by Lawrence Janowski, MD
What Makes Meredith Vieira So Beautiful?
At 61, TV personality Meredith Vieira is arguably one of the most beautiful women on television. What’s her secret? Her natural beauty comes, in part, from exceptionally good maintenance of the volume in her cheeks, also known as the apples of the cheeks. In fact, it is the loss of volume in this area that contributes significantly to the aging of the face, and it is an area that has a tendency to be overlooked. We tend to focus more on lines and wrinkles as a sign of aging than volume changes in the face. But volume correction is critical to creating age-appropriate facial rejuvenation.
To that end, Allergan released the new filler Voluma in 2013, which was received with great anticipation. For the first time, a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler was FDA approved specifically for correction of mid-face volume loss. Also for the first time, an HA filler was created that lasts for two years in most patients. This was achieved through a cross-linking technology that makes the filler firmer and allows it to hold up longer.
I began using Voluma the day it became available in the US, and I have been very impressed with what it can do. Correction and lifting occurs immediately, and holds its shape beautifully over time. And unlike its predecessor for mid-face correction, Radiesse, it is completely reversible, just like Juvederm (though I have never had to reverse any treatment). I have had no complaints about the product to date. So, remember to consider volume changes, as well as lines and wrinkles, when considering facial rejuvenation. If you live in Broomfield, Denver, Westminster, Boulder, or surrounding areas, and would like to know more about Voluma or other facial fillers, contact us today at 303.469.0064.
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