As you age, there are certain changes that occur in your face that make you look older. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could turn back the hands of time so you look years younger than you really are? A new technology recently approved for use is from the makers of Juvederm filler, called Voluma. It utilizes a new technology called Vycross technology, which makes this filler last longer, up to two years.
Juvederm Voluma is indicated for deep injection into the skin for augmentation of the cheek to correct the volume deficit in the midface area that occurs as we age. It fills out the sunken appearance of the midface area, i.e. cheek area, and creates a more youthful curve of the upper cheek area, called the Ogee curve.
Local anesthesia is all that is needed for this injection, it is an office procedure, and has no downtime for most patients. Some patients my see bruising at the site of infection, but cover-up makeup can usually be used to reduce this. If bruising is severe, there are options for you at our office that reduce the severity quickly.
You might ask how this filler makes you look younger. The secret is knowing some aspects of a younger looking face. One of the characteristics of youth is a full upper cheek area (midface). This beautiful fullness has been described at the Ogee Curve of the cheeks. As the face ages, fat atrophy often occurs in the cheek area, flattening out the Ogee Curve, and the result is a sunken appearance of the check with sagging of the skin.
By filling this deficit, a more youthful appearance results. Studies showed that at 6 months after treatment, 90% were satisfied with their appearance. At 12 months, 82% and at 24 months, 76% of women were satisfied with the results of these treatments. Their perceived age was 5 years younger at 6 months and 3 years younger at 24 months after treatment. Thus, this exciting new technique for rejuvenating the face may be a wonderful addition to your options for maintaining a more youthful face.
If you are interested in learning more about this new and fascinating technique, call our office and set up an appointment for a complimentary consultation to see how you can look 5 or more years younger. Call us at 817-399-8783 today.