisions, or stitches. At the beginning of the process, the areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic. Then, the dermal fillers and neuromodulators are injected just beneath the skin precisely into target areas.
The liquid facelift procedure typically finishes in about 30-60 minutes. Although there will be some swelling, bruising and redness around the injection sites, these side effects should fade within the first few days. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after receiving injections.
Personalized Care. Honest Approach.
Dr. Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly respected, and takes a patient-centered approach to care that has made him a valued member of the Austin, TX community for many years. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Erella can help you reach your ideal look!
What are My Liquid Facelift Options?
A liquid facelift combines any of the following injectable cosmetic treatments into one procedure. Dr. Erella will likely use:
Botox and Jeuveau to reduce fine lines and mild wrinkles in targeted facial areas.
Juvéderm or Restylane for providing the lips and cheeks with a fuller, more contoured appearance, or to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles.
Radiesse to smooth out nasolabial folds as well as add volume to the cheeks and temples.
How Should I Prepare for a Liquid Facelift?
To minimize bruising, continue taking any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and supplements like vitamin E for 7-10 days before the procedure. Oral and topical arnica can be taken for a few days to ease any bruising or swelling.
People who take Coumadin to treat blood clots or who have a fear of needles should consider not have a liquid facelift. Dr. Erella will help you decide if this procedure is safe if you have this condition.
It’s best to abstain from painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen in the time leading up to your Liquid Facelift. Because they are blood thinners and may result in excessive bruising. If you are taking any fish oil or Vit E, consult with Dr. Erella to see if any of these medicines need to be altered.
You can learn more about preparing for your liquid facelift by giving our office a call and scheduling a one on one discussion with Dr. Erella.
What Should I Expect from my Liquid Facelift?
Because the liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure, immediately after your injections, you will likely notice some swelling and bruising around the treated areas. Applying ice packs to these areas will provide relief. You may need to take a day or two off if you develop excessive bruising.
Full results are visible after about 14 days, during which time the swelling will have disappeared and the filler settled. It is suggested that you return for follow-up injections to maintain the results of the liquid facelift.
Want to Learn More?
Dr. Erella will be happy to answer your questions and discuss all aspects of this procedure. He is based in Austin, TX, and serves the communities of Round Rock, Lakeway, and other nearby Texas towns.
Frequently Asked Questions about Liquid Facelift
The treated area may be tender, bruised, and swollen for several days. However, icepacks and over the counter medications can minimize these symptoms. Dr. Erella will develop personalized aftercare instructions to help you heal quickly.
The cost of your procedure will depend on the number and types of fillers that will be injected. Since this is a highly customized procedure, it is impossible to determine your cost without undergoing an in-person evaluation with Dr. Erella.
Botox injections produce results that typically last 3-4 months, while the effects of other fillers can last two years or longer. The best way to get the most from your liquid facelift is to schedule follow-up appointments every 6-9 months. Every patient is unique, so Dr. Erella will work with you to formulate a customized plan.
Before any treatment, you will discuss all potential risks and side effects with Dr. Erella. Side effects are mainly bruising and swelling, but these can almost always be treated with icepacks and over the counter medications.
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that uses neuromodulators like Botox and Jeuveau for wrinkles and dermal fillers for added volume. Where as in surgical face lift loose saggy skin of face and neck will be removed and rest tightened with surgery, which is invasive and long lasting.