Cosmetic surgical procedures such as a mini-facelift or full facelift in Toronto are increasing in demand each year, the new “liquid facelift” treatment is also gaining traction. The minimally invasive new technique claims to lift, smooth and tighten facial skin, without surgery. Are professionals able to achieve what they advertise?
While it’s understandably appealing to take an easier, less pricey route to facial rejuvenation, the question of whether a liquid option can work for you can be tricky to answer. Below, we will outline what a non-surgical option may involve and let you know what Dr. Phillip Solomon recommends for his facial clients.
For those who are not yet ready to proceed with a facelift in Toronto, the treatment commonly known as a liquid facelift can be a preferable solution. Also termed “soft lift” by the manufacturers of facial fillers and neuromodulators, this liquid injectable procedure combines both neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport, with HA dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.
The combination of relaxing muscles and filling in lost facial volume results in a rested, youthful look. The results can be comparable to surgery. However, each person’s needs and the degree to which a liquid lift will help, vary quite a lot.
Procedures are as different as people are. That is why a customized treatment plan is designed for each of Dr. Phillip Solomon’s patients to ensure contouring, smoothing and lifting of the specific facial areas where they need it.
There’s no question injectable facial rejuvenation is effective, but the question to ask is, will this treatment work for you? Part of the consultation process for this procedure involves facial assessment and honest discussion about what your goals are and what can realistically be achieved. While filler and Botox can help erase years from a person’s appearance, they are most effective when a persons’ overall skin tone and elasticity is still in good condition.
For those who present with significant sagging, wrinkles and excess skin, a surgical facelift will likely be far more useful to help them reach their goals and love their new look. While a non-surgical plan can achieve a lot or even maintain surgical results long term, it cannot reduce lax skin or create the dramatic results surgery can achieve.
Older patients and those with advanced wrinkles will benefit from more proactive methods. However, if you are in your 30’s, 40’s or 50’s and your skin is still relatively toned with a few problem areas, this may be the solution you’re seeking. Dr. Solomon will guide you with a thorough analysis and his expert recommendation.
A traditional procedure utilizes incisions at the temples, behind the ear and into the hairline to lift and smooth facial skin, while also adjusting and tightening connective tissue and muscle underneath. The outcomes can be dramatic with impressive longevity.
Conversely, injectable facelift methods soften muscle movement and fill tissue under the skin’s surface to create a similar effect on a more minor level. The results last between 9-18 months, although some fillers can stay in place for up to two years. The cost of non-surgical options can be much lower at the outset but may need to be repeated every year or two to maintain beautiful results.
Dr. Philip Solomon, Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery, has been practicing facial rejuvenation for over 20 years and is renowned for his specialized techniques. We welcome you to contact us to learn more.
Whether you’re seeking a surgical facelift in Toronto, or not ready to go that route yet, he can help you plan a procedure that can help knock years off your facial appearance and leave you looking refreshed and restored.
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