Take a look at a photo of yourself from a few years ago. Do you notice that your face looked plumper, perhaps rounder, and your skin tighter? What about your cheeks? Have they become less voluminous than they once were, or are they beginning to sag?
As you get older, your cheeks often lose volume and can even appear hollow or sunken. The natural aging process isn’t something you can totally stop, but it’s possible to slow down its effects — especially when it comes to your skin and facial features. Dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments provide an effective remedy for sagging, less vibrant skin.
Eugenia Berchenko, RN, BSN, our expert medical aesthetics nurse here at Face Place in West Hollywood, California, skillfully creates a personalized treatment plan to help restore your lost cheek volume so you look like a younger version of yourself. If natural results without surgery and minimal downtime are what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.
Why cheeks lose volume with age
As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin — the underlying support structure of your skin. Fatty tissue that once kept your face plump loses volume, clumps up, and shifts downward with gravity. When this happens, your once voluminous, sculpted cheeks appear saggy.
Wrinkles also become more apparent with age as years of expressions become etched into your face. As fatty tissue shifts around, you may notice more obvious nasolabial folds — lines around your mouth and nose. Dry skin, which also often develops as part of the natural aging process, exacerbates the problem.
Dermal fillers restore volume and help you look years younger
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid help restore moisture, volume, and fullness to your face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body produces naturally. It helps keep your joints lubricated and your skin soft, hydrated, and supple from the inside out.
Your body produces less hyaluronic acid as you get older. The hyaluronic fillers Eugenia offers restore your skin’s moisture and volume so your facial features appear more youthful. In addition to replenishing moisture, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also help boost collagen and elastic production to enhance your skin’s natural support structure once again.
To restore lost cheek volume, Eugenia may recommend Juvéderm Voluma® XC. This dermal filler is specifically designed to add volume below the surface of your skin to provide lift and contour to your cheeks.
This dermal filler combined with Eugenia’s experience in facial aesthetics means you get natural-looking, long-lasting results so you don’t look overdone or “plastic.” Juvéderm Voluma XC can keep your cheeks looking plump for up to two years, making it a convenient way to combat the signs of aging and lost cheek volume.
Skin rejuvenation treatments tighten loose skin
Depending on the level of skin laxity you have and your aesthetic goals, Eugenia may also recommend skin rejuvenation treatments, in addition to hyaluronic acid fillers, to tighten loose facial skin. She uses intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, which sends energy to the deeper layers of skin tissue to promote new collagen and elastin growth.
Because light energy stimulates new collagen production, your body continues to regenerate healthier, younger skin tissue in the weeks and months that follow your IPL treatments. So dermal fillers can give you an instant lift and voluminous appearance, and IPL therapy can help your skin renew itself and slow down the signs of aging.
Both treatments can take years off your appearance so you feel refreshed and more confident in your own, more youthful skin.
Discover the difference a personalized approach to nonsurgical anti-aging treatments can make in your life. Call Face Place today at (310) 855-1150 to schedule a consultation with Eugenia, or request an appointment online.