Liquid Facelift Overview
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
"Wonderful staff, amazing results, and overall great experience! This was my first time receiving Botox and lip filler. My wedding is coming up this fall and I wanted to enhance my features, but still look natural. Given it was my first time, I was very nervous going in. However, I had absolutely no reason to be! The receptionist at the front desk started my appointment off on the right foot and immediately put my mind at ease. She was extremely friendly, welcoming and made the check-in process a breeze. Jenny, the nurse practitioner administering the Botox and filler, was truly wonderful. She asked me what look I was going for and delivered exactly that! She also explained to me what to expect during and after the procedures so that there would be no surprises. Carey, the nurse who helped assist, was so kind and shared her own experiences with these procedures which also put my mind at ease. Not only was the experience great, but the results are amazing! I told Jenny that my biggest fear was having duck lips and that I just wanted to have slightly fuller lips to make my lipstick and smile look better for my wedding day. Jenny gave me exactly what I was looking for! I love my new lips! They look like my lips, but better! So natural and tasteful. Jenny also gave me Botox injections in my forehead and was very careful about the amount she used on me. She gave me what she refers to as "babytox" which is a smaller amount of Botox. And it is working wonders! The wrinkles on my forehead are disappearing before my eyes! Overall, wonderful experience! Extremely natural and gave me exactly what I was looking for. 10/10 recommend!"- C.P. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"I was looking to get under eye fillers in the north Atlanta area. I found a practitioner near me at Dr John Connors Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta, Avalon Location. I went in for a consult with Jenny Azar, NP-C, BSN. She has been performing plastics since 2011 and fillers since 2015. She made me feel comforted at the facility and confident that I could ask her anything. Since I had already done some research, she gave me some very insightful perspectives on making the most of any skincare and facial treatment I choose. Based on my facial structure and hollows in my face, we opted for two different types of Restalyne hyaluronic fillers, for the cheeks as well as the under eyes. The procedure took about one hour, from numbing to injections and clean up. The overall environment at John Connors Surgery Center was very clean, modern and comforting. Jenny did a great job from explaining why she chooses Restalyne, to the procedure and post procedure care and what I should expect for recovery and future needs. For my first time getting fillers, at age 27, it was a great experience and Jenny did a great job! I highly recommend scheduling your appointment here and feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns. The staff was very welcoming, educational and fun! And of course followed proper PPE procedures!"- C.W. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2020
"Best plastic surgeon with the best staff in all of Atlanta. They make you feel comfortable in all phases."- T.R. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"I love everything about this place. From the staff, to the ambiance, to the top notch services that they offer, the office of Dr. Connors is amazing! I’ve been going to see them for over SEVEN years now.I give them my full recommendation."- T.R. / Yelp / Jan 14, 2020
Liquid Facelift Products Used
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.
Liquid Facelift 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.
Liquid Facelift Expected Cost
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.