The term "liquid facelift" can be useful to help you imagine what a liquid (in this case, a dermal filler such as Juvéderm Voluma®) can do to lift the face. Think of your cheeks and chin as the "coat hanger" of your face. When we are young and have nice, full cheekbones, the skin of our midface sits up nice and high. As we age and lose volume in the cheeks, the skin in this area starts to droop and sag and cause the classic signs of facial aging. We see more smile lines, facial creases, and drooping cheeks. The coat hanger's strength is lost, and the face begins to fall.
A dermal filler can be injected into the cheek area to create more volume. This "liquid" being injected creates the fullness that youthful cheeks have. Making the cheeks rounder and fuller helps naturally bring up the skin in this area and create some lift. This reestablishes the coat hanger of your face and gives you that subtle "facelift" through the cheek region. Of course, this can all be done very naturally. No huge cheeks or looking like an "alien" are necessary to get the lift and result you want. When injecting the cheeks precisely for a natural look, everybody will notice you look younger, but nobody will know specifically what you did.
A non-surgical "liquid facelift" is a short procedure done in the office. Discomfort is minimal. Downtime is essentially zero. And results are immediate.
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