Liquid Face Lift

Dermal Fillers Give Natural Appearance of Rejuvenation

One option for reversing the appearance of aging is the use of Dermal Filler. Dermal Fillers can reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss. The effect can be to return the dermis to a more youthful state, giving a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts.

Your First Visit: During your consultation, we will ask about your medical history, allergies, medications you take and we will perform an examination of the soft tissue of your face to assess wrinkle depths, folds and areas you may want corrections to be made. Most patients will need only one treatment for optimal rejuvenation, however, results may vary and additional treatments may be required to achieve and main optimal results.

While there are several types of dermal fillers, some of the most popular are collagen based. Evolence hyaluronic acid based fillers (Restylane and Juvederm), poly lactic acid based fillers (Sculptra) and calcium hydroxyapatite fillers (Radiesse) can be used or even combined in various places in the face to improve the entire facial aesthetic in a procedure known as Liquid Face Lift.

Typically, a Liquid Face Lift is done in combination with BOTOX® along with Dermal Fillers such as, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm Voluma and Kybella. Preparing for a Dermal Filler Procedure Any drugs that may prolong bleeding (aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDs) should be avoided for at least 7-10 days prior to your appointment. These drugs can increase a risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Homeopathic preparations from the herb Arnica Montana, SinEcch™ is a regimen that significantly reduces bruising and swelling after surgery as well as after Dermal Filler injections. This is a product that is purchased over the counter at a vitamin store or directly from SinEcch™.

Botox® Cosmetic is a procedure using Botulinum Toxin to treat the visible signs of aging by removing or reducing wrinkles. Clostridium botulinum bacterium is purified to become the protein known as Botox®. When injected into muscles, Botox® reduces activity which can reduce frown lines between the brows. Botox® Cosmetic is a treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines, lasting up to 4 months.

Reasons for considering Botox® include: excessive facial wrinkles furrows in your forehead crows feet around your eyes frown line between your eyebrows This procedure involves the injection of a small amount, 1-2 cc of Botox® into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® blocks the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, relaxing them and smoothing out the skin. The results of this procedure will last three to six months. Following the procedure, patient orders include refraining from heavy physical exercise, rubbing the injected area for 24 hours, applying make-up or laying flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. For information about Botox®: botoxcosmetic.com.

Juvéderm® Voluma, Ultra Plus & Ultra Plus XC® Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. The Juvéderm® gels instantly restore the volume of skin and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds which are the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). For information about Juvéderm®: juvederm.com.

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable that reduces moderate to severe fat on the upper neck (double chin). The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule which eats away at fat. Properly injected, other cells will remain healthy and intact.

Volbella Juvéderm® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine is the latest advancement in the Juvéderm® range of facial fillers, developed for use around the lips and mouth. This smooth gel is injected with an ultra-fine needle. The gel provides a soft natural feel while filling in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture. The treatment results can last up to a year.

Meet Your Plastic Surgeons

Robert F. Garza, M.D., FACS                                     Dwayne Lett, M.D., FACS