Wrinkles & aging-related tissue volume loss: dermal fillers work

The tell-tale age giveaway: the cheeks speak volumes

Tell-tale signs of aging like sunken, sagging cheeks can add years to a person’s face. While taking years off is nearly impossible without undergoing surgery, addressing sagging skin is now possible with new injectable treatments.

“Cheeks and the mid-face area really tell a story about our age,” says Dr. Janna Bentley, co-founder of Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic. “Age-related volume loss can cause a person’s face to lose definition, balance and change shape – all of which can make a person appear older than their years.”

The three D’s on aging gracefully

All women age differently: skin either deflates (thinning skin), descends (sagging skin) or both, which equates to volume loss and lost definition. However, few people realize the mid-face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. Deep volume loss and deflation can cause a woman’s face to lose definition and change shape.

Dr. Mandy Wong, co-founder of Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic, elaborates: “In our practice we often talk to women about how they feel. For many women they don’t necessarily want to look younger, rather they want to feel confident at any age.”

Canadian women get cheeky

Recent Canadian research suggests that 69 per cent of Canadian women don’t feel a full and defined mid-face is the main marker of a youthful and attractive face, when in fact it is! Beautiful cheeks may not be the first thing you notice when you have them, but when you don’t have them, sagging and hollowing cheeks can make women look tired, stressed and older. According to the research, over 40 per cent of women identified sagging as a sign of aging they’ve seen around their jowls, cheeks and skin overall. Not surprisingly, more than one in four women (27 per cent) reported wanting higher cheekbones and cheeks that don’t sag, and 25 per cent said they want to preserve their cheeks from their youth as they age.

“Patients typically come to us saying things like ‘I can’t pinpoint just one thing that is off –I just look older, tired and deflated.’ says Doctor Bentley. “So we suggest trying something like Juvéderm VOLUMA – or a Soft Lift combination of Juvéderm and Botox –to help their appearance reflect how young they feel on the inside.”

A little volume can go a long way

With more people adding dermal fillers and injectable treatments to their regular beauty maintenance routine, they’ve been able to smooth wrinkles, treat fine lines and subtly fill thinning areas like lips. But treatments to restore lost volume to cheeks and cheekbones have generally fallen flat.

Filling this gap is Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™, the first of its kind hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler specifically made to restore age-related volume loss in the mid-face, particularly the cheeks, cheekbones and around the chin. Using the latest in volumizing technology, Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ proves that a little volume can go a long way in restoring a more youthful, natural appearance. Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ is the newest dermal filler available in the Juvéderm™ family of HA dermal fillers.

Before & After photos

For all your aesthetic beauty needs speak to Doctors Bentley and Wong about what treatments are right for you – or for more information on injectable treatments, visit www.FACEInstitute.ca or www.veinskin.com.


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