The first thing that comes to many people’s minds when they think about what happens to their faces as they age is that they develop wrinkles. And while wrinkles are a problem for many, one facial issue that seems to slip people’s minds is the loss of facial volume.
Facial volume is an important part of our overall look because it gives our faces a healthy, youthful look. When we lose volume in our face, we lose the elasticity that allows our faces to return to normal after we talk, laugh and smile. Juvederm®, one of the world’s leaders in dermal fillers, introduces Voluma®. This FDA-approved dermal filler restores volume to the middle of the face and brings out a natural, healthy glow.
What Voluma® Is
Voluma® is the latest innovation in facial care. By using the same ingredients your body already uses for volume, Voluma® works with your body to provide a healthy, youthful look. One of the key components to facial volume is hyaluronic acid (HA). As we age, we lose HA, and our body begins to produce it less, causing our skin to sag and become thinner. One of Voluma®’s key ingredients is HA, which means your face will look naturally fuller.
How Voluma® Works
The natural components of Voluma® are added into the skin and immediately begins to get to work. The HA absorbs the water that’s always present in your skin to lift it to new heights. Voluma® also features Vycross technology. Vycross technology ensures each HA chain absorbs more water and resists breaking down, allowing this unique formula to work longer than traditional dermal fillers. Patients have reported a single Voluma® session lasting up to 24 months!
What to Expect During Treatment
Your appointment will start with a member of our medical team mapping out the areas you’ll receive treatment. Once this is completed, a topical numbing cream will be used to ensure your comfort throughout the rest of the process. Once it’s time for the fillers to be added, you’ll most likely feel some pressure, or maybe a slight pinprick. Each injection of Voluma® already contains a pain-killing anesthetic, so between that and the numbing cream, you should remain comfortable, and pain should be kept to a minimum.
Once treatment is completed, you’ll be able to continue with your day because Voluma® features no downtime and has no long-lasting side effects. As the numbing cream wears off, you may experience some stinging and tenderness in the treated area. There may be some slight swelling as well, so it’s important not to overly manipulate the treated area; it’s a good idea to avoid prolonged sun exposure as well.
Is Voluma® Right for Me?
The best candidates for this treatment are healthy adults between the ages of 30-60. Voluma® is perfectly safe for people of all ages and skin types, but facial volume begins its decline in this timeframe, and it’s when the best results are seen.
Everything begins with your initial consultation. During this meeting, you’ll meet with a member of the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center team and learn about what Voluma® can do for you. Call our Cincinnati office to schedule your consultation today!