Dermal Fillers And The 7 To 9 Point Facelift

Dermal Fillers And The 7 To 9 Point Facelift

By | Facelift New, Facelift
When patients notice sagging skin or facial wrinkles, the only solution that comes to mind may be a facelift. However, in recent years, new types of facial fillers have opened the doors to younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin. The fact that these changes can occur without undergoing surgery creates the opportunity for additional patients to seek improvements to these cosmetic issues.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Injectors use dermal fillers to produce the effects of a facelift–lifting and smoothing the facial features–without surgery. These fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid. This substance is found organically in the body. In addition to collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid acts as a skin rejuvenator, helping moisturize and restore.

Dermal Fillers For A Liquid Facelift

Depending on the areas that require treatment, injectors will use various fillers to accomplish the desired results. Some fillers are suited to the midface region, such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds, while others are better equipped to deal with aging and wrinkles in the chin and jaw. Let’s discuss fillers frequently used by injectors and the locations where they are most effective. Some of the most popular dermal fillers are those produced from the naturally occurring element called hyaluronic acid. This substance can enhance the face, decrease lines, and add volume and bounce to the skin. Hyaluronic acid serves these purposes in many areas and through many different products. Juvederm can create plump lips and less hollow-looking under eyes, while Restylane has several formulas that target areas like the cheeks and fine lines around the mouth. One option for a long-term filler is Sculptra. This acid-based medicine is a collagen producer that helps restore the appearance of the skin and brings back a youthful look and feel. Sculptra’s effects can last for several years after the initial treatment sessions. While dermal fillers are the star of the liquid facelift, injectors may also use Botox or other wrinkle relaxers such as Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. These neurotoxins temporarily affect the muscles, relaxing them so they produce less movement at the surface. This limitation allows the skin above these muscles to rest and lose the wrinkled texture gained by overuse. What Are The 7 To 9 Points Of A Dermal Filler Facelift? Depending on the gender of the patient, injectors will target the majority of the following points.
  • Cheeks
  • Upper & Lower Cheekbones 
  • Under Eyes Or Tear Troughs
  • Around The Eyes
  • Near The Temples
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Around The Mouth
Enhancing these points helps provide facial definition and shapes that flatter the patient. Qualified injectors can alter the liquid facelift to suit the patient. For example, men often wish to concentrate on enhancements to their masculine features, such as a well-defined jaw. Women prefer to focus on creating volume and lift in strategic areas like the cheeks to produce a classically feminine appearance. A master injector will be able to help patients showcase their best features.  

Are You Considering a Liquid Facelift

The 7 to 9 point facelift, also known as the liquid facelift, is a viable procedure for patients desiring quick and natural results. Injections of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can produce stunning results without surgical intervention. The various choices of medicines and the specific areas they can target make this a highly customizable and personalized treatment option. Are you considering a facelift or a minimally invasive alternative? Call The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at (425) 775-3561 to schedule a consultation today.
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How Long Does It Take To Look Normal After A Facelift?

By | Face, Facelift
Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts often have more pronounced bruising and swelling because of the increased blood flow to the face and head. While this can be quite shocking and cause concern for patients, these side effects are generally normal and temporary. This can leave patients asking, “How long does it take to look normal after a facelift?”   Side effects–including swelling and bruising–tend to be at their worst between one and four days after surgery. Following this, in most cases, the side effects will start to subside and improve. For some patients, they begin to look normal within a week and others may take ten days to two weeks. Often makeup can be used at a certain point to disguise residual side effects as they heal.   Some factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and aftercare all contribute to how long it takes for side effects to go away. If you smoke or have smoked recently, this can prolong and hinder the healing process. Ultimately, there are hundreds of factors.   Most patients can expect to cover residual swelling and bruising after seven to ten days, allowing them to go out socially and work at that point. However, this is best evaluated by Dr. Jonov. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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Facelift Bellevue: How Long Does A Facelift Take To Heal?

By | Facelift
Facelift plastic surgery is among one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries of the face. Addressing the early signs of aging and lifting the lower the face, facelift patients are often excited by the possibilities the procedure offers. They also want to know about the recovery process and a common question is: how long does a facelift take to heal? The amount of time it takes for a facelift to heal will vary from patient to patient. Factors like age, general health, lifestyle, the extent of the surgery, and if recovery instructions are followed. Most patients can expect to return to work and the majority of their daily activities in seven to ten days. Some patients may find themselves up and about before then. However, it is important to rest and take it easy. This will promote recovery and contribute to an overall faster healing process.  As far as when you can expect to see results and everything fully healed, it can take up to a year for the skin and tissues to settle well. Most side effects dissipate in about ten days, although some swelling can hang on for a few weeks. Normally, it becomes concealable in a week or so. Within a few weeks to months, patients see the beginning of their results and they continue to improve over the first year. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.
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Mini Facelifts: What Are They And How Are They Different?

By | SwiftLift™, Facelift
You’ve probably heard of a facelift and how they can help you look years younger. For younger patients or those with fewer signs of aging, there is another procedure that may better suit for those where a traditional facelift is not needed. If you have sagging or wrinkled skin in the neck and jowls, but aren’t a candidate for a traditional facelift, a mini facelift may be a more suitable option. A mini facelift is a less invasive version of a facelift. It targets a smaller area of the face, focusing only on the neck and jowls. While a facelift may focus on more areas of the face in addition to the neck and jowls. The incision is smaller and scars less. A mini facelift is best for people who have concerns about their facial appearance, but may not need a full facelift. They are younger than the average facelift patient, or their concern is purely in the neck and jowls. They also come with significantly less risk and recovery time than a traditional facelift. Since a mini facelift is less invasive than a facelift, it means there is typically less risk for complications during or after surgery. The average recovery for a mini facelift is 5-7 days, which for any surgical procedure is remarkably quick. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery happily offers facelifts to patients in Lynwood, Bellevue and Kirkland. Contact us to schedule a mini facelift consultation today.