Loss of volume to the face is a natural part of the aging process. The effects of gravity combined with a slowing down of the production of collagen causes pronounced features to appear less pronounced and youthful and begin to take on a sagging, less defined appearance. For people who are not ready to accept the natural loss of volume to their faces and seek instead a way to restore volume and fullness, there are modern cosmetic treatment options on the market for doing just that.
Fat grafting is a harvesting cosmetic method in which fat is extracted from another area of the body, such as a patient’s abdomen or thighs where excess fat is available, and is carefully purified and then injected into the areas of the face that may have become sunken and wrinkled. A loss of volume is often most obvious around the jawline, the cheeks, and around the eyes, so these are the most common areas for injecting fat to help inflate the area and restore volume. A trained physician will take into account the patient’s natural facial shape and structure to create natural results. The body is especially receptive to fat grafting as an option because the body’s own fat is used.
If you want to restore youthfulness and volume to your face, the Y-Lift is a great method to do so. Minimally invasive and very effective, the Y-Lift makes use of a specialized titanium instrument to accentuate the cheekbones, define the jawline, and lift the upper neck. Best of all, all of this is done with no anesthesia and no incisions! Though it’s not permanent, the Y-Lift is mostly natural – using Hyaluronic acid to hold the features – and allows patients to resume most daily procedures same day, post procedure
PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma therapy) is another option for facial volume restoration. This treatment is commonly referred to as a “vampire facelift” and makes use of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin to help improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles in the face. This treatment is considerably less invasive than plastic surgery and treatments are generally no more than 20 minutes each.
To learn more about the various options you have for restoring volume and fullness to your face, contact us here at the Skin & Vein Center and schedule a consultation. We can help you achieve the improvements you seek with the help of our experienced physicians and expert and caring staff. We offer the latest modern cosmetic treatments for a more youthful you.