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Happy Birthdays, Courtesy of the Liquid Facelift

When you think of your next birthday, does the word “happy” come to mind? If the past few birthdays have left you feeling somewhat over the hill, get ready to reach your peak again. Turning back the clock is not as challenging as you might think thanks to a combination of injectables and fillers that can take years from your face in just one short office visit. Uniting these treatments and including the newly-FDA approved volumizer

Juvéderm Voluma will give you a minimally-invasive version of the traditional facelift, just without the downtime, expense or surgery. It’s called the “liquid facelift,” and it only takes about an hour, but results are measured in years.

To achieve maximum results, a liquid facelift combines an injectable like Botox that will smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, a dermal filler such as Juvéderm Ultra Plus and the volumizing power of Juvéderm Voluma. While each of these treatments can also be had separately, together they will get rid of crow’s feet and forehead winkles, fill in lines around the mouth, plump cheeks and add definition to the chin and jaw line. Thus, the liquid facelift truly does lift the face. In fact, no one will believe how many candles you need on your birthday cake.

As you likely know, Botox is a trade name for a Botulinum toxin. It works by temporarily relaxing the contraction of muscles, which means wrinkles can relax too. Botox is typically used to eliminate crow’s feet and wrinkles between the eyebrows and on the forehead. It can even be used to produce a beautiful natural- looking brow lift.

The dermal filler Juvéderm Ultra Plus is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It has been used for many years to fill in smile lines, and hollow areas under the eyes.

A newcomer to the American market, but utilized for nearly a decade in Europe, Canada and Latin America, Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only product designed to add volume to all areas of the cheeks and can also plump the chin and jaw. This is the product that really puts the “lift” in the liquid facelift. Many people do not realize that the tired look they see in the mirror is actually a loss of facial volume. Juvéderm Voluma adds back that volume, restoring cheekbones and the shape of a youthful face.

These three treatments last for varying amounts of time. Botox requires a touchup about every three to four months, Juvéderm Ultra Plus will be visible for roughly a year, and Juvéderm Voluma lasts for two years. This means that once the initial “facelift” is performed, maintenance requires touch-up visits every one to two years, so retaining results is convenient and affordable. Even better, the downtime needed for any of these safe treatments is minimal – from no downtime at all to maybe a few days of redness or bruising at the injection site.

The combination of Botox, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Voluma offers a simple, but effective alternative to a surgical facelift. With the help of these three treatments, you can make sure your next birthday is a happy one with reason to celebrate.