A reduction in skin tightness and a loss of fat in the face are common signs of aging. These issues cause the bones of the face to become more prominent and the face’s overall appearance to become bleak and drawn.
Thankfully, there are hyaluronic-acid fillers that can be used to plump the facial tissues and reverse the gauntness that comes with aging. Juvederm Voluma is a filler that was specially designed to address cheek gauntness.
Voluma is one of the most popular types of hyaluronic-acid fillers. It has been approved for use by the FDA, is an extremely popular product in Europe, and has been in use since 2005.
Juvederm Voluma comes with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that has been added to numb the region and reduce discomfort during the treatment process.
Characteristics of Juvederm Voluma
Loss of volume in the midface is one of the most prominent signs of facial aging. There are several degrees of severity to this problem, which can result in a wide range of facial hollowing and distortions. Cheekbones lose their definition with time and the skin hangs loosely over them.
Traditionally, such conditions were treated with surgical solutions. With the development of volumizing fillers, surgical procedures have been replaced by such fillers, which provide a lift without requiring any scalpels or incisions.
Hyaluronic-acid fillers are made up of long chains of sugar that are naturally created inside the skin. Juvederm Voluma is a special kind of hyaluronic acid that has been cross-linked by a process known as Vycross. This process greatly enhances the lifting capabilities of the product.
The cross-linking also stops the degradation of the material, making the Voluma last for almost twice the duration as other fillers. Studies indicate that Juvederm Voluma can last for along as two years. Since Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic-acid filler, it can be shaped and customized as needed by the doctor.
How Is It Applied
Juvederm Voluma is injected into the targeted locations using a syringe. After this, the areas are gently massaged to ensure the proper distribution of the filler material. The entire procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes and uses very small needles, making it relatively pain-free.
There is no recovery time associated with this treatment, so the patient can go back to their daily routine almost immediately. It is known as a lunch-time procedure, since it’s short enough that it can be done during one’s lunch break.
There is one major precaution that should be taken while using Juvederm Voluma: Please inform Dr. Bennett if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects of Voluma under these conditions have not been completely evaluated.
The Best Way to Get Started with Your Treatment
Juvederm Voluma restores facial volume and contours for a younger-looking appearance. To find out more about the effects of Voluma, it’s vital that you speak with an experienced medical professional in person during a consultation.
Dr. Della Bennett, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to discuss this injectable and many more as part of your consultation. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.