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What is Juvederm Voluma?
JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is the latest generation of facial fillers and the newest dermal filler added to the Juvederm family. Juvederm Voluma is specifically designed to enhance the cheeks and restore volume to the mid-face. Voluma provides natural-looking results that can last up to 2 years.
As the name suggests, Voluma is designed to volumize. Voluma enhances cheek volume and replaces lost mid-face facial volume. As we age, our face naturally loses fullness and structure, and our cheeks start to fall and flatten. Juvederm Voluma accentuates mid-face contours and brings back softer and fuller cheeks, with the appearance of higher cheekbones.
Juvederm Voluma, as with the other Juvederm family of products is comprised of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our bodies and plays an important role in hydrating and plumping our skin. As we grow older, our body naturally produces less hyaluronic acid and therefore over time, our skin’s plumpness, quality and fullness decreases. Juvederm Voluma replaces this loss of volume.
Juvederm Voluma for the Mid-Face
At Injector 5280 in Denver, we believe the benefits of cheek volume are widely underestimated. Well-defined cheeks accentuate the contours of the face, and are a symbol of beauty and youth. Whether you desire to add more volume to smaller cheeks, or restore volume to ageing cheeks, Juvederm Voluma can provide improvement.
Volumizing the mid-face also has the benefit of lifting the lower-face. This is because when the cheeks are volumized, a natural lifting effect occurs to the lower-face; in particular the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and jowls. This creates a smoothing effect and enhances overall facial rejuvenation.
How is Juvederm Voluma different from the other Products in the Juvederm Family?
Juvederm Voluma, just like the other Juvederm products is a soft tissue filler, yet designed specifically for volumizing. Juvederm Voluma retains the smooth nature of the Juvederm family and provides the optimal thickness of a facial volumizer. Voluma achieves this by combining a highly effective cross-linking structure with a low molecular weight. This produces a highly viscous, gel based product with optimal lift capacity. Juvederm Voluma is smooth and cohesive, and the best Juvederm product to address age-related facial loss in the mid-face.
In contrast, taking the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and the lips as examples, because Juvederm Voluma is such a thick and viscous product, it is not optimally suited to treat these areas. Instead, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are great choices for these areas and provide excellent results in smoothing nasolabial folds, as well as plumping and defining lips.
Which Areas can Juvederm Voluma be Administered?
- In the US, Juvederm Voluma is indicated for the cheeks and cheekbones, providing volume, fullness and definition to the mid-face.
What are the Benefits of Juvederm Voluma?
- Accentuates the contours of the mid-face, cheeks and cheekbones
- Develops fuller, softer cheeks, creating a more youthful appearance and an improved overall facial profile
- Corrects volume loss in the mid-face, due to age-related fat or bone loss, or weight loss
- Fills facial hollows and restores imbalances
- Through volumizing the mid-face, Juvederm Voluma can tighten and lift the nasolabial folds and jowls, thereby providing a rejuvenating effect to the lower-face
What Preparation is needed for Juvederm Voluma?
To lessen the possibility of bruising and bleeding, 10-12 days prior to receiving injectable treatments we recommend avoiding aspirin, St.John’s Wort, Omega 3, high doses of Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories e.g. Aleve, Motrin, Advil, and Ibuprofen etc. If you take aspirin for medical purposes, please continue use.
How is Juvederm Voluma Administered?
The treatment begins with collectively mapping out your customized treatment plan, reviewing post-care and answering all your questions and concerns. Ten minutes prior to treatment, we start with the application of ice and a topical numbing cream which helps alleviate discomfort during the procedure.
The injection process takes approximately 30-60 minutes and involves a series of small injections into the supraperiosteal planes of the preferred treatment area. Following your Juvederm Voluma treatment, your Aesthetic Injector will massage the treated areas to ensure an even distribution of the product. For your comfort, Juvederm Voluma contains lidocaine anesthetic allowing a more comfortable patient experience.
What can I Anticipate after Treatment?
There is very little, if any, downtime or recovery needed. You can resume most activities right away. It is important to not rub or massage the treated areas so that the filler can remain undisturbed. Juvederm Voluma injections, just like any other injection, can cause some bruising and swelling. We have some special techniques that we use to minimize the swelling and bruising associated with Juvederm Voluma injections. However, if bruising and swelling occurs it will subside and fade in a few days. Some mild redness is normal after the procedure and should diminish in 60 minutes. Make-up can be applied 15 minutes after treatment. If you experience any mild aching at the site of injection after the procedure this can easily be controlled with Tylenol.
When can I Expect to see Results?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice your facial contours appear fuller and rounder, giving your face a softer and more youthful appearance. Results will continue to improve over the next 48 hours. Allow two weeks before evaluating the final result.
Juvederm Voluma provides natural results that can last up to 2 years. Voluma is not a permanent dermal filler and needs to be repeated and maintained. Maintenance is key for continued results. The actual length of result can vary from person to person due to differences in facial anatomy, gender and lifestyle.
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A Visual Guide to Juvederm Voluma XC and Treatment Areas
Click on the facial aesthetic diagrams below for a visual guide to Juvederm Voluma and treatment areas:
Immediately after the treatment I saw volume and my face looked like it did 10 years ago. I highly recommend Juvederm Voluma! ~Suzie B.