Juvederm Voluma Injections Reinvigorate Gaunt Cheeks
Juvederm is an injectable gel-based dermal filler that can be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. There are many types of Juvederm available, and one of these is Juvederm Voluma.
While basic Juvederm is used for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and giving the face better general structure and volume, Juvederm Voluma is specifically used for adding more volume to the cheeks.
As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid in our bodies reduces. This results in loss of volume in the cheeks, making them look hollow and gaunt and causing faster aging of the skin. Voluma rejuvenates the beauty and youthful contours of the cheeks.
How Does Voluma Work?
Voluma is a hyaluronic-acid (HA) gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that attracts water molecules in order to provide volume in the skin tissues. This creates a healthy look for the skin.
As the production of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases with age, our skin begins to sag, which results in hollow and sunken cheeks. Voluma restores hyaluronic acid to the cheeks by targeting the area that requires enhanced volume.
During the treatment, Voluma is injected into the cheeks using a fine needle. In just a few minutes, the cheeks are restored to look plump and full. It requires no post-treatment care, and you can continue your day as usual after the treatment.
The effects of Voluma are incredibly long-lasting, especially in comparison with other injectables. They last for nearly two years in most cases.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Voluma is FDA-approved. An FDA approval requires that the product be able to pass stringent guidelines. Once approved, a drug is considered safe when used as intended. The injection is considered safe when administered correctly by a medical professional.
Preparing for a Voluma Treatment
Before coming in for a Voluma treatment, it is best to consult with Dr. Kaye to discuss your expectations from the treatment. The procedure is not very invasive and doesn’t require much preparation prior to it. It is usually performed on the same day as the consultation.
It is advisable to avoid a few things in order to attain best results. Medications like aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided prior to the treatment. Alcohol consumption and smoking are discouraged for at least a few weeks leading up to the day of the procedure. It is important to let Dr. Kaye know of any allergies that you might have.
Advantages of Voluma over Other Fillers
Most HA fillers are long-chain sugar compounds. Voluma is unique because the HA in it is cross linked by a process known as Vycross, which gives the compound an excellent lifting capacity.
It also makes the filler last longer by preventing its degradation for an extended period. The cheeks can even be molded and shaped to give the desired contours after injection.
People who want to reduce signs of aging without going under the knife can benefit the most from Voluma.
Schedule Your Voluma Consultation
Ready to correct facial gauntness and look younger again? Contact the office of Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye, an experienced surgeon, to set up your informative Voluma consultation.