Cheeks Losing Volume? Fix It with a Cheek Enhancement
Plump cheeks are often associated with youth, but your cheeks naturally begin to lose fullness with age. As estrogen levels drop and facial bone mass decreases, your cheeks may even begin to sag. Decreases in collagen and elastin will also contribute to changes in the appearance of your cheeks over time.
What can you do to restore fresh, young-looking skin to your face?
Rejuvenate Your Face with a Cheek Enhancement Procedure
Cheek enhancement is a minimally invasive procedure that uses dermal fillers, such as Voluma, to emphasize the appearance of the cheek’s and mid-face. Typically, it is used to address the sagging, wrinkling, drooping and flattening of the face that is brought on by aging.
When a filler like the FDA-approved Voluma is injected into the cheek, it immediately begins to lift and contour the cheeks, adding volume just beneath the skin’s surface.
Dr. Bared, a highly renowned facial plastic surgeon in Miami, has found that by placing Voluma in the outer portion of the midface, he’s able to achieve a more natural appearance while lifting the region around the mouth. Other plastic surgeons may take a different approach resulting in a less-natural finished look.
What to Expect
After a cheek enhancement procedure, the anesthetic ingredients in a filler such as Voluma along with a topical anesthetic cream and some ice will help minimize any discomfort. The results last for about two years and patients have reported looking five years younger from the cheek enhancement procedure!
Don’t Forget to Moisturize and Protect Your Face
Healthy skin makes cheeks look more radiant so it’s beneficial to moisturize your face each day after you shower, using a light cream void of any without harsh chemicals. Creams containing aloe, vitamin C and vitamin E will promote natural collagen production and combat existing damage to skin cells.
Additionally, since sun exposure can accelerate skin aging, be sure to wear sunscreen every time you’re outside, or use a moisturizer with added sun protection.
There may be no real fountain of youth, but you can keep your cheeks looking young and vibrant with a cheek enhancement procedure and a good skincare regimen. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared if you feel that this procedure is right for you.