The effects of aging are often most apparent on the face. Wrinkles can begin forming from an early age, and skin starts to sag. Fortunately, modern medical techniques give patients plenty of treatment options. These range from more extensive procedures such as a full facelift to non-surgical methods. Currently, Dr. Brent offers two powerful non-surgical treatments for signs of aging on the face: the liquid facelift and FaceTite.
Both of these procedures can provide significant appearance enhancements without the need for extensive downtime. As a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Brent works individually with each patient to determine what treatment options would prove best for them. He takes your goals and needs into consideration for each plan. You are involved every step of the way.
For many people, time has become an increasingly rare and valuable commodity. The liquid facelift is an innovative procedure developed for those seeking to avoid surgical enhancement. Though modern techniques keep risk at a minimum, surgery still requires commitment.
The liquid facelift is a cost-effective alternative that allows enhancement without permanently changing aspects of your look.
Liquid facelifts harness the rejuvenating abilities of several different injectables. These include:
These various fillers are combined expertly to create a powerful enhancement of the entire face. All without the downsides of a traditional facelift. That means there is:
- No need for anesthesia
- No extended recovery period
- Absence of invasive surgical techniques
However, it is important to acknowledge that non-surgical procedures do have their limitations.
What Makes a Liquid Facelift Special?
The liquid facelift is much more than the simple application of fillers. Instead, it requires three-dimensional sculpting. This demands profound knowledge of the underlying facial anatomy, blood vessels, and nerves. For this reason alone, it is vital to have an experienced surgeon perform the treatment.
Dr. Brent makes it a point to perform this treatment himself, rather than delegating it to assistants. Only experts should perform this treatment. In the wrong hands, you risk a wooden or plastic appearance. This results from excessive filler in some areas and not enough in others.
Is a Liquid Facelift Right for Me?
Dr. Moelleken may recommend a liquid facelift for patients seeking to:
- Restore naturally youthful contours to the entire face
- Minimize the appearance of under-eye bags and circles
- Lift the corners of the mouth,
- Decrease the prominence of the nasolabial folds
- Add volume to depleted areas of the face that have begun to sag or flatten with age (i.e. cheeks, temples)
- Contour, lift or add volume to a specific facial feature (or to the entire face)
- Conceal the appearance of wrinkles, facial folds, creases, and fine lines
- Create a more well-rested, revitalized facial appearance
The Liquid Facelift Process
The average liquid facelift utilizes approximately eight syringes of different fillers. The amounts and types of fillers will depend on your aesthetic goals.
Some patients may, for example, have only hyaluronic acid fillers. Others might need more Botox. It varies with every single patient.
After the initial swelling subsides, patients can expect significant improvements. On average, your results can last about one year. The exact length of your results depends on three factors:
- The specific combination of fillers
- The facial area(s) treated
- The rate at which the patient metabolizes the injected materials (determined by activity and genetics)
Patients desiring a more permanent solution usually opt for a surgical procedure. But for the patient who doesn’t want up to two weeks of downtime, the liquid facelift is an excellent alternative.
For some, a surgical facelift holds the key to restoring a youthful visage. For many others concerned with minor or moderate signs of aging, there is another option: FaceTite. This is an incredible non-surgical facelift that delivers stunning results without the inconveniences associated with traditional facelift surgery.
FaceTite is a revolutionary new energy-based treatment. It harnesses Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to tighten and lift loose skin.
The treatment restores a fresh, vigorous, youthful appearance.
No Incisions Necessary: How Does It Work?
FaceTite does not involve scalpels and long incisions. Instead, it utilizes heat energy delivered via several small holes in the skin. These holes are so small and expertly made that they heal without scarring. The heat contracts loose skin and sparks the stimulation of new collagen. This essential protein tightens, lifts, and improves the appearance of loose, sagging skin from the inside out!
FaceTite harnesses the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy. When absorbed by the inner layer of skin as heat, it contracts strands of collagen. These proteins form the internal structure and framework of the skin.
What Does FaceTite Target?
FaceTite is a safe and highly-effective minimally-invasive facelift procedure. And Dr. Brent is proud to now offer it in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. It is ideal for anyone concerned about the appearance of loose, sagging, drooping skin around the:
- Naso-labial folds
Benefits of FaceTite
FaceTite is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate loss of facial elasticity. As a non-surgical procedure, it has its limits. However, it offers a number of benefits over traditional facelifts:
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Can take less than one hour
- Creates only small punctures equivalent to an 18-gauge needle
- Punctures heal quickly without scarring
- Requires only about a week of downtime
- Instantly visible results, which continue to improve for the next couple of months
FaceTite might not be suitable for every patient, however. One limitation is that it does not address the excess accumulation of fatty tissue. Particularly around the jawline, jowls, and neck. If this matches your concerns, you may need an ancillary treatment such as liposuction for optimal results.
Non-Surgical Facelift Beverly Hills & Santa Barbara
The first step to enhancing your appearance is to schedule a consultation. During your meeting with Dr. Brent, you will be able to have all your questions answered. As he listens to your goals, Dr. Brent works on a personalized plan. Each treatment option he selects is specific to match your needs.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Brent is an expert in his field. He has helped countless patients enhance their appearance and rediscover their self-confidence. Call us today to learn more about your treatment options. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.