Liquid Facelift

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A liquid facelift is a highly customized procedure that involves using cosmetic injections to revitalize your facial appearance. The procedure derives its name from a traditional facelift, which involves using surgical techniques to reverse the signs of aging on the face. A liquid facelift reverses the signs of aging, diminishes wrinkles, and elevates facial contours without incisions, scarring, or downtime. It only takes a few strategic injections.

What can a liquid facelift do?

  • Correct unwanted dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
  • Fill out unwanted facial wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and folds.
  • Correct nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the nose and mouth.
  • Restore volume to the mid-face regions, including the cheeks, under-eye regions, and chin.
  • Elevate the contours of your face, such as the cheeks, chin, and jawline.
  • Enhance the lips and make them look fuller, suppler, and more symmetrical.
  • Eliminate excess subcutaneous fat cells under the chin (double chin).
  • Restore volume to the back of the hands (dorsal hands).

What does a liquid facelift include?

A liquid facelift involves injecting a unique combination of cosmetic injections into strategically chosen locations on your face. The specific injections used for the treatment depend on your goals and concerns, such as dynamic wrinkles, sunken cheeks, recessed chin, and thin lips. Our medical providers examine your facial contours, discuss your goals, and recommend the ideal treatments. But most liquid facelifts include wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, Sculptra, and/or Kybella.

Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, are ideal for unwanted dynamic wrinkles on the face, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. When injected into targeted areas, Botox and Dysport temporarily paralyze the facial muscles responsible for your wrinkles, thus diminishing the associated expression lines.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume underneath the skin’s surface. Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse are some of the most effective dermal fillers — they restore your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves or stimulate natural collagen production. Dermal fillers can fill out fine lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume, and elevate your facial contours.


Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that encourages your body to produce its natural filler material. When injected into targeted areas on the face, Sculptra stimulates collagen production to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume, and enhance your facial contours. The results gradually improve over several weeks and months.


Kybella is the ideal non-surgical treatment for a double chin, also known as submental fullness. When injected into targeted areas under the chin, deoxycholic acid (the active ingredient) dissolves excess fat cells and facilitates their eventual expulsion from the body. This treatment gradually eliminates excess fat cells, making your chin look slimmer.

What are the benefits of a liquid facelift?

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Elevates your facial contours
  • Personalized according to your needs
  • No incisions, scarring, or downtime
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime

What happens during a liquid facelift?

Your liquid facelift treatment starts with a thorough consultation. The medical provider examines your facial skin, evaluates the signs of aging, discusses your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, and curates a personalized treatment plan. The medical expert will also discuss all your treatment options, highlighting the unique benefits of each cosmetic injection included in your liquid facelift treatment plan.

During your liquid facelift, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel to ensure a painless and comfortable experience. The chosen cosmetic injections are carefully injected into the strategically chosen parts of your face — the number of injections will depend on your unique concerns and treatment plan. The entire procedure concludes within 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your goals.

What are the side effects of a liquid facelift?

Your liquid facelift session may cause mild and temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbing, and pinpoint bleeding around the injection points. There are no harsh side effects or complications.

Is there any downtime after a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift doesn’t involve any downtime. You should avoid strenuous workouts for a day, but you may resume your daily activities and work immediately.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. Our medical providers customize all treatment plans according to your unique goals, concerns, and facial anatomy, ensuring safe and naturalized results. We elevate your facial contours and help you look eternally and effortlessly youthful. Please schedule an appointment to explore your liquid facelift treatment options in San Carlos.