Liquid Facelift in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers liquid facelifts to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
For many of us, the aging process can take a toll on our overall health, our appearance and our skin. As a result, we find ourselves longing to return to our youth, when a healthy glow and a youthful radiance were easy to maintain. A liquid facelift can help us achieve that vibrant look that we desire. Liquid facelifts are a non-surgical method of helping us to gently lift loose, sagging skin, reduce wrinkles, creases or folds and restore natural facial contours. This procedure can help patients achieve a more rested, more energetic appearance that will accentuate their outer radiance and beauty.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift is a technique whereby dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Restylane® are
injected into the skin to lift and contour facial features. For some patients, the goal of the procedure is to lift the entire face; for other patients, the goal is to simply lift or contour specific areas, such as dark circles or bags under the eyes.
A liquid facelift technique can be used to open and lift eyelids, restore natural shape to sunken cheeks or the temples, lift the corners of the mouth or to hide bumps on the nose. It also is used to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and folds.
How is a liquid facelift performed?
A liquid facelift employs the use of advanced dermal fillers that are sometimes used in combination with Botox® or Dysport®. The dermal fillers used – Juverderm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and Sculptra® — are among a newer generation that provides better results than earlier products used.
Depending on the dermal fillers being used and the areas being treated, Dr. Kontis may use a topical or local anesthetic to numb the injection sites before beginning the procedure. In some cases, a nerve block also may be used. Once the areas are numb, she will inject the filler into each area, using a different needle for each product used. Most injections only last a few seconds, and the entire procedure should take less than an hour.
What is recovery from a liquid facelift like?
As with any medical procedure, there are varying degrees of risk involved. Patients who undergo a liquid facelift may experience redness, swelling or soreness around the treated areas. There is no required downtime, and patients are usually able to return to their daily activities following the procedure. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications can be used to help with discomfort.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.