Liquid Lift FAC

Achieve a Liquid Lift with BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers

Liquid Lift or Liquid Facelift is a procedure that uses injections of dermal fillers or muscle immobilizers (Botox) to erase fine lines as well as firm and tighten sagging skin. This procedure adds volume to your face, as well. It is used to treat mild conditions like crow's feet, marionette lines, small jowls and vertical lip lines.

What Does a Liquid Lift Involve?

After consulting with the doctor to discuss the options, the patient is given a local anesthetic in the target area. The doctor will then start injecting the filler and/or Botox in the specific area(s) discussed.

Most Liquid Lifts are temporary and last anywhere from a few months to 2 years. The procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. There may be some bruising at the injection for the next day or so.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injections that fill a line or crease with a specific substance and make the line apparently disappear. They can also add volume to the face by filling out thin lips and making facial skin tighter.

Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body. Some studies indicate that repeated injections of hyaluronic acid may stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Depending on the type of filler used, the effects of a hyaluronic acid can last from several months to 2 years.

A few dermal fillers are made with synthetic substances, which last longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers. They are also more likely to cause side effects including redness and bruising.

What is BOTOX®?

A BOTOX® injection works by paralyzing certain muscles and blocking certain nerves. Botox smooths facial wrinkles, in which the effects can last 3 to 12 months. You are able to return to work as well as other activities after treatment. BOTOX® should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

By working together, we can develop the best treatment plan  for your Liquid Lift in order to meet your cosmetic needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.


Wave Your Crow’s Feet Goodbye With BOTOX

BOTOX generates buzz throughout the cosmetic industry given its remarkable efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  These treatments are so fast and convenient that they can even be performed on a person’s lunch break, as they take less than 20 minutes. If you’ve recently noticed crow’s feet or other fine lines developing around your eyes, BOTOX injections may be the perfect solution for you.

What Crow’s Feet Are and How They Develop

Crow’s feet develop around the eyes and radiate outwards towards the temples. They are a form of dynamic wrinkles which are a result of built-up tension within the expressive muscles. Each time you use your expressive muscles to show emotion, the resulting expansion and contraction invariably creates tension. Over time, built-up tension in these underlying muscles can have a wrinkling effect at the surface of the skin. Smiling and laughing are two actions that cause the greatest amount of movement in the expressive muscles around the eyes and thus, crow’s feet can be seen as signifying a life well-lived. Despite their somewhat positive connotation, crow’s feet can make a person look significantly older than he or she really is.

How BOTOX Eliminates Crow’s Feet

BOTOX is a purified solution that has an instant and powerful impact on nerve activity. When strategically injected into the expressive muscles near the eyes, this solution can temporarily block nerve signals. These injections cause the expressive muscles to relax. As a result, built-up tension is released and the appearance of crow’s feet is greatly minimized. The effects of BOTOX last from 3 to 6 months. After this time, normal nerve and muscle activity will resume and the BOTOX injections will need to be repeated.

BOTOX can create immediate improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Patients, however, are advised to wait several days to allow the full effects of BOTOX to manifest.

Learn More About BOTOX

BOTOX is a safe and convenient method for treating crow’s feet. To learn more, visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts at one of our offices (San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, or Rancho Santa Margarita). Contact us today to schedule your appointment and eliminate your crow’s feet.