Volume Loss/Facial Sagging in Phoenix
Unfortunately, the tight, smooth skin you enjoy in your youth does not last forever. With age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for keeping your skin plump. As these proteins decline, so does the elasticity of your skin. To make matters worse, the fat that gives your face an attractive shape slowly sags.
Dr. Ali Ghafouri, an ophthalmic facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon, and the team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists understand how frustrating it can be to experience volume loss and skin sagging. They offer several treatments that can help revive the youthful contours of your face.
The easiest way to restore volume to the face is with dermal fillers. These injectable treatments plump your skin to restore its youthful fullness. The hyaluronic acid (or other collagen builders depending on the filler) soften and moisturize your skin, while adding volume. Furthermore, it activates new collagen and elastin production to further improve the texture of your skin. Fillers can plump your cheeks, augment thinning lips and lift jowls to reattain definition for the jawline.
Dr. Ghafouri offers several types of fillers, including:
- Juvéderm (Voluma XC, Volbella XC)
- Restylane (Silk, Lyft, Kysse, Defyne, Refyne)
- Revanesse Versa
Each filler has its own set of advantages. By choosing one of our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors at Dr. Ghafouri’s practice, we can ensure that you will achieve your desired results. Fillers are a quick treatment with little to no downtime. The results last between six months to two years, depending on the filler.
While a traditional facelift focuses on the neck and bottom of the face, it usually ignores the cheeks, which are especially susceptible to volume loss. With mid-face lift, Dr. Ghafouri can surgically manipulate the underlying muscle and tissue to lift drooping jowls and cheeks. He can also reposition pads of fat that have sunken to round out the cheeks and fill in the grooves beneath the eyes. Although results from mid-face lift are not indefinite, you can enjoy the results for many years.
Facial Fat Grafting
The irony of aging is that while you actively lose fat in your face, you probably have no trouble gaining it in other areas. Fat grafting is a procedure that harvests surplus fat from one area of the body (often the abdomen, hips or thighs) and transfers it to an area that can benefit from additional volume. By using your own fat cells to restore volume to your cheeks, chin and tear troughs, Dr. Ghafouri can mold facial contours that look natural, youthful and appealing.
Profound RF Microneedling
Profound is the most advanced microneedling technology available for rejuvenating and tightening lax skin. Microneedling uses miniature needles to create micro-wounds in your skin that boost the production of collagen and elastin. Profound is the only microneedling treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to receive FDA approval. It is clinically proven to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid with a single treatment. Over the following months, your skin will gradually improve, revealing a better texture with fewer wrinkles.
Rejuvenate Your Drooping Skin
You may not be able to stop the aging process, but you can reverse the way aging changes your skin. The team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists are Scottsdale’s best experts in improving volume loss and sagging skin. To find a treatment that best achieves your personal goals and your lifestyle, please call (480) 905-1010.