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Dermal Fillers And The 7 To 9 Point Facelift

By March 18, 2024 No Comments
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT DR. JONOV
ABOUT DR. JONOV
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.