Liquid Facelift

It’s a fact of life. As we age, gravity and loss of collagen and bone structure often cause facial volume loss and a sagging of our facial features. The result: lines and deep grooves that make a face look older. Where there was once cheekbones and cheeks, hollows and areas of volume loss appear. What to do?

For decades, the only treatment option to address drooping facial features, the loss of fat/volume, and the formation of jowls was a surgical facelift. For some patients, surgery is still the best option, but many do not want to assume the risks associated with going under the knife. These risks include complications due to anaesthesia, scarring, infection, and other potential issues. Happily, for these patients, and perhaps for you, times have changed.

Today, there are a variety of anti-wrinkle and deep line treatments designed to make you look fresher in a soft, subtle way. The treatments use products that can be carefully placed to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, the famous mouth frown, jowls, and neck bands, and even raise brows. Anti-wrinkle and deep line treatments can also be used to help counteract gravity and deliver a softer more natural looking result than surgery.

The protocols for these newer products include improved patient-centric care. A more comfortable experience is now possible thanks to formulations that include topical anaesthetic, skin cooling, nerve blocks, and numbing agents. Treatment time is also shorter. Most people are in and out of their treatment in as little as half an hour.

Anti-wrinkle and deep line treatments, when administered by a doctor who is experienced and well-trained, are a much less invasive way to rejuvenate the face when compared to surgery. At Austin Clinic and The Sanctuary, we try to replace volume loss and soften lines in the most natural looking way possible. Rather than leaving people looking pumped up with big lips and cheeks, we like our patients to achieve a youthful look in a more subtle way.

Austin Clinic patients like to look refreshed, as though they have just come back from a holiday, not a visit to the surgeon. Rather than a friend or family member saying, “Have you had work done?” our patients tell us the phrase they hear the most often is, “You look well.”