Posted on December 9, 2021
With the many cosmetic treatments the top skin clinics in London offer, you might wonder what’s the best treatment for you. If you are thinking of getting a non-surgical procedure, you should look into the liquid facelift.
As its name suggests, the liquid face lift works just like liquid rhinoplasty.
But what exactly does this non-surgical procedure do? What do cosmetic doctors use to perform it? How does the procedure go? Are there any risks associated with a liquid facelift?
In this article, I will talk about what a liquid facelift is and what substance cosmetic doctors use to perform it. I will also explain how the procedure usually goes. On top of that, I will discuss the risks associated with the procedure.
As you may have guessed, a liquid facelift is a procedure that involves a liquid-like substance.
Like its more popular counterpart for the nose, the liquid rhinoplasty or non-surgical rhinoplasty, a liquid facelift does not involve surgery. It only involves injecting fillers (more about this later) in certain parts of your face.
By doing this, a liquid facelift can help you achieve almost the same set of results a surgical facelift can give.
Given its non-surgical nature, liquid facelift consistently becomes more popular over the world. Actors, athletes, and social media influencers have praised the procedure for being quick and easy.
Most patients also opt for liquid facelifts because of its little to no downtime. Unlike a surgical facelift, a liquid facelift does not require you to file a leave from work or school. In fact, my patients go back to work or school the day after the procedure.
Moreover, due to its non-surgical nature, a liquid facelift does not pose as many risks as a surgical one does. While a liquid facelift also involves some risks (more about this later), they go away sooner than those involved with surgery.
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that involves dermal fillers.
A phi liquid facelift is a type of liquid facelift. It is based on the golden ratio or the phi number, a mathematical determinant of beauty.
The golden ratio is the universal standard of beauty. Any object that follows this principle is considered beautiful.
The phi number of the golden ratio has been used in many aesthetic fields like architecture, photography, and painting.
During the Renaissance, well-known painters and architects used a mathematical formula to create their masterpieces. Millenia later, scientists discovered that they can use the same formula to explain what people consider beautiful.
This formula gave birth to the golden ratio.
The golden ratio is so effective that every person or object following it is considered beautiful by the world. In fact, I used the golden ratio to determine the planet’s most attractive man― Robert Pattinson. My findings have been widely recognized by the media (e.g. CNN, People Magazine, Elle).
Therefore, if a face has the golden ratio, that face is symmetrical. As a result, people with symmetrical faces are attractive.
Using this principle, I developed a signature phi liquid facelift. This can help you achieve facial symmetry. In turn you will become more attractive and gain more confidence.
As I mentioned, a liquid facelift involves a substance injected at certain points of your face. This substance is called dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are substances with a gooey-like consistency. The best dermal fillers are those made of hyaluronic acid (HA).
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that moisturises the skin. Interestingly, one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 litres of water.
Due to this, hyaluronic acid keeps your skin plump and youthful. HA also keeps lubricating your skin, not letting it go dry.
In addition, hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body. Hence, hyaluronic acid is not a foreign substance that your body will try to fight.
Given this, dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid are safe to use. You do not have to worry about complications directly caused by HA.
Plus, my clinic uses gold-standard fillers made of hyaluronic acid. The fillers we use are FDA-approved as well.
Since the main aim of the liquid face lift is to tighten and lift your face, these fillers have to work hand in hand.
Dermal fillers are gooey-like substances used during a liquid facelift.
Here are the top benefits of getting a liquid facelift:
1. A liquid facelift is quick and easy.
Unlike a surgical facelift that takes hours to complete, a liquid facelift can be done in less than an hour. Its quick nature makes it popular among people who want to improve their appearance without spending hours in an operating room.
In addition, a liquid face lift is easy to perform. Your cosmetic doctor only has to inject fillers at certain points of your face.
2. A liquid lift improves your appearance without surgery.
Many people want to improve their appearance. Yet, these people are afraid of surgery.
If you are one of these people, a liquid lift helps. This procedure does not require you to go under the knife. You don’t need to have incisions and stitches, but your appearance will improve.
In addition, a liquid facelift produces subtle and natural results. It will look as if you did not have anything done.
3. A liquid lift is more affordable than surgery.
Another benefit a liquid facelift offers is its affordability. A liquid facelift is more affordable than surgery.
So, if you want to get the results of a traditional facelift without paying a huge one-time fee, a liquid lift is an ideal option.
While you have to get a liquid lift again after the effects wear off, paying a smaller fee each time you get the procedure won’t be as heavy in the pocket as paying a huge fee upfront for surgery.
4. A liquid facelift has fewer risks.
Due to its non-surgical nature, a liquid facelift involves fewer risks compared to surgery.
While there are risks associated with liquid facelifts, they are less intense compared to those associated with surgical facelifts. Furthermore, they go away faster than those associated with surgery.
5. A liquid face lift does not require a long downtime.
Given the liquid facelift’s non-surgical nature, the procedure requires little to no downtime.
A liquid lift also does not require an overnight stay, so you can go home the next day. You can also opt to go back to work or school the day after the procedure.
In this section, I will walk you through the whole liquid facelift process. I will discuss what you can expect before, during, and after a liquid face lift.
A liquid face lift involves an extensive consultation, injections, and proper aftercare.
Before anything else, you must consult a doctor. Doing so ensures that you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. You can book a consultation with me here.
During the consultation, I will ask you about your goals, medical history, and current condition.
Based on the information you disclose, I will determine whether a liquid facelift is the best procedure for you or not.
If it is, I might suggest other complementary procedures such as laser resurfacing and tear trough filler treatment.
Once you agree with everything we discussed, you can set an appointment for your treatment.
The best way to prepare for a facelift is to adopt healthy habits. These habits include staying hydrated all through the day, getting enough rest, and eating a healthy diet.
You also have to stop making choices that decrease your body’s healing capacity. These include smoking and drinking alcohol.
In addition, you have to make sure that you stock up on the provisions you need for aftercare. While a non-surgical facelift does not require a long downtime, you still have to take care of yourself after the procedure.
A liquid facelift involves proper preparation including eating a healthy diet.
Please try to arrive at the clinic on time for your filler facelift appointment. If you can arrive earlier, please do so.
However, you don’t have to worry about arriving late. My staff and I can wait for you.
To start the procedure, the staff will clean your face.
I will then analyse your face to see the best injection points. After determining the right injection points, we will put topical anaesthesia on your face.
After this, I will inject dermal fillers in certain parts of your face. Some patients need more fillers, others need less. The amount of fillers I will use depends on your goals.
Next, we will wipe your face and let you rest. During this time, the staff will process your release.
A liquid lift does not call for an overnight stay, so you can go home after the procedure. It will be best to have someone assist or drive you home.
After the procedure, you can expect side effects such as sensitivity and redness. However, these side effects typically go away a few days after the procedure.
Make sure to properly take care of yourself as well. Closely follow the aftercare instructions I gave you, so you can recover seamlessly.
A liquid facelift involves proper aftercare for a seamless recovery.
You should be able to recover from a filler facelift in a few days.
The side effects will consistently subside for a few days. However, you can go back to work or school the day after the procedure.
Since a liquid lift does not involve stitches and dressing, you can go to social gatherings a few days after the procedure.
You can notice changes right after the procedure, but it will take some time for the full effects to show. It’s because the dermal fillers news to settle under your skin.
The effects of a filler facelift can last for 18 to 24 months. The exact duration varies from one patient to another. If you think that the results start to wear off, contact your cosmetic doctor for advice.
Just like any type of facelift, a liquid lift involves some risks. Potential risks and side effects include the following:
Bruises are a product of small blood vessels affected during injection. Since the treatment involves injecting dermal fillers, you might get mild bruises after the procedure.
Another normal risk linked to a liquid facelift is mild swelling. The injections will prompt your body to heal. Thousands of cells will rush to the affected area. The influx of cells can cause mild swelling.
Mild redness at and around the injection points after a liquid facelift is completely normal. Mild redness develops because of a localised response. However, this must not cause further concern because it disappears in a few days.
Risks linked to a liquid face lift include mild redness.
If you have been looking for ways to improve your appearance without having surgery, you most likely heard of non-surgical facelift or liquid facelift.
Want to know exactly how a liquid facelift can help you? Book a consultation with a reputable cosmetic doctor now!