Liquid Facelift (V lift)

Before & After Photo Gallery of Liquid Facelift (V lift)
Before & After Photo Gallery of Liquid Facelift (V lift)


Liquid Facelift: the nonsurgical alternative to the traditional facelift

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Dr.Burke has developed a natural liquid facelift to help take years off in minutes. This been called the V lift.  The difference between Dr.Burke’s procedure, though is longevity, lasting  up to 5 or more years (while a traditional V lift lasts 9-12 months).

This procedure offers an alternative to the traditional facelift and is an option for  patients who desire maximum correction with little or no time off work.  Treatment planning is aided by dynamic digital imaging to help visualize possible results. That way you can see potential treatment results on your own face before undergoing any treatment.

As one ages, the face loses volume. Facial and neck skin loses its smooth texture and youthful glow. Dynamic (appear with movement) and static (appear at rest) wrinkles (rhytids) appear.  Dynamic wrinkles occur during movement (laughing, frowning, looking serious, etc).  Static wrinkles occur at rest. With time, both types of wrinkles (static and dynamic) become more prominent (more noticeable) and facial features less distinctive.

As many patients want  to look younger with minimal downtime, Dr.Burke developed a natural Liquid Facelift (also known as the V lift) to help take years off in minutes.  This involves use of neuromodulators (Botox and Dysport) to lessen dynamic wrinkles and facial volume fillers to restore lost facial volume. Often thesse are supplemented with the Silhouete Instalift which can tighten loose neck skin, raise the eyebrows, and further elevate the cheek complex.

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The exact choice of neuromodulators (Botox and Dysport) as well as facial fillers to restore lost volume depends on a careful facial clinical and dynamic digital computer analysis with review of your goals. The dynamic digital imaging lets you preview the possible results on your own face. This analysis also includes your skin texture and glow.

The facial fillers that Dr.Burke recommends depend on the area in need of volume restoration and your overall goals.  Dr. Burke uses these to artistically create a subtle, beautiful and natural appearance. He prefers Bellafill , a more permanent filler, when possible.  Studies have confirmed longevity of Bellefill of over 5 years.  This is because of its unique formulation of polymethyl methacrylate beads which stimulate you body to mauufacture its own collagen(replacing the lost volume in a natural manner).

Hyaluronic acid based fillers are designed to occupy the spaces created as facial volume is lost.  The optimal choice of which depends on the particular region of your face that you wish restored as each has slightly different characteristics and strengths.  These include: Restylane Juvederm, Juviderm Ultra Plus, Volbella, and Voluma.

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In addition to his expertise in the Liquid Facelift , Dr.Burke teaches physicians throughout the world in the use of cosmetic facial fillers including Bellafill, Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport, Botox, Volbella, Voluma, and Sculptra Aesthetic. He was the first physician in Ann Arbor to offer Bellafill, a more permanent solution, which has longevity of 5+years in many cases, making it the most long lasting f.d.a. approved filler available in the United States.

With Bellafill, the only f.d.a. approved filler for the treatment of acne scars, Dr.Burke is able to treat depressed acne scars and provide needed aesthetic facial enhancement including the liquid facelift for those suffering from the disfigurement of acne scarring.

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Bellafill is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen filler which provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports collagen production in your skin for lasting improvement.

Options are also available to improve skin tone, color, texture, and glow for a true noninvasive facelift and necklift.  These include radiofrequency skin tightening with the Pelleve Radiofrequency unit, fractional co2 laser resurfacing with the Matrix laser, microneedling, and use of your own platelet rich plasma.

We have also developed our own Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery skin care products to help you achieve maximum effects and maintain your results.  These include: Antioxidant Gently Cleanser (ultracalming solution fortified with antioxidants); Light Hydration (moisturizer and emollient); and Silky Sunscreen (broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50+ which is fragrance free and nonwhitening).