Voluma Anti-Aging Treatment
What is Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is the only dermal filler approved by the FDA to add volume to the area of the cheeks instantly. The filler was approved in 2013 to correct volume loss in the middle face due to aging, in adults over the age of 21. It is approved to add volume to the three areas of the cheek: the hollow, the apex and the apple.
Voluma is different from Juvederm XC because it is designed to be used on a different area of the face. It does contain the same ingredient as Juvederm XC, hyaluronic acid. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid to keep skin smooth and plump. However, as people age, the body produces less and less of it. Voluma restores hyaluronic acid to the cheek area, boosting volume.
What is a Voluma Treatment Like?
The surgeons of the Glasgold Group perform Voluma in New Jersey in the office setting. Treatment is quick as it takes just twenty minutes or so to complete. Because the solution contains lidocaine, anesthesia is not necessary. To further patients’ comfort, a very fine needle is used to inject Voluma into the deep layers of the facial tissue in the cheek and mid-face area. Patients can return to most normal activities after treatment.
What are the Side Effects of Voluma and How Long Does It Last?
Voluma has few side effects. If side effects occur, they are usually mild to moderate and only last a few weeks. Some patients experience a reaction at the injection site, which might include swelling, irritation, redness, pain, itching and bruising. Voluma contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that helps to make the injection more comfortable. People who are allergic to lidocaine or to the proteins used to make the hyaluronic acid shouldn’t use Voluma.
The results from Voluma can last for up to two years and are immediately visible. It is one of the longest lasting fillers available today. For more information, contact the Glasgold Group, New Jersey’s premier facial plastic surgery practice.