Our skin loses firmness and moisture as we age, causing us to appear older. This side-effect of aging can be frustrating to those trying to maintain a youthful aesthetic. At Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates, located in Worcester and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, helping patients feel confident in their appearance is our goal. We offer various treatments to help preserve the glow of youth, with one of our most popular being Juvederm Voluma.
Voluma Addresses Hollow Cheeks
Many of the outward signs of aging are related to deficiencies in hyaluronic acid. Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler designed to correct this deficiency. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally present between our cells. Having adequate levels of HA in your skin cells contributes to a supple and youthful skin appearance.
Use of this filler will help smooth the skin and make it feel full and firm. This feature makes it a fantastic choice for providing hollow cheeks with youthful fullness. Voluma is a beautiful choice for those looking to restore a youthful, natural aesthetic to the face.
How does Juvederm Voluma Differ From Other Injectables?
Compared to Botox
Voluma XC differs from other gel consistency injectables in that it is created to make the cheeks appear more voluminous and youthful. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Ultra XC are perfect for targeting thin lips, laugh lines, and deep lines near the mouth and nose. Botox works on the opposite end of the spectrum of injectables. Botox treats active signs of aging by smoothing wrinkles, while HA fillers treat static symptoms of aging.
The only hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the FDA for treating the cheeks, Juvederm Voluma XC is a medically approved option. When trained professionals perform the treatment, volume is added instantly to the cheeks, and results can last up to two years. With a simple treatment lasting less than an hour, you can erase years off your face.
Compared to Fat Grafting
Fat grafting, also known as facial fat injection, is a relatively common alternative to dermal fillers. Fat grafting requires moving fat from one area of the body, such as the inner thighs or lower stomach, and injecting it into another place. When fat grafting is performed on the cheeks, it can create a more full and youthful countenance.
However, there are some serious potential problems with fat grafting. It is impossible to predict what percentage of the injected fat cells will be absorbed by the body. Also, any amount of transferred fat cells can die after injection and prove useless. Juvederm allows predictability in treatment results, something patients understandably desire, especially when dealing with facial treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are Injections Painful?
Many individuals desire treatment but worry that the injections may be painful. Juvederm products ending in “XC” contain lidocaine, which helps make your treatment comfortable. If you’re concerned, ask about also using a topical numbing agent so that the injection site will be numb. This is not and should not be a painful treatment!
2. How Long Does the Treatment Session Take?
An initial consultation will walk you through what to expect during your treatment. Our professionals look forward to discussing your goals and answering any questions you have about this treatment. The injections and treatment sessions themselves typically take less than half an hour. Your aesthetician will massage the area at the end of the treatment to distribute the HA evenly. Then you will be able to continue with the rest of your day!
3. Am I a Good Candidate?
Almost everyone is a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma treatments, as hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body. Our professionals will assess your situation and help you decide if this is the best treatment for you at your initial consultation. If you wish to enhance the shape of your face and restore youthful volume to your cheeks, you may be a great candidate for this treatment.
4. How Many Injections Will I Need?
Every individual will have different needs, some patients receive six injections at their visit, but the majority need only one or two. 10-14 days after the initial treatment, we recommend you return so we can evaluate the improvement. If you’re not entirely satisfied with the results, you can opt for a minor follow-up injection to increase effects.
5. What if I Decide I Don’t Like the Treatment?
For most people, the results will last between 18 months to two years. However, if you are not happy with the results, you’re not committed to them. Hyaluronic acid is dissolvable, though it does take slightly longer than other fillers due to its long-lasting properties. The injectable enzyme hyaluronidase is used to dissolve the filler safely.
6. Can I Use Other Fillers in Addition to Juvederm?
Yes, this treatment does not impact other fillers’ effectiveness or your ability to use them. Sculptra is a treatment that individuals with Juvederm fillers often use. Sculptra is used to shape the rest of the face and pairs well with Juvederm.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Be sure you only use the best treatments. Juvederm Voluma is the only hyaluronic acid injection FDA-approved for rejuvenating your skin and restoring volume in your cheeks. Call Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates, located in both Worcester and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, for a consultation today! Let us help you regain your confidence by making you look as young as you feel.