Juvederm Voluma is the latest hyaluronic acid dermal filler to gain FDA approval. It has been available in Europe since 2005 and is used in 72 countries worldwide. Juvederm Voluma is also formulated with lidocaine to ease discomfort during injection.
The Voluma Difference
The loss of skin and fat volume is inevitable with aging. This happens in various grades of severity and can lead to substantial alteration in your facial appearance. One of the more obvious changes is the loss of defined cheekbones. In the past, this was corrected with facelift surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. Recently, volumizing dermal fillers have been injected to fix the problem without surgery.
Voluma is the first dermal filler formulated with lidocaine approved by the FDA to restore age-related volume changes in the cheek area of the face. Unlike other injectables used to treat the midface, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. Manufacturers make hyaluronic acid dermal fillers from long chains of sugars that reside naturally in the skin. Juvederm cross-links Voluma through a process called Vycross which helps provide an exceptional lifting capacity. This special cross-linking also helps to avoid degradation, allowing Voluma to last almost twice as long as other dermal fillers. Studies have shown that it can last up to two years. And since it is an HA filler, it can be contoured to the desired shape after treatment.
Are you seeking a Voluma Treatment in Charlotte? Contact H/K/B now, for a consultation with one of our highly-trained injection specialists on Juvederm Voluma.
Candidates for Voluma Injections
Anyone in the Charlotte area and beyond with volume loss in their midface is a suitable candidate for Voluma injections. Younger patients may not be candidates for surgery but may benefit instead from the less invasive Voluma treatment. Older patients who have substantial skin laxity and severe volume loss often need more filler volume. These patients are often candidates for surgery and choose Voluma treatments due to surgery concerns or touch up treatments after having surgery.
What to Expect with Voluma Injections
Your physician or certified injector will complete your Voluma treatment within thirty minutes. The Voluma XC treatments include injections with small needles which are quite painless due to lidocaine present in the syringe. You can request a numbing cream which will be applied twenty minutes before injection. After injections, we massage the areas to ensure distribution. You may return to normal activities right after treatment.
What to Expect After Voluma Treatment
You will experience instant results which may last up to two years. The extent of improvement period depends on the area injected, the injection technique, and the rate your tissues break down the filler. Most patients can continue their normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience swelling and bruising, but this subsides quickly.
Is Voluma Right for You?
To learn if Voluma is the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with our certified injectors. There are various dermal filler treatments available to suit any cosmetic need you require. We will be happy to evaluate what you need by your desired outcome and the volume loss you suffer.
What Happens if I Don’t Like the Results?
One of the major advantages of Juvederm Voluma is that it is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). If necessary, we can dissolve this filler with an enzyme in a simple procedure. Although rarely requested, we have the ability to reverse the treatment if you are not satisfied with the results.
Can Voluma be Combined with Other Facial Dermal Fillers?
Voluma can be used in concert with other fillers to bring a smooth, youthful glow to the entire face. Voluma is a perfect dermal filler for mid-face including the cheeks but is not ideal for certain areas like the lips or forehead.
What is an Appropriate Age for Voluma?
While any patient over the age of 18 with deficient volume in the midface could profit from Voluma injections, there are principles to follow when considering age groups and Voluma treatments. Younger patients requiring volume restoration often realize a dramatic restoration due to excellent skin elasticity. Older patients usually require more filler to achieve optimal results. Often these patients benefit from other treatments, such as Botox and laser resurfacing, to create a complete facial rejuvenation. Patients under 18 need to sign a consent form.
Feel like Voluma is perfect for you? Contact H/K/B now, for a consultation with one of our highly-trained injection specialists on Juvederm Voluma.