Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
How long will it last?
When treated again after 2 years, patients needed less product to achieve their results.
Volume – we lose it simply because that’s what the body does as it ages. Losing volume in the face alters the way you look and often that alteration says “older”. Getting older is fine, but looking older is not something you necessarily embrace.
The new mid-face filler
Immediate-action volumizers have existed before Juvederm Voluma, but none were specifically developed for the purpose of restoring volume to deflated cheeks and chin. Voluma has actionlasting up to 24 months* so it’s a product we are very excited to bring to our patients. Full cheeks are a sign of youth. Adequate chin projection plays into the balance of facial contours and is often overlooked. Juvederm Voluma to re-plump cheeks and balance the chin profile has to potential to create a more youthful appearance.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ is the newest facial filler available in the JUVÉDERM® family of hyaluronic acid fillers. The first of its kind, this filler is a hyaluronic acid facial fillerspecifically made to restore age-related volume loss in the mid-face (the cheeks, cheekbones and around the chin).
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ uses hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in your skin, to instantly restore lost facial volume in the cheeks and contour the chin.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ also combines with collagen and elastin to improve skin structure and elasticity, and create a smooth natural look. The results are instant and natural looking. Plus there’s no downtime – most people resume normal activities immediately.
How Voluma is different?
Voluma is a “high density” hyaluronic gel. This density is what gives this new Juvederm product its ability to go beyond wrinkle filling and actually provide volume. The 2nd primary difference is the longevity factor. No other hyaluronic gel can claim to last this long and no other temporary instant filler can provide the same kind of contour enhancements.
How Voluma is “like” other Juvederm filers
Voluma is hyaluronic gel so you get the same soft natural feel that has been a trademark feature of Juvderm from its inception.
Voluma contains lidocaine to increase injection comfort.
Voluma can be placed with a micro cannula, further increasing comfort and decreasing the incidence of bruising.
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Voluma vs Sculptra
Voluma and Sculptra can achieve similar improvements in certain areas of the face, though the action is very different. Voluma will provide instant results and Sculptra will provide new collagen volume over a period of time and typically with multiple treatments.
Sculptra causes a bio-stimulatory response which spurs your body to produce new collagen; so the end results are not product, but your own collagen. The choice of which filler to use will be a personal choice and the recommendations of the Dr. Both products provide very customized levels of volume restoration/replacement.