At his Woodbridge dermatology practice near Toronto, Dr. Vince Bertucci specializes in a popular full face rejuvenation treatment sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift” or SOFT LIFT™. A modern take on the traditional facelift, this innovative treatment turns back the clock with strategically placed BOTOX COSMETIC® or other neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Women and men from Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Mississauga, and other communities have discovered that they can get overall facial rejuvenation in just a single minimally invasive treatment session. This combined approach delivers an anti-aging lift with no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime.
Looking to learn more about how the liquid facelift works and whether it is right for you? Here, you’ll find all the information you need on candidates, recovery, cost, safety, and more.
What Is the Liquid Facelift?
The liquid facelift is a customized, nonsurgical means of full face rejuvenation. Also called a nonsurgical facelift, this technique combines BOTOX COSMETIC® or other neuromodulators and fillers to refresh the face. It is the latest innovation in facial rejuvenation, as results that once required surgery and lengthy recovery times can now be achieved in a matter of minutes with little to no downtime involved.
Why Choose Dr. Bertucci for Your Liquid Facelift?
Dr. Bertucci is a board-certified dermatologist renowned globally for his work with injectable treatments. His patients’ results have been featured in JUVÉDERM® advertisements, and he has trained physicians and trainers in Canada, the U.S., and around the world on proper and artful assessment and injection techniques. Additionally, Dr. Bertucci has been called upon to direct multiple courses on advanced injection techniques for leading societies around the world. With each liquid facelift treatment, he and his team provide effective but subtle results that refresh our patients’ faces in a natural-looking way.
Get to KnowDr. Bertucci
As a globally renowned, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Vince Bertucci has devoted his career to enriching the lives of people from all walks of life. Though he is a respected innovator, researcher, and educator, his patients are his highest priority. He welcomes each visitor with an a detailed consultation process and works collaboratively with them to develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Bertucci was instrumental in working with injectables manufacturer Allergan® to develop and refine the SOFT LIFT technique. Dr. Bertucci’s patients have been used to promote SOFT LIFT in marketing materials and TV commercials. Thanks to Dr. Bertucci’s work, the treatment is now available across the globe. If you’re considering SOFT LIFT, why not go straight to the source?
See Dr. Bertucci and the SOFT LIFT featured in the National Post.
Healthy adults who have signs of facial aging they would like to eliminate can typically benefit from full face rejuvenation with Dr. Bertucci. The treatments are safe and effective for people with all skin types and tones. It’s also an excellent choice for people who would rather avoid facelift surgery or who don’t need a treatment that extensive.
The 4 D’s of Aging
Most liquid facelift candidates experience the "4 D's":
Deflation: Loss of fullness or volume
Descent: Droopiness or sagging skin
Deterioration: Fine lines, wrinkles, and texture change
Dynamic Lines: Wrinkles created during facial expressions
Dr. Bertucci customizes each procedure for each patient’s precise cosmetic needs, and the products he uses each target a different concern.
How Does the Liquid Facelift Work?
Dr. Bertucci offers a comprehensive and customized approach to facial rejuvenation with the liquid facelift. He works with you to help you achieve your treatment goals, selecting a combination of injectable products suited precisely for your needs. Administered in one or two outpatient sessions, these treatments target your most important concerns for immediate and sustained improvement.
BOTOX COSMETIC® & Other Neuromodulators
Dr. Bertucci may inject a wrinkle-smoothing injectable such as BOTOX COSMETIC®, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, or Nuceiva™ at specific sites around the eyes and brow to reduce what are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” These are the wrinkles that form during facial expressions. The most commonly treated wrinkles are:
Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “11s”
Crow’s-feet around the sides of the eyes
Horizontal forehead lines
Additionally, we use neuromodulators in more advanced ways over the mid and lower face to address other concerns, such as lower facial shape and jawline contour.
BOTOX COSMETIC® and other neuromodulators contain a protein that relaxes the muscles that cause these wrinkles. When injected by a skilled and credentialed provider with a refined aesthetic eye, this won’t make you look “fake” or “frozen,” simply more refreshed and relaxed.
Dr. Bertucci selects from a versatile array of dermal fillers that can be used to create natural, aesthetically pleasing contours, and subtly add volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks or lips. Fillers address contouring concerns caused by volume loss, a natural part of the aging process, and can also be used to improve certain wrinkles. The end result is a refreshed, natural, lifted, and youthful look, Dr. Bertucci uses many different families of fillers, such as:
Each formulation of filler is unique, and Dr. Bertucci utilizes his extensive knowledge and expertise to completely customize your results.
What to Expect From Your SOFT LIFT Procedure
What is it like to get a liquid facelift? It all happens in 3 steps.
What Is the SOFT LIFT Consultation Process Like?
Before your SOFT LIFT procedure, you will have an extensive consultation with Dr. Bertucci and his highly trained staff. This is a good time to talk about any previous treatments, main concerns and goals, budget, and whether there are any upcoming events you have planned. Dr. Bertucci makes sure to combine only treatments that fit into your lifestyle.
You will also fill out consent forms during the consultation and have “before” pictures taken for your file. You and Dr. Bertucci will decide together which products will be incorporated into your SOFT LIFT.
What Is It Like to Have the SOFT LIFT Treatment Done?
During the procedure, which usually lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour, Dr. Bertucci carefully injects each product into the targeted area, using his skill and experience to administer conservative doses that provide natural-looking results.
He uses ultrafine needles and a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort, and many fillers are formulated with anesthetic lidocaine that numbs the injection site.
How Long Is SOFT LIFT Recovery?
After your treatment, you can return to work, school, and your usual routine right away. Your filler results will be instantly visible, while your BOTOX COSMETIC® results will take about a week to develop. Expect some swelling to last a week or so in areas that were treated with filler. It’s also normal to have some minor bruising and redness around your injection sites, but this typically subsides quickly as well.
Dr. Bertucci will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and recommendations for skincare products you can use at home to speed your healing and prolong your results.
How Long Do Liquid Facelift Results Last?
The lifespan of dermal filler results varies quite a bit depending on the formulation of filler injected. Most fillers last anywhere from 9 to 18 months. BOTOX COSMETIC® typically lasts 3 to 4 months before naturally wearing off.
After your initial treatment, brief treatments scheduled a few times a year will keep your look touched up and refreshed. During the consultation process, Dr. Bertucci and his team will suggest a personalized maintenance plan so you can enjoy your results for as long as possible.
A Few More Liquid Facelift FAQs
Q: Is full face rejuvenation safe? Are there risks or side effects?
A: Dr. Bertucci uses only Health Canada-approved products with track records of safety and success. The injectables are generally safe and low risk. The most common side effects include swelling and bruising around the injection sites.
Q: Can I include a nonsurgical rhinoplasty as part of my liquid facelift?
A: While it is not included by default, you can certainly have a nonsurgical rhinoplasty performed along with your treatment. Including this injectable treatment will refine and rejuvenate your nose without adding any extra time to your recovery. Many people are surprised to see that subtly lifting or straightening their noses makes them look that extra bit younger.
Q: How much does a liquid facelift cost?
A: The cost of a full face rejuvenation or liquid facelift at our Toronto-area practice varies depending on the type and amount of products injected. Because each procedure is so highly personalized, the best way to determine your specific pricing is to discuss your treatment plan at a one-on-one private consultation with Dr. Bertucci.
Begin Your Full Face Rejuvenation Journey
To find out whether a liquid facelift would benefit you, call
(905) 850-4415 or request your consultation online today. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and serves men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie, and all of Greater Toronto.Request My Consultation