Isn't that a woman's prerogative? Of course it is! But I did promise to keep you updated on my beauty journey, so here's the scoop. I went back in to Vitality Skin & Body medical spa in Scottsdale last Friday for my scheduled dermaplaning and facial. After I chatted with my aesthetician a bit, we realized that we would not hit my goal for improving the look of my cheeks with the dermaplaning as much as using a filler in my cheeks would diminish the wrinkling.
What I discovered is that the wrinkling in our cheeks below the jawbone is caused by loss of volume in your cheeks that causes your skin to start to sag. And believe it or not, age related volume loss is also what causes the "apple" of your cheek to sag, even when you smile. And what I didn't like is that it caused my skin below my cheekbones to wrinkle and also get an "orange peel" kind of texture, which I assume is probably what it looks like before it really starts to wrinkle! Anyway, I was so excited to learn about this new kind of Juvederm that can provide contour and lift to cheeks for up to TWO years! WOW!
So, we tackled the area below my cheekbones using Juvederm Voluma. Let me tell you, it was so easy. I didn't need my face numbed because there is lidocaine in the syringe, so it was also a pretty fast treatment. The only side effect I experienced was one tiny bruise at the injection site, and it was gone after three days and my cheeks look 100% better! The vertical wrinkles are gone, and the "orange peel" texture is gone as well. My skin is smoothed out underneath my cheekbones, and I can't tell you how happy I am with the results. I also found out that it can be used under your eyes to smooth out the wrinkles and crinkles there. I am planning to go back in after the holidays for another session of Juvederm Voluma to fill in some of the other areas that are wrinkling. What a wonderful discovery! And the fact that it lasts two years is really one of the best features of this treatment.
I'm so grateful that the medical professionals at Vitality Skin & Body medical spa really do take the time to listen. If they hadn't, I would have had a different treatment which I am sure is wonderful but would not have delivered the results that I am so happy about today! I really do think this is what sets this medical spa apart from other ones in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, because I have been to several before finding them. It really is the personal attention and the high quality care I receive - I know it is a medical professional working on my face, and I am now really confident that they are not just about "selling" me a treatment, they really do have my best interest and goals in mind, and give me honest input and feedback on what is best for me.
So, we are just a couple of days before Christmas, and I know everyone is scrambling, but let me encourage you to take advantage of Vitality Skin & Body's holiday specials - and I think the best deal is the gift card. It is discounted and will cover any treatment or service. It is a great gift to yourself for after holidays, and also a great gift for those you love. Just pick up the phone and order your gift cards - you do have the time to treat yourself and someone else with the holiday gift cards. You can check out the gift cards, the savings options, and other holiday specials on the Specials page. Be sure to pick up the phone and order them while they are still available! 480-203-3918.
And.... happy holidays to you and yours! I hope it is a wonderful time of celebration!
A woman on a beauty journey with the help of the Vitality Skin & Body staff!