The aging process is very complex. When you look at a person’s photographs over the course of years or a couple of decades, it can be difficult to pinpoint what it is about their face that makes them look older. It’s usually a combination of things, including the graying of the hair, the wrinkling of the skin, the sagging of the face and the loss of facial volume. More than anything, what makes a person look older is when they start to lose the volume in their cheeks.
Think about this; when you look at a young child or a baby, what is it about them that makes them look so youthful? It is the fact that they have round, full cheeks. The same thing is true with adults. Think about a person you know who looks exceptionally young for their age or who has a baby face. What is it that makes them look so young? It is probably their full, plump cheeks.
Unfortunately, as we age, multiple processes are at work in our bodies that are removing the volume and moisture from our face. Our body begins to produce less hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound within the body that attracts moisture to the skin. A unique characteristic of hyaluronic acid is its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. As our body produces less of this important compound, our facial volume begins to fade away.
Gravity also plays a part in the loss of facial volume. Gravity is constantly pulling down on your face, only enhancing the negative effect of the loss of facial volume.
As we age, we lose what researchers refer to as the triangle of beauty, which is a facial shape that resembles a triangle pointing down toward the chin. The triangle turns upside down, with our cheeks becoming less prominent and our jowls becoming more prominent.
Thankfully, there are procedures out there that have been designed to halt or reverse the loss of facial volume. One of these treatments is Voluma® XC. Voluma® XC is a Juvederm® product. It is designed to lift and contour your cheeks by adding volume to the cheeks and restoring your youthful appearance.
What people love about this product is that its effects are subtle and dramatic at the same time. This means that when a person uses Voluma® XC to restore facial volume, the people around them cannot tell that they had any cosmetic work done. However, they can tell that a person looks younger, more vibrant and refreshed.
Voluma® XC is designed to reverse the flattening of the cheeks and the sagging of the skin. Its focus is mid-face volume loss. One of the things that makes Voluma® XC stand out when compared to other dermal fillers is how long it lasts. It is the only dermal filler that has been proven to last up to two years when applied to the cheek area. Some patients who had six months worth of treatments saw results that lasted more than five years. Truly, this is a powerful anti-aging product.
If you think that Voluma® XC is right for you, visit Skin Deep Naples in Naples. We could help you reverse the signs of aging with the subtle lift Voluma® XC provides to restore your youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.