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Restore Lost Cheek Volume with Juvederm Voluma. The Aging Face As we age, we tend to focus on the easily visible signs of aging like wrinkles and brown spots. However, we tend to overlook the most tell-tale sign of aging, loss of facial volume.  Not only does the skin thin and sag with time, but we actually start to lose fat, muscle and bone in our faces.  This leads to dramatic changes in the appearance of our brows and temples, cheeks and chins.  This loss of volume, more than anything else causes us to have an older looking face. Restoring Facial Volume Thankfully, rejuvenation of the aging face has progressed from more than filling in wrinkles.  We have known for years that restoration of facial volume in the cheeks, brow and chin is the key to facial rejuvenation.   Our tool box currently includes dermal fillers like the hyaluronic acid Juvederm and Radiesse and facial fat transfer.  We are now introducing Juvederm Voluma for such purposes.  JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is indicated for deep  injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21. What is Juvederm Voluma XC? You may be familiar with Juvederm XC which is a very popular dermal filler.  It consists of hyaluronic acid which is a natural building block of skin.  It has a great safety record and is used to smooth lines and restore volume throughout the face.  Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler treated with Vycross technology.  This cross links the hyaluronic acid particles which make the filler smoother and longer lasting.  In fact it has been shown to last up to two years! How is Juvederm Voluma Used? Like other dermal fillers, Juvederm Voluma is injected using a small needle.  The site is numbed before the injection with a topical anesthetic.  Juvederm Voluma also contains the local anesthetic lidocaine which will produce a relatively painless procedure.  Every patient is different and your injector will indicate where on your cheeks the volume loss is most evident.  The Juvederm Voluma is injected deeply below the skin, close to the bone.  It then can be shaped to match the contours of your face using gentle massage. How Long Does Juvederm Voluma Last? The initial studies have indicated that most of the Juvederm Voluma Cheeks patients will require a touch up at the one month mark.  After this touch up, the cross linked hyaluronic acid produced by the Vycross technology has been shown to still be evident up to two years.  During this time the hyaluronic acid is gradually broken down by the body.  It is important to note, that during this time we will continue to age and further lose more volume.  So volume replacement is a procedure that requires occasional maintenance. More Juvederm Austin Info Microcannula Technique at Beleza Medspa…

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Liquid FaceLift Austin

What is  a Facelift? A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to deal with the aging face.  Requiring general anesthesia, the facelift utilizes large incisions to remove sagging skin and tighten the remaining skin.  The traditional facelift can give dramatic results but has many drawbacks.  Besides the scars, expense and downtime, the results of the facelift do not address true signs of aging like wrinkles and loss of volume.  The liquid facelift uses office based procedures like Botox and Juvederm to not only address the real signs of aging, but with much less pain, no downtime and at much lest cost. What is Liquid FaceLift? The liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure which relies on injections of dermal fillers and injectables to achieve results comparable to surgical facelifts. Fillers and other injectables, such as Botox, are used to fill hollows and plump features such as cheeks, to reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles, and to firm skin, resulting in an overall rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.  Since the liquid facelift actually addresses the true signs of aging, many find its results much more natural than the traditional facelift. Liquid Facelift: Botox Injections The basic concept is first to use Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles of facial expression that causes wrinkles. As we can see in the picture, these areas include the frown lines (glabella), crow’s feet, forehead lines, lip lines and several other areas. Utilizing several very small needles, a few painless injections can relax years of expressive lines and wrinkles. Liquid FaceLift: Volume Restoration with Dermal Fillers The other major component of the liquid face lift is to restore volume and contour. As we age, we gradually lose skin thickness, fat and bone in our faces that causes a sunken and droopy appearance. Luckily we have several tools to restore this volume. Dermal fillers like the hyaluronic acids, Juvederm and Restylane and Perlane, and the stimulatory fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra, are safe and readily available. Almost all of them are now premixed with lidocaine so the injections are much less painful. The fillers can be used to rebuild the cheek bones, fill the areas under the eyes, rebuild the brow and plump the lips. Restoring cheek volume alone can dramatically change your appearance. The filled cheeks can hide under-eye bags, restore the contour of the cheek and provide a lifting effect for the mid-face. The fillers can cause some post-procedure bruising and swelling that will resolve over several days.   Liquid Facelift: Fat Transfer Becoming even more popular is using fat transfer for filling. Small amounts of fat can be harvested from almost anywhere on the body and transplanted to the face. Besides the natural filling by the fat, the fat is rich in stem cells which retain the ability to transform into other cell types. These stem cells can produce new skin cells, fat cells and maybe even new bone. So fat transfer holds the promise of potentially being a fountain of youth! So the liquid face lift utilizes very safe and easily performed procedures with minimal downtime. Performed in office without the need for any extensive anesthesia. In return, you get a freshened and rejuvenated appearance that can last for years. Since it is considerably cheaper than surgery, it can be repeated multiple times to maintain that youthful appearance! Liquid Facelift Cost With a traditional facelift costing close to $20,000, the liquid facelift cost is very inexpensive in contrast.  Utilizing Botox injections and Juvederm fillers, the average liquid facelift cost is several thousand dollars. Liquid Facelift Austin Beleza Medspa offer multiple offices staffed with trained and experienced injectors who are experts at liquid facelifts.  Make your free liquid facelift austin consultation now.…

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