Many people who are getting older are seeking methods of rejuvenating their skin due to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that can make them appear tired or haggard. These problems are often due to a loss of facial volume, leading to the formation of sunken cheeks and wrinkles in the mid-face area. There are many exciting innovations in the field of cosmetic medicine that allow patients to hold off, or even reverse, the aging process when it comes to their skin. One such treatment is Juvederm Voluma®. This product allows you to significantly enhance the appearance of your aging skin without having to undergo surgery that can be far too risky for some or involve too much downtime.
Types of Wrinkles
Not all wrinkles are created equal. There are actually different types of wrinkles that require different treatment options. Dynamic wrinkles are formed due to the contraction of facial muscles, like frowns and laugh lines. Static wrinkles form because the natural substances found in your skin begin to break down and deplete due to the aging process.
What is Juvederm Voluma®?
Juvederm Voluma® is a dermal filler that is injected into the mid-face area to help minimize or reverse wrinkles and sagging skin. It can help to enhance your facial profile and make you appear more youthful and vibrant.
The Juvederm Voluma® solution contains hyaluronic acid, which is found in large amounts within your skin when you are young. However, as you age, your body produces less and less. This gradual depletion is a major contributing factor to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and excessively dry skin.
When is Juvederm Voluma® Used?
Juvederm Voluma® has been approved by the FDA to be used in the cheek area. The product is effective for the treatment of wrinkles in the mid-face region. If you would like to correct signs of aging in this area, Juvederm Voluma® may be right for you. Most patients see significant improvements with only one treatment. Others may need multiple treatments for ideal results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Since Juvederm Voluma® contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body, allergic reactions are extremely rare. Some patients experience minor redness and swelling at the injection sites. However, these effects are temporary and usually fade rapidly without the need for additional treatment.
Improving Your Appearance
Whether you want to reverse signs of aging in the mid-face or you simply want to enhance your profile, Juvederm Voluma® treatments at Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc. may be able to help you. We happily serve clients in the Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, Folsom and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Auburn.