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Suffolk Face and Body

Body Sculpting & Cosmetic Specialist located in Port Jefferson Station, NY

Wrinkles aren’t the only sign of aging skin: Your face also loses volume and starts to sag. Christopher Sinclair, MD, at Suffolk Face and Body in Port Jefferson Station, New York, uses his advanced medical training to provide the most effective aesthetic enhancements to rejuvenate your appearance, such as Juvéderm Voluma®. Call Suffolk Face and Body or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cosmetic treatments to restore your youthful appearance today.

Juvederm Voluma Q & A

Suffolk Face and Body

What causes the skin to sag?

Sagging skin can happen due to several factors, but aging is the primary cause.

When you reach your twenties, your skin begins to age. Exposure to sunlight, repetitive use of facial muscles, and natural changes in your skin cause elastin and collagen loss.

Hyaluronic acid is a key molecule that helps your skin retain water, and its production naturally declines in your body as you age.

When these tissues are lost, when your facial muscles weaken, and when your hyaluronic acid production declines, your skin becomes more vulnerable to the effects of gravity.

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm Voluma® are a safe treatment to restore your facial skin’s healthy firmness by adding volume to your cheeks.

What is Juvéderm Voluma?

Juvéderm Voluma is a dermal filler designed to add volume to your skin’s surface. It adds lift and contour to the cheek area, reversing what experts refer to as “age-related midface volume loss.”

Made from hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm Voluma replenishes vital components that are naturally produced in your skin but diminish over time. When you have Juvéderm Voluma treatments, results can last for up to two years.

Additional benefits include:

  • Immediate results
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Looking up to five years younger
  • Natural-looking, smoother facial contour

Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler to correct age-related volume loss for up to two years.

What can I expect during my appointment?

At your appointment, Dr. Sinclair discusses your treatment options and goals. He also examines your skin around the treatment site, and a topical anesthesia cream might be applied to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

After your injection sites are defined, Dr. Sinclair injects a small amount of Juvéderm Voluma to achieve ideal results. While he administers your treatment, he might massage the area gently to distribute the dermal filler evenly.

You might experience mild discomfort and swelling after your treatment, but side effects dissipate with an ice pack and completely fade within a few weeks. Dr. Sinclair may suggest a touch-up treatment a month after your initial procedure to guarantee optimal results.

Dr. Sinclair’s medical training ensures the most natural-looking results. Juvéderm Voluma patients report looking an average of five years younger six months after treatment, and many experience results that last for up to two years.

To reduce the signs of age-related sagging in your face, call Suffolk Face and Body or schedule an appointment online.