If you have sunken cheeks with loss of shape, it’s probably due to low levels of hyaluronic acid (a substance that naturally exists between the cells of your body and gives your skin a firmer, plumper appearance). As this substance decreases, wrinkles and fine lines form. However, with an injection of Voluma® into your cheeks, volume is restored in minutes, resulting in a smoother contour and more youthful appearance to the face.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is part of the Juvéderm family of filler products and is specially designed to lift and contour the cheeks. Juvéderm 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. Voluma adds volume to the three areas of the cheek: the hollow, the apex and the apple.
How Does It Work?nt Like?
Juvéderm Voluma® is injected into the cheeks to restore their natural volume. A fine needle targets the areas to boost their shape and beautifully contour the face. In a matter of minutes, your skin is restored to a firm, plump state. Your face will be more defined and instantly appear more youthful. There’s zero downtime, and you can immediately continue on with your day.
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.
How Long Does It Last?
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. While Voluma’s benefits can last for up to 18-24 months, most people gain the best results from 12 monthly top-ups.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
All adults who are interested in restoring the volume in their cheeks are likely good candidates for this Voluma treatment. There are very few medical restrictions, such as pregnancy; as long as patients pass the required consultation, they are ready for treatment. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Lift and contour cheeks
- Redefine jawline
- Contour jaw
- Correct general skin laxity
- Appear more youthful
What To Expect
The surgeons of the Glasgold Group perform Voluma in New Jersey in the office setting. Treatment is quick as it takes about 15-20 minutes 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.
Following your first treatment, you will see results in mere minutes. It may take one to two weeks to achieve full effect. Depending on your goals, you may wish to schedule more appointments. The treatments that follow should be even shorter in duration and require less of the substance.
Side Effects And Risks
Similar to most fillers, when administered correctly and proficiently by a board-certified injector, the risks and side-effects of Voluma are minimal. 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, but it should clear within two-four weeks. 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®.
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