Articles Tagged: Voluma Los Angeles

 

What Are the Causes of Lost Facial Volume?

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko

A common symptom of aging is the loss of volume in the face, leading to more prominent wrinkles, lines and folds in the skin, and deepening eye sockets. The primary causes are the natural age-related loss of collagen, fat, and water beneath the skin, in addition to the stretching both of the skin, and of the ligaments beneath the skin. However, loss of facial volume can also be due to several other causes, most of which can be avoided or minimized.

– Too Much Sun Exposure

 Although exposure to UV radiation present in sunshine has no direct link to loss of facial volume, it does contribute to the loss of collagen which in turn reduces skin elasticity and overall vitality. Sun exposure prematurely accelerates the aging process – we are all more susceptible to loss of facial volume as we age, but that’s no reason to hurry this process along.

– Too Much Dieting and/or Exercise

Many people go through many cycles of weight gain and loss as they try to achieve long-term weight reduction. There are several reasons why this can be undesirable, not the least being that the constant changes in body volume can result in facial ligaments becoming stretched, reducing one’s face’s natural elasticity. Excessive exercise can also have similar results if exercise burns so many calories that fat layers beneath the skin are reduced.

– Loss of Bone Mass

The loss of estrogen during the menopause has many undesirable effects on the body, including reductions in calcium levels in the bones. Loss of estrogen can directly lead to loss of facial volume, and indirectly (through calcium loss) to reductions in bone mass. Similar problems are also possible when experiencing non-menopausal hormonal problems. Taking calcium supplements may help combat bone loss and will provide women in particular with benefits – helping to slow down bone loss and osteoporosis.

– Smoking

Smokers, and in particular heavy smokers, have plenty of other negative health effects to worry about, but you can count loss of facial volume as one of them. Smoking contributes to premature aging of the skin (particularly in women), causing wrinkles. However, smoking can also result in reduced levels of estrogen, reduced blood flow, and damage to elastin fibers, leading to the same negative effects on facial volume as detailed above.

– Poor Diet and/or Dehydration

It’s important to ensure that you consume a balanced diet, including plant protein (from soybeans, nuts, and seeds), omega 3 fatty acids (from flax seed and fish), calcium (available from dairy as well as many other sources), and vitamins C and D. Adequate hydration also helps to maintain collagen levels.

Many people concentrate on the condition of their skin while neglecting to pay enough attention to the bones that provide support to their facial features. A healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and supplements can alleviate many of the causes of facial volume loss, particularly if started early.

Your Laser Skin Care offers non-invasive procedures to help alleviate this condition, including the use of several different injectables that can be used to restore lost facial volume. Restylane, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Sculptra Aesthetic products can be used to address a wide range of facial problems and can help you combat any loss of volume to rejuvenate your face.

 

How to Correct Loss of Volume in the Cheek Area

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Impact of Aging on Cheek Area

As we age we may lose volume and elasticity in the cheek area. This is caused by atrophy of subcutaneous fat.

Newer products such as Juvederm Voluma XC can help alleviate this common cosmetic problem.

Raising the Bar (and Your Cheeks)

Voluma can:

  • Provide volume and offer a lifting effect on the cheeks
  • Fill in sunken areas in the cheek area
  • Last 18-24 months

A Natural Impact

Voluma contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is a natural substance found in our body. Because of that, its effects can be easily reversed if you don’t like your results.

The Treatment You Can Trust

Voluma has been specifically approved by the FDA for filling the cheek area.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at 323 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

The New Liquid Face-lift

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Just when we think that the Fountain of Youth, indeed, runneth over and the search has ended. After BOTOX, the Laser, IPL, Chemical Peels, Restylane and the rest – what else could there possibly be to reverse the signs of aging?

Meet Voluma, the newest sister product to the popular filler, Juvederm, and created by Allergan, the same powerhouse company that also manufactures BOTOX, Voluma is unique, exciting and available now!

Just approved by the FDA, Voluma has been highly anticipated for the last five years. It’s results in other countries, prior to its release in the U.S., have been remarkable in achieving the very specific benefit for which it was created, adding volume to the “hollow” mid-cheek area of the face.

While the signs of individual aging may vary, a bit, according to skin type, skin care, heredity, lifestyle, environment and other considerations, the basics are universal: lines, wrinkles, folding or sagging skin and hollow or “sunken” areas at the temple, under eye, cheek and chin.

As noted earlier, cosmetic dermatology has addressed the first few conditions with many non-invasive procedures and products. But the shifting of fatty tissue and the structural changes, over larger areas of the face, have presented a different challenge. And Voluma is a different product.

Voluma is a part of the derma filler family. It even contains one of the key natural ingredients, hyaluronic acid, that is already produced by the body and found in the most successful filler products. But, injected into the deeper layers of the skin, Voluma also lifts as it adds volume to flattened, drawn areas. The natural, attractive curves of the face are restored.

As with all injectables, there are some temporary side effects that might appear, following treatment, including swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. But there is evidence that these symptoms are milder, with Voluma, and their duration is shorter.

And here is one of the best benefits of this new product – the duration of it’s side effects may be short, but the duration of its results are long-lasting! The effects of Voluma have been consistently noted to last up to two years. Perhaps that’s why this new procedure has been referred to as “the liquid face-lift.”