Regardless of whether you’re in your 60s or in your 20s, sagging cheeks make you look older than you really are. Sagging cheeks are a result of a loss of volume in the skin, which is all too common these days. If you’ve been looking for a solution to this problem, you may be interested in Juvederm Voluma.
Juvederm Voluma: The Secret to Fuller Cheeks
Voluma is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid. It is used to rectify loss of volume in the cheeks that is caused due to aging.
Most fillers on the market today act as wrinkle fillers, meaning they are injected into moderate to deep age to reduce their appearance. However, Voluma is specifically designed to address loss of volume in the cheeks.
Voluma is also quickly reversible by request and can be broken down with just a shot of the hyaluronidase enzyme.
How Does Voluma Work?
When people are young, the fat in their face is evenly distributed. But as people start to age, a natural loss of fatty tissue occurs and the skin starts sinking. The body also produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid with age, which results in skin becoming loose and saggy. This makes the face look gaunt and aged.
When Voluma is injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid attracts and retains water molecules in the skin tissues. This creates new volume in sunken cheeks to give them a more lifted look.
What Is the Voluma Treatment Procedure Like?
Before starting the Voluma procedure, a numbing agent is used on the skin of the patient to ensure they feel no pain during the treatment. About 15 to 20 minutes after the numbing agent is used, the physician injects Voluma into the skin of the cheeks using a very small needle. The injection process won’t take more than a few minutes.
The area will then be massaged to spread the product evenly. The procedure will mostly be painless owing to the anesthetic agent used at the beginning and the lidocaine present in Voluma. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that creates effective numbing.
Is There a Recovery Period After Voluma Treatment?
No recovery period is needed after the Voluma treatment procedure. Because of this, most patients can resume their day-to-day activities immediately. The results appear immediately and can last up to two years, even longer in some cases.
Find Out More by Contacting Us
Voluma can provide you with a more youthful look. If you’re interested in learning more about how this injectable works and what it can do for you, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.
During your consultation, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Rachel will examine your cheek area, and the two of you will discuss your aesthetic needs and goals, your medical history, and any allergies you may have. He will then go over your treatment options and recommend the ideal choice for you. You will be able to look at before-and-after photos and ask any questions.