When the signs of facial aging appear, it’s natural to want to treat them and restore your younger appearance. However, you may not be ready for a more aggressive procedure, like a traditional facelift in Seattle. In these cases, Dr. Ridgway may recommend a liquid facelift, which is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your facial appearance without invasive surgery.
What is a liquid facelift?
In the past, if you wanted a younger appearance, you needed to have a traditional facelift. When you undergo a traditional facelift, permanent changes are made to your skin and underlying tissues. The procedure requires anesthesia, incisions and a substantial recovery period.
Today, there is the liquid facelift – a non-invasive procedure capable of treating the same signs of aging and achieving the same subtle lift. When you undergo this treatment, Dr. Ridgway will use a custom blend of dermal fillers and BOTOX injections to restore your youthful volume and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Because these are temporary solutions, you will need routine touchups to maintain your new look. However, many of our patients find that the benefits of avoiding surgery far outweigh the drawbacks of ongoing maintenance visits.
What can a liquid facelift accomplish?
Though it’s much gentler and less intensive, the liquid facelift is still able to address many of the same signs of aging as the traditional surgical approach. When applied with the artistic hand of a leading Bellevue plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ridgway, a liquid facelift can:
- Reduce jowls.
- Improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles.
- Lift and tighten sagging skin around the eyes, cheeks and forehead.
- Restore lost volume to the cheeks.
- Eliminate facial folds and furrows.
Although the results of a liquid facelift are temporary, that does not mean they fade right away. You can expect your youthful new look to last several months, depending on which dermal filler was used. At that point, your body will break down the filler gradually, and your face will return to its previous appearance over time unless you return to the office for ongoing maintenance appointments.
Are you a candidate for a liquid facelift?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the signs of facial aging that concern them most. With that said, the liquid facelift is a safe procedure for most individuals who wish to revitalize their facial appearance without an invasive surgical procedure.
However, there are some individuals who are not likely to benefit from the liquid facelift. For example, if you suffer from excessive sagging skin, heavy jowls and severe lines and wrinkles, you may require a more aggressive surgical procedure to completely address these more advanced signs of aging.
Although these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best liquid facelift Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today. During that meeting, he will walk you through what this procedure can accomplish and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If a weathered facial appearance is harming your confidence and betraying your age, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best liquid facelift Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway today. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the signs of aging that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore your smooth and youthful overall look.Schedule a consultation