How to Restore Age-Related Volume Loss in the Cheeks with Juvederm Voluma®
Younger faces generally have a more heart-shaped appearance with higher cheekbones and fuller cheeks, but a slimmer jawline. This all changes when the composition of our skin is altered due to age and our entire facial structure becomes different. We lose some of the fat, muscle, and collagen that help us retain supple curves to our cheeks and firm contours, while the ligaments loosen. Some people also develop a fuller jawline area along with hollowness around the cheeks. When the skin gets thinner because of its lack of elastin and collagen, the change cause a drooping appearance as the skin pulls away and succumbs to gravity, forming jowls or the look of a double chin. The cheeks are unfortunately one of the first areas where the effects of aging show, and patients frequently request fillers to compensate. Thankfully, it’s relatively simple to replace the volume that’s been lost and restore a tighter, lifted appearance to create a more youthful look with Juvederm Voluma®. Our Newton-based team at Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics highlights what you should to know if you’re considering using these fillers for the cheeks.
Voluma® is a member of the Juvederm® family that has a thicker consistency and adds more lift than some of the other fillers in the collection. This non-surgical injectable contains a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid, the same complex sugar that’s found in our own skin and helps it to regulate hydration. This soft injectable gel is added into the deeper part of the skin, often close to the bone area, to add fullness to flattened or sunken-in cheeks. Injections are typically quick, simple, and painless.
One of the main perks of this treatment is that patients won’t have any recovery time and can resume their normal activities while enjoying plumper, smoother skin. The results generally have a lifespan of up to two years.
Need more tips on cheek fillers? Find out more about the benefits of Juvederm Voluma® from the Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics team. Call us at (617) 597-2600, or, if you prefer, write us a message to set up a consultation to discover more about different filler options.
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