The natural signs of aging are inevitable and our skin is usually the hardest hit. Our faces are no exception to the rule. As we age, wrinkles and lines begin to find their roots around the eyes and on the forehead, as well as around our nose and mouth. Skin begins to get thinner causing it to sag in certain areas due to loss of collagen. But the most frequent concern for older patients is the loss of volume in the upper cheek or cheekbone area. A common concern called mid-face volume loss, is a condition that leaves patients with the appearance of hollow, sunken in cheekbones and “droopy” skin around the mouth area. New Jersey area patients feel they look tired even if they are not!
The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ offers several nonsurgical options such as dermal fillers like Juvéderm to fill in those gaps caused by the aging process. Let’s take a look at how the professional staff and board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can give you a fuller, more youthful look to your mid-face area without the need for surgery.
Juvéderm and what it can do…
Dermal fillers can instantly fix and add volume to aging skin. Juvéderm is an injectable filler that delivers a hyaluronic acid-based gel just below the skin’s surface. Hyaluronic acid is a component the body naturally produces, which gives our skin plumpness and volume. As we age, this valuable substance decreases in production which is why our skin loses that youthful look especially in the cheek and lip areas. Juvéderm can be the non-invasive solution to tackle this mid-face issue as we age.
Where is the mid-face area?
The mid-face area is essentially the central portion of the face. You can draw a line from the outside cheekbone area inward to the nose and mouth area including under the eyes. It can be described as an inverted triangle. Individuals, as they age, notice a loss of volume in their cheek area causing the skin in this area to sag and for the cheeks to look hollow or ‘flat’. Patients also notice the lines around their mouth or nasolabial folds, also known as “laugh lines”, becoming more pronounced or deeper. When we are younger, this is the part of the face that has the most volume or plumpness which is why when it starts to change, it is the most noticeable during the aging process.
Who is affected?
After we head into our late 30’s or early 40’s, especially for New Jersey area women, the signs of aging begin to creep in with wrinkles and small lines. The loss of mid-face volume begins to really target women and some men once entering into their 50’s especially 60’s and up. As always, factors such as heredity, sun exposure, smoking, and stress all play a role in how a person’s skin ages. Even individuals, who have lost a significant amount of weight, deal with loss of volume in their cheeks or mid-face area leaving them finding a solution to eliminate that hollow, tired look that makes them look older than they may feel.
How does a mid-face lift with Juvéderm work?
The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ offers all the variations of Juvéderm fillers developed to target specific areas of the face to give patients a customized approach to their needs. Juvéderm Voluma was designed to add volume specifically to the central part of the face. The results leave patients with fuller cheeks that can appear softer and more lifted and laugh lines around the mouth to look smooth. Even adding volume to the mid-face region can decrease the appearance of puffiness underneath the eyes. Juvéderm Voluma can instantly restore the volume and plumpness to the central part of the face leaving patients looking 5 to 10 years younger. Because the different variations of Juvéderm are used for different people for different reasons, it is important to get a skin assessment with an experienced plastic surgeon so that the right formula can be used to address your unique concerns.
The Juvéderm results…
The results are instant. The results will last and in some cases up to 2 years! Juvéderm Voluma addresses one of the most frequently common problems with the aging process. It can restore volume in the cheeks and completely lift the central part of the face eliminating tired, deflated cheeks and giving a patient a more youthful appearance. Combining Juvéderm Voluma with other non-invasive solutions like BOTOX to target wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes can give patients an all around full, age-defying face lift without surgery!
Juvéderm is an effective and safe way to create a gorgeous, new look for your face without surgery. New Jersey area women, as well as men, can rejuvenate their appearance and specifically target the central portion of the face by smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume to the cheekbones specifically with Juvéderm Voluma. Juvéderm Voluma “fills” in the areas of the cheekbones and increases the overall volume of your midface region giving you a fresher, more youthful look. A ‘liquid’ midface lift with Juvéderm can be the right answer and leave you looking years younger! Call or schedule your consultation with The Peer Group Plastic Surgery in New Jersey today.