Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin offer what’s become known as the ‘liquid facelift’. What is it; and does it really do what it implies?

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All the beauty companies who spend millions advertising each year dearly want you to believe that a cream or lotion can turn back the hands of the clock, performing miraculous ‘lifting’; ‘firming’ and generally giving you a fabulous outcome.

To really lift or firm, the product must go under the skin

However, regardless of what they say, there is no lotion or cream that can lift or indeed firm the face just by merely applying it to the surface of the face.

There are, however, products that once injected into the skin can genuinely produce far more dramatic results and greatly improve the appearance of ageing- but they don’t come cheap, and they must be administered by a doctor.

Time and Gravity; the twin enemies

As we age and gravity begins to take effect, we see jowls forming on the lower half of the face; volume loss around the cheek area; furrows between the brows; crow’s feet around the eyes and  a whole cornucopia of undesirables lines and saggy bits that make us look old.

The young face is like an inverted triangle; with a narrow chin and volume around the top of the cheekbones; but as we get older that triangle turns upside down, leaving us with sagging around the lower half of the face and myriad networks of lines on the skin after a lifetime of facial contortions.

Dermal fillers and botox combination

The term ‘liquid facelift’ breaks down to a targeted combination of two types of products; an anti-wrinkle injectable such as botox, and a variety of dermal fillers.

Anti–wrinkle injectables like botox work by immobilising the muscle that causes contractions when you make a facial expression, like a frown.

By eliminating the muscle contraction, the muscle is allowed to relax. This in turn allows the overlying skin to relax too; releasing the crease or wrinkle it would normally form when frowning or making an expression.

A combination of botox with dermal filler – a product literally used to ‘fill’ deep creases – in the hands of a skilled practitioner with a great aesthetic eye can make a huge difference to the way you look.

There are a range of dermal fillers available At Cosmetic Doctor; from hyaluronic acid based filler to calcium microspheres. The type of filler used will depend on the area of the face; the depth of the creases and the desired result.

Fillers with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm or Restylane, are popular and well-tolerated because the hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body, thus less likely to have allergy issues.

There are also many others, such as Sculptra, that cause the body to create its own collagen, and lasts even longer. Each product has a unique set of factors that might make one a better choice for you than another, so a careful consultation with Dr. Fay will determine which is the perfect option for you.

Lines are minimised or erased altogether, and sagging skin is lifted and filled out.

These products dramatically improve appearance without the downtime, hassle or expense – not to mention the risk – of invasive surgery.

Look Natural; never fake

Cosmetic Doctor can use injectable products to not only help erase signs of ageing, but also to correct asymmetries and generally improve what you were born with – without making you look unnatural or ‘overdone’.

A good liquid facelift should make people seem well-rested and younger; never frozen, shiny or stretched. People will notice you look great – but they probably won’t be able to figure out why!

To book and appointment, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100.