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Kiss Those Lines Goodbye!

By: Dr. Conrad
Topics: General
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Historically, soft tissue augmentation, or “fillers,” were aimed at directly filling in lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth as skin starts to sag. The problem with this approach alone is that you are attempting to correct a volume deficit by adding volume where it never was in the first place. Instead of getting a natural-looking, younger version of yourself, you just get a less wrinkly, but potentially altered version.  In my opinion, the goal of fillers should be to restore a youthful appearance without anybody being able to tell what you had done! Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the perfect filler to accomplish this!

As you age, fat and bone is lost in the upper and mid face. Many people first start to notice this volume loss when they see wrinkles and lines form in the lower face as skin starts to sag from gravity. But the wrinkles are the symptom, not the problem!  What really makes you look older is the volume shifting from the upper face and cheekbones to the lower face and jaw.  Instead of a youthful heart-shaped face with high cheekbones and smooth contours, you end up with a deflated mid face and saggy skin that accentuates the lower face, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines. 

Instead of just filling in those lines, get to the root of the problem!  By injecting Juvéderm Voluma® XC in the mid-face or cheek bones, you can restore volume where it was originally lost.  The result is a rejuvenation of the heart-shaped triangle of youth and a restoration of a younger version of yourself!  Restoring this volume also provides structural support for the overlying skin, and pulls skin back up towards its original location. This will reduce the underlying smile and marionette lines by reducing the sagging of your skin. You can still add a little filler into the folds themselves, but by failing to correct the volume loss in the mid-face, you are missing the full potential of soft tissue augmentation if that is the primary focus. Additionally, instead of the typical 6-12 months of correction that other fillers provide, studies have shown that Juvéderm Voluma® XC can last for 18-24 months!

Don’t just chase wrinkles!  Fight the signs of aging at the source, and restore the youthful contours of your face with Juvéderm Voluma® XC.