No matter what you might see in the commercials, there are no over-the-counter lotions or creams that have the ability to eradicate lines and wrinkles. We have access to a variety of products that will help us protect our skin and slow the signs of aging, but once the wrinkles have developed it is time to start thinking about long-term solutions. Patients who would like firm and toned skin without an invasive procedure should take a fresh look at a liquid facelift.
Why Our Skin Ages
Our skin will begin to age over the years for a wide variety of reasons. While there are some things we can do to slow the development of these cosmetic issues, they cannot be avoided forever. As an individual grows older, their skin will naturally become drier and thinner.
The human body produces some natural chemicals to delay this process, but these chemicals will eventually be in short supply. There might also be issues with the muscles underneath one’s skin. Facial muscles can become permanently clenched and cause wrinkles around one’s eyes, forehead and lips.
A Comprehensive Liquid Facelift
This term is used to describe a group of injectable and/or laser treatments that can revitalize one’s appearance and reverse the signs of aging. Options such as a brow lift or a traditional facelift can be effective, but not every patient is ready to undergo a major cosmetic surgery. These surgeries are safer than ever, but they can also be quite expensive and often require a major time investment.
As an alternative, injectables and lasers produce many of the same results for up to a year at a time without these unnecessary drawbacks.
The injectables used in liquid facelifts can be broken down into two categories. The first category uses a unique substance. BOTOX® is one of the most popular injectables containing this unique substance.
These injections are made directly into the muscles that actually control one’s facial movements. Over the course of three to seven days, this substance will allow the muscles to relax. In turn, wrinkles and fine lines will fade away for months at a time.
Injectables that utilize the aforementioned unique substance can also be combined with dermal fillers. Instead of altering the muscles underneath the skin, dermal fillers are designed to add volume and hydrate the skin.
Most of these fillers contain a substance known as hyaluronic acid. This acid is created naturally by our bodies, but researchers have found that it will fill out skin and add volume in higher doses. Unlike injectables with the other unique substance, the results of dermal fillers are almost instantaneous.
Enjoying the New You
A liquid facelift is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take years off of your appearance. These treatments can be carried out in a short amount of time, but patients will be able to enjoy the results for months at a time.
At VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Denver, our team of medical professionals can assess your unique situation and then come up with an individualized liquid facelift to meet your needs. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.