The aging process can change the way your skin looks and feels, causing you to feel uncomfortable in your skin and even lose self-confidence. If you’re struggling with a loss of volume in your cheeks, skin sagging, or the development of unattractive jowls, there is an effective anti-aging solution for you. Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler that offers treatments that can help to bring back your face’s natural fullness and youthful glow.
How Does Juvederm Voluma Work?
Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler designed to target signs of aging including loss of volume, wrinkles, fine lines, and even sagging skin. This dermal filler is comprised of a compound called hyaluronic acid. This powerful ingredient helps to replace lost volume to the injected areas. This makes this filler great for targeting sunken cheeks, restoring volume to provide youthful definition and plumpness.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
The Juvederm collection of dermal fillers are all formulated using hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural-occurring biochemical that is found in the skin, eyes, and also in the synovial fluid of joints. That’s why the Juvederm line is considered one of the safest dermal fillers – it’s very close to what we already have in our bodies. How does it work? The moisture-retaining molecules of the hyaluronic acid fill in your skin and provides your face more volume directly upon injection. In addition, HA helps to stimulate the production of collagen, thereby helping in maintaining your skin’s elasticity and structure.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’re looking to treat any number of facial aging concerns, this dermal filler could be a good fit for you. A good candidate for this treatment has good overall health, and no pre-existing skin conditions around the treatment area. In addition, a good candidate for Voluma treatment is one who has realistic expectations about what this treatment offers. This product is designed to target specific aging concerns. Here’s a run down on this product’s most popular targeted aging concerns and the expected results.
Treating Sunken Cheeks
Loss of skin tissue volume is one of the most common and inevitable signs of aging. Volume loss occurs all over the face but is more noticeable in certain areas, primarily the cheeks. Loss of cheek volume can age your appearance beyond your years, no matter how youthful you are feeling. These hollow or sunken cheeks can also give the impression of being gaunt or sickly. With Voluma treatment, your cheeks can return to a healthier, younger-looking volume. This plumping effect will also help to lift sagging skin, which reduces the appearance and formation of jowls.
A Safer Dermal Filler
Many dermal fillers, and even surgical procedures can provide effective anti-aging effects. However, not every treatment is a good fit for every persons. And some options carry a high risk for due to such factors as pre-existing conditions, genetics or allergies.
Because this particular filler uses a substance that naturally occurs in your skin, there’s no cause for concern around what’s being injected. This dermal filler is FDA-approved and has been carefully formulated with consumer safety at the forefront. When searching for a low-risk, highly effective treatment for your aging concerns, Juvederm Voluma is one of the best options. It essentially harnesses the power of nature to deliver stunning results.
Safety is of the highest importance when receiving anti-aging treatment, but fast results are also of high importance. Nobody likes to wait too long, for anything. Many dermal fillers available today, while effective, can take a long time to develop and reveal their results. This means patients can spend weeks, or even months, waiting to see treatment results.
If you’re looking for quick, nearly-instant results, Juvederm products are an excellent option. All Juvederm formulas are specially crafted to offer fast and long-lasting results. As soon as your treatment session is complete, you’ll see an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance. And results will further develop over the next few days.
Lasting Results That Stay Long-Term
You may have already heard that some anti-aging treatments offer only short-term results. For some patients, this can be beneficial if you’re only looking to try out a product without making a long-term commitment. And if the results are not what you desired or expected, a short-term solution might be the right option. However, generally speaking, most people seeking anti-aging treatments are looking for something that will improve their appearance more longer term.
Juvederm Voluma treatments are specifically formulated to deliver extended, long-term results. You can typically expect the effects of this filler to last around a year, and even up to two years. Your treatment results can be extended by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and knowing your dermal filler is built to last can give you confidence in your results.
A More Natural Appearance
Some patients have concerns that receiving a cosmetic treatment may not provide them the natural-looking results they desire. This is largely due to misinformation they’ve read online or stories they’ve heard from friends. Results are very predictable, and natural looking. With Juvederm products, there are no strange chemical substances included in the formula – only hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body. This means that this dermal filler uses nature’s own tools for skin rejuvenation and moisture retention.
What To Expect During Treatment
When considering a dermal filler plan, you’ll first need to attend a pre-treatment consultation. During your consultation, your aesthetic physician will discuss your aging concerns and determine the best course of action to meet your goals. They’ll also review your medical history, to confirm that this treatment is right for you. You’ll also get the chance to ask any questions or share any concerns, to ensure you have a full understanding of the treatment and realistic expectations for your results.
Prior to treatment, it’s important to temporarily stop taking any medications that may thin out our blood for a full week. It’s also recommended that you do not consume alcohol or smoke for 24 to 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Once at your appointment, your care provider will prepare your skin for the injections. This involves cleaning the treatment areas and in some cases, optionally applying a topical anesthetic for maximum comfort. Once the skin is prepared, your aesthetic physician or their trained clinic staff will perform several small injections to the targeted areas. This careful and measured technique allows your injector to carefully control the exact amount of product administered, thereby creating the subtle results you desire.
Recovery and After-Care
After your appointment has ended, patients are able to walk out of the clinic and resume their daily activity. Receiving dermal filler injections is non-invasive, so zero downtime is necessary. And recovery time is minimal, and your clinic will provide you with a small set of instructions on how to best care for your skin as it heals from the treatment. For instance, it’s important to continue avoiding alcohol and tobacco consumption over the next few day following treatment.
In addition, it’s imperative that exposure to direct sunlight is avoided. If sun exposure is unavoidable, use SPF30 or higher, applied diligently. Also, a wearing a wide-brimmed hat is an effective solution. Running, playing sports, hot yoga, or any other physical activity that could raise your heart rate and make you sweat should be avoided. Patients shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort following your treatment. However, you may experience a small amount of swelling in the first two days following your appointment. This will go away by itself, revealing only your improved and newly-rejuvenated skin.