Do you have hollow cheeks that make you look unhealthily thin or older than you really are? Have you noticed sagging cheek skin or jowls? Do you wish your cheekbones were more defined? If so, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Injections at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL. Today, our aesthetic experts are taking a closer look at this non-invasive anti-aging treatment, including who qualifies for this treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvederm Voluma?
If you are at least 22 years of age, there is a good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma treatments. However, you should be aware that this treatment is only appropriate for fairly healthy adults who are concerned about moderate-to-severe aesthetic changes in the midface. The only exception to the general scope of this treatment is it can be used to eliminate jowls in the lower face.
Also, you should be aware that you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, nursing, or allergic to lidocaine. Additionally, this treatment may not be appropriate for you if you are suffering from certain medical conditions, like heart disease or diabetes. We will verify whether you are a good candidate for this treatment based on your cosmetic concerns and health during your initial consultation.
The first step in restoring your youthful appearance is coming in for an initial consultation to verify that you qualify. During this initial consultation, we will review all of your cosmetic concerns to determine which anti-aging treatments will help you achieve your goals.
Then, we will discuss your medical history, including the drugs and supplements you are currently taking, to ensure that you are healthy enough to receive Juvederm Voluma injections or other cosmetic treatments. We will also advise you on how to prepare for your injection sessions based on your lifestyle.
Where Can This Injectable Be Administered?
This injectable dermal filler can be administered into the midface or lower face. Specifically, it can be injected just above the cheekbone to recontour the cheekbone and restore the healthy, youthful appearance of the lower eye area.
It can also be injected just below the cheekbone and in the middle of the cheek to recontour the cheekbone and restore a healthy, youthful volume to the apple of the cheek. Furthermore, it can be injected into the lower region of the cheek to lift sagging cheek skin, eliminating wrinkles and jowls.
The Apples of the Cheeks
The apples of the cheeks are most apparent when you smile and should be plump. However, volume loss, whether it is caused by collagen loss or fat loss, can minimize the apples of your cheeks. This can make you look sick or older than you really are. Fortunately, Voluma injections can restore a significant amount of volume to the apples of your cheeks, making you look far younger and healthier.
Your cheek apex is the top of the midface. The ridge of your cheekbone marks this point. When you lose volume in the apex of your cheek, you can look bony and your lower eye area can look sunken. While sharp cheekbones work for some faces, not everyone feels that they look good with sharp cheekbones. If you feel like you look a little severe, you can use Voluma to soften your face, restoring your beautiful femininity.
Usually, volume loss is most apparent in the hollows of your cheeks. This is because volume loss in the area is often caused by both collagen and fat loss. Even worse, this extreme volume loss often causes your skin to become lax. In other words, you will have to worry about wrinkles and skin sagging in addition to looking gaunt.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment Process?
One great thing about this filler is its convenience. Typically, it only takes between 20 and 30 minutes to administer the injections and restore the appearance of youth to the cheeks and jawline. Note, that you should not expect to feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment because we offer a Voluma formula that contains lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic.
How Much Filler Will I Need?
We will advise you on how much filler you will need during your treatment once we have evaluated the severity of your cosmetic concerns during your initial consultation. However, it is rare that more than one syringe is required to achieve ideal results.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
There are a number of simple preparation steps you must take to prepare for your injection session. For example, you need to stop taking blood-thinning drugs and supplements for three to five days before your treatment session.
You also need to stop smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your treatment. Also, you need to take steps to ensure your skin is not irritated at the time of your appointment by wearing sunscreen diligently and using preventative acne medication.
What Should I Do After My Treatment Session?
Once your treatment session is complete, there are a few very important aftercare steps you must take. For instance, you must refrain from massaging the areas targeted for the treatment for 12 to 48 hours to give the filler time to settle as it should.
Also, you should make a point to move your face as little as possible, apply a cold compress near the treatment area, and make sure you stay hydrated. Additionally, you should not expose your face to steam or hot water for a couple of days.
How Quickly Can I Expect To See My Results?
You can expect to see the initial results of your treatment as soon as your injections are administered. This is because the hyaluronic acid-based gel plumps up the sub-dermal layers of your skin.
However, it can take anywhere from 10 to 14 days to see the final results of your treatment. As time passes, the hyaluronic acid attracts more and more water to the treatment areas, and the extra water and hyaluronic acid encourage your skin to make extra collagen and elastin.
How Long Can I Expect My Results To Last?
What makes this extremely effective filler so special is that the results of this treatment can last for 24 months. Other injectable dermal fillers can only provide results that last for six to 18 months.
However, you should know that if you want your results to last for as long as possible, you need to prioritize caring for your skin health. For example, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated, refrain from smoking, only drink alcohol in moderation, protect your skin from sun damage, and eat nutritiously.
Benefits of This Injectable Dermal Filler
We’ve already mentioned some of the benefits of this injectable, like how long the results last. Here’s a closer look at some of the most compelling benefits of Juvederm Voluma injections:
The natural-looking results provided by this treatment are one of the most compelling benefits. The final results of this treatment are derived from your skin producing extra collagen and elastin. In other words, your skin heals and rejuvenates itself. You can rest assured that your results will look completely natural because they are completely natural.
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it is compatible with many other anti-aging treatments. For example, when you get your Voluma injections, you can get other Juvederm injections, like Vollure or Volbella.
It is also compatible with other injectables, like neuromodulator treatments that can erase wrinkles and folds caused by overactive muscles. Notably, this treatment isn’t just compatible with injectables. It is also compatible with such cosmetic treatments as chemical peels, laser therapy, and dermaplaning.
Determine Definitively Whether You Qualify for This Treatment
Do you want to improve the appearance of your cheeks? Do you want to eliminate your jowls, redefine your cheekbones, lift sagging cheek skin, and restore volume to the apple of your cheeks? If you’re at least 22 years old, you may be a good candidate for this anti-aging injectable. However, we need to verify your health to know for sure whether you qualify.
To find out for sure if you qualify, contact us today at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you and tailoring a comprehensive treatment plan that allows you to achieve all of your cosmetic goals.