Your facial volume is a critical component of a beautiful and youthful-looking face. Cheeks are a prominent feature of the face, and loss in cheek volume can make you look significantly older than you actually are.
As you age, there is a steady loss in cheek volume over time. This is due to a decrease in hyaluronic acid, a chemical that creates volume through attracting water molecules. Juvederm Voluma is the perfect treatment for volume loss around the cheek area.
What Is Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that has a high satisfaction rating with patients and has been approved in 72 countries. This filler is made of hyaluronic acid and has been specially designed to restore lost facial volume in the cheek area.
Voluma injections are engineered with a technique called Vycross that lifts the tissues and allows the filler’s results to last for a long time. Voluma is a gel that has a consistent texture and flows easily into the skin.
How Exactly Does Voluma Work on the Skin?
Dr. Gantous injects Voluma at a periosteum level, which is on top of the cheekbone and below the facial muscle, to provide volume and support the dermis and epidermis.
The loss of hyaluronic acid makes you look hollow and gaunt. The Voluma treatment replenishes the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid to restore facial volume. It contains lidocaine, which is an anesthetic that makes injections more comfortable for the patient.
What Happens During the Treatment Procedure?
Before the Voluma treatment procedure, you will meet with Dr. Gantous for a consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Gantous will examine your skin. He will ask you specific questions that determine whether you are an appropriate candidate. The consultation will help you have a better understanding of the results to expect.
On the date of the treatment, Dr. Gantous will clean and mark the areas on your cheek as a guideline for the injections. The injections will then be administered into your cheeks in small amounts until the desired volume is achieved. The areas that were injected will be massaged to evenly distribute the product.
The whole procedure only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Afterwards, a degree of temporary swelling may be present in the treatment areas. To help reduce the swelling, ice may be applied.
Within the first 24 hours of your treatment, any physical activity that could strain your facial muscles should be avoided. Minimizing your exposure to the sun or heat is also advisable. While individual results may vary, the results of Voluma can last up to two years.
Set Up a Consultation to Find Out More
To get the high quality results you deserve from your Voluma injections, it is best to visit a skilled medical professional for the treatments. Dr. Andres Gantous is a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgery specialist who will be happy to tell you more about Voluma during a consultation. To set up your consultation, contact our office today.