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.
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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:
- Wrinkles on my forehead.
- Droopy eyes
- Crows feet
- Jowels and saggy cheeks (or laugh lines)
- 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.”
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!
- Voluma (1 syringe) – to add volume and lift up my sagging cheeks. Voluma lasts about 1-2 years.
- Juvederm (1 syringe) – to fill in my nasolabial folds. Juvederm lasts around 9 months to a year.
- 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 –
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.
*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.
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.