Help! My Face Is Fallen And It Can’t Get Up!

cheek_pointThe title and headline of this blog post is an exaggerated version of what I hear multiple times per week from those coming for a free consult with me here at Maine Laser Skin Care.  I assume that no one has had to use LifeCall when faced with this situation.

While poorly defined or flat cheeks can occur as an inherited feature or family trait, they are also a side effect of the aging process as the collagen padding of the cheek bones decreases over time.  Weight loss, while excellent from an overall health point of view, can also result in decrease in fat over the cheek bones and thereby loss of volume.

Back in the old days (even before LifeCall), cheek implants were the only way to correct flattened cheeks or loss of volume in that area.  While this was very effective,  this procedure was very expensive and very invasive.  Most who developed cheek volume loss put up with the problem until more options were available.

voluma_cheek_liftNow with the latest technology, more options are available that are less expensive and less invasive (although still not cheap).  The development of Voluma has made this option much more viable.  Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that is much thicker than other similar fillers, and can replace the diminishing collagen and fat padding over the cheek bones.

Voluma, when injected in the right amount and in the right location, enhances the look of the cheeks and gives them a more distinctive appearance.  Over the past year and a half that Voluma has been available,  I have had considerable experience with its use.  I am one of a handful of doctors in Maine who are truly experienced with Voluma’s appropriate use.

My goal is to use this excellent filler to achieve a natural look to your cheeks by restoring your lost volume.  Despite what we see on reality TV, most people want their younger cheeks back and not to be overdone.  Voluma can achieve that look subtly but noticeably.

voluma-before-and-after-goodAnother advantage of Voluma is that you will see the majority of results to your cheeks right away.  There will be some plumping of volume with fluid over the next week, and there will also be stimulation of collagen production over time.  However, the majority of effect will be seen the day of injection.

If you are interested in restoring your young cheeks, call us at (207) 314-6706 for a free consultation, and we can discuss further details of the use of Voluma.  Restore the balance back to your face with my help!

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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