Juvederm Voluma™ is a newer, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and mid-face. This particular HA filler provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing contour changes that occur over time. Juvederm Voluma can help rejuvenate facial contour by adding additional volume to the part of the face that is often volume deficient as a result of the aging process.
Juvederm Voluma is not only effective, but also is long lasting as well. Treatments may last up to 18 months, occasionally longer.
The active ingredient in Juvederm Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. Aging results in decreased levels of HA in the dermis of the skin, resulting in decreased facial volume and sagging, deflated cheeks. Juvederm Voluma integrates into the tissues of the skin to offer greater support and elasticity. This can result in noticeable smoothing and increased firmness to the skin, and improved facial definition.
Good Candidates for Juvederm Voluma Treatment
Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the chin or jaw line may be considered good candidates for treatment with Juvederm Voluma. Typical early signs of aging may include a visible decrease in volume, a sagging of the cheeks or the loss of noticeable contour around the chin. While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors.
The Juvederm Voluma Procedure
Juvederm Voluma injections typically take about ten minutes to administer. The gel formula already contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia. Juvderm Voluma provides the greatest benefit when placed into the deeper layers underneath the skin's surface.
The results are visible immediately after placement of Voluma. There is no downtime required after treatment. You may go back to your usual daily activities immediately after treatment with Juvederm Voluma.
Juvederm Voluma Side Effects
Like all injectable fillers, treatment is considered safe, however, sometimes there can be mild side effects. Some of these may include bruising, redness, swelling, itching, tenderness, formation of a lump, or discoloration at the site where placed. Although unusual, these issues usually resolve on their own within a few weeks.