While you may not feel older, starting around the age of 40, the face begins to show signs of aging. This can be quite frustrating for both our male and female Edina plastic surgery patients. Fortunately, there are many treatments available today to restore a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance to the face. Among the most popular treatments is a liquid facelift.
Simply stated, a liquid facelift utilizes one or more injectable fillers to improve the appearance of the face by minimizing folds, wrinkles, creases, fine lines, loss of fullness, sagging, and other facial flaws that most commonly result from aging. Through injectable fillers, we are able to remove years’ worth of aging on the face without turning to more traditional facelift techniques. Injectable fillers allow patients to achieve facial rejuvenation without the expense and recovery period of a surgical facelift. While the results of your Edina liquid facelift will be temporary, the treatments may be repeated as necessary. An added benefit of liquid facelifts is that most patients see results immediately following the procedure.
Edina facelift specialist Gregory T. Mesna recommends liquid facelifts to patients who want to look years younger, but are not yet ready for facelift surgery. A liquid facelift is best suited to patients who are just beginning to see the signs of facial aging, such as those who are in their early 40s. Dermal fillers may be used to treat marionette lines, nasolabial folds, thin lips, hollow cheeks, crows’ feet, and many other problem areas.
There are many different options available in your liquid facelift including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Radiesse®, and Perlane®. Because each patient is unique, a treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is among the most well-known and popular facial rejuvenation treatments available today. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles. It works by blocking the nerve impulses in the injected muscles. This process slows the muscle activity that leads to the formation of lines between the eyebrows. While BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to minimize the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, it may also be used to reduce the appearance of crows’ feet and other wrinkles around the eyes.
Radiesse® may be an ideal treatment in your facial rejuvenation if you are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles, deep folds around the cheeks and mouth, or fine lines. Radiesse® improves the appearance of the skin by plumping and smoothing the surface. Through Radiesse®, patients can revitalize and rejuvenate their appearance while still achieving natural-looking results. Radiesse® restores volume to the face and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen. It may also be used to increase volume in the lips.
Perlane® is ideal for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. It works by adding volume and fullness to the face. Perlane® is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring protein in the human body that is responsible for keeping skin supple. No allergy testing is required with Perlane® injections.
Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of facial aging, but are not ready for surgical treatments, a liquid facelift may be an ideal solution. To learn more about liquid facelift, or to schedule a personal consultation, please contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today. Edina plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna and his skilled staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.