The VolumaLift, also called the LiquidLift or Liquid Facelift, is a series of cosmetic filler injections that effectively increases the volume of the face. Deflation of the facial features results in sagging skin that cosmetic injection can combat, creating a lifting effect. With improved fullness and shape, the natural curvatures of the features are restored. This creates a more youthful, desirable appearance. Patients are often asked to bring in pictures from their youth to help plan in restoring lost facial volume naturally.
During a Liquid Facelift, the treatment gel is injected further below the surface of the skin than those traditionally performed for wrinkle and fold management. The deeper injections result in a longer duration of effect in the areas deficient in volume. During a session where a patient receives injections of a filler, they will experience minimal discomfort or none at all. There is minimal downtime and results can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years depending on the products used.
Injectable fillers are an excellent option for patients who do not wish to undergo an invasive cosmetic surgery but seek the effects these treatments can produce. Patients interested in the VolumaLift procedure have the option to receive Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, or Sculptra injections. The number of treatments that best restore volume to the face varies, depending on the injectable gel utilized. Typically, Restylane and Juvederm require 6 to 8 syringes to create desired results, while Radiesse can smooth and plump the skin with 3 to 5 syringes. Sculptra may require 1 to 2 vials of gel, and averages 3 treatment sessions. Often, combinations of the fillers are used to create optimal results.