Full and smooth cheeks are one of the signs of health and youth. As you age, the skin in this area can start to sag, creating a hollow and sunken appearance. Dermal treatments in this area can restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and help restructure your skin so that it can heal from the damage of time.
Most of the treatments designed for your cheeks are fillers that replace lost volume and mass. Some of these treatments provide restructuring benefits, while others are simply absorbed naturally into your skin. Toxins are not typically used to treat wrinkles along the cheeks, although they may be used for nearby areas, such as along the jawline.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a hyaluronic acid gel combined with a light numbing agent that is intended to restore volume to your cheeks. VOLUMA® is particularly effective on the cheeks, but it also works wonders on any part of the face that is starting to sag. VOLUMA® and other JUVÉDERM® products are often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for the cheeks and lower face.
Restylane® Defyne is a product designed to add light amounts of volume while combatting aggressive wrinkles and laugh lines. The Restylane® family of products work by providing a soft and highly effective filler while giving your skin the resources it needs to start healing on its own. Restylane® treatments are a good choice when you need both immediate effects and natural long-term results.
RADIESSE® is an FDA-approved filler that also acts as a collagen stimulator. Collagen is the protein that your skin uses to support itself, and the absence of collagen is one of the primary causes of sagging. RADIESSE® works by creating a strong scaffold while encouraging your skin to start healing underneath. This treatment can be highly effective both on the cheeks and on many other parts of your face.
Renuva® is an injection-based treatment that acts in place of a fat transfer. Renuva® is full of proteins and other structural components that your body normally used to build volume on your face. Renuva® feels incredibly natural and integrates normally with your skin. Renuva® is most often used to treat the cheeks, but it can also be used for other areas that need natural fat and volume.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a collagen-stimulating injection that works to create long-term improvements in your skin. Sculptra® is not a filler, so it doesn't have immediately obvious effects. However, over a few months, the presence of Sculptra® in your cheeks will slowly result in smoother, tighter, and healthier skin. Sculptra® Aesthetic can also be used to treat neighboring areas that are starting to wrinkle and collapse.
Whether you choose to use fillers or a restructuring gel, there are plenty of ways to make your cheeks look young, full, and healthy. Contact Zuliani Facial Aesthetics to schedule an appointment, and we'll help you find the option that's best for you.