Cheek fillers have been around for decades and became a part of normal cosmetic procedures in the early 2000s. Referred to as the “gold standard”, Voluma fillers are a popular choice for people who want a more youthful appearance. But what are they, and what can you expect from them?
In this post, we’ll take a look at what Voluma does, how it works, and the results you can expect. We’ll also discuss any side effects or potential risks associated with Voluma injections. So if you’re considering this treatment, keep reading!
What Causes Loss of Volume in the Cheeks?
Loss of volume in the cheeks is the main reason one opts for Voluma fillers and is due to reasons such as loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin firm and elastic. Elastin is a protein that allows the skin to stretch and return to its original shape. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that helps to keep skin hydrated.
When the skin loses these substances it becomes saggy and wrinkled. Aging or weight loss also causes a loss of volume in the cheeks. In these instances, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels decrease.
What Are Voluma Fillers?
Voluma is a new type of injectable manufactured by Juvederm. Juvederm specializes in the manufacturing of many dermal fillers including Botox. Voluma corrects age-related volume loss in the face.
Hyaluronic acid and Restylane, another dermal filler, are combined to create Voluma. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that occurs in the body. It helps retain moisture and adds volume by binding to water molecules in the atmosphere.
What are Dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to help fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. Dermal fillers can also add volume to different areas of the face as necessary.
There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market today. They treat specific areas of the face and achieve different results. Each area needs different treatment because they have different types of volume loss. Dermal fillers add volume to the cheeks, lips, under-eye area, and even the back of the hand.
How Voluma Fillers Work
Voluma fillers are injected into the deeper layers of the skin using a fine needle. The hyaluronic acid in the filler binds to water molecules, adding volume to the site. The solution activates collagen production, which further adds to the volumizing effect.
The presence of the filler makes the hyaluronic acid already present in your system work harder. This double effect is one of Voluma’s huge benefits. The results are immediate, and you can expect to see a noticeable difference after one treatment.
What Is Voluma Used For?
Voluma corrects age-related volume loss in the cheek area. The skin around the cheek is thicker than other parts of the face such as the under-eye area. The loss of volume in this area can cause the cheeks to sag and create a tired appearance. Voluma is an excellent choice for adding volume to the cheeks and restoring a youthful appearance.
Voluma also corrects volume loss in other areas of the face, such as the chin and jawline. When the chin and jawline lose elasticity they can become undefined. This makes a person look older than they are. Voluma injections in these areas help to create a more youthful appearance.
It is also an excellent choice for correcting volume loss in the hands. The hands are one of the first places that people notice signs of aging because of wrinkles and sagging skin. By adding volume to the hands with Voluma, your hands look smoother and younger.
Finally, Voluma is a great choice for adding volume to the lips. Voluma filler injections produce voluptuous lips, a sign of youth and vitality.
Are There Any Risks With Voluma?
There are always risks associated with any injection, however, serious side effects are rare. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. These resolve within a few days.
Your doctor may recommend that you ice the area and avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours. There are rare reports of more serious side effects, such as skin necrosis and vision problems. However, these side effects are very rare and typically occur when the filler is injected into an artery.
It is important to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours after your Voluma treatment. These activities can increase swelling and bruising at the injection site which can then lead to lumps or asymmetry.
Can It Be Removed?
Voluma is removable if you are not happy with the results. However, this is a very rare occurrence. If you do need to have Voluma removed, this is done with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This enzyme breaks down the hyaluronic acid in Voluma, causing it to dissolve.
How long Does Voluma Last?
Voluma is designed to provide long-lasting results. How long your fillers last depend on a number of factors, including your age, lifestyle, and how much volume was lost, to begin with.
On average, you can expect the results of Voluma to last between 9 and 18 months. However, many people report that their results last closer to 2 years.
When Should You Get Voluma?
Most people start to see signs of age-related volume loss in their late 30s or early 40s. However, you may start to see signs sooner if you have a family history of volume loss. If you are starting to see signs of volume loss, Voluma can help to correct the problem before things get too far gone.
Enjoy the Benefits of Voluma
If you are a man or woman between the age of 40 – 75 and are looking for a temporary filler that can give you beautiful, natural-looking results, Voluma is a perfect option to try. Its benefits include restoring lost volume in the cheeks, providing lift to the face, and enhancing contours.
Now that you know what is Voluma used for, contact us today to book your Voluma treatment appointment and find out if this treatment is right for you.