The aging process, environmental factors, genetics, and the stresses of modern life all take a toll on one’s appearance. A once-youthful face becomes gaunt, making a person look and feel far older than they actually are. Luckily, turning back the clock is possible with the help of Voluma. Who wouldn’t want to have soft and supple cheeks that give an impression of health and happiness?
Why Does Facial Gauntness Occur?
Plump and supple skin owes its texture and structure primarily to hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. These are naturally produced by the body during its youth. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar compound that forms a major part of the body’s extracellular matrix. It has the unique capability to retain large volumes of moisture and plays an important role in retaining youthful looks.
But as years go by, the body becomes incapable of replenishing these compounds with as much ease as it used to. The results are especially evident in the cheeks, which start sagging as they lose moisture and volume, along with tissue from the underlying fat layer.
How Does Voluma Work?
Voluma is a FDA-approved dermal filler created by the company Allergan specifically for restoring the volume of the cheeks. The hyaluronic acid present in Voluma attracts moisture and retains it in the injected area. As a result, the cheeks lose their flattened-out look and become plumper and more youthful-looking. The wrinkle lines around the mouth also disappear.
The hyaluronic-acid molecules in Voluma are cross-linked using Vycross technology. This ensures its effectiveness and makes it so the filler does not break down easily. It is able to last longer than most other hyaluronic-acid fillers, up to two years in many cases.
The Injection Procedure
Before the Juvederm Voluma injections are delivered, a numbing cream is applied to the target areas. Voluma is also combined with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize pain and discomfort during the treatment process. The number of injections to be delivered and the exact injection areas vary from patient to patient.
The injections take only a few minutes to perform. The effects of a Voluma treatment are almost immediately perceptible and appear quite natural.
The downtime for this treatment is virtually nonexistent, so the patient can return to their normal activities as soon as the treatment is over. Because it’s a short treatment with minimal downtime, it’s extremely convenient, especially in comparison to surgical options.
Scheduling a Voluma Consultation with Dr. Bared
The first step to restoring the youthful look of your cheeks is speaking with Dr. Anthony Bared. Dr. Bared, an experienced double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, will be happy to get you the results you’ve been hoping for.
To get started, contact our office and schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you and Dr. Bared will have a thorough discussion regarding the results you are looking to achieve. You will disclose your medical history, allowing Dr. Bared to avoid any potential complications with the procedure. You will also be able to look at before-and-after photos and ask any questions that you may have regarding Voluma treatment.