What features make the “Ideal Youthful Face”? Volume. As the face ages, our cheeks flatten as volume disappears and your profile “goes South”. So to restore your youth it is important to re-volumize your mid-face with prominent, high, and fully contoured cheeks. For many years Dr. Wright has turned to Perlane and Radiesse to do the job – but now there is a new filler (from the makers of Juvederm XC) to bring back your youthful profile – VOLUMA™ XC!
Read on to find out about this new facial filler!
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip
The ideal face has a prominent mid-face with high, fully contoured cheeks. This facial characteristic makes a woman’s eyes and lips appear larger, and her nose and jaw line appear smaller. The mid zone goes roughly from the eyebrows to the upper lip. As the face ages, our cheeks flatten as volume descends and disappears. Facial experts now focus on rebalancing this volume change. Injecting temporary fillers can plump up sunken skin and is also excellent for re-contouring cheeks, lifting jowls, and reducing deep facial creases.
As well, in the past, dieting and exercise would sometimes lead to a thin face and an aged appearance. It is no longer necessary to choose between your face and your body. With VOLUMA™ XC, you can have the athletic body you want but keep a full youthful face.
The new VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.