There’s no denying that full cheeks are a symbol of youth. As you get older, however, you may notice that your cheeks give off a deflated look and appear flatter than they did in your younger years. Rest assured this is completely normal. The natural process of aging almost always leads to facial volume loss that can give you an aged, tired appearance.
When you’re young, the fat on your face is evenly distributed with a few pockets that plump up your forehead, cheeks, and areas around your eyes and mouth. Age causes the fat to lose volume, clump up, and shift downward. So features like your cheeks that used to be full may sink and the skin that was smooth may begin to loosen and sag.
Even if you have great genes, stay out of the sun, and take care of your skin, you may still experience this volume loss.
Dermal Fillers for Facial Volume Loss
Fortunately, there is a solution that does not require anesthesia or a long recovery period. Here at Krauss Dermatology, we often recommend fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane to restore volume in the face and add a natural-looking lift.
Both treatments are injections, no scalpel or stitches, and come with minimal downtime so you can resume work and your daily activities right away. Best of all, they offer instant results that last for months or longer. Keep reading to learn more.
The Juvederm family offers a long list of injectables which are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body. For volume loss, our dermatologists like to suggest Juvederm Voluma XC. Juvederm Voluma XC resolves age-related volume loss in the cheek area and offers results that can last for up to two years.
Just like Juvederm, Restylane is a line of injectables that can improve a variety of aging concerns. They are also made of hyaluronic acid. Our go-to Restylane filler for volume loss is definitely Restylane Lyft. It was specifically created to address volume loss in the cheeks and hands. The typical Restylane Lyft treatment takes anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes to complete. Results usually last anywhere between 9 and 18 months.
“I have been seeing Dr. Krauss for probably eight years and my boys all see other doctors in the practice. They are thorough, nice, timely, have a great staff, and really keep our skin looking great. If you are curious about cosmetic procedures they offer everything under the sun and never push you to do things. Highly recommended.” *
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about Juvederm or Restylane or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for one of these treatments, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at 781-416-3500 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!