Voluma: Beautiful Cheeks and a More Youthful Look
What is one of the main differences in appearance you notice between being a young adult and more mature? You may think about how much different aspects of your body has changed over the years, but one of the most common things people notice is the loss of their once youthful look.
Our faces become more angular as we grow older and the early signs of aging become more prominent. If you’re considering options to regain volume in the cheeks, a cosmetic filler known as Voluma is a good option to do just that.
Voluma is a class of dermal fillers that is used extensively to restore volume in the cheeks. It is a great treatment for both men and women who want to improve the volume in their cheeks for a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful look.
Get A Youthful Face with Voluma
Voluma is a formulation of Juvederm, which is a class of dermal fillers. The principal ingredient in Juvederm is Hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring chemical in the human body that helps to promote youthful skin. The concentration of HA decreases with age, so its reduction is one of the contributing factors to an aged look.
HA is linked to a youthful appearance because of its distinctive affinity towards water. HA is the primary skin component that maintains moisture and adds volume to the face. A Voluma injection into the cheek region can help your body retain more moisture to help promote better skin health and aesthetics.
Voluma is a safe choice for dermal fillers since it has a low chance of risks and virtually no instances of an allergic reaction. It is an attractive option because it can help provide immediate results that continue to improve over time, especially in men and women with an active lifestyle.
Breaking Down Voluma
Voluma has a distinctive texture that closely resembles a jelly. The thick texture increases the efficiency of the dermal filler to offer a natural lift in the treatment area. Voluma injections are generally administered deep into the dermal region. Given its thick consistency, Voluma sits at the site of injection and doesn’t pose the risk of diffusing out.
Generally, Voluma is injected into the upper cheek, chin, and middle cheek region. The use of Voluma is restricted only to the cheek region and is not performed near the eye, nasolabial folds or lips.
A common question asked about Voluma is its longevity. Dermal fillers are temporary in nature and Voluma is no different. However, the effects produced by the treatment asr known to last for a long time depending on your individual needs and the amount of correction you require. During a consultation, your doctor can inform you about the possible length of time you can expect and when you can undergo the treatment once more.
What to Expect After the Voluma Treatment
As with other dermal fillers, patients are strongly instructed to refrain from applying excessive force to the treatment area. You may experience some bruising and swelling, but that is temporary and should subside quickly. If possible, you should also avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. If not, you should always remember to wear sunscreen before you go out to keep your skin protected.
Contact Our Office
Voluma can help you rejuvenate your youthful good looks without having to undergo the stresses of surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment and the benefits it can provide, contact us to schedule an appointment with highly skilled and respected plastic surgeon Dr. Jen Chow.