Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement with Juvederm Voluma
Some of today’s most popular injectable dermal fillers are designed to minimize and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles instantly. Juvederm Voluma takes things further by combating age-related volume loss in and around the cheeks with instant, long-lasting results. If you’ve lost cheek definition and want to shed years from your visible age, Juvederm Voluma may be the answer for you. Here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer Juvederm Voluma for natural-looking non-surgical cheek enhancement in addition to other dermal fillers that restore facial fullness in the cheeks, such as Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane) and Sculptra.
Juvederm Voluma is an aesthetic injectable treatment designed to counteract age-related volume loss in and around the cheeks. Unlike many other dermal fillers, it is injected deep within the skin. Its thick, gel-like, malleable consistency fills out cheek area and gently lifts the lower face and jowls for a more contoured, youthful jawline. Results last up to 2 years, making this a very effective, non-invasive alternative to cheek implant surgery.
Juvederm Voluma is an excellent product, but to ensure optimal results, it’s crucial to have the procedure performed by a reputable and experienced dermatologist. Dr. C.W. Hanke of The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, and our team of medical specialists have some of the most extensive credentials in the greater Indianapolis area. Our Indiana dermatology practice has performed clinical trials for Botox, Kybella and numerous dermatologic lasers in our accredited facility.
If you’re looking for a natural-looking, non-surgical approach to facial anti-aging, sagging jowls or cheek augmentation, then schedule a consultation with us in our Indiana dermatology practice for Juvederm Voluma injections. During your consultation, our staff will go over your medical history and current medications to help determine if you can safely have this procedure. We will then examine your face, skin and bone structure to determine whether or not you could benefit from Juvederm Voluma injections. If so, the procedure can be scheduled right away. If not, alternative options will be discussed.
It’s natural to feel a little nervous about any medical procedure–even elective, non-invasive ones like Juvederm Voluma. However, the process couldn’t be simpler. Using a very fine needle, a board-certified dermatologist will inject the thick hyaluronic acid gel into the affected areas. Some patients only need a single syringe’s worth while others require multiple syringes. The procedure takes 15 to 45 minutes, on average. A topical anesthetic may be applied first, but Juvederm Voluma also contains small amounts of lidocaine that keep discomfort at a minimum.
Common Questions About Juvederm Voluma
As with any medical procedure, surgical or otherwise, patients have questions and concerns about results and potential side effects. While a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is the best way to determine if a medical procedure is right for you (even if it’s purely cosmetic), researching your options ahead of time can be beneficial. Here’s a selection of frequently asked questions about Juvederm Voluma to help you get started.
Juvederm Voluma is a quick, easy treatment for patients that produces immediate, natural-looking results. When it is injected deep into the skin of the cheeks, its primary active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, provides added plumpness, moisture and structure. Its gel-like consistency makes it very malleable, which allows dermatologists to smooth and mold the skin for optimal, long-lasting results.
Very fine needles are used to inject the Juvederm Voluma injectable filler deep into the skin of the cheeks. The filler contains small amounts of lidocaine, which helps to numb the area, and a topical anesthetic may also be applied before the injections are administered.
Anyone who is over the age of 21, in relatively good health and concerned about volume loss in and around the cheeks is likely to be a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma cheek enhancement treatments.
If your cheeks have lost volume, you may look much older than you feel. People often assume that face-lifts and other types of facial plastic surgery are their only option. However, such procedures merely pull and tighten the skin–they don’t actually add more volume, and that volume is what helps people maintain their youthful appearance. Even cheek implants may not be a good fit for many patients who experience fat loss in the cheeks. Unlike facial plastic surgery, Juvederm Voluma is minimally invasive in that only a few injections are given. There is no real downtime, the procedure is significantly more affordable than cosmetic surgery, and results last up to 2 years.
Like many injectable dermal fillers, the primary active ingredient in Juvederm Voluma is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules to help the skin maintain its youthful plumpness. It occurs naturally in the skin and connective tissues, but breaks down as we age. In addition to keeping the skin moisturized, which helps ward off wrinkles, sagging and other signs of aging, it strengthens the barrier of the skin to keep it smoother, plumper and softer. The other active ingredient of Voluma is lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that helps numb the area for optimal patient comfort.
Juvederm Voluma may result in very mild discomfort. There are fewer nerves deep within the skin, and the filler contains small amounts of lidocaine to further reduce the risk of discomfort.
Yes. General anesthesia is never necessary, but your dermatologist may apply a topical anesthetic to the area prior to administering the injections. Also, Juvederm Voluma contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that numbs the area during injections to enhance patient comfort.
Depending on how many injections you need, the procedure takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
Patients who receive Juvederm Voluma injections see an instant improvement in their cheek enhancement with a gentle lift in the lower face, correcting sagging jowls.
You’ll retain your youthful volume for up to 2 years, making it one of the longest lasting dermal fillers on the market.
There is no real downtime after undergoing Juvederm Voluma treatment. You may resume your usual activities immediately. However, many patients will have some localized bruising or swelling that will subside within a few days.
The cost of Juvederm Voluma varies. On average, it is around $1,000 per syringe. However, keep in mind that this dermal filler lasts about twice as long as many others (up to 2 years), which makes it very affordable for most budgets.
Juvederm Voluma is safe for just about everyone. However, people who have allergies that are manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or other severe reactions should not undergo this procedure. Patients who are taking certain medications or supplements may not be good candidates for Voluma if there’s a risk of interactions.
The most common side effects of this injectable procedure are: swelling, tenderness, firmness, bruising, itching, pain, discoloration, redness and lumps or bumps at injection site. There is also a small risk of infection, similar to when you receive a vaccination or have blood drawn. More serious, but rare, complications include severe allergic reactions. Patients experiencing symptoms of intense swelling or difficulty breathing should seek emergency medical assistance immediately.
Before trying this facial filler, you would probably like to hear how others have fared with it. Testimonials from everyday people who have undergone this injectable procedure are readily available online on our website and on the official Juvederm Voluma website.
The knowledgeable staff at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana can answer all of your questions about Juvederm Voluma for cheek augmentation, helping you determine if it’s right for you. Contact our team today for a Voluma consultation.
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