The “V-Lift” is Dr. Pinto’s version of the liquid facelift. What is a liquid facelift? It’s combining advanced techniques in cosmetic fillers and sometimes neurotoxins to achieve a lifting and tightening of the skin. If you were to look at the youthful face you will notice high cheekbones with a tapering of the face as you go down to the chin, somewhat in the shape of a “V”. At Vive, our version of this liquid lift has been coined the “V” lift to represent both this overall pleasing facial shape and to reflect our name.
Benefits of the V-Lift liquid facelift
Because the V-Lift is non-surgical, the risks and downtime are minimal while the benefits are amazing. By adding volume back to the area where it once was you will see youthfulness restored in a natural way. Not only does it look fantastic, the results can last up to two years. There is typically minimal swelling and bruising and virtually no downtime, so you can resume normal activities right away. You will notice results immediately and they will continue to improve over the next few weeks.
How is this different than regular fillers?
As with anything, technological advances and experience change with time. While fillers revolutionized non-surgical aesthetic procedures, the original method of filling lines and wrinkles has become a bit outdated. With newer fillers giving us the ability to lift and volumize, the new method of restoring lost volume has once again changed the face of aesthetics. We now try to restore youthfulness, not just fill lines. An analogy to better explain this can be used involving mobile phones. At first, flip phones (original facial filler methods) were revolutionary. The ability to have a small, portable phone you can put in your pocket or purse was nothing less than amazing. But, as time went by, the smart phone (the liquid facelift) was created. While still able to serve as a mobile phone, the smart phone can obviously do much more, such as the ability to browse the internet or use email. Simply stated, aesthetic injection techniques have advanced tremendously over the last decade, and at Vive you can be assured you will be getting the latest and most advanced procedure.
How is it done?
Using specialized technique, hyaluronic acid fillers are delivered to strategic areas of the face to restore structural volume through tiny injection sites. In certain patients, there can be as little as 2 to 4 injection sites to achieve the entire liquid facelift.
To make the procedure as comfortable as possible, topical anesthetic cream may be used, and the fillers themselves contain a mild anesthetic for your comfort. By lifting and contouring the skin and restoring lost volume, we are able to accent your individual, natural beauty without changing your look in a relatively painless procedure.