The “Y Lift”, or “liquid facelift” were terms used by the late Dr. Frederic Brandt in regards to injectable fillers. The idea behind the liquid facelift is it does not require invasive surgery, rather it provides instant, age-reversing results. Dermal fillers are available through your favorite Beverly Hills skin specialists, allowing you to enjoy a youthful appearance without going under the knife or enduring a long recovery period.
Let’s review a few of the many benefits the liquid facelift offers:
Lift and Contour
A liquid facelift is a youth-restoring technique that lifts and contours facial features, such as the cheeks, chin, lips, brow, and areas around the nose. The result is frequently described as gentle rather than severe, as it doesn’t cause that “pulled” or “stretched” look that can occur from surgical face lifts.
Wrinkles and Folds Eradicated
By gently lifting and contouring the face, a liquid facelift also erases wrinkles and facial folds. The result is a more rested appearance with natural facial contours restored.
Specific Features or Whole Face
Yet another benefit of the Y Lift or liquid facelift is it may be used to lift the face or specific features. Perhaps a patient only wants work done on naso-labial folds, or have volume added to the cheeks. Unlike traditional facelifts, liquid facelifts do not have to involve the entire face.
Most healthy individuals are candidates for liquid facelifts. Traditional facelifts pose a whole other set of complications, and therefore limit candidacy considerably. However, if a patient has diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding or autoimmune disorders, or sensitivities to certain products, he or she is not a candidate for a liquid facelift.
Minimal Recovery Time
Recovering from a traditional facelift takes a month if not longer. Recovery from a liquid facelift takes about a week if that. Results are instant and side effects mild, and it’s possible to continue with normal activities after receiving a liquid facelift. A traditional facelift does not offer any of these benefits.