As we age, the face begins to lose collagen and
elastin which contributes to sagging facial features. The loss of
facial volume and elasticity also leads to the formation of
wrinkles, lines and folds.
The younger the face, the firmer the skin and the
more defined the contours. The face is symmetrical and
typically 'V' shaped.
Regardless of how good our genes are, all types of
skin eventually lose their tone. Proportions shift and
volume reduces. Cheeks sink downwards, the chin goes limp and
the face becomes broader towards the bottom. The result: the
youthful 'V' slowly turns upside down and our age becomes
increasingly visible - regardless of how
young we feel.
A Liquid Facelift is a technique for injecting
advanced dermal fillers, such as RADIESSE® to lift and contour
facial features. A non-surgical Liquid Face Lift can be
undertaken to accomplish any of the following:
- Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
- Reduced wrinkles, creases, line or folds
- Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
- A more rested, energetic look
- A friendlier smile
In some patients the goal of a non surgical Liquid
Face Lift procedure is to lift the entire face. In others, the goal
is to lift or contour specific facial features. For example,
under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using Liquid
Facelift techniques; eyes can be opened up and lids lifted; jowls
can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to
flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be
lifted; and bumps on the nose can be hidden. Many of these
conditions and contouring procedures are discussed on this web
site, as well as treatment procedures for a variety of wrinkles,
folds and lines.
RADIESSE® is a
volumising injectable dermal filler that restores volume and adds
structure to the skin. The unique, innovative and safe gel
formula contains calcium microspheres (CaHa) which stimulate the
production of your own natureal collagen.
Treatments typically take around 30-90 minutes and
the discomfort level is minimal. The results are instant
and can last up to 12 months in many patients with a single
RADIESSE® is broken
down by the body and naturally metabolised over time. It is
clinically proven to be effective and safe with very high
patient satisfaction ratings.
More than 3 million packs of RADIESSE® have been used by practitioners and
patients worldwide since 2004. In 2006 the US FDA
approved RADIESSE® for soft tissue