Over time, the cheeks lose volume and the skin may begin to sag. This is called age-related midface volume loss.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ is designed to address this problem by adding volume beneath the skin’s surface, helping to improve lift and contour in the cheek area.
When administered by an experienced provider, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ results can last up to two years.
The Benefits of JUVÉDERM®
Aging can lead to the visible appearance of wrinkles on the face and nasolabial folds, making individuals look older than they feel. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles and create a smoother and more youthful-looking appearance. The lidocaine, an anesthetic in the gel, reduces pain and discomfort during the injections.
The filler contains a naturally-occuring substance found in the body, called hyaluronic acid, which reduces the risk of an allergic reaction.
JUVÉDERM® products contain the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid not offered in other dermal fillers, helping to deliver longer-lasting results.
Juvéderm can be dissolved with hyaluronidase if patients are unhappy with the results or experience complications.
What to Expect During Treatment With JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™
Before making any injections, the physician will cleanse the treatment area and make a few marks using a pen. He or she will then inject JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ around the cheeks and gently massage the area to help the filler spread evenly and reduce the risk of swelling. The entire procedure may take up to one hour.
Patients may feel slight pressure and a tingling sensation as the product is injected, but shouldn’t experience serious pain. Patients are free to leave once the injections are completed.
Risks and Side Effects
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ is safe when injected by a trained physician. However, patients may experience the following common side effects:
- Skin discoloration
These side effects are typically mild or moderate and resolve within two to four weeks.
Allergic reactions are rare but may require medical attention if patients experience difficulty breathing, a rash, or hives.
JUVÉDERM® products are not recommended for patients with known allergies to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine. Patients should speak to their provider about other options for cosmetic treatment.
In rare instances, patients can experience scarring, infections, and death to affected skin tissues.
After the Procedure
Patients will see results almost immediately after the procedure. Results are subtle and natural, with minimal swelling. To maintain desired results, patients should schedule follow-up treatments.
There is minimal downtime and patients can go back to work right after the procedure. However, they should avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after treatment to minimize redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site.
If you’re ready to schedule a session of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ and enjoy beautiful, flawless, and youthful skin, give us a call to schedule treatment at the best medical spa in Las Vegas.