Non-Surgical Facelift

Northern Virginia Liquid Facelift in Washington, DC, by Dr. West

Facelift in a Syringe™

Aging is a normal part of life. While it can be concerning and even frustrating to see the signs of aging begin to appear, there is now a great solution to turn back the clock on facial aging! In as little as one convenient appointment, you can regain the facial contours and confidence of your youth.

Dr. Tina West has long been a pioneer in the realm of minimally invasive facial and body aesthetics, offering fillers, neuromodulators, CoolSculpting®, Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing, and more. Her many years of experience and dedication to patient care have culminated in her Facelift in a Syringe technique. This innovation has produced outstanding results for her patients, time and again. Dr. West is expertly trained, passionate about aesthetics, and ready to help you achieve the look you’ve dreamt of.

To learn more about why patients choose Dr. West for their non-surgical facelift in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Washington DC, and the Northern Virginia area, please continue reading or schedule your personalized assessment today.

What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?

A “non-surgical facelift “ aims to provide results similar to a surgical facelift— only without any incisions, stitches, anesthesia, prolonged downtime, or other downsides of surgery. Dr. West uses several injectables to create these subtle and powerful anti-aging effects.

Fillers

Dermal fillers are widely known for their ability to add volume and contour to the skin to restore a more youthful appearance. Dr. West offers the following fillers:

  • Juvederm®
  • Juvederm Volbella®
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane Defyne®
  • Restylane Lyft®
  • Restylane Refyne®
  • Restylane Silk®
  • Restylane Kysse®
  • Sculptra®
  • Radiesse®

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators, like Botox, temporarily block signals to facial and neck muscles. Relaxing these muscles reduces dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles visible during expression) and fine lines on the skin. We use the following neuromodulators at The West Institute:

  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®

What are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Facelift?

Dr. West’s Facelift in a Syringe technique has become synonymous with the gold standard of non-surgical facelifts offered in the Northern Virginia area. If you’ve been bothered by sagging, drooping or a tired appearance, this is likely the treatment for you.

You will see a reduction in crow’s feet, hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds, smile lines, surface depressions, wrinkles, thin lips, sagging skin, volume loss, and other similar concerns.

Dr. West’s knowledge, combined with reliable fillers and neuromodulators, can restore some truly remarkable and subtle facial contours. You will still look like yourself— only younger!   This expertise is what Dr. West is most know for.

Your treatment plan will be customized based on your aesthetic goals, which you will discuss with Dr. West during your consultation. As a West Institute patient, you will always be welcome to ask questions and voice your concerns. 

With the number of injectable products and techniques in Dr. West’s realm of experience, non-surgical facelifts can address numerous facial areas and concerns.

The signs of age often appear because of volume loss. This procedure adds precise amounts of filler to restore these contours.

Whereas many providers use more than eight syringes for a liquid facelift, Dr. West is able to achieve even better results with only three syringes in most cases.   Even this amount may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that each filler syringe only contains one fifth of a teaspoon of dermal filler!

Why Choose Dr. West’s “Facelift in a Syringe?”

Dr. West has been performing her “Facelift in a Syringe” technique for many years with outstanding results. But what else makes The West Institute’s liquid facelifts stand out? Here are just a few reasons:

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Unparalleled Training

Dr. West is one of the pioneers of liquid facelifts, having studied among the industry’s most renowned names. Dr. West had a hand in trailblazing some of the earliest dermal fillers, some of which are still used today. She has since consistently been one of the highest volume injectors over the past twenty years.

Dedication to Great Results

Dr. West strives to create a significant lift with a natural outcome so that patients never look like they’ve had anything done. She will also educate you on ways to maintain your results and recommend other procedures to enhance them.

Exemplary Trust and Care

Dr. West genuinely cares about patient wellbeing and providing natural results. Thus, she will only perform this procedure on patients who she feels can actually benefit from the procedure. Dr. West also goes out of her way to ensure her patients are comfortable, educated on the procedure, and confident in the process before beginning any treatment.

Convenience and Discretion

Dr. West founded her practice with discretion in mind. There is no need to worry about seeing anyone while you visit our practice; you can feel at ease knowing that you will be cared for privately in a welcoming and relaxing environment. Our facility has a back entrance, comfortable and spacious treatment rooms, no wait times, and many more advantages.

“I use dermal fillers and neuromodulators in combination to sculpt and contour the face. The goal of treatment is always to look refreshed but natural. The ability to balance the face by restoring volume to the areas where volume loss has occurred, without erasing important landmarks (like nasolabial folds for example), gives a result that allows patients to get rid of a tired, sad, hollow, droopy appearance and to maintain that refreshed look over time. I always emphasize the goal of not looking like anything was done and explain that is the result of years of training and experience.”

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Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures. For over 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her practice to providing natural-looking results and full patient satisfaction. Dr. West invites you to visit The West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation.

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What Can I Expect Before, During, and After a Liquid Facelift?

Consultation

If you decide that you would like to learn how a liquid facelift can specifically improve your needs, your next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. West. Here, Dr. West will welcome you to the practice, ask you to explain your aesthetic goals, and then work with you to formulate the best plan to achieve these aims.

Dr. West will also:

  • Review your pre-appointment checklist of concerns before you are seen.
  • Review before and after photos on a tablet with you.
  • Review your concerns in a mirror from several angles.
  • Spend up to 30 minutes discussing your concerns and reviewing treatment options and recommendations.
  • Advise patients about any medical concerns that may have arisen from the exam.
  • Discuss her approach to rejuvenation involving the skin surface itself, the lines/wrinkles caused by muscle movement, the lines/drooping/hollowing caused by volume loss, and skin laxity.
  • Educate you on why she will add volume to certain areas and why maintenance is crucial to continuing to feel confident in yourself and your appearance over time.

Procedure

Once you have made the decision to proceed with the treatment plan designed for you, Dr. West will  perform the procedure based on the concerns you discussed in your consultation. A typical Facelift In a Syringe takes between 20-45 minutes to complete.  Most patients report only minimal discomfort. Before any injection is performed at the West Institute, a potent custom-formulated numbing cream is applied for 15-30 minutes.  Many injectables also contain lidocaine, an anesthetic that alleviates discomfort during and after your injections. Dr. West is precise with every injection and understands that even the most subtle choices can make drastic improvements. This is also why Dr. West uses far less filler per  patient when compared with many other practitioners  

Recovery

Most patients find that their recovery phase is very manageable. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, and this is normal. If you do develop bruising, Dr. West offers a complimentary Pulsed Dye Laser or IPL treatment the day following treatment (after any bruising is fully formed), which reduces healing time to 24 hours in most cases.

Dr. West invites all of her patients to return to the office 2 weeks following treatment for a personal follow-up appointment. At this time she will review your results, take photos, provide any “touch-up” that may be necessary, and discuss how to maintain your results. Our team will keep a record of your specifications so that every time you return, appointments will be even more convenient than your previous visit. 

Ready to Enjoy a Younger-Looking You?

If you would like to take the next step toward a more confident you, Dr. West invites you to reach out and schedule a personalized assessment! Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your many incredible anti-aging options offered at The West Institute.

Learn more about liquid facelifts in Chevy Chase today by calling 301-986-9378 or filling out our online form.

Chevy Chase Liquid Facelift FAQ

The cost of a liquid facelift depends on a number of factors, including the number of injections, the type of fillers used, and facial areas injected. We will provide you with an estimate after Dr. West has examined you in consultation.

As you age, you lose bone, fat, muscle and collagen, leading your face to look gaunt, tired, older, or even angry. A liquid facelift adds back volume and shape to these areas to restore a younger-looking facial appearance.

Depending on the type of filler used, the results last anywhere between 12 and 24 months. Dr. West advises her patients to follow up annually to keep up with volume loss that occurs naturally as a part of the aging process.