Book Appointment

Book Appointment

Leave your contacts and we will get back to you asap. We are here to help you.

Error: Contact form not found.

Dermal Fillers

What Is Liquid Facelift?

Liquid facelifts are novel cosmetic products used to enhance a youthful appearance. Herein is detailed information on a liquid facelift, what to expect from a liquid facelift procedure, and which is appropriate.

Collagen, subcutaneous fat, and elastin are the skin’s connective fibers that deteriorate with age. The skin becomes lax and prone to wrinkling as a consequence. Many women feel powerless in the face of this trend, but not all are willing to resort to drastic measures like plastic surgery. The liquid facelift is an alternative to invasive surgery. It is important to remember that not all liquid facelifts are equal; your board-certified plastic surgeon may use various techniques and solutions to address specific skin and soft tissue concerns to give you a natural, long-lasting result.

What is a liquid facelift?

Liquid facelifts, also known as dermal filler injections, are a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelifts. Patients with modest sagging and fine lines are the greatest candidates for liquid facelifts. If you have drooping skin, your cosmetic doctor may recommend a surgical facelift. You do not need any anesthetic for a liquid facelift; most have numbing agents to make the procedure tolerable. There is little to no recovery time involved, and a simple layer of makeup easily conceals any remaining evidence of cosmetic surgery. It takes a few minutes for each injection to take effect. The liquid facelift may be used in the following areas;  

  • Temples
  • In the hollow space below the lower eyelid
  • Facial skin that has begun to sag
  • Marionette lines, or nasolabial folds – are the creases that form between the nose and the corners of the lips.
  • Jowls

The operation’s total cost will change depending on the quantity of filler your surgeon employs and your geographic location.

What To Expect in a Liquid Facelift Procedure

Dermal fillers injected during a liquid facelift make the skin look fuller and more youthful. According to Bukhari et al. (2018), dermal fillers mimic collagen and elastin’s structural functions. Age and repeated use of facial muscles break down the collagen framework of the skin; your skin will become dry and brittle, causing wrinkles to appear. ‌

Dermal fillers for a liquid facelift may include:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is the most common dermal filler. It can moisturize your skin by filling in the gaps between elastin and collagen fibers.

Polymethylmethacrylate Beads

These are not absorbed by the body and are safe to use near the mouth. These tiny plastic particles will stimulate your body to produce more collagen.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Human bones contain calcium minerals, lasting up to 18 months when used as a filler. It is essential for bone health. The filler masks skin conditions like acne.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid 

According to Delgado et al. (2019), platelet-rich plasma is a promising new treatment that uses the patient’s tissue. A plasma injection is given to the patient’s face. The doctor takes a sample of the patient’s blood and spins it in the lab to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. Platelets and growth factors found in plasma have been hypothesized to increase collagen formation; however, the hypothesis has not been definitively tested. The lifespan is less predictable, which is a major drawback.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liquid Facelifts

Is a Liquid Facelift Appropriate for You?

According to Alam& Tung (2018), patients with slight aging signs (fine lines and wrinkles or little volume loss) and no severe drooping skin or jowls are good candidates for a liquid facelift. The liquid facelift provides a temporary increase in volume or diminishes the appearance of wrinkles; they may need upkeep to maintain the appearance. 

Can You Get a Safe Facelift?

Liquid facelifts are typically safe if conducted by a board-certified cosmetic practitioner. There are, however, dangers associated with a liquid facelift. According to Wu et al. (2019), the injections may result in noticeable bruises. If you use blood thinners, the bruises become quite serious. You should inform your cosmetic doctor before the surgery if you use any drugs or supplements.

Among the most often seen side effects are:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Discomfort while trying to smile or laugh.

These side effects go away in a short duration.Other less common adverse effects include:

  • Cysts or Abscesses
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infections caused by bacteria, such as staph infections or strep throat

Contact your anesthetic practitioner as soon as you experience any side effects from your liquid facelifts, such as an allergic response or flu-like symptoms.


As an alternative to surgery, liquid facelifts have a shorter recovery time, lower risk of complications, and more affordable pricing. The procedure is less expensive in the short run. The results of a facelift can persist for up to ten years, although the recovery time is rather long (about ten to fourteen days). Dermal fillers may be preferable to surgery in some cases, including when enhancing the temples, but their effectiveness is limited to specific locations. Client and their cosmetic doctor should weigh the pros and cons of cosmetic plastic surgery and injections before settling on one. A liquid facelift is an alternative to surgery; patients who want facial enhancement without long-time commitment can have the procedure.


Alam, M., & Tung, R. (2018). Injection technique in neurotoxins and fillers: planning and basic technique. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 79(3), 407-419.

Bukhari, S. N. A., Roswandi, N. L., Waqas, M., Habib, H., Hussain, F., Khan, S., … & Hussain, Z. (2018). Hyaluronic acid, a promising skin rejuvenating biomedicine: A review of recent updates and pre-clinical and clinical investigations on cosmetic and nutricosmetic effects. International journal of biological macromolecules, 120, 1682-1695.

Delgado, D., Garate, A., Vincent, H., Bilbao, A. M., Patel, R., Fiz, N., … & Sánchez, M. (2019). Current concepts in intraosseous platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis. Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma, 10(1), 36-41.

Wu, W. T., Jones, D., & Swift, A. (2019). Injection Rhinoplasty–Aesthetic Considerations and the Anatomical Basis for Safe Injection Techniques. Injectable Fillers: Facial Shaping and Contouring, 131.