The lowdown on Voluma

Reversing signs of aging is about more than just smoothing away telltale wrinkles. Other changes to face need to be addressed as well to produce a natural result. Fortunately, there are a variety of dermal filler formulations designed to help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals. When it comes to restoring youthful volume to problem spots like the midface and jawline, Voluma is typically the filler of choice.

Why We Lose Volume

A vibrant face is characterized by areas of volume that add fullness and contour to the facial profile. The most common place where this is seen is in the midface, as the definition of the cheekbones is an attractive, coveted feature by most women. Over time, that volume tends to diminish, leaving us will hollowing cheeks and an appearance that looks aged, worn and even unhealthy.

Volume loss can be attributed to a couple of different changes that are a normal part of the aging process. First, our dermal structure tends to lose hyaluronic acid over time, an important substance that provides hydration and volume to the internal skin layers. Another element that contributes to the healthy, supple look of our complexion is collagen, a protein that supports the skin structure. Like hyaluronic acid, collagen levels diminish over time to produce skin laxity and the formation of wrinkles.

Voluma to the Rescue

Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler specifically designed to address the loss of volume in the dermal layers, producing a fuller, more youthful facial profile. This filler, like many others used for a variety of anti-aging benefits, contains hyaluronic acid – a synthetic version of the same substance found naturally in the body. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the underlying dermal layers, it restores support to the skin’s structure, smoothing and plumping the skin from the inside out.

The difference between Voluma and other hyaluronic acid-based fillers is the consistency of the solutions. Voluma contains larger particles to cover a larger treatment area. At the same time, this formulation boasts the same VYCROSS technology found in other Juvederm fillers, which combines molecular weights of the hyaluronic particles to create the smoothest consistency. This allows us to enhance larger areas like the midface and jawline without comprising the natural results you want.

Treatment Options

The most common use for Voluma is in the midface to restore volume and definition to the cheekbones. However, that is not the only treatment area where Voluma offers significant benefit. Other options include:

  • Cheeks to pull up the sagging skin in the nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the mouth.
  • Temples to fill out hollow concaved temples that makes you look much older than you really are.
  • Chin and jawline, to reduce the beginning of jowl formation
  • Nasal bridge to elevate and enhance the profile of the nose
  • Under the eyes to reduce the appearance of “dark circles” or “eyebags” that area caused by a loss of volume under the eyes.

Dr. Tsay will evaluate your personal concerns to determine whether Juvederm Voluma is the best choice for you. Voluma can be used alone or in combination with other injectable treatments to provide comprehensive anti-aging results.

Quick Procedure, Little Discomfort

Voluma injections take less than an hour to complete and are relatively painless. Dr. Tsay uses a technique for his treatments that minimizes bruising and swelling, giving you optimal results with less discomfort and no recovery time. You will see the results of your Voluma treatment right away, and it will continue to improve in the days following treatment. Patients typically see up to five years shaved off of their appearance, with results that last around a year before a touch-up treatment is needed.

If you are looking for a way to refresh your appearance without surgery, dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma may be the right choice for you. To learn more, contact Ageless MD at (714) 760-9918.