Juvederm has become the gold standard of dermal fillers because it’s been tested and proven to be one of the most effective cosmetic injectables in the world of anti-aging medicine. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are proud to offer this trusted collection including one of longest-lasting formulas, Voluma, a filler that works by enhancing the cheeks and the chin to combat the aging process and enhance the features.
What Are the Benefits of Voluma?
This dermal filler offers patients many different benefits. It helps combat aging, restore youth, and enhance the features in just a few quick and painless injections. Those who lived generations before us didn’t have the same opportunity we have today to restore volume and defy the aging process safely and effectively. This dermal filler truly defies aging and addresses volume loss at its root to deliver some long-lasting results.
What Is Voluma?
This particular dermal filler is part of the Juvederm family and is specifically designed to treat volume loss in the lower half of the face. It adds volume to the face and can lift, define, and contour the cheeks to make them look fuller and more youthful. It can also help improve the chin profile with injections in the chin region. Like other Juvéderm fillers, this particular formulation is created with a crystal clear gel form of synthetic hyaluronic acid particles.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that the body produces naturally and it helps keep your skin fresh and youthful. When your body produces less hyaluronic acid, suddenly your skin doesn’t look so youthful anymore. Lines and wrinkles are more prominent, volume loss leads to hollow areas, and your skin doesn’t look its best so you don’t feel your best. This dermal filler provides a solution for all of those problems caused by aging, and your dissatisfaction with your appearance.
What Causes Volume Loss?
Whether you have lost a few pounds or several, fat loss or a change in fat distribution can impact your face. Some people lose weight and get a more sculpted face that they love. Others begin to look gaunt due to the way that their weight loss has affected their faces. If you want to add volume back to your face to enhance your features and get the most aesthetically pleasing appearance, this filler can help you reach your goals.
The aging process is one of the most common reasons for volume loss. When you are young, your body produces ample amounts of essential proteins, collagen, and elastin, that help keep your skin voluminous. As you age, your body slows the production of these proteins, and your skin doesn’t look as full, firm, or as soft as it used to.
The cheeks begin to look flatter, and the skin in the area around the cheeks can sag due to mid-face volume loss. This filler restores what the aging process has taken from the cheeks to make them look fuller, one of the hallmarks of youthful skin.
Genetics also plays a role in how your face looks. Some people are born with naturally thin faces, and regardless of their age, they don’t have full or defined cheeks. Their faces are hollow due to genetics but when the aging process sets in, that hollowness can get even worse.
If genetics has caused you to have an overly defined or gaunt facial structure, Voluma provides you with an effective way to address aging and genetics by giving you the facial structure you’ve always wished you were born with.
What Can It Treat?
Treating the Cheeks and Facial Lines and Folds
This dermal filler is specifically designed to treat the cheek area. It can help smooth nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles that form in the midface region due to volume loss below the skin’s surface. It can enhance, lift, and contour the cheeks and in doing so, will help smooth smile lines and facial folds.
Treating the Chin and Enhancing the Profile
One of the more recent advancements in this family of fillers is its new, FDA-approved ability to enhance the chin profile by adding volume to the chin. If genetics have given you a less than aesthetic looking chin and you want to change it, now you finally can. Voluma can be injected deep into the chin to enhance the chin profile and add volume to the entire region to soften and enhance the features.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Patients love dermal fillers, especially the Juvéderm collection, because all of the dermal fillers deliver long-lasting results. You will get almost a full calendar year or longer during which you can enjoy your results, depending on which fillers you use to treat your problem areas. When you choose Voluma to treat your cheeks, you can expect your results to last for two years. When you use this same filler to enhance your chin profile, results last for up to six months.
This dermal filler delivers such long-lasting results because it uses a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that mimics what the body produces naturally. The body knows that it’s not exactly the same substance, but because it’s so close to what the body already produces, it doesn’t break it down as quickly as it would otherwise. For that reason, when you choose this filler, you will get long-lasting results.
Scheduling Follow-Up Treatments
Scheduling follow-up treatments is a very simple process. As soon as you notice that your results aren’t what they once were, you can schedule a follow-up treatment.
We will inject the necessary amount of product back into your problem area so you can once again be free of your wrinkles and restore volume below your skin’s surface. The benefit of this particular dermal filler is that it delivers extra long-lasting results, so your follow-up treatment will be few and far between.
Will I Look Natural?
You can rest assured that when you choose to enhance your features and treat the signs of aging on your skin with this injectable, you will improve your appearance. Results will be natural-looking since the main ingredient in these fillers is a substance that your body already produces.
This filler just gives your face what it needs to regain that volume from years past. Our injectors are skilled in the art of injections and know exactly how much product to inject and where to inject it to help you look perfectly natural and give you beautiful results.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
Your treatment begins with an initial consultation which next to your actual injection, may be the most important part of the treatment process. This appointment is so important because it confirms that you are a good candidate for this injectable and it also helps us analyze your problem areas in person, listen to your concerns, and develop the perfect treatment plan for your needs.
Listening to Your Injector
Sometimes patients walk in hoping to treat one specific area only to learn from an experienced injector that treating other facial areas will help their problem areas look that much better. It’s important to listen to the recommendations of skilled injectors who understand the art of facial anatomy and can see things that you just might not be able to.
Once we review your health history and confirm that this injectable is right for you, will create your customized treatment plan and then schedule your injection appointment.
If possible, arrive at your appointment with a clean face free of makeup or product in your treatment areas. To begin, your injector will prepare your skin for treatment by cleaning the planned injection sites. Some patients choose to bring a friend or family member with them for support during their first treatment only to quickly realize that injections are a breeze and are virtually painless.
The creators of Juvederm designed this product line with the patient’s comfort in mind and added lidocaine to every injectable to effectively numb the treatment area from the inside out. This helps ensure optimal comfort throughout the entire process. Even though each injectable contains lidocaine, we can also add a topical numbing cream to your treatment sites upon your request for added comfort.
Once the treatment sites are numb, your injector will administer the necessary amount of product to your midfacial region or your chin and then your appointment will be complete. Appointments only take less than 30 minutes to complete and you will be free to go about your day, go back to work, or even go out to lunch with friends.
While there isn’t any downtime associated with this treatment, there are some ways that you must care for your skin post-treatment to make sure that your results turn out perfectly. Your injector will provide you with all the details on how to care for your injection sites post-treatment, but you may be asked to take some of the following measures:
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your appointment
- Avoid facial massage for at least two weeks post-treatment
- Avoid touching or rubbing your face, especially the treatment sites
- Avoid excessive sun exposure or excess heat, including steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medications or supplements that act as blood thinners
Am I a Candidate?
If the aging process, genetics, or a recent weight loss has left your face feeling hollow and lacking the volume necessary to make you feel like your most youthful self, you may be a candidate who can benefit from Voluma.
If you want to address your chin profile and enhance your features by doing so, Voluma for the chin may be the perfect solution for your needs. Ideal candidates are adults over the age of 21 who are in good health and do not have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in this dermal filler.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for Treatment?
Some individuals will not qualify for treatment including women who are pregnant or nursing, those who have an active skin infection in the treatment site, and those who are allergic to lidocaine. An initial consultation is the best way to ensure that you are a candidate for Juvederm fillers.
Smooth Away Your Wrinkles
The aging process is certain, but so is the fact that Voluma can erase the signs of aging and restore youth to your skin. Once you experience all of the benefits of this injectable, you’ll never go back to a life without it. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation to find out more about the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers and see if Voluma is the right filler for your needs.