In December 2013, after nearly five years of waiting, Juvederm Voluma (Voluma for short) was approved by the FDA to treat the loss of volume in the cheek area. Already approved in approximately 72 countries, around the world, the U.S. completed its comprehensive testing and gave the manufacturer, Allergan (the company that brought us BOTOX), the nod.
Voluma is referred to as “the liquid facelift,” for creating solutions that were previously best achieved through surgery with considerable side-effects and downtime. While surgery re-sculpts the face, tightening or removing the skin, it’s often what’s already been lost that creates the look of aging. It’s the loss of tissue that gives a flattening appearance to the face. Voluma replaces the loss and restores a more rounded, dimensional look of youth… without surgery.
Voluma is the next generation of one of the most popular dermal fillers, Juvederm. It, too, is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in the body. Voluma “lifts” tissue and provides instant volume to enhance the natural contours of your face and one of the most exciting benefits of this new product is the long-lasting results achieved with just one treatment of Voluma …up to two full years!
Your Laser Skin Care is delighted and proud to be one of the LOSANGELES and BEVERLYHILLS dermatology centers to offer our patients this new product.
Discontinue Supplements, Herbs, and Medications a Week Prior to Treatment
One week before the treatment discontinue the use of the following: Ibuprofen/Aspirin (Aleve, Advil, etc.), Gingko Biloba, cod liver oil, flax oil, garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and other essential fatty acids like omega 3, CLA, GLA, and DHA or EPA.
Avoid Laser Treatments or Chemical Peels
One to two weeks leading up to the treatment, avoid any types of laser treatments or chemical peels.
Foods Can Impact Your Results. Here are Some Additional Guidelines
1-2 Days Prior to Treatment
Prior to treatment (24 to 48 hours), it’s essential not to consume or use any of the following:
For the 24 hours immediately after your treatment, avoid the following:
Extreme cold temperatures
Massaging and/or pressing on the treated areas
Sun/Heat exposure; tanning beds
48 hours after your treatment, you may resume using Gingko Biloba, cod liver oil, flax oil, garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and other essential fatty acids.
72 hours to one week after your treatment (depending on sensitivity), you may return to your normal diet, including refined carbohydrates, high sugar foods, high sodium foods, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, and flush-free Niacin.
Special Note: If you are contemplating other procedures such as a Chemical Peel or Laser Treatment after the procedure, inflammation could be a possible result. However, this can be lessened by having additional procedures at least one to two weeks before or after the treatment.