Liquid Facelift

In Washington, DC, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki specializes in designing non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, and one of his most popular is the liquid facelift, also called the nonsurgical facelift. People from Arlington, Silver Spring, and other nearby communities considering a facelift often choose this procedure when they’re not quite ready for surgery or to enhance the appearance of prior surgical results.

What Is a Liquid Facelift?

Dr. Chaboki offers a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift that’s customized to your needs, which may include:

  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Replacing lost facial fullness
  • Restoring thicker, fuller hair
  • Creating a more youthful appearance

For example, you may want to fill out the hollows in your cheeks while smoothing away the wrinkles and lines around your mouth. Combining several of the minimally invasive options available can help you achieve your cosmetic goals while saving you time and money. Dr. Chaboki will determine whether nonsurgical options can give you the results you desire or you’ll require a surgical facelift to address more significant sagging.

Liquid Facelift
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Botox Injection in the forehead to rejuvenate the appearance of a younger woman

Botox Cosmetic helps relax facial muscles and continues to be a very popular cosmetic treatment in Washington plastic surgery offices. While Botox cosmetic will never replace a face lift, it can reduce the signs of aging and smooth the skin for many patients. Botox Cosmetic is performed in the office within minutes and with little to no downt... Read More
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Botox and dermal fillers to smooth forehead wrinkles and depressions in a younger woman

Botox® and facial fillers are popular aesthetic treatments in plastic surgery offices. These nonsurgical treatments can create smoother skin with minimal downtime. Facial fillers, gels which add volume, work immediately and last for several months to years depending on multiple factors. Botox, a wrinkle relaxer, works after several... Read More
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Dermal Fillers used to improve the appearance of dark under-eye circles in a younger woman

Nonsurgical options have exploded over the years in Washington DC, with liquid facelift treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers. Restylane® and Juvederm® are some of several facial fillers that are commonly used to enhance the face. These fillers are a soft gel made from a hyaluronic acid that impro... Read More
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Lip filler injection in young woman

Lip augmentation with filler injections. Dermal fillers are soft gels made of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin. Fillers are commonly used in the lips for enhancement. Lip fillers can also be combined with Botox, as part of a lip flip, for even further enhancement.Patients see lip filler results immedi... Read More
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Dermal Fillers used to smooth the nasolabial folds of a middle-aged woman

Reducing facial wrinkles can be performed without plastic surgery. This woman wanted to improve her nasolabial folds, also known as "smile lines". While present to some degree in youth, natural facial aging and sun damage deepens these wrinkles & folds. In the Washington DC facial plastic surgery office, she underwent a... Read More
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Nonsurgical eyelid treatment in woman with filler

Washington DC patients are requesting plastic surgery results without the surgical part. Non-surgical options have exploded over the years, with Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers being the most popular. Facial filler results depend on several factors such as specific filler material, area of treatment, and amount of filler inj... Read More
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Dermal FIller injection used to soften the appearance of nasolabial folds of a middle-aged woman

The smile lines are some of the first wrinkles to appear with age. Natural volume loss with age continues to deepen these wrinkles & folds. As a result, women commonly ask plastic surgeons and dermatologists to treat this area early. Office treatments with facial filler injections can help soften and reduce these wrinkles and are some of... Read More
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Facial sculpting to slim and elevate the structure of the face of a younger woman

Nonsurgical treatments in Washington DC continue to increase in facial plastic surgery offices, with liquid facelift treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers as the most popular. Restylane® and Juvederm® are some of several facial fillers that are commonly used to enhance the face. People know that Botox... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Does a Liquid Facelift Include?

You feel energized and youthful in spirit, but your face may tell a different story. Gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, sun damage, stress, genetics, and other factors can result in lost facial volume, skin wrinkling, and related concerns. These nonsurgical options can be performed quickly and often are combined with other med spa treatments to achieve an overall more youthful appearance:

Fat Transfer

This method of facial rejuvenation involves removing fat from one section of your body and then using the harvested fat to fill areas of your face that have lost volume, such as your cheeks, jawline, or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds). Also known as liposculpture, this procedure provides a minimally invasive option for achieving a more youthful look.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers can restore lost volume to areas such as your cheeks as well as smooth out wrinkles. Bring back that youthful appearance with a facial filler such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic:

  • JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid gel that provides a way to restore your skin’s hydration and volume, smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds and adding volume.
  • Restylane, also made of hyaluronic acid, is particularly effective for reducing folds and lines around your mouth, eyes, nose and forehead. It also can add definition.
  • BELOTERO BALANCE® replenishes your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid to provide immediate and smooth improvement of facial lines, folds, and wrinkles. BELOTERO BALANCE integrates with your skin and unique facial contours.
  • RADIESSE restores the youthful radiance of your skin by stimulating collagen production, which enhances your skin’s volume, strength, and elasticity. Benefits may last up to a year or more.
  • Sculptra Aesthetic corrects lost facial volume, such as hollowed cheeks, with a safe, synthetic injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid. Benefits appear gradually over 6 weeks following treatment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Ranking as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the U.S., BOTOX Cosmetic can be combined with other nonsurgical facelift options to smooth out wrinkles in your forehead and crow’s feet, as well as elevate drooping eyebrows. Some patients with extreme skin laxity in the upper eyelids may need eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in preservation rhinoplasty.

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Cosmetic injections of KYBELLA offer gradual neck fat reduction in the office without surgery. For patients with submental fullness, or a “double chin,” who don’t want surgery, KYBELLA is a quick procedure performed via local anesthesia that targets fat. Results develop gradually after several weeks. KYBELLA can be combined with other nonsurgical treatments, too, for enhanced nonsurgical rejuvenation.

Micro Infusion

Micro infusion is the next advance in skin treatments. Beyond traditional facials and peels, micro infusion can help improve the overall look and feel of skin.

Micro infusion, which may be referred to as “BOTOX facial” or “meso BOTOX”, is significantly different from traditional microneedling procedures. First, microinfusion has less discomfort and downtime as compared to needling. Patients may choose to return to work the same day. Second, a custom cocktail of skin relaxers (ex. BOTOX, Dysport®, Jeuveau®) and hyaluronic gels (ex. BELOTERO BALANCE) is placed in a device with tiny needles. These nearly microscopic needles effortlessly deliver the custom cocktail directly into the superficial dermis.

Results may be seen within 24 hours and fully develop several days after treatment. Treatments may be repeated every few months. Results are described as “glowy” or “photo filter”-like. Skin may feel tighter with a more uniformed smooth texture.

Liquid Facelift FAQ

How much does a liquid facelift cost?

Each liquid facelift at our Washington, D.C., practice is priced based on the specific products used during your procedure. During your consultation, we provide you with a written quote that accurately reflects the details of your nonsurgical facelift.

When will I be able to return to work?

If you undergo a nonsurgical facelift that uses only injectables, it’s likely you’ll be able to return to work the same day. Injectables typically don’t require much downtime, even when they’re administered in conjunction with each other. If your procedure involves a fat transfer, you’ll likely need a bit more downtime since that approach is slightly more invasive than a procedure that uses strictly injectables.

How long will my results last?

This depends on the exact nature of your procedure. While the results of a nonsurgical facelift aren’t permanent, they can be prolonged by following Dr. Chaboki’s aftercare instructions and practicing good skincare habits. During your consultation, Dr. Chaboki offers you a more specific idea of the results you can anticipate, as well as their longevity.

To learn more about the liquid or nonsurgical facelift, as well as other procedures to minimize the signs of aging, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his DC plastic surgery office at (202) 800-2085.

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