Have you heard the buzz about the liquid facelift? This is a relatively new skin care treatment quickly growing in popularity among men and women that want a non-surgical way to dramatically enhance the appearance of facial wrinkles and skin sagging. The procedure involves the use of injectables to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and produce more facial contour (read our guide to facial injectables here). In this procedure, BOTOX is typically used to lift the brows and treat crow’s feet and other wrinkles surrounding the eyes and then dermal fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvéderm are injected around the mouth and nose and along the jaw line and sides of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and slackened skin.
liquid facelift before and after photo
This procedure reached a new level of popularity in recent weeks when celebrity Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York publicly disclosed that she recently underwent a “liquid facelift” (also called the “knife free facelift”) when beauty experts and gossip columnists accused her of going under the knife due to her new youthful complexion (see photos below). She went on to tell People magazine that she undergoes the liquid facelift procedure every six months.
The cost of the treatment varies depending on the number of facial areas that are treated and the amount of product that is injected, but typically ranges between $1,000 and $3,000. There is generally only 1-2 days of downtime, given that no anesthetics are used and no incisions are made.