Have you ever noticed that a consequence of the aging process may be a loss of cheek volume or plumpness? The area underneath the eyes may appear hollow and sunken over time. This can make a person seem older than their actual age. Younger-looking faces tend to be visually fuller, with rounder cheeks. Some of these age-related changes may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with them. There is help to restore lost cheek volume, reshape cheek contours, and regain a more youthful appearance. The answer may be Juvéderm® Voluma™ treatments.
What is Juvéderm® Voluma™?
Juvéderm® is a product in the Allergen line of dermal fillers approved by the FDA. Juvéderm® injections are one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed in the U.S. There are several subtypes of Juvéderm®, but Voluma™ is specifically used in the cheek area and the chin region to add volume and improve the profile. This dermal filler is an injectable gel with an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the human body. It is injected into target areas through a small needle. The injection also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, to reduce pain. The area being injected may be massaged lightly to ensure an even distribution of the filler. This also helps to reduce swelling. The entire treatment process takes only a few minutes.
How does Juvéderm® Voluma™ work?
Juvéderm® Voluma™ stimulates the body’s production of collagen in the injected areas. Voluma™ is an effective treatment for adding volume to the mid-facial region including the cheeks and under the eyes. The results are a more youthful appearance for the patient with natural-looking volume. Injection results are temporary but can last up to two years with optimal treatment.
There is minimal recovery time with Voluma™ injections. Some amount of swelling, redness, and bruising is not unexpected, but cold packs can be helpful. These symptoms generally resolve within 72 hours. Patients should avoid sun exposure, strenuous exercise, make up, and the use of blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications for the first 24 hours after treatment.
Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm® Voluma™?
The injections are approved for healthy adults ages 21 years and over who have noticeably hollow cheeks and undereye regions. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results. Voluma™ is safe and effective on all skin types and skin tones. Because the body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, there is very little chance of an allergic reaction. To help prevent bruising, patients should avoid using blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium prior to treatment.
Look and feel your best.
Are you ready to take the first step to erase the telltale signs of aging in your cheeks and undereye areas? Juvéderm® Voluma™ injections help our patients achieve a natural, more youthful looking appearance with lasting results you can see. Request a consultation today with our experienced medical staff to find out if Voluma™ is the right treatment for you.