If you read magazines or watch celebrity makeover shows, you likely know that facelift surgery is no longer the only solution to facial anti-aging. However, many people don't realize that a youthful appearance is as much about facial volume as it is smooth, tight skin.
When we're young, our bodies produce a lot of collagen, which is responsible for the bouncy, plump skin associated with youth that we often call “baby fat.” As we age, collagen production naturally declines, which can leave skin looking hollow. Liquid facelifts use injectable dermal fillers instead of surgical procedures to achieve a contoured, refreshed appearance. This makes them ideal for those looking to complement facial surgery or seeking a non-surgical skin tightening alternative.
Following is information on several of the most popular types of FDA-approved facial fillers available and how they are able to help prevent facial aging. Using any combination of these dermal fillers, our providers can give you a full liquid facelift that will lift sagging skin while filling out facial hollows caused by aging or weight loss.
The most common injectables use hyaluronic acid to add volume and youth. This substance is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body that can hold many times its weight in water, making it ideal for achieving plump, glowing skin. Each filler listed below uses hyaluronic acid as its primary ingredient.
Belotero: This smooth, flexible gel fills in moderate or severe smile lines, vertical lip lines, chin wrinkles, and nasolabial folds.
Juvederm: This filler comes in two formulations that are designed to address all aspects of facial aging in the mid-to-lower face, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Volbella: Volbella, the newest addition to the Juvederm family of fillers, is a softer, smoother option that targets fine lines and wrinkles around your lips and nose. It’s also suitable for lip enhancement and to improve lip symmetry.
Voluma: Also part of the Juvederm family, this is the longest-lasting filler with the most dramatic results. It is used for cheek augmentation and as a non-surgical lower facelift.
Restylane: If you struggle with sagging jowls, a recessive chin, under-eye bags, thin lips, or disappearing cheekbones, Restylane is an option that could provide you with amazing anti-aging results.
Restylane Lyft: Lyft is a special treatment that targets cheek enhancement and restores facial fullness.
Restylane Silk: The makers of Restylane developed this injectable specifically for lip augmentation and enhancement while allowing for injection around the mouth to smooth out lines.
Radiesse, the thickest filler available, utilizes a calcium hydroxylapatite gel to augment the chin or nose. Calcium hydroxylapatite is harmless to the body and can stimulate natural collagen production.
Sculptra's primary ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid, which has been used for decades in absorbable sutures. It acts gradually over a long period of time, diminishing scarring, hollow cheeks, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.
If you think that a liquid facelift may be right for you, contact our team at the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center for a consultation today. In addition to providing exceptional non-surgical cosmetic treatments, our Beverly Hills medical spa was founded by some of the most renowned aesthetic physicians in Los Angeles. Our providers are known for their superior results and experience and are among the best that Beverly Hills has to offer. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the youthful look you’ve always wanted.