Injectable dermal fillers are the preferred non-invasive cosmetic way to tackle lines and wrinkles, replace lost volume, tighten loose skin, and address many signs of aging on and around the face. They also allow facial contours to be subtly adjusted and are widely recognized as the most effective way to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns.
In common with almost all other fillers, Juvederm contains and supplements hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, and is largely responsible for the general skin tone, volume, and elasticity that we associate with a healthy complexion.
Juvederm produces a family of dermal fillers, each containing hyaluronic acid combined with various additives, optimized to address different problems. Juvederm Voluma is the product variant that’s specifically designed to correct age-related missing volume in the cheeks.
In addition to its primary ingredient (hyaluronic acid), Juvederm Voluma also contains lidocaine as a light local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort during application. Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvederm Voluma is manufactured using proprietary “Vycross” technology that combines two variants of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a cross-linked gel with the ability to better maintain the shape it’s molded into over time. It also allows Juvederm Voluma to provide some degree of “lift” when needed.
The special manufacturing technique also creates an unusually smooth gel, which allows more natural-looking results when used by a skilled practitioner.
Juvederm Voluma is primarily designed for use in correcting age-related loss of volume in the mid-face, cheeks, and upper cheekbone areas. Typically, our faces lose fat, and our cheeks thin as we age. As a result, the skin starts to sag. Fat loss may also occur for those having naturally lean bodies, or who maintain particularly active lifestyles.
Typical results of using Juvederm Voluma are plumper cheeks and a smoother, tighter skin surface. Together these changes give a lift to any loose skin and result in a more youthful and natural look.
To increase its effectiveness, Juvederm Voluma is injected deeper beneath the surface than other dermal fillers; hence, it is seldom used on areas of the face where the skin usually is much thinner. Its use is also restricted to adults over the age of 21.
Duration of Benefits
All dermal fillers provide temporary relief and require periodic reapplication to maintain the best results. Juvederm Voluma, by virtue of its design, gives more consistent and longer-term results than other fillers. These results typically last up to 2 years after each treatment, but this may depend on the state of your general health.
Hyaluronic acid not only addresses problems at the time of treatment but can also stimulate the continued production of collagen in the body, further prolonging benefits after treatment.
Juvederm in Los Angeles at Your Laser Skin Care
The benefits of Juvederm Voluma are best achieved when using an experienced and well-qualified practitioner. We would be delighted to show you how Juvederm Voluma can be used, on its own, or in combination with other treatments, to address cosmetic problems that concern you. Please contact our office at (323) 525-1516 with questions, or to schedule a free consultation.