The amount of volume, or fat, in our face contributes greatly to a youthful appearance. As we begin to age, our facial fat begins to dissipate. This can lead to sunken areas on the face, or sagging deflated-looking skin that makes us appear older than we are.

Juvederm Voluma enhancements cheeks for a youthful shape (and a little lift too!)

Voluma is the latest product from the makers of Juvederm. While Juvederm works well for reducing wrinkles around the nose and mouth, Voluma is meant to treat age-related volume loss in the cheeks through a deep injection technique over a larger area.

Voluma consists of hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within the skin. It is injected deep beneath the skin, to provide better support and structure to the overlying skin. Injecting Voluma into these deep layers creates smoother skin, better lift and more substantial definition to the facial structure.

Voluma has very low hydrophilic properties, meaning it has a low rate of water absorption. This means it will not expand after injection, allowing for controlled, precise results. Its subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face can last up to 2 years.

A Voluma procedure is minimally invasive. Topical anesthetics may be applied for comfort. The injection procedure itself takes about 30 minutes and patients generally return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure. The mild to moderate side effects of Voluma are similar to other fillers and can include temporary redness, swelling, or tenderness.

As with all fillers, or even any cosmetic procedure, the skill of the medical practitioner is paramount in achieving great, natural-looking results. The board certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists at Belcara Health are highly experienced with Scupltra treatments and our patients are thrilled with their results. Call today to schedule your consultation!