The most recent advances in facial rejuvenation have shifted away from simply removing sagging skin and wrinkles. The contemporary approach now focuses on restoring facial volume and the youthful facial contours, which are lost due to the age-related thinning of the facial bones, facial muscles and even facial fat.
This loss of tissue or "facial atrophy" that occurs with aging effectively diminishes the structures which serve as our skin's scaffolding, and results in exaggerated sagging and wrinkling of the face. This is especially noticeable at the temples, lower cheeks, eyelids and nasolabial folds (smile lines). Even the corners of the mouth tend to droop with age. Overactive facial muscles can further exaggerate wrinkles by etching the overlying skin through repeated creasing.
Restylane® and Perlane®
Restylane® and Perlane® are each based on Hyaluronic acid, a sugar compound that is naturally produced in our younger bodies. As we age, the production of HA slows and we begin to notice the effects in the way of aching, tight joints, dry eyes, and loose skin. These versatile HA dermal fillers may be used to restore lost volume in the temples, cheeks, and lips, but may also be considered as treatment for under eye hollowing.
Another Hyaluronic acid filler, JUVÉDERM® XC is often used to smooth away lines and wrinkles that have formed around the mouth and nose. In just one treatment session, taking only a few minutes, naturally beautiful results that last up to a year can be achieved. What is different about JUVÉDERM® XC is its HYLACROSS™ technology, which leads to an ultra smooth consistency. This filler solution also contains lidocaine for the most comfortable treatment experience.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
The JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Hyaluronic acid filler is special in its design. The first filler to gain FDA approval specifically for the revolumization of the cheeks, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is an excellent solution for the loss of volume that naturally occurs with time.
Dermal fillers, in conjunction with BOTOX® or Dysport®, can be administered in specific areas to create local correction of contours, or can be used together to create a "liquid facelift." These anti-aging procedures can be completed in our comfortable Mountain View, CA dermatology practice in just about half an hour. All are minimally invasive and virtually painless, and require little to no downtime.
Dr. Menkes and Dr. Soohoo have been helping men and women regain youthful, vibrant facial contours for several years. We can help you, too. Contact The Menkes Clinic and Surgery Center for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.