Some people age more quickly than others. This is due to a variety of factors, including lifestyle, genetics, and facial structure. For some with thinner faces and less facial fat, aging can appear to come more quickly, resulting in a hollow or sunken look that BOTOX alone can’t improve.
In 2014, however, a new trend in cosmetic treatments may offer a simple solution to early aging from facial volume loss: cheek injections.
Cheek Volume Restoration
Many patients are starting to see the benefits of facial volume restoration in the cheek area to restore a more youthful appearance. While BOTOX and fillers can fill in lines and wrinkles, these treatments on their own cannot produce the kind of anti-aging results that facial volume restoration can.
Options for Facial Volume Restoration
As demand has risen for these anti-aging treatments, more options have been introduced for patients interested in looking younger. These treatments include:
Facial Fat Transfer
This treatment involves liposuction to harvest grafting material from the patient’s body, which is then purified and injected as stem cell-rich fat. This is a natural and effective treatment that boasts the bonuses of body contouring during fat harvesting and the ability to bank valuable stem cells for future use.
Juvederm Voluma XC®
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm Voluma XC is the first facial filler specifically formulated for the purpose of restoring volume to the cheeks. The results last up to 2 years and provide a subtle lift.
Traditional facial fillers can be used to help plump up the cheeks, and have been used successfully for years. Only a qualified injector, such as our very own James Christian, RPA-C, can give you advice on which fillers are most appropriate for you.
Combining with Wrinkle Treatments
While facial volume restoration does help soften wrinkles and lines, it is often best to combine these treatments with more traditional wrinkle solutions, such as BOTOX or dermal fillers. This produces the most comprehensive results, but does add to the total cost of the procedure. Fat transfer can be an excellent and 100% natural stand-in for wrinkle fillers for patients who have chosen to harvest their fat.
Ready for a New Look?
If you’re ready to start looking younger in the New Year but don’t want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure, cheek injections with a filler might be your best option. For a more natural solution, our cosmetic surgery experts also offer fat injections to restore volume to the cheeks.
For the best of the best in Manhattan and Long Island, contact our AAAHC accredited plastic surgery centers to schedule your free consultation with our renowned highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons. We offer a wide range of facial and body procedures, including non-invasive treatments such as BOTOX, fillers, and fat transfer.
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