A cheek lift can be one way to recapture the beauty of your youth. Reversing the skin laxity that can cause sagging around your eyes and volume loss in your cheeks can restore your youthful profile. However, plastic surgery comes with significant risks and recovery time. The team at Gold Skin Care in Nashville, TN can offer you the benefits of a cheek lift without the risks of surgery by using Voluma.
Discover the Benefits of Voluma
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is the world-leader in hyaluronic acid facial fillers. The top three most-researched minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are produced at Juvederm. Juvederm products are made by Allergan, a company with more than 60 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and medical aesthetics.
Juvederm products are designed to blend into the tissue, giving a natural look. 96% of patients using Users of Juvederm products reported they were happy or delighted immediately after their procedure. More than 2.4 million procedures were done with Juvaderm products in 2016.
What Are the Benefits of Voluma?
Effective Anti-Aging Treatment
Voluma gives you the power to fight the signs of aging without surgery. There are many creams and gels designed to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, but these are only one side-effect of aging. The aging process naturally causes volume loss in the mid-face area. This loss of volume creates hollows and drags skin down, making people look older than their years.
A loss of volume in the cheeks ages your face and can not be addressed with creams or serums designed to tighten your skin. Restoring the volume in your cheeks will instantly lift your face, tighten your skin. Where gels and creams can temporarily hide fine lines and wrinkles, restoring your cheek volume will remove them.
Contouring and Filling
Unlike many fillers, that can only fill in some lost volume, this treatment can also perfect your natural look. Your medical team can enhance your profile with newly defined cheekbones at the same time as they restore lost volume.
Stimulating Your Body’s Regeneration
Juvederm uses natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid which has a long-lasting effect of increased hydration. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates your body’s regenerative capabilities for long-term health benefits.
This minimally invasive procedure is not painful. At most, some patients will experience mild discomfort during the quick procedure. Juvederm has included lidocaine in its line of products to help ensure you will not be in any pain. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that will temporarily block the nerve signals in the injection area.
The injection of Voluma will restore lost facial volume while smoothing lines and softening creases. By reversing the loss of mid-face volume, you will achieve a similar effect to a cheek or facelift.
Natural and Safe
Juvederm products are the only FDA approved dermal fillers. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance. Juvederm combines natural ingredients with revolutionary technology to bring something truly unique to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.
Many dermal fillers use non-natural substances. Using a natural substance decreases the risk of side effects or adverse events.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
A key aspect of skin aging is moisture loss. The critical molecule in skin moisture is hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluron, a natural substance produced by the body. Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan that has a unique ability to bind and retain water molecules.
The highest concentrations are found in your skin, connective tissues, and your eyes. Hyaluronic retains moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid in Your Skin
Hyaluronic acid is the primary component of your skin’s extracellular matrix. This matrix provides a framework for your skin. As your skin loses hydration, this framework becomes weaker, allowing your skin to sag and droop, making you appear older.
Hyaluronic acid acts as both a cushion and a lubricant in the body. The hyaluronic acid in your body is capable of holding a thousand times its own weight in water to retain moisture and keep your skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is found in many skin creams and gels because of its intense hydrating ability which will minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is considered safe to use as an injection into the body.
Why Use Hyaluronic as a Facial Filler?
The natural aging process decreases the amount of hyaluronic acid in your body. Using hyaluronic acid as a facial filler allows your medical team to harness its natural ability to create supple, radiant, youthful skin. In addition to restoring structure and hydration, hyaluronic acid can safely contour your profile, giving you a totally natural, but enhanced, appearance.
How Does Aging Impact Your Skin?
How your skin ages is impacted by many different factors. Aging skin is characterized by wrinkles, laxity or sagging, a rough-texture, and loss of elasticity. Aging skin can rob people of their confidence and make them feel old when they look in the mirror. The desire to retain youth leads many people to seek surgical intervention.
Why Do People Consider a Cheek or Facelift?
Flattening of cheeks and hollowing of the skin below your cheekbones allows your facial skin to sag. Bags under your eyes are accentuated. This loss of volume is a natural side-effect of aging, described as “mid-face volume loss”. This dramatic change in your appearance is what drives people to consider invasive plastic surgery. A surgical facelift will both tighten the skin and contour the tissue below the skin to combat the sagging and restore the look of young skin.
The Juvederm line of products is part of the significant advances in non-surgical, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments. These treatments mirror the impact of a surgical facelift, without the pain, risks, or prolonged recovery time.
Plastic Surgery Comes With Significant Risks
A cheek or facelift is a major surgery. Several incisions will be made and your skin will be pulled back to allow for alterations of the tissue and structures beneath. This surgery comes with substantial recovery time and multiple risks, including the risk of long-term damage. In most cases, a facelift will be done under a general anesthetic where you are unconscious. Any anesthetic poses potential complications including death.
Other risks associated with plastic surgery include hematomas, pooling of blood beneath the skin causing swelling and pressure, scarring, nerve injury that can be temporary or permanent, hair loss near the incision site, and skin loss resulting from an interruption in blood supply to your facial tissue.
Benefits of Juvederm Products Versus Surgery
- No downtime or recovery time
- No anesthesia
- Natural-looking results
- Safe and quick
Is Voluma Safe?
Voluma is an injection, not a surgery. You do not need to be asleep for the treatment, so there are none of the risks associated with anesthesia. It is comprised of a natural product, hyaluronic acid, resulting in a safe, simple treatment to help you turn back time for your skin and face.
The Juvederm products have been thoroughly reviewed by the FDA who confirmed there are no serious side effects. Because their response and effect are from natural ingredients, they are appropriate for most patients.
How Can You Know Juvederm Products Work?
Juvaderm conducted two clinical studies in the U.S. for safety and efficacy. 145 people had a Juvaderm injection, then were followed up for the next 24 weeks. 90% of patients maintained an improved look after 24 weeks.
How is the Procedure Done?
A small needle will be used to inject the dermal filler treatment. The injection contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that will prevent you from feeling pain. The procedure is quick, usually finished between 15 and 60 minutes. This quick, painless treatment is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures done in the United States.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The youthful look achieved with Voluma can last up to two years, the highest durability of any facial filler available. The best results are achieved with regular maintenance. Your expert team will help you decide when it is time for a new treatment to maintain your youthful appearance.
Who Is a Candidate?
Almost anyone who has had volume loss in their face will be a perfect candidate for the treatment. Voluma is also beneficial to people with poorly defined cheekbones. This non-invasive treatment is an excellent option for people who want the look of a cheek or facelift who may not be a candidate for surgery, or who just want to avoid the risks associated with a major medical procedure.
What Can You Expect After Your Treatment?
Your response to the treatment will be immediate. You will leave the office looking younger than you did coming in. For most patients, there is no discomfort after the treatment. You can resume your normal life with no downtime or recovery time.
Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic, or an attractant for water. The injection of hyaluronic acid will continue to draw water to the site over time. You will continue to see an enhanced response in the months following your treatment. Water drawn to the treatment site will be preserved, keeping your skin hydrated and firm.
A Comprehensive Consultation For the Best Results
Every patient is an individual. An in-depth consultation with your expert medical team before any treatment will help decide what the best product and approach is to reach your goals. Your cosmetic team will review your medical history and ensure there are no concerns with your plans and goals. Together you will decide on the best treatment.
Your team will review everything you need to do before your appointment to ensure you have great results. They will also discuss any aftercare or follow-up to allow your treatment to work to its fullest capacity. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions or seek any clarification so you are feeling 100% confident about the procedure and anticipated outcomes.
Juvaderm Products Can Help You Recapture Your Younger Skin
If you look in the mirror and notice age-related changes and want to turn back time and restore your youthful profile, talk to the expert team at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN to start your rejuvenation.