As we age, we naturally lose fatty tissue from our facial fat layer. We also lose muscle tissue during the aging process. One of the most common areas where this loss of volume is most prominent is the cheeks. This issue can occur as early as a person’s early thirties.
Loss of volume in your cheeks gives you a gaunt and sunken appearance, which makes you look much older than you actually are. In addition, it makes you look dull, tired, and unapproachable. In short, sunken cheeks damage your aesthetic appeal.
If you have been trying to find an effective solution to help you restore volume to your cheeks, your search can stop right here. Voluma is a convenient and effective way to achieve a more youthful appearance by volumizing your sunken cheeks.
What Is Voluma?
Voluma, which is a part of the popular Juvederm line of fillers, is a dermal filler designed specifically to restore sunken cheeks and add volume.
Administered by a qualified and trained professional, the product is injected deep inside the skin to add volume and provide more attractive contours for the cheeks, cheekbones, and jawline. Voluma was approved by the FDA in December 2013.
Like most other fillers, Voluma is a gel with a hyaluronic-acid base. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in our skin, making Voluma completely biocompatible and allergen-free.
When this gel is injected inside the deeper layers of the skin, it fills up the depressed cheek areas from within, smoothing away any irregularities on the surface of your cheeks. This results in fuller, more contoured cheeks that give you a youthful glow.
What Is the Voluma Procedure Like?
The procedure for Voluma injections is simple and takes no more than a few minutes to complete. Most patients report being extremely comfortable and say that the procedure was more or less painless. This is because Voluma is pre-mixed with a local numbing agent called lidocaine.
Voluma is injected deeper into the skin than other Juvederm fillers. This is done so that the cheeks, as well as the cheekbones and jawline, can also be rejuvenated and given a more youthful appearance.
The great thing about Voluma is that the results are long-lasting, usually for about two years. If you wish to maintain your youthful, full cheeks after this time, you must come in for another Voluma injection session.
After your procedure, you do not require any downtime and are free to continue your day as usual. Some mild soreness, swelling, and bruising are normal experiences for a few days after the procedure.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Voluma?
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your cheeks because they appear hollowed out and sunken due to the effects of aging, you may find that Voluma is the perfect solution for you. Voluma is not suggested for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Schedule Your Voluma Procedure
Doctors Bivik Shah and Robert F. Centeno are board-certified plastic surgeons who will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact our office today to set up your consultation.