What is a Soft Face Lift?

Our faces are the one area where surgery can be difficult to conceal and heal. Many people desire the benefits of a face lift, but don’t want to deal with the recovery process. However, there is a better option to the traditional face lift, and it doesn’t involve surgery. Ever heard of a soft lift? This procedure is non-surgical, meaning no hospitalization, no large incisions and no downtime. This fast, low-pain procedure usually takes under an hour to perform and you will see results almost instantly! A soft lift is a non-surgical combination treatment of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvéderm® injectable filler. The procedure involves precisely targeted injections used to create a balanced and natural look that restores lost volume in the face, reduces lines and wrinkles and rejuvenates the face. Keep reading to find out more about this procedure and if it is right for you.

Juvederm vs. Botox for Soft face Lifts

A soft lift is a combination of injectable fillers used to sculpt the face. Juvederm is an injectable gel filler made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar already present in the human body. Hyaluronic acid has been found to be a key component in the health and hydration of skin. The production of this sugar in our bodies slows over time due to the combined effects of aging, pollution, and ultraviolet rays. Juvederm is an ideal filler as it restores the lost volume in the face and promotes the production of collagen which gives the skin its elasticity.

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments with over 6 million Botox treatments administered every year. The word Botox is short for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin derived from the organism Clostridium botulinum, which is found in the natural environment. Botox injections are used for a variety of purposes, including the treatment of medical conditions like migraines. As an injectable filler, botox prevents fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes by paralyzing the underlying muscles.

Areas of Treatment for Soft Face Lifts

A soft lift is a great alternative to a surgical face lift because it focuses on the same areas and issues for a complete, natural looking facial rejuvenation with quick results. A soft face lift uses Juvederm and Botox injections in different areas of the face. Here are the areas treated in a soft face lift and the type of injection used in that area.

  • Eyes & Forehead – Botox is used in the forehead and around the eyes to smooth wrinkles, crow’s feet and horizontal lines on the forehead to create a softened, youthful look. 
  • Nose & Cheeks – To fill in fine lines around the nose, restore volume in the mid face, and plump lips and cheeks, Juvederm is injected.
  • Mouth & Jawline – Juvederm is used here too in order to contour the jawline and fill small lines around the mouth.

What is Recovery From a Soft Face Lift Like?

Since this procedure only takes around an hour to complete, requires no downtime, and has minimal side effects in comparison to a traditional face lift, you should have a simple, easy recovery. Like with all injections, you may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure. You also may have slight swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site depending on how sensitive your skin is. These are temporary side effects which should subside after a couple of days.

Optimal results will occur in the days and weeks following your treatment, although you will notice improvement instantly. After the procedure, you should be able to get back to normal right away and will be given detailed post treatment instructions to give you the best results. The most important part of a soft face lift procedure is finding a qualified, experienced surgeon. A professional surgeon will be able to sculpt the face using specifically targeted injections to give you a natural look.

What Does the Soft Face Lift Procedure look like?

  1. First 10 Min. For Numbing

  2. 5 Min. to Sterilize

  3. Injections – 10 to 50 Min.

  4. Rest for 10 to 20 Min.

This procedure is fast, simple and will allow you to get back to normal almost instantly.

The soft face lift will provide you with quick results that will enhance the natural, youthful look of your face. Book a consultation with Dr. G to find out how a soft lift treat the areas you are concerned about. Also, Dr. G provides financing for his patients to ensure the procedure you want isn’t financially out of reach for you.

Is the Soft Face Lift For Me? 

Since the procedure is non-surgical and has few side effects, it is a good choice for anyone who may be considering a surgical face lift. If you find your skin is starting to show signs of aging, a soft face lift may be perfect for you. A soft face lift will help to bring back your natural youthful glow and boost your confidence. This procedure is not about altering your appearance, but enhancing your natural look and rejuvenate the face.

Dr. Guirguis is a qualified, professional who customizes your treatment to precisely target your individual needs. This combined treatment results in a balanced and entirely natural looking facial rejuvenation. The soft face lift restores lost volume and reduces lines and wrinkles without any surgery and little to no downtime. Get a more youthful, fuller face with the soft lift from Dr. G. As an experienced surgeon, he will administer each injection personally rather than handing it off to someone else. 

Visit the Lakeview Surgery Centre website to find out more about Dr. G’s qualifications and the non-surgical soft face lift procedure. The combined treatments and precise injections will leave you with a balanced, rejuvenated face that has visibly less lines and wrinkles.  If you’re interested in this quick and effective treatment to restore a more youthful appearance, consider booking a consultation with Dr. G. Aging is unavoidable, but you get to decide how you want to age.

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JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers Important Information

INDICATIONS JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over the age of 21.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS These products should not be used in patients who have severe allergies, marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies, and should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine contained in these products.

WARNINGS

Do not inject into blood vessels. Introduction of these products into the vasculature may lead to embolization, occlusion of the vessels, ischemia, or infarction. Take extra care when injecting softtissue fillers; for example, inject the product slowly and apply the least amount of pressure necessary. Rare, but serious, adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft-tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures. Immediately stop the injection if a patient exhibits any of the following symptoms: changes in vision, signs of a stroke, blanching of the skin, unusual pain during or shortly after the procedure. Patients should receive prompt medical attention and, possibly, evaluation by an appropriate healthcare professional specialist should an intravascular injection occur Product use at specific sites in which an active inflammatory process (skin eruptions such as cysts, pimples, rashes, or hives) or infection is present should be deferred until the underlying process has been controlled

PRECAUTIONS

In order to minimize the risk of potential complications, these products should only be used by healthcare professionals who have appropriate training, experience, and knowledge of facial anatomy170735-A JUV105475_v2 03/17

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to discuss the potential risks of soft-tissue injections with their patients prior to treatment and ensure that patients are aware of signs and symptoms of potential complications

The safety and effectiveness for the treatment of anatomic regions other than the mid-face with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC; facial wrinkles and folds with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC; and the lips and perioral area with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC have not been established in controlled clinical studies

As with all transcutaneous procedures, dermal filler implantation carries a risk of infection. Follow standard precautions associated with injectable materials The safety for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, and in patients with known susceptibility to keloid formation, hypertrophic scarring, and pigmentation disorders has not been studied

The safety for use of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 or over 65 years, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC in patients under 18 years, and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in patients under 22 years has not been established

Use with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy

Patients who are using products that can prolong bleeding (such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and warfarin) may experience increased bruising or bleeding at treatment sites If laser treatment, chemical peel, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment, or if the product is administered before the skin has healed completely, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site

Patients who experience skin injury near the site of implantation may be at a higher risk for adverse events The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel for use in patients with very thin skin in the mid-face has not been established Patients may experience late onset nodules with use of dermal fillers, including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

Patients may experience late onset adverse events with use of dermal fillers

ADVERSE EVENTS The most commonly reported side effects for JUVÉDERM® injectable gels were injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects were predominantly moderate in severity, with duration of 2 to 4 weeks; for JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC , JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, or JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, they were mostly mild or moderate in severity, with duration of 14 days or less; and for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, they were predominantly mild or moderate, with duration of 30 days or less.

To report an adverse reaction with any product in the JUVÉDERM® Collection, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871. Please visit JuvedermDFU.com for more information.

Products in the JUVÉDERM® Collection are available by prescription only.

Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults.
Talk to your doctor about BOTOX® Cosmetic and whether it’s right for you. There are risks with this product –the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic ma spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. Alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing speaking, breathing, eye problems or muscle weakness can be sign of a life threatening condition. Patients with these conditions before injection are at highest risk. Side effects may include allergic reactions, neck and injection-site pain, fatigue, and headache. Allergic reactions can include rash, welts, asthma symptoms, and dizziness. Don’t receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if there’s a skin infection. Tell your doctor your medical history, muscle or nerve conditions (including ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert- Eaton syndrome), and medications, including botulinum toxins, as these may increase the risk of serious side effects. BOTOX®

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