Volume is a new product by Juvederm. Voluma is an injectable cheek filler that we offer here at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado! We want to answer any questions you may have in advance so that you can be completely comfortable coming in for a consultation for Voluma injections
What is Voluma? It is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to gently lift the skin and restore volume lost from aging. It is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid which is a complex sugar that naturally occurs within our bodies.
What is Voluma used for? It is the first and only FDA approved non-surgical option to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for patients above 21. It has been used since 2005 in Europe and is approved for use in over 60 countries with more than 500,000 syringes used so far. It restores cheek and mid face volume loss and restores more youthful curve and position to the higher area of cheekbones in women. It lifts, volumizes, and recontours the face and jawline with a natural look.
What makes Juvederm different from other dermal fillers? It is specifically made for lifting and filling the mid-face and cheeks. It is a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently for nice sculpting and long lasting results.
How long does Voluma last? It can last up to two years with optimal correction. It may help stimulate the production of new collagen by your own body which may lead to longer duration of improvement. Other factors like your health, weight, and body chemistry plus the volume injected and skill of injector also affect the duration of correction.
Are the injections painful? There is minimal discomfort during the injections. Topical numbing cream may be applied prior to the treatment to reduce discomfort, particularly for sensitive areas such as fine lines near the mouth. Numbing shots are not normally needed.
Is allergy testing needed? No, it is not needed.
Is it safe for all skin types? Yes, Voluma is for all skin types, although people with darker skin do not usually wrinkle as much as lighter skin tones, but everyone experiences age related volume loss in the cheeks.
How long does treatment take? Depending on the extent of areas being treated, volume of Juvederm Voluma used and complexity of treatment. Simple injections may take only 15 or 20 minutes, but time could be significantly longer depending on the nature of the treatment.
Do I need to do anything differently after the procedure? Results are immediate and very natural looking, so you may return to your normal routine immediately. Occasionally, side effects such as bruising or swelling occur by the next day, so be aware.
What are the common side effects? You might experience bruising, tenderness, swelling, pain during injection or some redness or itching. Lumps and bruising are possible but easily massaged out. Occasionally asymmetry or unevenness from side-to-side may be experienced which can be easily corrected.
Contact us to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss how Voluma could work for you!