We hear the phrase ‘Liquid Lift’ but do we know what it means? A ride on a wave, or tipping back a cool drink?! No indeed! It means bringing back the youth to our faces, times 2—volumize the upper face AND lift the lower face. A Liquid Lift at MediSpa Maui may also be called facial contouring or facial sculpting. Essentially a Liquid Lift is addressing the issues that affect us as we age—primarily the loss of volume in our face, particularly the upper face. As we age, we go from what we commonly refer to as the “triangle of youth” with our fullest volume in our upper face, to the “pyramid of age” with our volume sinking into the lower half of our face.
This process starts quite young in our mid to late 20’s as we begin losing volume in the temples, the cheeks, and under the eyes as well. As we lose this volume the face will go from the triangle of youth to becoming more squared off and eventually turning into that pyramid of age. At any point in this aging process we can address this at MediSpa Maui by adding volume back in the form of fillers. We can also use Botox and Dysport to help with some of the frown lines, squint lines, and forehead lines. Botox and Dysport may also achieve an opening up of the eyes and a lifting of the brows.
The fillers that we commonly use here at MediSpa Maui include the Juvederm family of fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Voluma has the added benefit of lasting for up to 2 years in the cheeks. Sometimes we also use Restylane or Perlane in different areas of the face. Lastly we can use ArteFill, which can provide volume for 5 years or longer.
A Liquid Lift is truly a customized treatment for the patient. Not any one treatment is the same. A Liquid Lift can be done in a short period of time with one or two treatments, or it can be done over several months. Typically we’re treating the temples, cheeks, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, fine lines around the mouth, the lips, marionette lines and the jawline. Fillers can be used in all these areas to rejuvenate the face and give it a more youthful appearance.
When patients come see us, we assess the face to determine what is best for the patient and our course of action with fillers. If you have any further questions about fillers you can give us a call at MediSpa Maui at (808) 879-4909, or visit our website at www.medispamaui.com. Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with promotions, special events, and giveaways.
Dr. Brian Stolley
Owner & Medical Director of MediSpa Maui