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A liquid facelift is a non-surgical rejuvenating aesthetic procedure that uses injectable cosmetics to soften the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume and reduce skin laxity of the face. Liquid facelifts are an excellent choice for patients wanting all the perks of a traditional facelift without having to undergo surgery. Dr. Patrick Bitter of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology has dedicated his practice to offering non-surgical rejuvenation to enhance the aesthetics of his patients. For over 25 years, Dr. Bitter has provided patients in the Los Gatos and San Francisco Bay area with outstanding results without the stress of invasive measures. See how you can benefit from a liquid facelift with a personalized consultation. You can also schedule your appointment by calling (408) 358-5757 to reach a friendly staff member.
- 1 Before & After Photos
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Why Get a Liquid Facelift?
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Candidates
- 6 About Dr. Bitter
- 7 Your Consultation with Dr. Bitter
- 8 Preparation
- 9 Procedure
- 10 Recovery
- 11 Results
- 12 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 13 Cost of a Liquid Facelift in Los Gatos, CA
- 14 FAQ
- 15 References
Before & After Photos
Before and After Photos
Why Get a Liquid Facelift?
The aging process can take a toll on our aesthetic appearance. As a part of the normal aging process, our bodies produce less collagen needed for vibrant, younger skin. As a result, the extracellular matrix (ECM), or the skin’s support system starts to decline. As a result, an undesirable development of lax, excess skin around the face and the body show. Many patients want to fight back against this process but prefer a long-lasting solution that doesn’t require surgery. A facelft can be extremely costly. According to figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a traditional facelift is $8,000.  The medical field has responded by developing a vast array of treatments that include minimally invasive alternatives that are now readily available. One of those solutions has come in the form of neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers. Since 1997, their popularity has grown by 6448% 
Done without incisions or surgery, a liquid facelift has made attaining a youthful appearance more attainable, and results can be achieved in just one session. Patients can receive customizable combinations of effective injectable cosmetics to resolve their unique concerns. Dermal fillers like Juvederm, and neuromodulators like Botox, can address fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, and improve volume for enhanced facial contours. Dr. Bitter offers the following injectables to complete your liquid facelift.
- Botox: Prevenets wrinkles from forming by blocking facial muscle movements. It can treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines in the upper third of the face.
- Dysport: Work similar to Botox to treat furrows line between the eyebrow, forehead, and upper lip.
- Restylane: Contains hyaluronic acid to restore volume firmness to treat nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Restylane Silk: Also contains hyaluronic acid to increase plumpness in the lips and erase wrinkles around the mouth.
- Juvederm: Uses HA to fill lines in fine lines in the lips, cheeks, or areas of the face that appear hollow.
- Juvéderm Voluma XC: Treats volume loss in the cheeks and face, brows, and cheeks. Also addresses frown lines with the help of HA.
- Sculptra: Stimulates collagen to bring back facial volume and improves wrinkles in the face signs of facial aging. It adjusts smile lines, laughs lines, and chin wrinkles. Can be used in the temples, cheeks, chin, and jawline.
- Kybella: Contains deoxycholic acid to gradually break down fat in the chin.
A liquid facelift allows patients to have all the benefits of youthful skin without a single incision! This easy solution also offers patents the following benefits:
Inexpensive Alternative to Surgery
As mentioned above, the cost of a facelift can be costly. Unfortunately, that just covers the procedure. Pricing does not include anesthesia, facility costs, and other related expenses. A liquid facelift, on the other hand, is significantly lower because surgery, incisions, and anesthesia are not needed.
Stress-Free Recovery Period
The minimally invasive nature of the treatment allows patients to leave our care right after their visit. Although some residual pain may be felt for the first few days, it will not impede your schedule. You won’t have to miss work or time with loved ones. Within a few weeks, you’ll be able to see remarkable improvements to wrinkles and skin elasticity. Your results can be kept for up to a year!
Great Way to Treat Minimal to Moderate Signs of Aging
A liquid facelift is a great solution to treat modest skin imperfections. Those who are unwilling to commit to the rigors of a facelift can turn to a liquid facelift for a quick process. Patients are free to make additional sessions to further extend results.
Patients wanting to defy minor to moderate wrinkles without resorting to invasive procedures may benefit from a liquid facelift. Depending on your intended results, the treatment can provide subtle or dramatic outcomes to your countenance. You should be aware of the following when considering this treatment:
- Are physically healthy without certain skin conditions or outbreaks
- Looking for a non-surgical way to enhance the face
- Not currently pregnant or nursing
- Have sensible expectations
- A personal consultation with Dr. Bitter will help determine if a liquid facelift is suitable for you. Schedule yours online or call (408) 358-5757.
About Dr. Bitter
As the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, Dr. Patrick Bitter is dedicated to helping his patients achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin using the latest in non and minimally invasive techniques. Since he started his practice, Dr. Bitter has emerged as one of the most sought-after dermatologist experts in Silicon Valley. This status has led Dr. Bitter to be featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and be named the Male Dermatologist of the Year at the MyFaceMyBody Awards USA in 2018.
Your Consultation with Dr. Bitter
At your consultation, one of our friendly staff members will gather information about your desired aesthetic results to understand the results you want to achieve. We’ll then closely examine the condition of your facial skin and structure. This will help us to determine the best course of treatment, including the specific injectables to be used and areas to target. After we’ve developed your individualized treatment plan, we’ll walk you through your liquid facelift treatment, one step at a time. Finally, we’ll give you a small list of preparatory steps to follow.
Unlike a traditional facelift, there is no need for extensive preparation for a liquid facelift. However, below are a few instructions to follow so that you have the best experience possible.
- Refrain from drinking and smoking a few days before treatment because this may constrict blood flow and hamper recovery.
- Temporarily stop taking blood-thinning medications to avoid the risk of bruising.
- Arrive at your appointment with clean skin.
Before your treatment begins, one of our medical professionals will first numb treatment areas to provide extra comfort. Next, we’ll begin using the injectable treatments chosen at your consultation to achieve your desired aesthetic. In the weeks after treatment, you can see a better volume and contours to your face. Below is a list of injections that may be used for your treatment.
These injectable treatments contain Botulinum toxin A. When administered beneath the skin, the neurotoxin temporarily inhibits muscle contractions. By deactivating these muscles under the skin, the skin creases less, resulting in the reduction of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and creases that appear with movement. As a result, the fine lines and wrinkles in the face will soften and stop them from developing. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport are excellent at treating and preventing dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, lip lines, and glabellar lines.
Fillers are used to address rhytids (wrinkles) and volume concerns in the cheeks, lips, and under the eyes. Dr. Bitter may use a combination of Juvederm, Juvederm XC, Restylane, Restylane Silk to add fullness to the areas mentioned. Injectable fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a biocompatible substance that provides a scaffolding support structure for our skin.
Injectables such as Sculptra are injected into the skin to reduce facial wrinkles. It contains poly-L-lactic acid, a collagen stimulator, that gradually provides volume and replaces lost collagen underneath the skin. This new collagen is what firms the skin, volumizes hollow areas, and improves skin thickness.
Unlike a traditional facelift, your recovery period is straightforward. The absence of general anesthesia and the need for extensive surgery allows you to resume life quickly without significant downtime. However, some patients may find it helpful to take it easy for the first two days to let residential discomfort subside. You can resume strenuous activities within a week. Please refrain from touching your face for a few days.
Astounding results of your liquid facelift will be visible almost immediately despite minor bruising, swelling, and redness. But within a week, you should start to see the symptoms fade away and your results blossom. The impact of a liquid facelift can last anywhere from 6-12 months. After that, patients can come in for additional sessions to keep up their results.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Dr. Bitter offers a great choice of minimally invasive procedures that produce smooth, silky skin. At your consultation, we may discuss other options to achieve similar results.
Developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter himself over 12 years ago, this innovative treatment reverses signs of aging, and improves redness, hyperpigmentation, and broken capillaries. FotoFacial AgeDelay uses broadband light (BBL) to treat the skin. These light pulses target the depths of the epidermis and eliminate darker-colored skin cells; new, healthier skin can replace them.
Cost of a Liquid Facelift in Los Gatos, CA
Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology is pleased this treatment is an affordable treatment than a traditional facelift. The exact cost is determined by the number of areas treated and added treatments. We invite interested patients to check our specials to take advantage of significant savings. Feeling giving? Purchase a gift card for loved ones or yourself!
Is there a difference between a liquid facelift and a traditional facelift?
liquid facelift is a non-surgical solution to the signs of aging that uses injectables to add volume, decrease wrinkles, and smooth the skin. Conversely, a traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses moderate to extensive signs of wrinkles and creases, sagging, lax skin, etc.
How long is a liquid facelift procedure?
A liquid facelift can be performed within 30 minutes, depending on the results you wish to see.
Does a liquid facelift hurt?
reatment. However, the treatment area can be prepped with a numbing cream before the procedure begins, and some dermal fillers include lidocaine to make the injections more comfortable.
How long do liquid facelift results last?
Results can last anywhere from 1-2 years. Touch-up appointments may be recommended for those wishing to prolong their effects.
- Facelift Cost. (n.d.). American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Retrieved January 7, 2022, from https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/facelift/cost
- Jacono, A. A., Malone, M. H., & Lavin, T. J. (2016). Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures in Patients Under 50 Prior to Undergoing Facelift: Habits, Costs, and Results. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjw217. https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjw217