As we age, the fat surrounding the cheekbones begins to deteriorate, and the collagen that allows your skin to retain its shape can also break down.
That may result in loss of volume and definition and a hollow, sagging appearance. You may start to experience loss of skin elasticity and begin seeing lines and wrinkles. The good news is that dermal fillers such as Juvéderm Voluma® XC and Restylane® Lyft can help you restore your youthful appearance.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is an FDA-approved injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler gel to instantly add volume to the cheek area to improve age-related volume loss. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, functioning to bind water and hydrate tissue. It also plays a part in transporting nutrients to the skin and increasing its strength and elasticity. This substance becomes less abundant during the aging process.
As you get older and produce less hyaluronic acid, you may begin to lose structure and volume. Juvéderm Voluma® XC counteracts aging through the restoration of lost volume and shape to the cheeks, and by gently lifting sagging skin to regain youthful contours.
Dermal fillers have many uses, including plumping thin lips, enhancing shallow contours, softening facial creases and wrinkles, improving the appearance of scars, reconstructing contour deformities in the face, and decreasing the shadow of the lower lids.
The ideal candidate for Juvéderm Voluma® XC is an individual who is looking to restore facial fullness through a nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedure. This treatment has been shown to be safe for men and women.
Just like Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Restylane® Lyft is an FDA-approved injectable hyaluronic acid gel that is FDA approved to lift cheeks, restore volume, and contour the face by gently smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines. Restylane® Lyft uses larger particles that improve skin elasticity, giving you a natural look. It helps sculpt your cheekbones and smooths out deeper wrinkles.
Restylane® Lyft is injected into the skin or slightly deeper to augment your cheeks and reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® Lyft has been shown to be safe and effective in producing noticeable, long-lasting, natural-looking results. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.
What is the Procedure?
During your consultation, the Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa team will discuss the procedure and learn about your cosmetic goals. We will evaluate your facial structure and create an individualized plan that will meet your specific needs.
During the treatment, we will first numb the area using a local anesthetic or ice and will inject the dermal filler using a fine needle into areas that require treatment. The number of injections to reach optimal results will be determined based on your specific needs and goals. We will then gently mold the filler for best results. The length of time for your procedure will depend on the number of injections required and the locations you are treating.
What Should You Expect?
Both Juvéderm Voluma® XC and Restylane® Lyft contain an anesthetic called lidocaine to minimize any discomfort. We also offer topical anesthesia to make sure that you are comfortable during your treatment. Most people report only a subtle pinch.
You will have virtually no downtime after your dermal filler treatment. You will be able to resume most activities immediately after your treatment. It’s best to avoid strenuous exercise and to limit your exposure to sunlight and extreme heat. It’s normal to experience some temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the main benefits of dermal fillers is that the procedure comes with a very low risk of side effects which may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These issues are no cause for alarm and should resolve over a few days. Serious side effects are rare with dermal fillers. A thorough examination by our cosmetic injector will ensure your safety.
Most patients report an increase in facial volume and fullness and a gentle lifting of sagging skin around the cheek area after the treatment. Results might be visible immediately and last up to two years with optimal treatment. Dermal fillers will take some time to reach their full effect. To maintain a more youthful appearance, you may opt to receive future treatments.
Individual Timeframes and Results May Vary.
Visit Us to Learn More
If you are considering dermal fillers to enhance your appearance safely, it is essential to find an experienced provider. At Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa, your well being is our top priority. When you enter our state-of-the-art facility, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best care available. Schedule your appointment to talk with one of our highly experienced specialists and learn more about how dermal fillers can restore your youthful look!