“Liquid Facelift” is a term that I’ve been hearing in the press lately.
The report I saw was based on Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L lactic acid filler that can be used with great results over large areas of the face. However, the term “liquid facelift” can refer to any of the filler products such as Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, etc. Most have specific areas of the face for which they work well.
While Sculptra is primarily designed to correct marionette lines, smile lines, and chin wrinkles, it can also be effective in the brow and other areas. Sculptra works especially well for people with thinner faces , or hollowness in the cheek area.
Sculptra requires at least three injection sessions over a few months and can last up to two years. The product works well and it truly is like sculpting. Additionally, it provides a natural, more gradual improvement in your appearance.
In many cases, we use a combination of treatments, such as Sculptra to fill in hollowness and Botox to minimize crow’s feet. We’ve also found that Sculptra may be effective when combined with surgical procedures like a traditional facelift or mini-facelift to give an enhanced result.