Along with a decreased natural ability to maintain smooth skin, your face also experiences fat loss and displacement as you age. This can lead to sunken areas and loss of definition, especially around the temples, cheeks and jawline. In addition, volume loss can cast unflattering shadows, flatten out the youthful curves of your profile, and worsen the look of lines and creases on the skin.
While other cosmetic surgeries can restore this lost definition and enhance the appearance of your face, the associated recovery and downtime may not fit into your schedule. Cosmetic procedures also cost much more than the alternatives. Although modern cosmetic procedures are very safe, many patients simply prefer dermal injections to surgery.
Juvéderm Voluma®XC and Restylane Lyft® are injectables that use a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA) to increase volume and add definition to specific facial features from under the skin. HA is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that is produced by your body. Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft treatments harness the power of a modified version of beneficial HA to add flattering shape and contour.
Since HA is a molecule already found in your body, there is minimal risk of allergic reaction. Keep in mind that HA increases volume by drawing in water molecules from nearby tissues. This can offer a more natural appearance than solid implants by giving your doctor control over the specific amount injected in the treatment areas while preserving your facial movements.
Although Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, like other dermal injectables, requires periodic follow-up visits to maintain the same appearance, the innovative formulation for the two fillers is among the longest-lasting dermal treatments available. Many patients report seeing great results for up to two years. Given Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft treatments are performed in the office and usually take less than an hour, these follow-up treatments can easily fit within your schedule with no downtime or recovery.
There is no need for a lengthy or painful recovery to achieve your aesthetic goals. Call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa Burgess and her team in Lake Oswego, OR, at 503-699-6464 to see if Juvederm Voluma can help restore lost volume and provide more definition to your face.