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The New Lunchtime Lift

Feeling not so fabulous under the office fluorescents? This article from Harper’s Bazaar goes over new “face lifters” that are promised to give you a youthful new look in an hour. Read the full article for more information on the other two as we focus on our absolute favorite: Juvederm Voluma

Though it’s not a procedure to
be taken lightly, facial filling by a skilled cosmetic dermatologist or
plastic surgeon can make a dramatic change in minutes, reversing the
sagging, hollow look that slowly descends after 40 (sigh). Voluma, the
newest filler, is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that attracts
and holds water. It’s a favorite because it can fill and lift.
If done correctly, “people can expect to see lifting of the face and
replenishment of youthful contours such as cheekbones, jawlines, chins,
and temples,” explains Fredric Brandt, a New York and Miami
dermatologist. Think of it as a thicker Juvéderm or Restylane, meaning
that it gives that much more “fill” and a “high lifting capacity,” notes
Brandt, who says results “can last up to two years.” Although serious
side effects are rare, bruising and swelling are possible. Your doctor
will evaluate your face and determine the best places to inject. “On
certain areas you can place the filler under the muscle, which will add
volume but also give a more contoured and structural effect.” (Hello,
cheekbones!) But research your doctor well, cautions Brandt. “The filler
is only part of the equation. The technique in which it’s used is an
equally or more important part of the treatment.” Cost: Each syringe is