Voluma is a part of the Juvederm line created specifically as a cheek filler. While regular Juvederm treatments can be used to restore a youthful appearance to the cheeks, Voluma is a gel filler that works specifically to fill out hollow cheeks by focusing on the apple, the apex and the hollow of the cheek.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is a gel-based injectable that uses hyaluronic acid to fill sunken areas in your cheeks. It is similar to other Juvederm products in that it contains a mild anesthetic to make the injection process more comfortable for the patient. It is designed to hold moisture and fill out the cheek area, giving it a more youthful appearance.
How Does Voluma Work?
In general, the process for Voluma involves injections placed in three major areas of the cheek. The entire process can be done in under an hour and should be pain-free. While normal anti-aging treatments are given throughout the face to give you younger-looking skin, Voluma is aimed at the cheeks only and produces a slightly more dramatic lifted look.
Where Can Voluma Be Injected?
Voluma is designed to be injected in the three key areas of your cheeks. You will receive injections in the apple of your cheeks, lifting your cheek bones up. Next you will receive injections in the hollow and apex of your cheeks, which fills out the area beneath the cheek bone for a younger look.
Why Should I Get Voluma?
If other treatment options have not been enough to get rid of sunken cheeks, Voluma might be right for you. Since it was specially designed to treat this one area effectively, it can overcome stubborn wrinkles and aging when other treatments have failed to get results. The hyaluronic acid is safe for use and actively works to renew your skin's natural texture and appearance rather than just filling out the space with a synthetic substance. Radiant, glowing cheeks is a hallmark of the youthful appearance, and this treatment can help you get that back.
How Long Do Results Last?
Voluma results generally last four to six months. As your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid your skin will retain more moisture. As time goes on, that acid will begin to break down again, which may require additional treatments. Over time, as your body becomes more accustomed to the infusion of hyaluronic acid, it will take longer and longer to break down so you can go longer between treatments.