One of the most popular features of a youthful face is contoured and full cheeks. However, as we age and our collagen and fat stores in our face begin to diminish, we can lose volume in the mid-face and cheek area, resulting in a hollow look. We also can develop jowels. To restore your youthful appearance, we offer Juvéderm® Voluma™, a hyaluronic acid filler that reestablishes youthful volume for a more confident you! Juvéderm® Voluma™ is also now FDA approved for restoring a natural jawline and correcting a retracted chin.
What is Juvéderm® Voluma™?
Juvéderm® Voluma™ is formulated to provide lift and contour to the cheek, chin and jawline areas as well as address mid- face volume loss. Made with hyaluronic acid (HA), this filler adds plumpness under the skin by retaining moisture and supporting collagen health for long-lasting results.
While this particular Juvéderm® filler is primarily used to address the cheek area, it can also be used in other areas of the face such as:
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
- Lost chin volume
- Restoring a natural jawline
Who is a Candidate for Juvéderm® Voluma™?
Adults over the age of 21 who wish to add volume and contour to the cheek area can benefit from Juvéderm® Voluma™. Be sure to let us know if you have a history of severe allergies, hypertrophic or keloid scarring, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a bleeding disorder, as Juvéderm® Voluma™ may not be the best treatment for you. Overall, a consultation with Dr. Gray is the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you and your anti-aging goals. To book your initial consultation, contact our Bellevue, WA office today!
The Juvéderm® Voluma™ Treatment
During your Juvéderm® Voluma™ appointment at our office, the treatment area will first be cleansed and a topical numbing cream applied to the targeted areas. This filler is also formulated with lidocaine to help ensure your comfort during injection. The skin is first sterilized and then A small syringe will be used to inject Juvéderm® Voluma into the specified areas. Treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of injections and amount of correction desired.
Juvéderm® Voluma™ Results
Following your Juvéderm® Voluma™ treatment, you may experience temporary reactions at the injection sites, including tenderness, swelling, bruising, or itching. However, these effects usually subside within a few weeks. Natural-looking results will be noticeable immediately. There is no downtime required following treatment, so you can return to your everyday activities as soon as you wish. However, we do advise our patients to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours post treatment. Results can last up to 2 years.