VolumaLiquid Facelift San Diego
Juvéderm Voluma is an injectable hyaluronic volumizer that provides long-lasting restoration for facial volume. The results are immediate, even and very natural looking. Voluma restores youthful volume to cheeks, cheekbones and chin that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss.
Voluma is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. It’s different than Juvéderm XC and works on a different area of the face. Juvéderm XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. Voluma, however, adds volume to the cheek area. $800 per syringe.
Before and After
What is Voluma?
Voluma is a safe, injectable facial filler that addresses the loss of facial volume, a main culprit in adding years to our appearance. As we grow older, the cheek area loses volume, causing skin to sag, droop and drag. Voluma adds lift and volume to the flattening mid-face region, reversing the deflated, sunken look and restoring a more youthful appearance. Common areas of treatment are the cheeks and chin.
Why Use Voluma instead of other Facial Fillers?
Juvéderm Voluma with Lidocaine was specifically developed to restore lost facial volume in the cheeks, cheekbones and chin. While wrinkle fillers like Juvéderm Ultra offer excellent results when applied to fine lines and wrinkles, Voluma with Lidocaine is better suited to larger-scale facial volumizing
What should I expect before treatment?
There will be an in-depth consultation with you to understand your needs and what facial features you would like to enhance. They will explain all the options to make sure that your Voluma treatment totally satisfies your expectations.
What should I do after treatment?
Aftercare instructions will be provided. You may be advised to stop wearing makeup for up to 12 hours. You may also be told to avoid the sun, as well as saunas and steam rooms, for 2 weeks. Some people experience a little temporary tenderness, swelling or bruising around the injection sites. It is also recommended that you avoid additional treatments in the treated area for the next 7 days.
Will there be swelling?
Following a filler injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injected area. These effects should not last for more than a week. Remember, 12 hours after your procedure you can cover up any skin discoloration with makeup.
How is Voluma different than other treatments?
Unlike other fillers that have a more granular consistency, Voluma’s unique gel is formulated to flow consistently, resulting in a smoother results when injected. Once the gel is administered, Voluma’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, gives the skin an instant boost and restores volume in the cheeks and chin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar complex in the skin, so it contributes to the uplift. By binding with the water in the tissue, it hydrates the tissue and creates more volume. Voluma’s formula also combines with collagen, the substance that gives skin its structure and elasticity. The result is a more restored, rejuvenated face. It is also the first hyaluronic formula that can work on all skin tones.
What happens during Voluma treatment and is it painful?
The treatment is very straight-forward. With a fine needle, Voluma is injected under the skin, specifically in areas where volume has been lost. Because Voluma contains a small amount of lidocaine (a local anesthesia), the treatment area is numbed as the gel is injected. Most patients easily can tolerate the treatment and do not report significant discomfort.
How long does a Voluma treatment take and what is the recovery time?
Voluma treatment is fast, non-invasive and requires no downtime. Depending on the areas being treated, the procedure takes from 15-60 minutes. Most people can resume normal daily activities immediately following the appointment. However, for the first 24 hours following treatment, it is recommended that patients minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to sun and extensive heat.
Are the results instant?
Yes. Immediately following treatment, patients see a visible, marked improvement. Wrinkles are smoothed and the skin is refreshed. Generally only one treatment is needed.
How long do results last?
With optimal treatment, patients can see natural-looking effects for up to two years, after which Voluma is broken down naturally by the body.
Are there any side effects?
Voluma is a safe, FDA-approved non-surgical treatment. Moderate side effects, such as tenderness, swelling, mild bruising, redness, lumps and bumps, discoloration, and itching, are temporary and will usually subside after 2-4 weeks.
Am I a good candidate for Voluma?
A complimentary consultation at the Revive Med Spa can help you determine if you could benefit from a Voluma treatment. Contact us at 619.293.7233 for a personalized consultation!
Who is the appropriate patient for Voluma?
Patients who can benefit from Voluma are patients with age-related facial volume loss, which may have resulted in a sunken look or facial asymmetry.
Why should I use Voluma for volumizing as opposed to another Juvederm product?
Voluma is specially designed for true volumizing, with deep dermis injections of the product to volumize cheeks, cheekbones, and chin.
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