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 LOS ANGELES and BEVERLY HILLS dermatology centers to offer our patients this new product. Call us about Voluma today.
Are there any side effects?
It should be kept in mind that a small percentage of patients may experience swelling and bruising, which may last 5 to 7 days after treatment.
Avoid Chemical Peels or Laser Treatments
One to two weeks prior to procedure, please avoid any types of chemical peels and laser treatments.
Discontinue Medications, Supplements and Herbs a Week Before Treatment
One week prior to procedure please discontinue your usage of any of the following: Aspirin/Ibuprofen (Advil, Aleve, etc.), Gingko Biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and any other essential fatty acids like omega 3, GLA, CLA, and EPA or DHA.
Because Foods Can Affect Your Results, Follow These Additional Guidelines
1-2 Days Before Treatment
Right before your treatment (24 to 48 hours), it’s important not to use or consume any of the following:
High sodium foods
High sugar foods
Refined carbohydrates (foods with added sugar, fructose, corn syrup, etc.)
Immediately following your procedure and for 24 hours thereafter, please avoid the following:
Sun/Heat exposure; tanning beds
Massaging or pressing treated areas
Extreme cold temperatures
48 hours following the procedure, you may resume consumption of Gingko Biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids
72 hours to a week following the procedure (dependent on the sensitivity level), you may resume your regular diet, which may include high sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, caffeine, alcohol, flush-free Niacin, and spicy foods.
Special Note: If you are considering other treatments such as Laser Treatment, Chemical Peel later after the procedure, it’s possible that inflammation could result. However, this can be reduced by having any additional treatments 1-2 weeks before or after the procedure.