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Liquid Lift

The Liquid Lift refers to the subtle non-surgical facelift results that can be achieved with a combination of different dermal fillers in different areas along with a neuromodulator like Botox or Dysport.  Taking advantage of the slightly different characteristics of different fillers, Dr. Chiu will sculpt, contour, lift, and volumize the face.  This is the best approach for a full facial rejuvenation, as it does not just focus on one problem area.

Common Questions

1. What is a Liquid Facelift?

The Liquid Facelift is a term utilized to describe the non-surgical rejuvenation of the face utilizing modalities such as fillers, volumnizers, and neuromodulators to contour and bring back a rested, balanced, and more youthful appearance. At The Derm Institute (TDI), we coin it TDI’s Effortless Glow Treatment. It is a way of utilizing our expert and cutting edge non-invasive cosmetic modalities to achieve the most natural appearing rejuvenation with lifted and balanced contours of the facial shape.

2. Does the Liquid Facelift require surgery? Do I need general anesthesia?

Liquid Facelifts are completely non-surgical, requiring only local topical anesthesia. With a master injector such as Dr. Annie Chiu, downtime is minimal, and most patients can resume normal activities immediately.

3. How long does a Liquid Facelift last?

The duration of a Liquid Facelift or TDI’s Effortless Glow Treatment varies based on the modalities that are utilized. Combination treatments with products such as Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra can give not only immediate improvement, but longer term collagen boosting and results lasting up to two years. We recommend periodic touch-ups for maintenance of your effortless glow. Dr. Chiu and staff will help you individualize your plan and interval for touchup treatments.

4. Is the procedure painful?

At The Derm Institute, patient comfort is of utmost importance. Physician strength topical numbing creams specially made for our clinic, along with the use of products that are premixed with local anesthetics makes Liquid Lifts a minimally uncomfortable procedure. Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how “effortless” the procedures feel.

5. What is the recovery like?

With all injectable treatments, there is a minor risk of bruising and swelling. To decrease the need for any recovery time, we recommend reviewing TDI’s pre-filler directions.

6. When will I begin to see results?

The beauty and appeal of TDI’s Effortless Glow Treatment and Liquid Facelifts is that results can be seen immediately. Over the course of weeks, even more impact will be noticed as new collagen is stimulated and skin texture is improved. This also varies with the injectable product that was used to achieve lift. Expert injection of traditional dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Radiesse provide instant lift, while strategic placement of volumnizing agents such as Sculptra stimulate your own body’s collagen to restore youthful contours over the course of weeks to months.

7. How many treatments are needed?

Results from a Liquid Facelift or TDI’s Effortless Glow Treatment is a complete and customized skin rejuvenation that can be seen immediately. However, depending on the products and treatment choices that are personalized for the patient, some products do require up to 2-4 treatments to achieve the optimal benefit.

8. What will the long-term results be like?

Dr. Annie Chiu personally treats every patient, providing physician-level care to achieve a subtle, effortless, natural, and rested appearance. Our goal is to achieve improvement that is completely natural to the eye, and never appear “overdone”. Dr. Chiu always says the goal is to still be yourself, but a more rested, radiant version of you.

9. What kind of downtime is there with a Liquid Facelift?

Because some bruising and swelling can occur in certain individuals, we recommend scheduling Liquid Lifts 1-2 weeks before a big event. However, most of our patients are surprised by how little downtime if any that they experience.

10. Why would I choose a Liquid Facelift rather than the traditional surgical Facelift?

A Liquid Facelifts allows a more subtle, natural and non-invasive way achieve a more youthful appearance. There is minimal downtime compared to a traditional facelift, and no general anesthesia or hospital recovery is required. The biggest advantage of a Liquid Facelift with Dr. Chiu is that she will three-dimensionally evaluate and lift the contours of your features for a natural appearing rejuvenation. Traditional surgical facelifts typically only pull back loose facial skin, sometimes resulting in a two-dimensionally flattened or artificial appearance. At The Derm Institute, we often work with top Plastic Surgeons to further define and contour the face with a Liquid Lift even after traditional facelifts to achieve optimal, natural appearing results.

11. Who is a good candidate for a Liquid facelift?

Anyone who feels some volume loss, increased folds, and sagging of the facial features is a candidate for a Liquid Facelift. Dr. Chiu will individualize a Liquid Lift for male and female patients who want to look more rested, relaxed, and radiant.

12. Can I have a Liquid Facelift procedure done if I’m pregnant?

Unfortunately most of the products utilized for Liquid Facelifts are not currently FDA-Approved for use during pregnancy or breast-feeding. However, we are committed to helping any patient achieve healthy, happy, and radiant skin, and can provide safe options for skin rejuvenation no matter who the patient is.

13. Is the Liquid Facelift procedure FDA approved?

The Derm Institute only utilizes FDA approved fillers, volumnizers, and neuromodulators, along with FDA approved devices. The application and use of these FDA supported treatment products combined with the artistic and expert techniques utilized by Dr. Chiu is what truly sets The Derm Institute’s treatments apart. There are no shortcuts, inappropriate dilutions, or non-original manufacturer discount supplies ever used in our clinic. Dr. Chiu and The Derm Institute team are committed to exclusively provide advanced, expert, cutting edge and artistic facial rejuvenation safely.

Sounds intriguing?  Call our office at 310-939-9800 for an appointment or complementary consultation today!

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