Cosmetic surgery is being used less these days due to the ongoing popularity and success being realized with filler injections. Filler injections can be used to add volume to parts of the face that have begun to sink due to the aging process. There are many kinds of fillers available, and one in particular, is gaining popularity as a way of adding volume to the cheeks and other sunken sections of the face. This injectable is Voluma® XC.
There is more to the signs of aging in the face than just wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. The volume of the different sections of the face play a big part. Just the right amount of volume in the cheeks can supplement the reduction of wrinkles from the use of laser therapy and other methods. However, too much volume can make the skin look swollen and disfigured.
Voluma® XC is an injectable gel that gives the skin just the right amount of volume. It’s the first injectable gel that has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for this very purpose because there is a very low chance of over-plumping the skin. This is because of the composition of the gel.
Hyaluronic acid is what makes Voluma® XC stand out when compared to other injectable gels. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body and particularly in the joints and in the eyes. It exists in between the cells of certain tissues and has a way of adding volume to the areas in which it is present. It also moisturizes and helps the body heal from injuries and wounds.
The problem is, as we age, the production of hyaluronic acid begins to decrease significantly over time. This is one of the causes of sunken cheeks that can make us look old. When other variables like thinning and sagging skin are added to the equation, low levels of hyaluronic acid can magnify the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the main ingredients in Voluma® XC. Unlike BOTOX®, which causes the muscles underneath the sites of wrinkles to relax for a relatively short time, Voluma® XC is a strong, stable gel that can add volume to the skin for up to two years.
Schedule a consultation at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in Wellington to see if Voluma® XC can give you long-lasting results. Although Dr. Nir performs surgical procedures like breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, various non-surgical treatments are also available and are often recommended. Contact us today to book your appointment!