Liquid Facelift – Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Austin
The goal of any facial rejuvenation procedure is to create a refreshed appearance and natural results with minimal discomfort. The liquid facelift accomplishes this objective by combining multiple injectable treatments into a single process. This procedure, which requires minimal downtime, lifts the patient’s facial features, smooths wrinkles, and restores lost volume. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena Amato, brings her expertise from Stanford and Georgetown Universities to offer injectable treatments that restore firmer, fuller contours to the forehead, mid-face, and lower face.
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What Is Included in a Liquid Facelift?
The procedures included in a liquid facelift vary and may include any of the following treatments: Dermal Fillers, Botox, Xeomin and Dysport Brow Lift, Kybella, Facial Fat Transfer and Skin Resurfacing. In combination, Dr. Amato’s personalized procedure will lift your facial features, smooth wrinkles and restore lost volume. All with minimal downtime and a quick recovery. While the specific treatments included in the Liquid Facelift can vary based on your personal needs and desired results, Dr. Amato always brings her warmth and expertise from Stanford and Georgetown University. Dr. Amato has developed an extensive liquid facelift system that incorporates several treatments not typically offered as part of this procedure. This allows her to correct multiple signs of aging for a completely revitalized look. Injectable treatments can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures for an optimal result.
How is TCA Peel performed?
Topical anesthesia is applied before the treatment. The TCA procedure is performed in minutes as Dr. Amato applies Trichloroacetic Acid evenly on the skin with care to avoid the eyes. There is a light burning and frosting of the skin, leaving the skin pink and gradually tightens before peeling. Dr. Amato uses a medical-grade 25-30% TCA not normally used in aesthetic spas to achieve optimal results with one treatment. Peeling usually begins 3-5 days after treatment and can last up to a week. Results reveal smooth, revitalized skin.
How Is Fractionated Co2 Laser Resurfacing Performed?
Laser skin resurfacing is very well tolerated, and topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure. Immediate post-procedure redness and swelling with little discomfort can be expected for the first three to four days. Cool packs and healing gel, such as Aquaphor, are recommended for the first few days following laser resurfacing. Healing time usually lasts approximately a week when the dead skin falls off revealing fresh, new skin. There is a slight pinkness to the skin for a few weeks after the procedure. Facial resurfacing can be performed in conjunction with dermal fillers or other cosmetic procedures.
During your consultation, Dr. Amato will examine your facial structure and ask you about your recovery and maintenance preferences. Then, she’ll personalize your liquid facelift to reflect your unique goals and anatomy.
What Are My Skin Care Options?
Dr. Amato believes that excellent skincare compliments any surgical procedure prevents changes from aging and sun exposure and preserves the longevity of a more youthful appearance. An excellent sunblock and moisturizer is the foundation of skincare, but other anti-aging products such as anti-antioxidants and retinol can further enhance your appearance. Dr. Amato offers skincare products from SkinCeuticals and Elta MD, and also works closely with local dermatologists and med spas for a range of products and services.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for the Liquid Facelift?
The liquid facelift is ideally suited to treating the early signs of facial aging. Patients who don’t yet require a surgical facelift (those between 35 to 50 years of age) are generally perfect candidates for this procedure, as it produces very natural results. The liquid facelift may also help to delay the need for facelift surgery by stimulating collagen production and reducing stress on the skin.
To enjoy the best possible results with a liquid facelift, you will need to be in good overall health and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. You’ll also need realistic expectations for this procedure. The liquid facelift can’t wholly replace facelift surgery, especially for mature patients who have loose skin. However, Dr. Amato can combine your liquid facelift with minimally invasive endoscopic procedures (like brow lift surgery) to create more dramatic results without significant discomfort or downtime.
Will I have any scarring?
No! The Liquid Facelift, unlike traditional facelifts, uses only injectable techniques. As there is not a need for a scalpel, you will have no scarring. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, causing no pain to the patient. Indeed, it is very rare to see any bruising or pain associated with the aftercare and recovery process.
How Do I Prepare For The Treatment?
Schedule a procedure with Dr. Amato, bring yourself into the Austin, TX office and get ready for fresh, rejuvenated skin! The Liquid Facelift will be performed in one visit with effects immediately noticeable.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
As mentioned above, the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, goals and anatomy. You will receive a dose of local anesthesia to ensure a painless injection process, receive your chosen blend of procedures and head back home to enjoy your fresh, new and younger look!
Ready to book your procedure?
If you are ready to take the next steps, or simply want more information about a procedure, please contact our team! Dr. Amato looks forward to speaking soon.
When Can I Return To My Normal Lifestyle?
Aside from some slight discomfort in the first two-three days after receiving the treatment, you can return to your normal lifestyle immediately. The post-procedure turn around to fresh, youthful skin lasts at most a few weeks. After the first week, most patients will only notice a slight pinkness due to the dead skin falling off to reveal your new layer of rejuvenated skin. You will be ready to head out the door, grab a bite with friends and enjoy a night of laughs on the town or in your backyard.
Dr. Amato personalizes each procedure to fit your personal goals, needs and anatomy and ensure your recovery and results are exactly what you want. Depending on your personal preferences for maintenance and recovery time, Dr. Amato can offer a wide range of multi-purpose procedures.
Will I Need A Follow-Up Visit?
You will not require a follow-up visit unless you desire a check-in with Dr. Amato in regard to the healing process. Most patients see the full benefits of the Liquid Facelift almost immediately and after a one-time visit to the Austin, TX office.
Schedule A Liquid Facelift Consultation In Austin, TX With Dr. Malena Amato
A liquid facelift can restore a youthful, refreshed look—painlessly and without significant downtime. To discover if you are a good candidate for a liquid facelift in Austin, contact eyelid & facial board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. At her state-of-the-art clinic, Dr. Amato can help you explore the many options offered by non-surgical treatments. We have heard every question and worry when it comes to skincare, plastic surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options. Let us guide you through the process and ensure a younger looking, more confident you!