A smooth, wrinkle-free face (thanks to crow’s feet removal in Bucks County) isn’t the only key to looking young and radiant. Volume, too, plays a part in the fight against aging. The most significant loss of youthful volume occurs in the “brown zone” of your face—that is, your cheeks. Restoring the lost volume can also restore a youthful appearance, since young-looking faces universally have cheeks that are wider than the chin and jaw.
As we age, our faces get hit with a double whammy of decreased collagen production and fat loss. When it comes to your cheeks and midface, this combination results in thin, sagging skin and deflated cheeks. Plus, skeletal structure becomes thinner, so that your cheekbones become smaller than they were in youth. As a result, your cheeks stop being the widest point of your face. The fat that used to cushion your cheekbones slides downwards, and, combined with sagging skin, creates the appearance of a flattened midface, deep nasolabial folds, and a wider jaw.
As with all signs of aging, this transition may sound a little scary. But luckily, you have two secret weapons at your disposal: Voluma XC and Radiesse. Voluma and Radiesse are injectable gels designed for deep injection under the cheeks for patients over 21. Both are excellent fillers for restoring midface volume. Dr. Genter has treated hundreds of patients with both Radiesse and Voluma XC with remarkable results. Many patients report feeling younger and more confident after treatment.
The secret to the success of treatment with Voluma or Radiesse is twofold: First, the gel naturally simulates the effect of youthful fat pads beneath the skin, creating a realistic and flexible appearance that lifts, rounds and accents your cheeks without appearing stiff or artificial. Second, the use of injectable gel stimulates your face to product more of its own collagen, one of the primary ingredients in a youthful face. Since your body starts to produce more collagen on its own after Juvederm injections, you’ll need less filler material over time when you return for touch-up treatments.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Genter today to regain cheek volume, reduce skin wrinkles in the comfort of his office near Bucks County, and more. At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center of Philadelphia, you have friends in the fight against aging.