Usually, it takes years for a product to gain approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, in 2013, Allergan Inc., a company based in California, garnered a comparatively quick approval for its ground-breaking new dermal filler – Juvéderm Voluma.

One of the most noticeable signs of aging is a reduction in the volume of our cheeks. In addition to them becoming sunken and losing their bounce, they also change the aesthetic of our entire facial structure. 

Voluma, which has been used across Europe and 72 other countries worldwide since 2005, has given millions of people the world over a safe and effective solution. So if you are looking to bring back some of your lost youthful vitality, this facial rejuvenation treatment will help you do just that.

What is Voluma Made Up Of?

Juvéderm Voluma is a dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA). A substance that naturally occurs in the body, hyaluronic acid is found in the largest concentration in fluids in the eyes and joints. 

It functions to help cells retain moisture thereby making your skin feel plump and appear hydrated at all times. An interesting fact is that just one gram of hyaluronic acid can actually hold up to six liters of water!  

Why is Voluma the Best Cheek Filler?

One of the most visible transformations in our facial structure as we age is the considerable loss of volume around our cheekbones. Previously, surgery was the only available solution to tighten the skin and raise the underlying soft tissue. But thanks to Voluma, there is a minimally invasive solution that is safe. 

Since the dermal filler has been cross-linked using a procedure referred to as Vycross, its lifting capabilities have been enhanced as well. Voluma also lasts longer when compared to other cheek enhancers. Research has proved it can actually stay in effect for up to two years. And because it is a HA filler, it can be used to enhance your facial aesthetic perfectly.

What Does the Treatment Entail?

Typically, most patients who undergo the treatment experience no pain because their physician usually applies a mild local anesthetic to ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible. 

It takes about 15 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect, after which Voluma is administered into the facial tissue using very fine needles. The procedure takes up to 30 minutes depending on the area being treated. 

What is the Recovery Like?

Since Voluma is a minimally invasive treatment, there is absolutely no downtime associated with it and you can jump back into the grind as soon as possible. Fleeting side effects such as slight swelling or bruising can arise but subside almost immediately. Voluma can also be combined with other facial fillers for a significant boost in one’s aesthetic appeal.

Contact Our Office

Interested in achieving a vibrant and youthful look without having to undergo surgery? Juvederm Voluma is the perfect solution for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today and begin your journey to the youthful look you’ve always wanted.