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What Are The Side Effects of A Liquid Facelift?

By: Medical Director


These days, everyone is searching for an anti-aging cure to look younger. Outside of trying the latest skin care products, facial injectables, like BOTOX® or dermal fillers, have quickly become the popular choice. Facial fillers and neurotoxins, or "wrinkle relaxers," have become the cosmetic mainstays that have people talking. Skin rejuvenation with facial injectables, also known as a liquid facelift, is giving individuals a chance to look younger, and no surgery is required. These noninvasive wonders are reversing the signs of aging, and the experts at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA are here to help.

Body+Beauty Lab offers an array of nonsurgical wrinkle treatment options to their patients in the Greater Philadelphia area. Whether you need to eliminate fine lines around your eyes, soften static wrinkles on your forehead, or add fullness back into your cheekbone area, Body+Beauty Lab can provide the answer. Here is more information on what a liquid facelift can do and the possible, minor side effects that patients may encounter.

Are you considering a liquid facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift employs a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins injected into the face to reduce or eliminate visible signs of aging skin. A noninvasive and less costly alternative to a facelift, it can eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, gently lift and boost fullness to deflated skin, and revitalize a patient's appearance. Natural contours can be augmented with much-needed volume to hollowed areas on the temples, cheeks, or beneath the eyes. Deep creases on the forehead or around the mouth, such as "laugh lines," can be filled in. The entire face can be rejuvenated, and in the process, help individuals look years younger. There is no post-surgical care, no recovery time, and can be done over a person's lunch hour. But are there any possible side effects?

Liquid facelift side effects – what are they?

It is hard to ignore the fantastic results that women and men are getting from facial injectables. Every year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of individuals getting anti-aging treatments continues to rise. The popular duo of dermal fillers and muscle relaxers, like BOTOX or Dysport®, is the cosmetic cocktail that is giving patients a whole new look without the need for surgery. When compared to a traditional facelift, the side effects of a nonsurgical facelift are quite less. Following facial injectables, it is common for patients to experience the following to some degree:

  • Slight swelling or bruising
  • Redness or discoloration
  • Itching or mild skin rash
  • A small bump or lump

These side effects are normal and will occur at or around the injection site. Symptoms should dissipate or completely clear up in 7 – 14 days. While less common, patients should be aware of these rare side effects:

  • Leakage of filler at the injection site
  • Fever or other signs of infection
  • Large bump or nodule at the injection site
  • Movement of filler from the target area to another
  • Severe skin rash

While facial fillers or BOTOX are generally safe, patients can avoid more severe complications or side effects by finding a qualified, experienced, and licensed injector, like those at Body+Beauty Lab.

Nonsurgical facelift results, and how long do they last?

A liquid facelift can produce positive, long-term effects that help Philadelphia men and women fight the visible signs of aging skin. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers help take the stress off the skin and can even delay the aging process. While long-term results will vary, BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxers generally last 3 – 6 months. Dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and others, can last anywhere between 6 – 18 months or longer. These preventive anti-aging treatments vary in duration from patient to patient, and other factors, such as the type of injectable, target area, and how fast a patient's body absorbs it, are all factors that weigh into long-term results.

Even though nonsurgical facelift results are temporary, patients can restore a youthful glow and eliminate those pesky signs of aging without invasive surgery. Are you not ready for a traditional facelift? Then a liquid facelift could be the solution. Facial injectables are a safe, effective alternative offered by the experts at Body+Beauty Lab. They will take the time to listen to your aesthetic goals and devise a treatment plan to get you the right nonsurgical facelift results.

If you are considering a facial cosmetic procedure with dermal fillers or BOTOX, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA. It won't take long to get fantastic results and look years younger.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.