Face volumizing entails adding volume to the facial area. This is made possible by a variety of options, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyl apatite, and other options.
The aim of face volumizing is to rejuvenate the skin of the face by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, scars, and other skin inconsistencies. Results may vary from person to person.
There are many benefits of face volumizing, including:
Patients who get this procedure also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life. Results may vary from person to person.
There are two main options in face volumizing: fat transfer and injectables.
This option involves using fat from another area of the body to enhance trouble areas of the face. Unwanted fat is typically harvested from the stomach area or thighs. A gentle form of liposuction, this procedure features only minimal pressure sensation when obtaining the necessary fatty tissue.
An advantage of this procedure is the fact that it can be performed using only general anesthesia. Also, because the main filler used is fat harvested from elsewhere on the patient’s body, this option offers less of an economical impact as other options.
Common options of this procedure include:
Botox, which addresses lines and wrinkles caused by muscle use. This procedure is most typically used to solve trouble areas around the eyes and forehead. It can also treat hyperhidrosis, which is more commonly known as excessive sweating. Each Botox injection usually lasts about four months.
Juvéderm, which is an acid dermal filler most commonly used to solve lost volume trouble areas around the face and neck. This procedure can also aid in adding moisture to skin. Juvéderm Voluma XC is popular with patients who wish to increase volume in the lips and other problem areas that may have experienced sagging.
Vanquish, which is a popular procedure with patients because it does not have activity restrictions post procedure. By way of focused-field radio frequency, this process uses controlled heat to shrink fat cells.
Dysport, which address lines and wrinkles caused by muscle use. This option is similar to Botox, however some patients report that each injection seems to last longer.
Protégé, which uses radio frequency technology to tighten the skin. This procedure is designed to add a “youthful glow” to the skin.
Restylane, which is a dermal filler that adds volume to problem areas of the face and neck. This processes use hyaluronic acid – a compound that is naturally-occurring in the body.
IPL Photo Facial, which is also known as intense pulsed light, and uses lasers to deliver high-intensity light pulses to the skin. This generates heat, which reduces dark pigments of the skin (known as melanin) or red blood cells in blood vessels (known as hemoglobin). The end result is smooth, healthier-looking skin.
Directly following surgery, you may experience swelling or bruising in the areas treated. Swelling typically subsides in a few days. Any pain associated with the procedure can be alleviated using prescription or over-the-counter medication.
Results are typically apparent as soon as the initial swelling subsides. Most patients are able to fully resume their normal daily activities in about two weeks. Results may vary from person to person.