Is this better than a Face lift with surgery? Frequently Asked Question Riverside CA

Is this better than a Face lift with surgery?


The term “liquid face lift” means different things to different people.
The general term of “ liquid face lift” often and most frequently refers to a non surgical enhancement using combination of the following or minimally invasive rejuvenation.
These non surgical alternatives include:
  1. skin tighenting: Lasers(fractionated or ablative CO2RE), topical Radio Frequency (ELOS Sublative or Sublime) or chemical peels.
  2. Facial augmentation: Fillers(hyaluronics: Juvederm, Vobella, and Restylane. etc)
  3. Collagen Stimulants: Sculptra, Retinae A
  4. Neuromodulators: (Botox, Dysport, etc)
  5. Skin discoloration: reds (V-Beam laser), browns
(Intense pulse light and hydroquinones)
Minimally invasive include the above and into addition:
  1. Enzymatic removal of fat under the chin: Kybella
  2. Under chin liposuction using local anesthesia
  3. Under chin skin tighenting injectable Radio Frequency ie Thermi
Therefore a traditional face lift (there again a surgical face face varies from a mini to s full) or liquid face lift is not “better” than each other. It really depends on the :
  1. The facial anatomy
  2. The aging process
  3. The acceptance of surgery
  4. The desired result
  5. The patients budget
I call combining multiple modalities wether it be non surgical, minimally invasive or short incision/rapid recovery surgery “Synergy”…. 1 + 1 + 1 does NOT equal 3 but 5, 6 or even 10!

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In addition to Dr. Hardesty’s staff brings a high degree of skill to an array of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. Patients rave about how deeply our team cares about their well-being. At Imagine Plastic Surgery your experience will reach beyond facial and body revitalization. You are becoming part of a unique family who places your welfare and satisfaction, first and foremost.

For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly served Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire, namely the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. Additionally, we are pleased that patients travel from throughout Southern California, including Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, as well as other areas of America. We welcome one and all to our family of superior aesthetic specialists!

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