Could You Benefit from Juvederm Voluma Treatment?

The cheeks are not often described as one of the first facial features one would notice. The eye tends to land first on the eyes or the mouth. Still, an attractive, youthful face is made of harmonious contours between all of its individual parts. When one part changes, the others may look different. As we age, the loss of volume in the cheek area can become problematic. It lends to a shift from a Y shape to an inverted V shape over time, and this doesn’t just involve the widening of the bottom part of the face, it involves sagging and the formation of jowls. To address these problems, we often turn to Juvederm Voluma. Here, we discuss why. 

What Is Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm is a family of multiple dermal fillers. Each is formulated with particles of hyaluronic acid. This saccharide helps plump and moisten the skin and lubricate the joints of the body by binding to water molecules. One particle of hyaluronic acid can hold up to one thousand times its weight in water, so it doesn’t take much to make a profound difference in the skin. Juvederm Voluma is the most viscous of all Juvederm fillers. Its density was carefully formulated for use in deeper cutaneous tissues. Here, Voluma can lay a new foundation for better contours along the cheeks. 

How it Works

Voluma is injected into deeper layers of the skin using a small needle. The provider sees the increase in volume immediately so can adeptly discern where and how much filler to deposit in a single treatment. Because Voluma is inserted more deeply, it can build more volume without creating a puffy appearance. In addition to enhancing cheek contours, Voluma may be injected at the juncture of the upper cheek and lower eyelid to reduce or eliminate under eye bags. 

There are several benefits offered by Juvederm Voluma. The treatment takes only a few minutes and patients can go right back to most normal activities. The provider may advise against strenuous exercise and any activity that presses on the face. These restrictions are usually recommended only for a day or two. Minor redness and swelling may occur, but are usually unnoticeable. After that one appointment, patients enjoy younger facial contours for up to two years. 

The busy holiday season is on the horizon, which makes now a great time to schedule your dermal filler treatment with us. Call 713.271.9000 for an appointment to our Houston or Sugar Land office.

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