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Liquid Face Lift: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Liquid Face Lift: Do You Really Need It?

Ugh! Getting old sucks. Especially when you are vain like me. Since I have entered my 40s, my face has started sagging, I’m getting wrinkles, and I feel really blah. Cosmetic surgery is expensive and permanent, so I decided to try the next best thing – a Liquid Face Lift! 

And if you are thinking about trying a liquid face lift, allow me to share my experience with you to help you decide if these procedures are right for you.

Botox Juvederm Voluma Before and After Photos


Why I Decided to Get a Liquid Face Lift

As we get older, the collagen in our skin begins to break down causing sagging, wrinkles, and folds. And I am reminded of this every time I look in the mirror.

The things I have noticed more and more as I age are:

Here are my problem areas on my face that I want to fix with a liquid facelift
All the things I want to fix on my face!
  1. Wrinkles on my forehead.
  2. Droopy eyes
  3. Crows feet
  4. Jowels and saggy cheeks (or laugh lines)
  5. Marionette lines (the lines from the outer corners of our lips that head down the chin)

So I wanted to do something about them and did some research about what a liquid face lift entails.

After reading the reviews and seeing a ton of before and afters, when I hit 40, I decided to take the plunge and have not looked back since!


What is a Liquid Face Lift?

According to the Liquid Face Lift Association:

“A Liquid Facelift is a technique for injecting advanced dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM®, Radiesse® and Restylane® 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.”
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Now they are talking my language! I didn’t want anything drastic. I just wanted to look a little younger and more refreshed.


What Procedures I Had Done

Watch the video!

 

The place I go to often runs specials. And being the cheapskate that I am, I tend to select whatever special gives me the most bang for my buck.

This time around I got the following procedures which were combined into a package deal for only $800!

  1. Voluma (1 syringe) – to add volume and lift up my sagging cheeks. Voluma lasts about 1-2 years.
  2. Juvederm (1 syringe) – to fill in my nasolabial folds. Juvederm lasts around 9 months to a year.
  3. Botox (20 units) – to lessen the lines in my forehead and crows feet. Botox lasts for 3-4 months.

Check out the before and after photos taken over 4 weeks – 

Just before having the liquid face lift done.
Just before having the liquid face lift done.
Immediately after having the liquid facelift done.
Immediately after having the procedures done, still at the facility and very swollen
48 Hours after voluma, botox, and juvederm. My cheeks are still pretty sore, but I'm healing.
48 hours later. My cheeks are still pretty sore, but I’m healing.
2 weeks after the liquid face lift. My face is still settling.
2 weeks after the liquid face lift. My face is still settling.
4 weeks after the fillers. Everything is where it should be at this point.
4 weeks after the fillers. Everything is where it should be at this point.
After a month, I'm loving these cheekbones!
After a month, I’m loving these cheekbones!
Before and after liquid face lift with makeup.
Before and after liquid face lift with makeup.

How Much Does a Liquid Face Lift Cost?

I’m not going to lie. Fillers and Botox can get expensive.

Depending on the service, you can spend anywhere from $7.99 per unit of Botox to upwards of $2000 for a whole face full of fillers.

You can usually find a great deal using Groupon, which is how I found my current place. If you are not already signed up for Groupon, you need to get in on this free service!

After botox, I feel great!
6 weeks later and I feel like a million bucks!

*With any type of cosmetic work, you need to make sure to read the reviews on the facility and do your homework on the procedures you are wanting done.

A great site to check out for reviews of Botox, Juvederm, or any cosmetic surgery is Real Self.

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There is also this cool site called Brilliant Distinctions Program. It’s basically like a Botox Rewards program. The more work you have done, the more points you earn, which can be used for future services.

With the amount of work I had done, I earned $120 in rewards, which will allow me to get a touch up in about 4 months! Sweet!


I’m not rich or high maintenance by any means. I don’t ever get my nails done and rarely buy things for myself. But once a year I save a portion of my tax refund to give my face a little lift.  It’s my one yearly splurge that makes me feel good!

And you can see that as long as you don’t go crazy and do anything drastic, you can achieve and maintain a natural looking youthful appearance with the help of a liquid face lift.


What do you think of my liquid face lift? Have you ever tried Botox or facial fillers? Leave me a comment and let me know!

 


Disclosure: I paid for all the procedures with my own money, but all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for making this post, but it does contains affiliate links which means I may be compensated a small amount if you click through and purchase. Full disclosure policy here.

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49 Comments

  1. I can totally relate to this post as I turned 40 recently and I am fed up of my wrinkles!! Interesting to read about the procedures you had done, but I think I’m still too scared to try!! But thanks for sharing your story and photos….maybe you’ll encourage me to go for it!

    • Yeah, I feel you. The procedures are a little scary. But the results are so worth it IMO.

  2. Amber Amber

    If I could afford it, I would. But alas, we need to pay these pesky things called bills, so unless we win the lotto, I probably won’t be doing this.

  3. Jenn JG Jenn JG

    You look Awesome! I love Groupon too, so many good “spa” deals you can find on there to test out

  4. munakenny munakenny

    First of all, you are beautiful before and after! I like taking care of my skin too, but I mostly go for natural remedies and masks. The liquid face lift sounds interesting.

  5. Wow, This I amazing. Seems like we should definitely try this. Thank you.

  6. Looking great! 🙂 I had no idea there was a Botox rewards program (Brilliant Distinctions) – going to have to check it out!

  7. Looking good! Looks like it works. I am always looking for ways to beat aging in my face. This would do the trick.

  8. The difference is very clear! Seems like a very effective procedure! Was it painful?

    • It is not pleasant, but they numb your face pretty good. You can still feel it though.

  9. Kristina Kristina

    You look amazing! Gorgeous! I’ve NEVER heard of this! This is so cool and looks way more affordable than getting Botox or surgery done!

  10. I am about to be 42 and I have been giving botox a lot of thought lately. I have one frown wrinkle that bothers me, everything else I am happy with, so maybe I will be giving groupon a try 😉

  11. Wow, the after photos are really telling. I love how your face looked after everything settled. I think it is something that I would definitely try, especially as I’m getting older.

  12. Wow, I can’t believe how much of a difference it made! I would be very scared to have plastic surgery but I am definitely planning on using botox and fillers as I get older.

  13. You look beautiful in both your before and after photos, but your face is definitely smoother after your liquid face lift.

  14. Heather Heather

    I have been contemplating botox for awhile! Your results look very natural which is what I am looking for. Thanks for all of the great info!

  15. staciesayzso staciesayzso

    Wow, I can see how bright and full your skin looks! Very pretty on you. #productreviewparty

  16. Wow, you are one brave lady! I would be so afraid of sticking needles in my face (the dentist is a whole different story for their needles) lol!

  17. You looked great before. You looked great after. If it made you feel great thats what its all about. I really have been scared of it all to be honest but after seeing your post girl I may have something done around my eyes?! You go girl! #productreviewparty on. Have an awesome week looking great! ;-P

  18. I live in LA where liquid face lifts are as common as brushing your teeth haha. While I haven’t partaken, I’m glad there’s no stigma around it.

  19. I am not a fan of needles, so I am pretty sure I would not be able to handle messing with any part of my body.

  20. I’ve never even heard of liquid face lifts before! Definitely going to have to check this out! I bet my mom would really like it!

  21. terristeffes terristeffes

    You look amazing. I am afraid there isn’t enough liquid filler in the world to help me out!

  22. Nicole Anderson Nicole Anderson

    I really found this extremely interesting. This has been something I haven’t done myself but I certainly know people who have. Looking at the before and after photos was very telling and the video you did was extremely helpful in understanding the whole process.

  23. Very interesting read. Thank you for the break down of what to look for and how much it could all cost.

  24. I knew someone who took a bit of botox, but she had some pretty crazy reasons for doing it. As long as it’s healthy, you aren’t hurting anyone else, and it makes you feel good about yourself, then you should do it.

  25. RaNesha RaNesha

    Seem like a good product thanks for sharing.

  26. This looks awesome.Must try.

  27. Oh wow man you can properly see the difference! You look beaut both before and after but lady those cheekbones are ON FLEEK! Gorgeous! x

  28. Elizabeth O. Elizabeth O.

    Wow, thanks for being so open about this. I initially thought that this would have immediate effects, I didn’t know that it would take time. I can see the huge difference though! But no matter what, I think you’re pretty.

  29. I never thought about getting a face lift before. I think it’s great that you followed what you wanted. The results are amazing!

  30. WOW! I never really thought of Botox, but I’ve heard a lot about it. I need to look into it a bit more.

  31. How awesome. I was just telling my husband a few days ago I have some areas I want to try botox on. I think its something I’d really like to explore soon!

  32. WOW! Your cheeks! Gives you a gorgeous ethnic look – very stunning indeed! I would love to do something like this but alas, we are broke (we just bought a farm) so it will be a while before I can do anything like this. I love your idea of saving a portion of your income taxes to do this. Very smart!

  33. I think you look beautiful before too – there’s so much emphasis on defying age these days. Why can’t we just embrace it? This sounds like a super product for those who are keen on such things though! 🙂

  34. Definitely a wonderful read. I’m now 30 and have been wondering if this is something I will need soon. I love the before and after as well. Thank you for sharing!

  35. Wow – you look beautiful after this procedure! Love how well you described what you have gone through with all of the pictures – I am so glad it worked out!

  36. Wow good to hear that you love the results of your procedure. This is really informative and thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback about it.

  37. Andrea Andrea

    how awesome is this, you have a beautiful face, gorgeous cheeks. LOVE your hair also the color is nice. Should recommend this to people who are into botox but a little scared.

  38. Wow you had some amazing results. I don’t know if I can do this, I hate needles.

  39. Absolutely looks great and I love the result. I heard many good reviews about bottox

  40. I definitely see a noticeable difference in the before and after pictures. You look a lot more vibrant in the after pictures.

  41. CourtneyLynne CourtneyLynne

    Looking fabulous girl!!! I love Botox and juviderm. I’ve been getting those injections done one a year myself!!!

  42. You look great!!! And look at those cheek bones! I don’t know if I can do it though, I’m scared of needles. I’m 33, and haven’t seen much signs of aging yet, but I may reconsider when I hit my 40s.

    #ProductReviewParty

  43. You look great! I have yet to think about botox or face lifts but I know my mom is.

  44. You look great. I’m not at the age for face lifts, but I will keep this in mind for when the time comes.

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