Nov
2010

Turn Back the Clock with a Sculptra Liquid Facelift

Sagging skin, wrinkles and deep folds and grooves along the forehead can add years to your appearance. If you want to achieve a more youthful look, there are alternatives to facelift surgery. Many plastic and cosmetic surgeons now perform the “liquid facelift” using injectable fillers including Sculptra, Restylane and Juvederm to add contours to the face and create a rejuvenated appearance. This innovative procedure has few side effects and patients do not need to undergo any type of surgery to see results.

If you’ve been considering facelift surgery but are hesitant to go under the knife, talk to your plastic or cosmetic surgeon about the benefits of a liquid facelift. This procedure can help you achieve a more youthful look within a week of your visit. It can also take years off your appearance!

Skin Rejuvenation Benefits of Sculptra

Sculptra is one of the newest injectable fillers available in the United States, an injectable poly-L-lactic acid filler that can fill out lines and wrinkles, and also stimulates the production of collagen. Sculptra has been used outside the United States for over a decade and is especially effective for treating facial fat loss and plumping up loose skin. You cannot be allergic to the compounds in Sculptra so no skin testing is required.

Sculptra is a popular choice for the liquid facelift procedure because it is so effective at plumping up the cheeks and filling out nasolabial folds. The injectable stays in the body for about two years. Since it also triggers the production of collagen, the skin appears smoother and more resilient. This filler can be combined with other dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Hylaform.

What to Expect with a Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelifts provide an alternative to an often-costly facelift procedure and other skin rejuvenation treatments. The procedure can shape, contour and smooth out the skin to create a more youthful look, and the plastic or cosmetic surgeon can target different areas of the face to fill out lines, plump up loose skin and add more volume to the cheeks.

This “facelift” is performed on an outpatient basis and can take up to two hours, depending on the level of contouring and sculpting needed. The surgeon may mark the areas of the face that need to be treated, and then proceed to use a combination of fillers to enhance each section of the face. The facelift may also include lip-plumping injectables such as Juvederm or Restylane. The goal of the procedure is to balance out the facial contours and create a more attractive, youthful appearance.

Some people do notice progressive results over time because some injectables speed up collagen production. Collagen helps keep the skin looking smooth and youthful, so you may notice the tone and condition of your skin continues to improve several weeks and months after the treatment.

Learn more about the liquid facelift in our injectable fillers information guide, or set up a consultation with a plastic or cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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