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It's Time to Defy Gravity


Don't you love how your face looks in the mirror when you push your cheeks up? There is some good news that will really lift your spirits and cheeks. Ever since the day Sir Isaac Newton determined that physical bodies attract each other, it’s been understood that aging leads the physical body closer to the ground in a variety of ways. Fortunately, your face no longer needs to be dragged down by your years. Several quick, safe, non-surgical cosmetic medical treatments can allow you to defy gravity and raise your brow, eyelids, lip line and jowls as well as put some lift in your cheeks.

A significant boost to the overall fullness of the face can be obtained from the injectable gel Juvéderm Voluma XC. It is the first product that was developed specifically to add volume to the cheeks. Did you realize that what you see in the mirror as a tired, sagging look is actually a loss of cheek volume? By plumping the skin from beneath the dermal layer, Voluma adds the roundness back to cheeks and can also be used to add definition to the jaw line and plump the chin.

Once cheeks are lifted with Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra Plus is injected to smooth away folds and creases like parentheses around your mouth, and can also be used to reshape and plump lips and fill in dark circles under the eyes. Both Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Voluma are hyaluronic acid (a naturally-occurring substance in the body).

While Juvéderm Ultra Plus helps with smile lines, the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment, BOTOX, goes to work on the wrinkles caused by frowning and squinting. This uplifting product relaxes the muscles of the face, thereby relaxing the wrinkles those muscles form. From forehead lines to crow’s feet and a wrinkled glabella, BOTOX frees the upper part of your face from gravity’s pull and all those lines from squinting or worrying.

The total facial elevation that can be gained by combining treatments of Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and BOTOX will raise the bar on what you thought was possible without surgery. The time investment to receive all three of these treatments is about an hour, and virtually no downtime is required afterwards. Touch-ups will be necessary, but are simple to maintain. Juvéderm Ultra Plus will need to be reinjected every 12 months or so, and BOTOX requires a touch-up about three times per year. However, a Juvéderm Voluma XC treatment will last for two years.

This is how, without a scalpel, an experienced injector can safely provide the lift you are looking for. In Florida, only doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are permitted to perform these injections.

Gravity might cause physical objects to fall to the ground, but science has moved beyond this natural law of physics to a phenomenon of its own. With non-surgical treatments to volumize, plump and fill, your face will get a lift that will take you up, up and away!