A facelift without surgery?

A facelift without surgery?

Patients come in every day and ask how we can lift their faces back up.  The running joke is we just need to install a little tack at the back of the head to twist and pull. Joking aside…let’s get back to what we can really do for you!

One of the best ways to target skin that has begun sagging due to the evil that is gravity, is using dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, specifically Voluma, to lift tissue along the cheek bones. This may sound a little unusual, but you can try out how this technique will look on you. Go to the mirror and tug on the skin at the end of your cheek bones by your ear and watch your face lower face change before your eyes. It creates an instant lift! By pulling this tissue upwards, it softens the shadowing caused by gravity laden skin in the lower face, such as the marionette lines around the chin and nasolabial folds next to the nose.

For years, many injectors in Scottsdale, Az focused on simply filling the marionette and nasolabial folds with filler which does help soften the lines, but it can also add extra volume to the tissue without touching the root of the problem.  Now don’t let me mislead you, we also use filler in the marionette and nasolabial folds but normally only a small amount of filler product following treating the cheeks is needed.

How does it work?

Voluma is a Juvederm product that was specifically designed for cheek injections. The product is thicker and attracts water to mold the product to your cheek bones. We inject directly on the cheekbone, which creates a scaffolding to support and lift the tissue creating beautiful contouring to your face in addition to lifting and softening lines on the lower face. Voluma can also be added to the cheeks themselves depending on the look you desire, although the cheekbones are our primary target.

Following the procedure the cheeks will plump, mold and soften over the next 2 weeks and will give you a mini face lift without a scalpel. The additional beauty of Voluma is the staying power. This Juvederm product can last up to 2 years.

Voluma can be beneficial for patients in their 20’s and upwards. Even young patients can often start losing volume in the cheeks or are simply looking for more contouring of their already youthful skin. It never hurts to start preventing aging by adding a little volume to the cheek area before the aging attempts to set in. Luckily we have so many tools to combat that from actually happening and prevention and maintenance is key J.

If you are interested in pursuing cheek injections in Scottsdale, Az or have more questions we would be happy to address them in a free consultation. Just give our office a call at 480-409-2902.