What Is Voluma?
Voluma is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and chin. This is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time.
What are the Benefits of Voluma?
Voluma comes with many benefits for those that choose to receive this treatment. These benefits include the following:
- It returns a firmer shape to the jawline.
- Restores more youthful contours: This is done by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging process.
- Voluma is effective and long-lasting. In many patients, the results will last for a period of up to 18 months.
How Does Voluma Filler Work?
The active ingredient in Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline, resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Voluma integrates into the existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue to offer greater support and elasticity. This can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin and lend the facial structure a more substantial definition.
Voluma is the latest in the line of dermal fillers. These various formulas have a successful history of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin and rejuvenating the face.
Voluma Before And After Photo
Am I A Good Candidate For Voluma Treatment?
Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the chin or jawline may be considered good candidates for treatment with Voluma. Typical early signs of aging may include the following:
- A visible decrease in volume
- Sagging of the cheeks
- The loss of noticeable contour around the chin.
While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors.
What To Expect During My Voluma Procedure
Voluma injections typically take about 15 minutes to administer in the doctor’s office. The gel formula contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia. The injection is designed to reach the deep layers beneath the skin’s surface to provide the most benefit.
The results are visible immediately after the procedure. There is very little to no downtime required following a treatment with Voluma. Most patients can resume all of their typical daily activities right away after their treatment session.