Though you don’t want to accept it, at some point, the fullness and tightness of your skin will wither away. That’s because as you age, your face deflates like the air coming out of a balloon, making you look older and tired. Rather than dwell on it, it’s possible to fight back against Mother Nature. It doesn’t have to involve invasive surgery either—with injections of soft tissue fillers, they could restore that volume and youthful appearance that so many people want again when they’re older.
VolumaLift, a non-surgical procedure, can be done in 30 minutes. This treatment provides results similar to a facelift but for a shorter term period at half of the price of a facelift. The VolumaLift consists of soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm to add volume to the face. Instead of doing invasive surgery to the face, this treatment acts like a test drive for clients to see if they like their results. If they do, they have the option of doing a full facelift in the future.
One woman named Virginia felt ready to dramatically change her looks. As a 52-year-old woman, she says she’s tired of looking haggard. “I really don’t like the lines that I’ve got. I think it’s from the sun. I don’t like the lines above my lips or eyes. It just ages you and I’d just like a little bit more youthful look,” she says. Virginia continues to say that the last two years have been rough for her. She went through a separation and it took a lot out of her emotionally. “I was surprised how emotionally draining that was and how it affects your appearance,” she says.
As a result, she feels very self-conscious. It’s so bad for her that she says she insists on being seated in a dark corner in establishments when she goes out on dates. After contemplating and talking to a friend, Virginia decided to look into the VolumaLift to restore volume in her face. A major reason why she was drawn to this procedure is that it doesn’t involve any cutting; it’s just injections of facial fillers. There’s a little bruising and swelling after the procedure, but wearing makeup does a good job in concealing these signs.
Dr. Stephen Mulholland, a plastic surgeon in Toronto, is the creator of the VolumaLift. To start the treatment, he adds a little bit of local anaesthesia freezing to ensure Virginia doesn’t feel any pain. Then, he adds a little bit of Restylane to the sunken and deflated areas of her face that naturally occur with age. After the 30 minute procedure, the results are already visible. Virginia’s face is noticeably smoother and tighter. The deep lines and hollow areas on her face are filled in.
The VolumaLift results last about eight to twelve months in the areas that have been treated.
People who feel that they’ve lost volume in their face are ideal candidates for this treatment. That means if a person’s eyes, cheeks or mouth area look sunken in, they’re perfectly suited for the VolumaLift. It’s also a great alternative for those who are weary about more invasive surgery like facelifts. As for Virginia, the people around her have noticed her refreshed and younger looks. When asked how she feels about getting more permanent results with a facelift in the future, she says it’s likely she will. “Yeah, I might do it. The VolumaLift was actually painless,” says Virginia.
Not only did this 30-minute treatment remove years off Virginia’s face, it also gave her the confidence to stop having her dates in dark corners of restaurants.