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Liquid Facelift San Jose & Palo Alto

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Cast your features in a new light — smooth away lines and sculpt more graceful contours, all without surgery. With a liquid facelift San Jose and Palo Alto area residents are within reach of refining that inner beauty.

Liquid Facelift at Illuminate

Choosing Illuminate ensures the highest standard of care delivered in a serene environment by caring and highly skilled professionals. Our team possesses a dynamic range of talent, training, and experience in helping individuals highlight the vibrance they feel inside. A San Jose or Palo Alto liquid facelift merges medical science with artistic expression to fade signs of aging and play up the harmony and innate beauty of your features.

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What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift involves the use of dermal fillers and injectable neuromodulators to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours, all without the need for surgery.

This innovative treatment provides a youthful, refreshed appearance, addressing signs of aging and balancing out your features to accentuate your inner allure. With a liquid facelift San Jose and Palo Alto patients receive natural-looking results with minimal discomfort.


Injectable neuromodulators soothe away forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, neck bands, and many other signs of aging by blocking nerve signals to facial muscles that create lines over time with repetitive contractions. As the muscles relax, wrinkles fade, granting a more youthful, serene appearance.


Botox is the most well-known neuromodulator brand, with a solid reputation for providing safe, predictable, and effective results. Botox provides a visible reduction or elimination of lines and deep creases for three to four months at a time, with regular maintenance treatments extending these benefits. Botox also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming, preserving the skin’s youthful smoothness and making it a useful ingredient in liquid facelift treatments.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel add volume, refine facial contours, and improve skin quality and texture. HA is a humectant that occurs naturally in the body, where it has lubricating properties. When injected into the skin, HA fillers draw moisture to the area. In the hands of our skilled injectors, HA fillers are like an artist’s brush, subtly smoothing out wrinkles and depressions and enhancing and balancing features like the lips, cheeks, and chin.


Juvéderm is one of the most popular lines of HA dermal fillers with a variety of formulations, including Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma, and Juvéderm Vollux. Juvéderm can smooth lines and add natural volume to many areas of the face.


Another line of high-quality HA fillers, the Restylane line includes formulations to help fill in wrinkles, augment the lips, and enhance and balance facial features. We offer treatments with Restylane-L, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Contour.

The RHA Collection

RHA fillers contain synthetic HA that resembles the chemical structure of natural HA, enabling dynamic movement in the treatment areas for soft, natural-looking results. We offer treatments with RHA Redensity, RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4 to address many areas.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers

Compared to hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers have a thicker consistency and longer staying power, making them a good choice for individuals with deeper lines, creases, or hollows in the cheeks. CaHA fillers are typically injected slightly deeper than HA fillers for more stable structural enhancement. In a liquid facelift, CaHA fillers are useful for re-contouring the chin or cheeks by adding firmness and volume.


Radiesse is a popular CaHA dermal filler used to treat facial wrinkles and lines, particularly in the lower face. Common areas for treatment include nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, and pre-jowl folds. Radiesse’s results can last up to a year or more.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers

As we age, facial fat and tissues undergo a thinning process, which can result in a sunken or sagging facial appearance. Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) restores structure and volume by stimulating the skin to generate fresh collagen. The effects of PLLA manifest gradually over several months, yielding natural-looking results.


Sculptra is a PLLA filler that is particularly effective for adding volume to hollow areas and improving skin texture. Sculptra stimulates collagen production for gradual results and longer-lasting effects compared to other fillers (up to two years).

What can a Liquid Facelift do for me?

A San Jose or Palo Alto liquid facelift revitalizes your facial contours and complexion without the downtime of surgery. The treatment can be tailored to your specific needs and desires, allowing for a personalized approach to address a variety of common goals:

  • Reduces fine lines and improves skin tautness
  • Plumps up and smooths out depressed scars
  • Fills in deep creases like nasolabial folds
  • Adds volume to areas like the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes, where diminished fat can cause an aged appearance
  • Balances out asymmetries
  • Enhances the volume and contours of the lips, cheeks, or chin for harmoniously balanced features
  • Provides the most comprehensive rejuvenation and enhancement available with injectable methods
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Am I a candidate for a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift can be an excellent choice for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, who desire a refreshed appearance without the downtime of surgery. Dermal fillers are very safe for most people. We will review your medical history to ensure they are a good choice for you and help you envision the results you can expect from treatment.

Consultation and Preparation

Your Illuminate aesthetic specialist will learn all about your goals and help you navigate your treatment options. A liquid facelift is an artful collaboration between you and your provider, dedicated to enhancing your unique beauty. We will educate you about the available injectable products and techniques and design a bespoke procedure tailored to your needs.


A liquid facelift is a brief in-office procedure that requires little to no downtime. Most people find the injections very tolerable. Your provider can apply a topical anesthetic to numb sensation, and many dermal fillers also contain lidocaine for added comfort. Your specialist will skillfully and precisely administer injections of dermal fillers or neuromodulators (or a combination of these) into strategic areas of your face to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and restore youthful contours in alignment with the treatment goals you set together.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

You will be able to resume most regular activities soon after your appointment. Mild swelling, soreness, and bruising may occur but will subside in about a week. Make sure to follow all provided aftercare instructions, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, excessive heat, and sun exposure for a short while.

You may see some immediate improvements, but full results typically develop over several weeks to a few months as the fillers stimulate collagen production and more smooth and sculpted facial contours emerge. Results can last for several months to a year or more, depending on the products used. Maintenance treatments help extend these results and can even slow the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

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Why choose Illuminate?

Our highly experienced specialists find immense gratification in helping you feel your best. We are careful listeners and thoughtful partners on your journey to enhanced confidence, designing treatments that fit your goals and lifestyle. Your aesthetic specialist will help you envision the results a liquid facelift can provide, letting you make informed decisions about your aesthetic care and achieve results you are thrilled about.

Schedule Your Palo Alto & San Jose Liquid Facelift Consultation at Illuminate Today

To contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation for a liquid facelift San Jose and Palo Alto area locals or guests are encouraged to complete our online form or call us at one of our two convenient locations: San Jose at (408) 759-4395 or Palo Alto at (650) 262-1424.

Liquid Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

Injections of dermal fillers and neuromodulators are made with a narrow needle that does not cause most people much discomfort. Our providers’ experienced hands and gentle approach ensure the most comfortable treatment possible. For added comfort, your injector can apply a topical anesthetic before treatment.

A Palo Alto or San Jose liquid facelift comes with minimal downtime and a low risk of side effects. There is a small risk of an allergic reaction, infection, damage to nearby tissues, or unsatisfactory results. Soreness, swelling, or bruising around the injection sites are normal side effects that should fade within a few days to a week after your treatment. We are always available to provide guidance and support before, during, and after your treatment.

No. Injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators are administered with a narrow needle, and the injection sites typically heal very quickly. Having your liquid facelift performed by a qualified aesthetic professional like the team at Illuminate ensures a safe treatment, quick healing, and results that look natural with no trace of work being done.

It’s best to wait 24 to 48 hours to apply makeup and most topical products. This reduces the risk of irritation or the introduction of bacteria into the injection sites. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to support your safe and rapid recovery.

The cost of a liquid facelift depends on the products used and the number of units required. Learn more by scheduling a consultation with one of our aesthetic specialists, who will work with you to create a customized treatment plan and provide an estimate of associated costs.

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