Juvederm dermal fillers are hyaluronic-acid-based injectable products used to fight facial aging signs such as wrinkles, age lines, and loss of volume. There are many types of Juvederm on the market, and each type is tailor-made to help fight specific issues based on the different formulations of the hyaluronic acid present.
Juvederm Voluma is one of the most popular types of Juvederm. Voluma is an FDA-approved injectable with a gel-like consistency. It is used to increase the volume of gaunt, hollow cheeks in order to provide a more youthful and contoured look. This filler has the ability to instantly restore fullness and definition to the cheeks.
Voluma and Hyaluronic Acid
A fact that most people are unaware of is that our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for our youthful appearance. As we age and grow older, our bodies produce less of this substance, which leaves us with wrinkles, age lines, and saggy cheeks.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid is the most important ingredient in Juvederm fillers. Voluma restores hyaluronic acid to your cheeks.
The Treatment Procedure
Voluma is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning there are no scalpels or incisions needed. Instead, only injections will be used.
Juvederm Voluma contains a local anesthetic called Lidocaine. This immediately works to numb the injection areas, reducing any discomfort. Voluma begins its work from the second it is injected deep into your facial tissues. It helps give structure and support to the cheeks, resulting in a fuller and smoother appearance for the face.
Because Voluma does not involve any incisions or general anesthesia, there is no downtime required after the procedure. Patients can often return to work and their daily lives immediately. This makes it an especially popular option for people with busy schedules.
Numerous studies on the product have revealed that it is very safe for patients. This procedure has a few minimal temporary side-effects, such as slight pain, bumps and lumps, redness, itching, and tenderness. These side-effects are easily treated with time, rest, and medication when necessary.
Juvederm Voluma is quite long-lasting. Its benefits can last for up to two years. After this period is over, patients may be able to return for follow-up treatments to preserve their results.
The Perfect Candidate
Any individual who suffers from saggy cheeks may be a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma treatment. Anyone above the age of 21 is eligible for this procedure, and Voluma is extremely popular with patients ages 30 through 60, as this is when facial-aging issues naturally begin to arise.
Finding the Right Treatment Provider Is Key
It is vital that you choose a skilled plastic surgeon who is licensed and trained well, as this will contribute greatly to the success of your procedure. If you’re looking for an experienced Juvederm provider, consider Dr. Patrick Felice.
Dr. Felice is a board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Voluma treatment process. Contact Dr. Felice’s office today to arrange your consultation.