What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved dermal filler specially designed to restore volume in the cheek area. With age, the cheeks can lose volume, resulting in a flattened appearance and sagging skin. Juvederm Voluma uses a formula containing hyaluronic acid to instantly replace volume loss and redefine the cheeks.
For the most effective results from treatment, several injection points will be mapped out over your cheek area. During treatment with Juvederm Voluma, the formula is carefully placed in these points to lift and re-contour the cheeks. A thin needle is used to place the clear gel below the surface of the skin. The area might also be gently massaged to ensure an even distribution of the gel. The injection process typically takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for Juvederm Voluma are those who want to achieve a subtle lift and recontour to the cheek area for facial rejuvenation. The formula is approved for use in patients 21 and older. Juvederm Voluma is an effective option for those with sagging in the midface that is not severe enough to require a facelift. During your consultation, you will have a chance to discuss your concerns and goals to determine if Juvederm Voluma is right for you.
Results and Recovery
The most common side effects associated with Juvederm Voluma are tenderness, swelling, bruising, and itching. These are most often mild and very temporary, resolving within a day or two. Little to no downtime is required, but it is recommended to avoid overly strenuous activity and sun exposure right after treatment. Results from treatment are immediate with a natural looking lift and more defined cheek area. Patients report looking five years younger after their treatment with Juvederm Voluma. With optimal treatment session, the results can last up to two years.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvederm Voluma and what it can do for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.