Juvederm Voluma® is a filler that lifts the midface instantly and is long-lasting. A smooth gel that glides easily under the skin over the cheek bone, this facial filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate that is already present in the body.
Hyaluronic acid works by providing a framework to the skin by binding collagen and elastin together, then attracting water, for an overall anti-aging effect. Because the Juvederm Voluma gel has a special cross-linking technology, it serves as a great support for the midfacial soft tissue and helps to restore the soft tissue of the midface to its native location.
Juvederm Voluma adds volume where it has been lost and is injected deeper into the tissue of the midface (among other places) for volume replacement and the creation of a volume foundation. Its sister product, Juvederm, is used more superficially to fill wrinkles and hollows.
Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick are both trained and skilled injectors who use facial fillers both medically and artistically, much like a sculptor, to provide you with a natural younger look. This requires the ability to determine the best areas for injections and how much filler should be used.
Other facial fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and Belotero®. Drs. Velargo and Hendrick may suggest that you use a combination of injectables, including Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to target more of the lines and wrinkles that are present. If surgery is necessary to achieve the result you want, they might recommend a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Skin resurfacing can also help to smooth certain lines and wrinkles.
WHAT CAN JUVEDERM VOLUMA ACCOMPLISH?
Juvederm Voluma is ideal to correct:
- Flattened cheeks, restoring a youthful contour to the midface
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Wrinkles around the cheeks
WHAT HAPPENS DURING JUVEDERM VOLUMA INJECTIONS?
A tiny needle is used for the injections, and the procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Lidocaine is contained in the injection formula in order to ease discomfort. Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick are believers in cool compress anesthesia, as well as acupressure techniques to make the injections as comfortable as possible.
If you wish, we will be happy to apply a topical numbing cream before your injections. If you do desire the numbing cream, we ask that you arrive approximately 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that it can take effect before the procedure. We have a very comfortable and relaxing “Quiet Room” within the clinic for your enjoyment.
After your injections, you can go home or relax in the Quiet Room for as long as you desire.
The results are visible immediately and will continue to show some improvement over the course of days as the product attracts water.
FAQS: JUVEDÉRM VOLUMA
You can proceed with most of your activities, including returning to work, after you leave our office following injections with fillers. Most patients experience some minimal swelling, bruising, and soreness for a few days. You can cover any discoloration with makeup, apply cool compresses to reduce the inflammation, and apply topical Arnica Montana to speed the resorption of any bruising.
Juvederm Voluma injections have been shown to last as long as 2 years. Individual results may vary, however.
In any case, the product stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, so less product may be needed for a similar result in subsequent maintenance injections.