Patients that wish to tackle the signs of aging without the downtime of surgery may consider a liquid facelift to achieve beautiful results. Named an Expert Injector by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. John Connors, has special expertise in facial injections and offers numerous options for patients, including wrinkle relaxers and wrinkle fillers. By using a combination of procedures, patients can enjoy a smoother, younger looking facial appearance.
A Liquid Facelift Can:
- Restore volume to the face to create a more youthful look
- Gently lift and soften facial features
- Reduce wrinkles, creases, lines or folds
- Restore natural, curved facial contours
- Create a more refreshed, energetic look
- Plump hollowed features of the face as a result of aging
- Mask under eye bags and dark circles
- Lift eyelids and open up the eyes
- Lift and reduce the appearance of jowls
- Restore the natural shape to flattened cheeks or temples
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Fill in bumps and irregularities of the nose
"Dr. Connors and his staff are some of the most wonderful people I have met since moving to Atlanta. They truly care about you-how you feel, that you are happy with results, really they treat you like family. If anyone is considering plastic surgery, Dr. Connors is a must, he will make you perfect!"- K.E. / Yelp / Aug 28, 2015
"This doctor is very professional and great he would always suggest what suits you . I really recommend him .everyone in that clinic is friendly.love the place and staff."- A. / Healthgrades / Feb 09, 2018
"My new girls!! - Dr. Connor and his staff are the best. They took great care of me. They are very caring and Dr. Connor has an impeccable bedside manner. I had a consultation with another big plastic surgeon here in Atlanta but I did not like he and his staff’s lack of bedside manner and demeanor. The moment I walked in Dr. Connor’s office and met him and his staff I knew he was the doctor for me. I knew I was in good hands. They truly make you feel like family. Dr. Connor called me personally a few hours after surgery to see how I was doing to see if I made it home safely. I would definitely recommend Dr. Connor and his staff."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 22, 2017
"Dr. Connors is the best surgeon I've had! - I have had a couple previous surgeries but none of them compared to the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Connors. His staff was exceptional and took the time to answer questions and ease my concerns. Dr. Connors was very particular about explaining my results based on my body which helped me to feel confident with my decision. I was also impressed with their surgery center and excellent..."- G. / RealSelf / Oct 13, 2017
"57 Yrs Old - Tummy Tuck - Heart Attack, 3 Stents, High Cholesterol, Sleep Apnea, Blood Pressure, and Thyroid. - It was meant for me to find the best surgeon. Dr Connors was made aware immediately of my medical history. He advised me if I wasn't physically able to handle the surgery, he would not have performed the surgery. Plus, instead of performing in his out patient facility, he recommended I go to Northside Hospital to ensure my safety. Mostly, I kept his office informed of everything - my Stree test and EKG results. Plus, my cardiologist sent a letter of clearance to inform the doctor of my condition. When calling Dr Connors office, I received answer. They were there for me during my "worrying" moments and ensured me all wold be well. Plus, after the 2nd day of surgery, the Dr. Connors called me to check on me. Who else does that? I'm looking forward to my 1st week PostOp visit. I'll keep you all posted. Overall to this point, I'm grateful."- R. / RealSelf / Sep 26, 2017
A liquid facelift combines wrinkle fillers with wrinkle relaxers to create a younger, smoother appearance. Wrinkle fillers (injectable dermal fillers) such as Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm and ArteFill are injected into the skin to plump up and fill in hollow areas. This is commonly used for under the eyes, in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips. Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX, Dysport or Xeomin are injected to relax the muscles under the skin, which helps eliminate wrinkles on the surface. Common areas for these products include forehead lines, Crow’s Feet and laugh lines. With a combination of the filler and relaxer, a rejuvenated facial appearance can be achieved.
During/After the Procedure
Prior to treatment, the practitioner will assess various aspects of the face and make marks directly on the skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the injection will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are very pleased with their results and often continue to get more injections as needed. While this will vary by product, most will produce results lasting from 3 months to a full year.
The price for liquid facelift will vary greatly depending on what and how much is being injected. To give a rough idea of cost, one syringe of BOTOX can run between $350-$500, whereas as one syringe of an injectable filler can vary between $500-$1,500 for a treatment. Some patients will need multiple syringes of the muscle relaxer product, and several syringes of filler.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Liquid Facelift FAQs
Is This Safe?
All wrinkle relaxers and fillers on the market today are FDA-approved and are safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each product so that a precise treatment plan can be formulated to meet the patient’s specific goals.
The results following a liquid facelift can last months and years depending on the products used. Some, such as BOTOX, typically only last 3-4 months, while others last much longer. It is very common for patients to come back time and time again for repeat injections. These patients feel that the benefits and results still outweigh having a surgical procedure.
Injectable fillers and muscle relaxers are used in combination to create stunning results. Some patients may also consider skin rejuvenation with chemical peels, dermabrasion and dermaplaning to continue to add surface results. These procedures help eliminate and decrease skin irregularities such as blemishes, scars, sun damage, color pigmentation and freckles.