The latest hype surrounding cosmetic procedures is the “liquid facelift,” which achieves a more youthful appearance using BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Restylane®. In my Denver practice, I see great results from these treatments in patients who are not quite ready for a facelift.
BOTOX and Restylane can help to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume to the face. The most common areas of treatment are frown lines on the forehead, crow’s-feet around the eyes, nasolabial folds (the lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth), and the cheek/under-eye region. Patients treated with BOTOX and Restylane in my Denver offices often enjoy the results for 3 to 12 months.
Although these treatments can minimize signs of aging, they do not lift the face, as is implied in the “liquid facelift” nickname. If your face is showing signs of aging from gravity or loss of elasticity, you are more likely a candidate for a facelift. I do a short-scar facelift technique that reduces jowls and loose skin on the neck, something Restylane simply can’t do. The results of facelift surgery can last up to 10 years.