Lines and wrinkles are a primary concern for women as they age, but these aren’t the only age-related changes that affect the face. Facial volume loss is quite common and happens in most women. Fortunately, invasive surgical procedures aren’t the only solution with the creation of Juvederm Voluma®.
What is Juvederm Voluma®?
Juvederm Voluma® is formulated for injection into the cheeks to combat volume loss due to aging. It’s safe for most adults over the age of 21. Juvederm Voluma® is made with a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel to reduce or eliminate the discomfort from the injections. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, and it helps the skin stay soft and moisturized.
What is the Procedure Like?
Before the procedure, the doctor prepares the face for injections to prevent infection. The doctor injects enough gel into the area for even distribution and to get the desired results, and then they massage the treated areas to help it distribute evenly. Once the injections are over, the patient is able to go home.
The procedure can easily be done during the patient’s lunch hour and allow them to go back to work right afterward. There may be redness and minor swelling at the injection sites, but post-procedure discomfort is minimal.
The first 24-hours should find the patient avoiding strenuous exercise and exposure to sunlight or heat. After the first 24-hours, patients can go back to their regular activities with no side effects. Any redness, itching or swelling typically disappears within a short time period.
How Long Does Juvederm Voluma® Last?
Results vary from patient to patient, but the majority of patients experienced results that lasted as long as two years before they needed a repeat treatment. As far as initial treatments, a number of patients may need a small touch-up after their first treatment.
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Volume loss in the cheek area affects the face’s youthfulness. Facelifts and fat grafts used to be the normal way to combat any volume loss, but Juvederm Voluma® creates the same results without painful surgery.
Contact the office of Nancy Shibayama, MD today to schedule a consultation. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with all of their skincare needs, and we offer a variety of services including liquid facelift fillers, laser hair removal, acne treatment, and more to accomplish this goal. Get started today.