What is it?
IYAC’s Liquid Lift combines two of the clinic’s most popular treatments – Botox and fillers – into one easy and effective treatment. Most people have a few areas on the face they would like to treat, some which respond better to Botox and some to injectable fillers. The Liquid Lift allows these concerns to be corrected together using the benefit of both treatments.
The Liquid Lift is a non-surgical technique that aims to give a natural and fresh rejuvenation effect while minimising recovery time and telltale signs of having “work” done. The combination of Botox and injectable fillers work together to give the effect of a mini-facelift without any surgery – or the risks of surgery – required.
Is the Liquid Lift right for me?
The Liquid Lift is ideal for patients – male and female – that desire to:
- create a subtle cheek lift
- define the jawline
- restore the youthful, triangular shape of the face
- reduce fine lines and folds
- have minimal downtime and minimal risks
- prolong or altogether avoid the need for cosmetic surgery
How does it work?
Botox stops muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles to show and develop. Read more about Botox.
Fillers add lost volume and fill in the hollows/furrows in the face that develop over time due to the skin’s loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Read more about Fillers.
Which areas of the face can be treated?
Botox is the preferred treatment for:
- wrinkles around the outer portion of the eyes (Crow’s feet)
- horizontal lines in the forehead when raising eyebrows (forehead lines)
- less pronounced vertical lines between eyes (frown lines)
- small lines on the nose when smiling (bunny lines)
- lines causing corners of the mouth to turn down (marionette lines)
Injectable fillers are the preferred treatment for:
- hollowing under the eyes and around the temples
- more pronounced vertical lines between eyes (frown lines)
- lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- lines around the upper lip (lipstick or smoker’s lines)
- lip enhancement
- popply or dimpled chins
Additionally, certain problems respond better to a combined treatment of both Botox and filler. For example, frown lines can be treated with fillers alone, but a quick shot of Botox used in conjunction with the fillers restores smoothness to the forehead more effectively than with a filler alone. By combining both techniques together, patients will experience results that are more aesthetically pleasing and longer lasting.
What can I expect during and after the procedure?
The Liquid Lift lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. This procedure is performed with topical local anaesthetic to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Botox is injected using a very fine needle, and most patients report feeling a quick sting similar to an insect bite. Fillers are also injected using a fine needle to fill and enhance the targeted area, during which time a small amount of tolerable discomfort will be experienced.
There may be swelling and redness over the treated area immediately after the treatment. This usually subsides within a few minutes to few hours. Makeup may be applied immediately after the treatment. Most patients are able to resume normal activities on the same day or by the next day, however strenuous exercise should be avoided for 48 hours after the treatment.
Results are immediate (with the exception of Sculptra which takes a month to see full effects), however the face may take a few days to settle into its natural shape. A small amount of swelling or puffiness for 1 to 2 days is normal.
How long do the results last?
Liquid Lift using Restylane or Juvederm lasts 6 to 9 months, while Radiesse lasts 18 months and Sculptra lasts up to 2 years. Botox injections may be needed every 4 to 6 months, or as desired. After repeated Botox treatments, the treated muscles tend to atrophy so the effects tend to last longer. Refresher treatments can be done every 6 to 24 months depending on the type of filler used and desired results.
Is the Liquid Lift safe?
Botox is FDA-approved and has been widely tested and used safely for many years. The fillers used at IYAC – Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra – are also all FDA-approved and have been safely used worldwide for many years. All have undergone rigorous clinical testing and have been used by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. Results are consistent and reproducible.
What are the side effects?
Side effects can include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching at the injection sites. Most of these diminish within 48 hours with the exception of mild bruising which may take two to 10 days to gradually fade. Make-up is often sufficient to cover most mild bruising. Most patients are able to resume normal activities on the same or next day, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for 48 hours. For ways to prevent and reduce side effects from fillers, click here.
Who is not a good candidate for a Liquid Lift?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Botox or fillers. Also, Botox may not be suitable for patients with conditions that affect muscle activity, such as Bell's Palsy. People with bleeding disorders, previous allergic reactions that required hospital treatment, or a history of keloid scarring treatment should also avoid fillers.
What do I need to do to prepare for a Liquid Lift?
If you are preparing for a specific event, schedule your treatment no less than 3 to 4 weeks before the date, especially if you are having a filler treatment for the first time. This will give enough time for bruises to resolve should they occur, as well as time for touch-ups if required.
At your initial consultation, Dr Yeoh will address your specific concerns taking into account the area being treated, your skin type and budget in order to choose the right filler for you. To minimize bruising, stop blood-thinning supplements and medications five days before your treatment. This includes aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil and gingko. Also, inform Dr Yeoh if you have occasional bouts of cold sores as medication to prevent a reoccurrence may be necessary.
You will be provided with homeopathic preparations such as oral arnica tablets and arnica gel, and you will be given a Gentlewaves®LED treatment immediately after the treatment to help improve the skin’s natural healing process.
S$1200 to S$2200 depending on the individual’s desired look. All prices are subject to 7% GST.
Interested to find out more?
Email or call us at 6738 9989 for an appointment.