Learn More About Juvéderm Voluma
Juvéderm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA for soft tissue augmentation. Loss of midface volume is one of the first signs of aging. One of these changes is loss in the definition of the cheek bones over time. Voluma is a volumizing filler used to restore cheek volume.
Juvéderm Voluma uses the unique patented VYCROSS technology to cross link the hyaluronic acid particles, giving it excellent lifting ability. The patented cross linking also helps the product avoid degradation, meaning Voluma can last up to twice as long as most other hyaluronic acid based fillers. It can last up to two years. It can be molded and shaped to the desired contour and thus it is a great option for lifting and contouring the cheeks. It can also be used to add soft definition to the jawline and projection of the chin.
Almost anyone who is suffering from volume loss of the cheeks is a candidate for treatment with Voluma. Voluma is also a great non-surgical option for patients with poorly defined cheek bones. Typically, those best suited to Voluma treatment include some younger patients, who are not yet candidates for surgical treatment, and patients who do not desire more invasive surgical options.
Those patients with more significant skin laxity and volume loss may be better served by surgical options such as facelift. To determine whether injectable or surgical treatments are best suited to your needs, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.
You can expect immediate results that can last up to two years. Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvéderm Voluma are naturally metabolized by the body and safely flushed away over time. The duration may vary depending on the location of treatment and the unique rate each patient’s body breaks down the filler.
Most patients return to normal activity immediately after treatment with no down time. Some patients may experience swelling and bruising that typically resolves over the course of several days. It is safe to gently apply makeup over red or bruised areas if you wish to conceal them. Avoid rigorous activity, such as intense exercise, for the first several days after receiving injections.