How do Dermal Fillers work?
An attractive face is one that has smooth rounded contours, high cheekbones, and a thin, well-defined jawline. Together, these features make up the so-called “heart of face” or “triangle of beauty, with the base of the triangle at the browline and the point at the chin. As we age, we lose facial fat and elasticity. And when gravity is added to the equation, the triangle is reversed, leading to a narrower temple and forehead, and a heavier, wider jaw line.
Juvedern Volumna can restore the balance and proportions of the face by subtly adding volume to those areas where it is lacking because of extreme weight loss or the typical effects of ageing. This leads to the restoration of the triangle of beauty back to its original form, and a softer and much youthful appearance. Along with carefully placed Botox along the neck and jaw, Juvedern Volumna also works as a minimally invasive neck lift, redefining the triangle of beauty.
A thicker viscosity of this filler adds volume to the hollows that appear in the cheek area. As the filler is being added between dermal layers, it adds support to the overlying skin and restores facial contours. Clinical trials have proven that the volumizing results of Juvederm Volumna can last for as long as 18 months, although this can vary from one individual to another. Patients with facial volume loss due to aging, extreme weight loss, or certain medical conditions can benefit from this treatment.
Aside from feeling some initial discomfort at the time of application, most patients report at having a painless experience. Depending upon the amount of filler added in one session for more severe cases, patients might feel some soreness for the first 48 hours after treatment. But this is usually easily remedied with over the counter medications to relieve the discomfort. For those with needle phobia, ask about getting a topical numbing cream applied to alleviate any of your anxieties.
If you are considering getting a cheek lift without surgery, consult with a board-certified doctor of aesthetic medicine who has experience treating nasolabial folds. She can advise you on how to obtain a facelift with dermal fillers including the use of Juvederm Voluma. After explaining your concerns and aesthetic goals, your doctor can make the necessary treatment recommendations for you so you can get started.