This is an aesthetic approach used by Dr Duvenage and her team to give you a more natural and younger look. It’s a combination of both Botox® and Dermal Fillers that help sculpt and enhance an individual’s unique facial features. In some cases, Chemical Peels can also be used to achieve your desired non-surgical facelift goals. In essence, the Liquid Facelift is the most suitable, non-surgical treatment to provide the most similar results to traditional facelift surgery.
The Botox® element of a Liquid Facelift
Botox® is used worldwide to soften the effects of ageing, particularly on the upper face. Botox® is a purified protein which is injected in minute quantities into the muscles of the face to relax them and thereby soften the appearance of overlying skin lines. The procedure is performed in less than 20 minutes and the smoothing effects last for 3 to 4 months. You will start to see the effects within 5 to 10 days. Repeat treatments will be necessary to maintain the effect.
Botox® should only be used by an experienced medical practitioner. Dr Duvenage and her group are specialists in aesthetic medicine and have been treating patients with Botox® since it came on the South African market more than 10 years ago.
The Dermal Filler element of a Liquid Facelift
Dermal Fillers are the substances that fill the gap between youth and middle age.
As we age, unwanted deep furrows and wrinkles form which give us a tired look. These wrinkles and furrows can be filled out to give the face a more youthful and refreshed look. Dermal Fillers are made from substances that occur naturally in the body. Over the years these products have been improved so that they are very safe.
Temporary Dermal Fillers last between 8 and 12 months. The most popular areas for Dermal Fillers are the nasolabial folds and the lips. The end result is a firmer, more youthful look. Dr Duvenage and her group use only gold standard Dermal Filler products that have been approved to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds for up to one year. New innovations have also seen the inclusion of local anaesthetic added to the products, which results in a more comfortable, gentle injection experience.
The treatment in combination
The Liquid Facelift is a combination of both Botox® and Dermal Fillers. The treatment should last approximately 40 minutes. New advancements in Dermal Filler techniques allow Dr Marianne Duvenage and Dr Minoka Nadesan to:
- Reshape the face
- Add fullness to the cheek area
- Enhance contours of the chin and mouth
- Correct asymmetries
- Solve general facial ageing
- Correct minor defects post-surgery
75% of NoviSkin patients maintain an improvement for up to one year. Call NoviSkin now to book your appointment.