Cheek Lift and Contour for Baton Rouge Patients: Why Juvederm?

There is a natural progression of aging that occurs in facial features.  From the eyes to the neck, they subtly morph with time, giving the outside world a clear indicator of age that most would rather avoid.  And, while you may be well aware of bags under the eyes or wrinkles around the mouth, you may give less consideration to hollowing of cheeks, even though this too is an obvious sign of age.

With passing years, subcutaneous fat begins to atrophy, resulting in loss of cheek volume and support for other facial features.  Cheeks begin to appear sunken and hollow, magnifying the appearance of sagging in other areas as well.  This is known as age-related midface volume loss.  Fortunately, it is also one symptom of aging that can be easily addressed.

Using Juvederm for Cheek Volume

Juvederm is an injectable filler used primarily to treat age-related cosmetic concerns.  Within its collection, the brand has many different formulations with many different uses, from filling in wrinkles to plumping lips.  For the cheek area, the product of choice is Juvederm’s Voluma XC.

This FDA-approved treatment for cheek volume has a leg up on the alternatives for a few different reasons:

Lidocaine – Voluma XC was the first approved filler for the cheeks to incorporate the use of lidocaine.  Research has shown that this inclusion provides for a far more comfortable injection process, significantly decreasing any associated pain. 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that is renowned for its ability to retain many times its weight in moisture.  In our younger years, HA is abundant, keeping skin full and supple.  However, decreasing quantity with age is a major contributor to volume loss.  By restoring this natural substance, Juvederm Voluma XC delivers results that are both desirable and natural.

Vycross Technology – Voluma is the only cheek filler to utilize Allergan’s Vycross Technology.  This advancement improves crosslinking of HA chains by combining high and low molecule weights.  In addition Vycross Technology helps with longevity of treatment results, allowing Juvederm results to outlast competitors.

Juvederm Results for Cheek Volume

Juvederm Voluma has a lot to tout when it comes to results.  Patients in clinical trials reported that they looked up to five years younger six months after their treatment.  Furthermore, it is the only option that has been proven to last up to two years.  This means that patients treated with Voluma not only look younger, but they do so for longer.  And, though follow-up treatment after the two year time frame will be necessary to maintain results, patients typically require less product than their initial treatment.

So, if hollow cheeks are making you look and feel older than you would like, it may be time to consider Juvederm.  If you are in the Baton Rouge or Lafayette area, contact Dermasurgery Center, and request an appointment with one of our skilled practitioners who can answer your questions, address any concerns, and expertly deliver natural-looking results that you are sure to love.