Dermal Fillers for Mid-Face Contouring

While many fillers are used to reduce the severity of creases, such as nasolabial folds, there are also fillers designed to add volume to areas such the cheeks, lips, under the eyes, and temples. The apples of the cheeks, in particular, tend to require more significant volume added in order to achieve a lifted look. There are various formulas among the available dermal filler collections specifically made to temporarily plump up the cheeks for a more rounded and youthful appearance. Two of the most popular such filler options available from the physician-only Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills West Hollywood are VOLUMA® XC and RESTYLANE® LYFT.

The cheekbones are an important aspect of overall facial symmetry and beauty. Age, gravitational forces, and skin damage sometimes result in drooping tissue in the lower facial area, creating pronounced folds, jowls, and sunken cheeks. Dermal fillers can help to “boost” the cheeks again for a more sculpted, contoured appearance. This can have the effect of also making the jawline look more defined as a result.

There are some key similarities in the way Juvederm® and Restylane® fillers are formulated. Both of these non-surgical options require virtually no recovery time and are convenient and typically associated with only minor injection-related side effects. The Juvederm® and Restylane® lines also contain lidocaine to minimize any discomfort for patients.

 

VOLUMA® XC

VOLUMA® XC is a strong and resilient filler, with effects lasting for a duration of up to two years in ideal conditions. The injectable is made up of a thick gel and, much like the rest of the Juvederm® line, contains hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that occurs naturally in the human body and has the ability to attract and bind to large amounts of water. Once injected into the skin, the added volume is visible right away.

 

RESTYLANE® LYFT

Restylane® is another hyaluronic acid-based filler collection for wrinkle smoothing and augmentation of various facial features. Restylane® Lyft is very similar Juvederm Voluma® in terms of what it can accomplish, though it tends to cost slightly less per unit. It can also be used to contour the hands. Restylane® Lyft can be expected to last about six to nine months.

Learn more about VOLUMA® XC, Restylane® Lyft, and other dermal fillers available at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, serving West Hollywood and the entire Los Angeles area. For general inquiries, or to set up a consultation, call 310-246-0495 or send a message online.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.