As you age, you lose volume in your cheeks, and wrinkles and fine lines start to appear. While this is a common and natural occurrence, it is not one that is welcomed because it often makes you appear much older. With hollow, sunken cheeks and wrinkles, it’s hard to have a youthful, refreshed look.
At Synergy MedAesthetics, we can address this cosmetic problem using a customized treatment plan known as cheek augmentation. Cheek augmentation is a non-invasive procedure where the augmenting agent is carefully injected into the troubled areas of your skin, where it enters the deeper layers and transforms your appearance from within. There are different types of cheek augmenting agents that we use at Synergy MedAesthetics.
Voluma is one of the most popular solutions for sunken cheeks and wrinkles. It is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our body, giving our skin a firm and plump look. As we age, hyaluronic acid decreases, which causes our skin to become loose and develop wrinkles and fine lines.
When you inject Voluma into your cheeks, it takes just a few minutes to restore the lost volume. The result is a firmer, more supple, and more youthful appearance.
There is no downtime involved, and you can immediately carry on with your day.
Before & After
Like Voluma, Restylane Lyft also uses hyaluronic acid as its base. When the solution is injected into your skin, it fills up the wrinkle-causing depressions on your skin from within, thus adding volume to your cheeks. It was approved by the FDA in 2003 for use in patients above 21 years old.
Restylane Lyft is one of the several types of Restylane, each with its own purpose. Restylane Lyft is specially designed for cheek augmentation as it can add volume to your cheeks and remove wrinkles and fine lines, while also improving the contours of your face. The result is a refreshed and youthful look.
If you want to improve your facial contours and correct any facial asymmetries, Radiesse is a great option. It is a dermal filler that is made of calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a water-based gel. This cheek augmenting agent can also help in reducing the lines that develop around the nose and the mouth, apart from improving the contour of your cheeks, chin, and jawline.
The great thing about Radiesse is that it also stimulates collagen production, which leads to long-term results and improvements. In some cases, the effects of Radiesse can even last for up to one year.
Sculptra is an injectable liquid that is made of poly-L-lactic acid – a synthetic form of lactic acid, a substance that your body produces after physical exercise. It is FDA approved, and since it does not contain any animal by-products or human DNA, it is completely safe to be injected into your skin.
Sculptra is great for stimulating collagen production, thus allowing your own tissue to volumize gradually. Over time, the poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra dissipates as your own tissue takes its place. Since your own natural collagen is activated, it can take some time for results to show and may take anywhere from 4 to 6 months.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
If you are interested in cheek augmentation at Synergy MedAesthetics, please feel free to reach out to us to schedule a consultation to speak with a licensed provider at our state-of-the-art facility. At your initial consultation we will go over your medical history and discuss your aesthetic goals. Based on your needs, your provider will determine the best course of treatment for you. If cheek augmentation is found to be right for you, we will outline the treatment plan and carry it out to your satisfaction.