Skin Fillers, Fat injection, BoTox – What is a Liquid Facelift?

From Contoured Cheeks to Luscious Lips – Hollywood’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets

Aging gracefully while achieving a natural look is a bigger challenge than many of us expected. Even if you were diligent about taking care of your skin by moisturizing and carefully avoiding sun damage, you may still be frustrated with the effects of time, gravity and genetics on your aging process.

Famous faces such as Nicole Kidman and Kelly Ripa are constantly in the spotlight, but they appear to be ageless.* How have they managed to maintain a youthful look throughout the years, seemingly effortlessly? We’ll let you in on their secret.

What’s All the Buzz About the Liquid Facelift?

While you might hear certain celebs claiming they’ve “never gone under the knife,” many of our best-loved celebrities are now opting to get non-invasive treatments that don’t require surgery. One of the hottest treatments in Hollywood today is called the “liquid facelift” – a customized combination of injectable treatments that offer a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation alternative.

In today’s hectic world, where everyone is eager to look their very best without the extensive recovery period required from invasive cosmetic surgery, thousands of people are achieving the anti-aging results of their dreams with bio-compatible dermal fillers, including such concerns as:

  • “Parentheses lines” or “marionette lines” that form around the mouth
  • Volume loss in facial features, including lips and cheeks
  • Facial asymmetry or lack of contouring

Based on your goals and skin type, board-certified San Francisco cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Kulick offers a range of options to help you achieve a more natural-looking, youthful and rejuvenated appearance. By listening to your needs and helping you create a customized treatment plan, he can give you the naturally beautiful appearance you want and deserve.

What Can a Liquid Facelift Do for You?

< p>A liquid facelift is designed to help subtly improve the effects of aging with minimal need for downtime. A liquid facelift may be right for you if you have any of the following goals:

  • Reducing lines, wrinkles, folds and creases
  • Subtly lifting drooping facial features like brows and jowls
  • Improving eye bags, dark under eye circles and sunken under eye area
  • Lifting sagging corners of your mouth
  • Hiding bumps on your nose
  • Contouring areas that have begun to lose volume, such as the cheeks and temples
  • Getting fuller, plumper lips
  • Looking younger and better-rested

The Three Most Popular Anti-Aging Cosmetic Injectables

Every patient wants to address different concerns. Yet with so many non-invasive anti-aging treatments available today, it can be difficult to decide what best fits your unique needs.

At our San Francisco practice, the most popular injectable treatments are fillers, neurotoxins and tissue transfer.


A family of injectable dermal fillers, Juvéderm is one of the trendiest anti-aging products available today. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, Juvéderm is a bio-compatible product that combines with the water in your skin to restore fullness to facial features, add volume to lips, eliminate unwanted facial wrinkles and minimize the appearance of acne scars. Juvéderm is also effective for patients who are unsatisfied with visible boniness on the backs of their hands.

It is FDA-approved, completely safe for most skin types and requires no need for recovery time. Juvéderm products are gel-based, which means they are smooth and result in natural-looking results.

Botox® and Xeomin®

Injections with neurotoxins such as Botox and Xeomin diminish the look of wrinkles and frown lines in the brow area and the crow’s feet that form around the corners of the eyes. These treatments temporarily stop the muscle contractions that can lead to the formation of deeper wrinkles. When combined with dermal fillers and other injectables during a liquid facelift, Botox and Xeomin can create even longer-lasting results.

Tissue Transfer

Tissue transfer is a safe and effective procedure that uses an implant of your own body tissue to restore lost volume for more natural-looking, longer-lasting results. In this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will remove tissue from an inconspicuous “donor” area of your body and implant it into your lips or face to plump and contour. The “donor” tissue can come from your own fat or the layer of your skin called the dermis.

You May Not Be a Celeb – but You Can Look Like One

When applied with the proper skill, Juvéderm, Botox and tissue transfer can sculpt, contour and lift areas of the face to create a younger, more rejuvenated appearance without ever making one incision. The key is injecting the right amount and type of filler precisely.

Yes, if overdone, these injections can make you look unnatural, rather than younger and healthier. But that’s where Dr. Kulick’s experience, expertise and dedication to a natural look come in. Our number-one goal is to send you home looking like a healthier, happier and more attractive version of you – and nobody but you. Contact our office today for a skin filler consultation.

*Source:, October 2015

Dr Michael KulickDr. Michael Kulick, MD is a leading board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, California. During an initial consultation, he’ll examine your individual anatomy, discuss all your options, and create a unique treatment plan along with any other necessary procedures. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of plastic surgery and are looking for a qualified cosmetic surgeon, use this online form to request a consultation with Dr. Kulick or call 415-956-2550.