Every patient has a unique genetic makeup and set of age-related aesthetic complexities. Some contributing factors of aging include bone structure, environmental exposures, and volume deficits from the repositioning of facial fat. Some of the most common areas of concern include nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and marionette lines. Treatment options for these areas vary, but The Liquid Vertical Lift can provide great improvement for the combined areas in a non-invasive manner. As the Registered Nurse of Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery, I will explain this patient and practice “favorite” and the most common questions surrounding it.
“What is The Liquid Vertical Lift?”
The Liquid Vertical Lift is a non-invasive, customized Voluma sequence that is injected into the cheeks and cheekbone areas. This procedure helps to correct age-related volume losses in the mid-facial area, as well as facial flattening while creating lift and structure.
“Why do I need The Liquid Vertical Lift?”
Patients that benefit from The Liquid Vertical Lift include those that are experiencing mid-face volume loss, flattening of the cheek regions, have lower face fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the presence of jowls, or sagging. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid (volume), from the tissue structures in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring protein that can be restored by injecting dermal fillers, which are composed of the same material. By injecting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, we are restoring what the body has eliminated over time. Clinical research is also now available to support evidence of the long-term benefits of dermal fillers. By receiving dermal filler injections, the body’s own collagen production is stimulated and improved. Patients that are also seeking aesthetic enhancement, or are interested in best practices for prevention will largely gain from The Liquid Vertical Lift procedure.
“What can I expect with a Liquid Vertical Lift? I want to look like myself.”
Improvement in facial fullness, nasolabial folds, lower face wrinkles, under-eye volume depletion, as well as a youthful and restored overall appearance are all attainable “expectations”. Some patients fear an “unnatural facial fullness”, but with an experienced injector that understands your specific anatomy, you will look restored and never overdone.
“What is my recovery/downtime?”
Technically, any time the skin is engaged with a needle there is a possibility of swelling and/or bruising. That being said, most patients do not experience excessive swelling or bruising in the cheek areas. Should any temporary bruising occur, it is easily concealed with makeup and cover-up.
“How long does The Liquid Vertical Lift last?”
Voluma is a unique gel particle that has an on-label duration of up to 2 years when patients are fully-corrected.
For additional information, to book your Liquid Vertical Lift procedure, or to schedule a complimentary comprehensive skin and aesthetic consultation, please call and book an appointment with Ashley Smith, RN, BSN at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery.
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