As we grow older, our face undergoes a lot of changes. The collagen and elastin fibres in the skin degenerate, the muscles become thin, the deep fat is lost and the bone shrinks too. In short, the skin loses its support system. This leads to a gaunt face, hollow under eyes and or puffy eyes, hollow cheeks, thin lips, jowls like a bull dog, retruded chin and sagging skin.
The liquid facelift is a combination of fillers and botox injections done in such a way that the face looks youthful and one looks at least five years younger. While botox is used to erase or soften lines and wrinkles, fillers are used to fill all the hollows on the face be it under eye or cheek. Fillers are also used to plump thin lips and recreate retruded chin. Fillers are also used at anchoring points of the face to lift the face. So the sagging and bull dog droop is taken care of without surgery. The procedure is done under topical anaesthesia (creams) and requires no hospitalization. It is like a lunch time procedure. There are no side effects except bruising in some. The bruises may take 5 days to a week to go. Sometimes there may be very mild swelling for a day. However, these are very temporary. It is one of the latest anti-aging trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and is touted as a less expensive and less risky alternative to a traditional facelift.
Do not get injected by anyone other than a licensed physician, preferably a board certified plastic surgeon or qualified dermatologist who is trained and experienced in the use of injectable dermal fillers.