Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Juvéderm Voluma, and Radiesse are some of the injectables and fillers that can be used for a liquid facelift.
A neurotoxin that works to temporarily immobilize muscle movement, Botox/Xeomin is commonly used to treat the crow’s-feet, forehead lines and between the eyebrows (these areas were treated in this “Liquid Lift”). Juvéderm Voluma, a hyaluronic acid filler, is FDA-approved to add instant volume to the cheek area. It evens out the hills and valleys that are common of the cheeks.
A “Liquid Lift” does not eliminate excess skin, tighten skin or provide long-term results. “Liquid Lift” results last on average for about one year. Some areas may start to revert back to baseline quicker than others depending on the filler used, how much filler was injected and how deep the product was injected.
A “Liquid Lift” comprises a variety of different injectable and filler products to give a smoother, fuller, line-free look to skin. ”

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So many women and men have thought of plastic surgery, but decide not to go through with it because aesthetic surgery procedures have a longer recovery time. While some people may be able to schedule a vacation to accommodate the time they’ll need recovering from a facelift, others simply can’t fit several weeks of recovery into their schedule. For these folks, “lunch hour “plastic surgery” can be a godsend.  Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa offer effective cosmetic procedures to help patients restore or achieve their ideal appearance, in order to feel confident about the way they look.
For anyone who is wanting to defy the aging process, Dr. Bishara offers a new procedure- The Lunch-Hour Facelift. This new high-tech procedure erases wrinkles in 60 minutes with lasers and injections, rather than a surgeon knife.

Traditional Facelift VS. Lunch-Hour Facelift

The conventional facelift is a surgical operation that requires an incision(s), that are placed along the hairline. Next, the surgeon may redistribute fatty tissue, modify the underlying musculature, and re-drape the skin. Lunch-hour facelifts are less invasive and involve several small nonsurgical procedures. These may include Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal filler injections. The procedure can also be performed in under an hour with no down time.
Most often, individuals visit a plastic surgeons or dermatologist’s office for an injection of Botox or soft tissue fillers.  Botox works by paralyzing certain muscles in the face that cause wrinkling, while soft tissue fillers can fill in wrinkles or add volume to facial features. What makes these procedures special is that they can be performed in just about an hour – on a lunch break, for example.

Ideal candidate for this procedure:

Traditional surgical facelift are usually more suited for people in their mid-forties and older, but the lunch-hour facelift procedures are targeting men and women in their 30s and above.  The desire is to address and treat the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles as soon as they appear. Dr. Bishara’s unique treatments offer patients effective results through the most minimally invasive techniques.

Is this procedure worth it?

Some people may be discouraged by the idea of Botox, fillers and laser treatments, likely because of rumors that claim injections don’t offer real, long-lasting results. However, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) states that results from Botox and fillers can last for several months, and the procedure is not only a way to reduce wrinkles that have already formed but also prevent new ones from appearing on the face. For these reasons, Botox was once again the most popular non-surgical procedure in 2012, with doctors performing more than 4 million injections. Laser skin treatments also help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and various other texture concerns.
The lunch-time facelift is effective because it encourages new collagen growth, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and gives the skin a more youthful look that is still subtle and natural.  Patients fine lines and wrinkles will begin to disappear and their skin will be tighter. The lunch-hour facelift does not completely erase deep wrinkles.  A traditional facelift would correct that.

The lunch-time facelift has been growing in popularity due to patients opting for less invasive procedures that are also cheaper and less intense. While the days of traditional facelifts are far from over, increasingly more patients have been opting for this non-invasive feature that fits easily into their busy lives. Whether your looking for a lunch-time facelift or traditional facelift, we can help.  Dr. Bishara provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body through minimally invasive techniques that provide highly effective results. Please call us for questions and more information at (817) 473-2120.