Generally, as we grow older we lose volume from the soft tissues in our faces. When this padding disappears, the bony structure of the face becomes more apparent and the overlying skin can start to sag or droop which creates a much older appearance. Facial volumisation can help though!
Facial volumisation is now recognised by many cosmetic surgeons for its power to lift sagging mid-face skin and rejuvenating the skin around the eye area. Using a thicker filler material, facial volumisation can help lift the appearance of your facial skin.
The facial volumisation treatment will usually last between 15 and 20 minutes and you should notice an immediate improvement in the contour of your cheeks and face. You cheeks should look fuller, younger and more toned. This can then help to reduce the impact that ageing and extreme or unwanted weight loss can have upon your face too. After treatment, you should notice a softer look to your face with fuller, firmer cheeks. You may also find that your cheekbones look higher as the contour of your face is improved. You'll also experience a smoother appearance to your jowls and jawline, all of which contribute to helping you look younger. Some patients also say that they notice an improvement in their sagging skin for up to 12-18 months.
Before you start treatment, your doctor will discuss your wants and needs with you to ensure that the treatment is the right option for you. This consultation will then help determine your treatment plan.
The procedure itself is hugely relatively painless and uses minimally invasive techniques, local anaesthetics and numbing creams to help reduce any discomfort. Your treatment will often only take a single session, but if you want to gradually build up the fullness of your face you may need several appointments spread out over a period of time - your surgeon will be able to advise you on which option is right for you. You may also need maintenance treatments to keep up your new, younger appearance to ensure the fillers don't break down and undo some of the work.
The key benefits:
1. Younger looking skin
Because your face will be fuller, your skin will be stretched more tightly across the bones in your face. This will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The fillers will also prevent your tighter skin from looking too tight, giving you an appearance that is both younger and healthier.
2. Improved confidence
When you look good, you feel good. By improving the look and feel of your skin, you'll be more confident to go out and do the things you love, like partaking in social events.
3. Short recovery time
Most patients only need a short time to recover from the procedure, with many returning to work the following day. You should always ask your doctor how much rest they would recommend however as each case will be different depending n how much volumisation is needed.
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