There is no stopping the aging process. It is natural and inevitable. While these are all true, there are now many ways to effectively delay or artfully conceal the signs of aging, particularly facial volume loss.
In this article, we’ll show you several ways on how to prevent or combat with simple beauty rituals and practical cosmetic treatments that are proven to deliver amazing results when it comes to skin tightening of the cheeks and other key areas of your face.
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Facial Volume Loss
As you age, the sagging and loss of definition in our face, neck, hands, and decollete area become more noticeable. Experts have identified the following factors that lead to this, which are all triggered by the body’s aging process:
Decreased levels of collagen and elastin - These two are crucial components in the skin’s elasticity and structural support. Constant exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays slows down the deposit of new collagen and produces enzymes that destroy existing ones.
Loss and shift of facial fat - According to Harvard Health, there are also structural changes happening in the face as you age. The fat that used to plump up your cheeks, lips, forehead, and the eyes in your youth, begins to atrophy, lose volume, succumb to gravity and shift downward. Unfortunately, the fat moves to areas where you need the contour like the neck and the chin becomes loose and baggy.
As aging progresses, your cheeks will become the most problematic area in your face, showing the most signs hollowness and drooping. But don’t fret as there are countless things you can do about it regardless of your age and skin condition.
Non-Surgical Skin-Tightening Treatments
Fortunately, there are now advanced non-invasive skin-tightening procedures that provide dramatic results without drastic surgeries necessary. We’ve rounded up a list of some of our best skin-contouring treatments, specifically for the cheeks and face area.
Let’s delve right in!
SkinTyte II is a remarkable example of a skin-perfecting treatment that utilizes infrared energy to heat the deeper layers of your skin to encourage healing response through generous collagen production. It’s a simple, non-invasive, in-office skin treatment that takes no longer than 30 minutes per treatment and can be done on any part of the body.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to warm up the appropriate layers of the skin or the epidermis, unlike ultrasound that focuses on the deeper layers, to produce wonderful lifting, firming, and tightening benefits on the skin. Typical Thermage treatments take 45 to 90 minutes and are applicable on almost any part of the body. While results may vary from person to person and depending on specific conditions, most of our clients notice significant improvements after a single session.
Botox has gotten such a bad rap due to widespread misinformation. Far from the popular belief that this neurotoxin is only a muscle relaxant that will freeze your face in a weird and awkward way, Botox administered accurately in minute doses and properly on desired target areas actually have loads more benefits than you know.
Getting a BOTOX injection on round your eyes can brighten and open up the entire area. It can also tighten jowls, mimic a nose lift, and smoothen your neck. When BOTOX is combined with dermal fillers
, this produces an even more stunning effect giving the treatment area an elegant contour, volume, and definition.
What are dermal fillers? As the name implies, dermal fillers are an excellent treatment if you want to reverse the facial volume loss caused by aging or simply want to fulfill your fantasy of having, say, fuller and sexier lips or cheeks. Dermal fillers are administered via injection. Aside from lips and cheeks, they can also be used to lift the skin and reduce the volume loss and wrinkles on temples, jawline, chin, around the mouth, and the back of the hands.
There are many types of approved fillers for cosmetic enhancements but the highly common
ones are these naturally occurring and biocompatible fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid (HLA)
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) - Radiesse
- Poly-L-lactic Acid - Sculptra
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) - Bellafill
- Autologous fat injections (facial fat grafting) - done by plastic surgeons
Popular brands like Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Restylane, and Revanesse are HA types of dermal fillers in Oakville offered by APT Medical Aesthetics.
APT Medical Aesthetics
If you are interested in learning more about dermal filler Oakville treatments and other non-surgical skin-tightening treatments, we can definitely help you out!
At APT Medical Aesthetics, we recognize that each patient’s skin and skin issue is unique. Our skincare specialists at our Oakville med spa can talk to you about the different treatment plans available to tighten facial skin that is perfect for you.
Book an appointment today!