Your cheeks may have lost their plump, youthful appearance, and now you might be experiencing creases and nasolabial folds that really detract from your appearance. Dermal fillers may be the ideal solution, but which one should you choose? Juvéderm® Voluma offers an ideal choice for many of our patients.
Juvéderm® products work remarkably well to add volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face. Several variations of the original formula have been developed, with the XC products being the most popular. Voluma is an XC variant that is thicker than most other Juvéderm® products, and its malleability allows us to move the product within the tissues after it’s been injected. It’s perfect for plumping the cheeks and lessening the visibility of creases and folds near the nose.
The Active Ingredient
This product contains hyaluronic acid particles. The acid binds with water molecules and holds them in place. The additional moisture helps to plump the cheeks and bring about more youthful contours.
Voluma also contains lidocaine, so our clients enjoy a pleasant experience when getting the injections. No other anesthetic is required.
Performing the Injection Procedure
We want to consult with you so that we can observe the creasing and folding of your facial skin. Since the product is injected rather deeply into the facial tissues, we also want to see the size and strength of the muscles as well as their thickness. Juvéderm® products build up volume by drawing in water and lifting the skin surface, so we will want to design a customized procedure that involves injecting just the right amount of the gel in the proper location.
The injection procedure takes only a few minutes to perform. We can move the gel around just a bit by massaging the area. Almost immediately, a slight plumping and lifting effect becomes noticeable. After a week or so, the cheeks will have a more pleasing contour, and any nasolabial folds or deep creases along the sides of the nose and above the mouth are far less visible.
Juvéderm® products are effective for up to nine months. Repeat injection procedures are just as simple to perform.
Advantages of Voluma XC
There’s no downtime and no special at-home follow-up care. If you’ve heard about a cheek lift or facelift, you might be surprised to learn that dermal filler injections can often produce virtually the same results. If the desired results are less than what you expected, we can simply repeat the procedure. This makes dermal filler injections popular because there’s no risk of overdoing the volumizing.
Speak with the professionals at Athena Plastic Surgery to learn more about Voluma and what it can do to turn back the aging clock. Enjoy fuller, wrinkle- and crease-free cheeks without the need for surgery. We are conveniently located in Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!