A quick facial lift with almost no recovery time. If this sounds too good to be true, you’ve got to try Juvéderm® Voluma XC. This revolutionary filler is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. The procedure is quick and the results long lasting. Schedule your appointment at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today and see what all the buzz about Juvéderm® Voluma is about.
What Makes Juvéderm® Voluma Unique?
With so many dermal fillers out there, you may be wondering what makes Juvéderm® Voluma so special. It all comes down to the area that Voluma is designed to treat. Unlike other dermal fillers Voluma is specifically designed to correct volume loss in all three areas of the cheek (the apex, apple, and hollow). As the cheek area is a critical zone for looking young and vibrant, this filler plays an important role in helping to turn back the hands of time. At some point or another all women will experience facial volume loss in the cheek area due to aging.
Juvéderm® Voluma combats mid-facial volume loss by refilling areas that need extra volume. Unlike a facelift that simply tightens loose skin by pulling, Voluma lifts by restoring natural volume. This results in a look that is very natural and youthful. You’ll look just like you, only younger. Many patients choose to use dermal fillers like Voluma to delay or eliminate the need for more extensive surgical aprocedures like a facelift.
Juvéderm® Voluma also lasts longer than many facial fillers. Most fillers need retreatment every 6-12 months. With optimal treatment Juvéderm® Voluma is clinically proven to last up to 2 years.
How Does Juvéderm® Voluma Work?
Juvéderm® Voluma is a hyaluronic filler (HA), a special type of filler made with a sugar that your body naturally produces. As the body ages it starts to lose its natural stores of HA which causes your skin to lose structure and volume. Voluma is applied using carefully placed injections deep within the cheek to restore this lost volume and rejuvenate your look. Voluma can also restore volume lost due to weight loss.
While other facial fillers may be designed to fill in wrinkles on the forehead or between the brows, Juvéderm® Voluma’s primary focus is restoring volume in the mid-face, specifically your cheeks. This filler is an ideal choice for filling in hollows in the cheeks, restoring facial contours, and lifting sagging skin.
New Technique for Injecting Fillers
DERMA SCULPT: Blunt tipped microcannula
Thanks to its Blunt tip (Not sharp) and its flexibility, doctors literally slide the DermaSculpt Microcannula under the patient’s skin so that the filler can be applied with practically no pain or bruising for the patient. With no local anesthesia required, it is truly a revolution in the field because patients will now be at ease with injections!
Advantages of using a Blunt-tip microcannula instead of a sharp hypodermic needle:
- Virtually no bruising
- Considerably less pain
- Minimal downtime
- Single point of entry for wider coverage
- Production of new collagen
Is the Procedure Painful?
To reduce your discomfort during the procedure a numbing cream may be used. Most patients find that fillers can be a comfortable procedure when done properly. Talk with us about any concerns you may have.
What is Recovery Like?
Like other dermal fillers, Juvéderm® Voluma allows you to come in, receive injections, and get right back to life. We recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and activity right after treatment, but you should be able to resume all of your regular activities in 24 hours. Side effects are infrequent but could last 2-4 weeks and may include bruising, tenderness, swelling, firmness, redness, and itching. A tinted moisturizer or foundation can help camouflage any effects you may experience. The results of your treatment will be visible immediately.
Is Juvéderm® Voluma Safe?
At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg the safety of our patients is a primary concern. Juvéderm® Voluma has been available in Europe since 2005 and is used in over 60 countries worldwide. Thousands have received this treatment with stunning results. Hyaluronic fillers are considered safe and effective by medical professionals around the globe. Voluma is FDA-approved and has undergone strict clinical and in the field testing.
Will I Need to be Retreated?
The results of a Voluma treatment can be seen for 18-24 months, but if you love your new look (and we’re certain you will), you will need retreatment after this period to keep it up. Since Voluma is long lasting, you won’t have to worry about coming in every few months for injections. One visit every 18-24 months is often sufficient for a younger looking you.