Have your cheeks started to show the signs of aging? Have you noticed volume loss or sagging skin in the area recently? If you’re looking to tighten the skin around your cheekbones, improve the contours of your cheek lines and restore youthful volume to the “apple” of your cheek, Voluma at One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, FL may be right for you. Here is everything you need to know about this treatment.
Voluma: The Key to Restoring Youthful Cheeks
Candidates for This Treatment
If you are at least 21 years of age, you will probably be considered a good candidate for any Juvederm product, including Juvederm Voluma. You should be considered a good candidate for this specific formula if you wish to improve the appearance of your cheeks. One of the greatest things about this treatment is it is safe for all skin types and tones. However, you should hold off on treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.
A Closer Look at the Injectable
Manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Each formula is designed to provide dramatic, lasting results in different regions of the face. Voluma is the only formula designed specifically to improve the appearance of the cheeks.
When looking to improve the appearance of your cheeks, selecting the appropriate dermal filler is essential. The skin in our cheeks is thicker than other facial skin so the cheeks age differently than thinner parts of the face. For the best, longest-lasting results, you need a filler that is thicker than most. That is exactly what Juvederm Voluma delivers.
A Closer Look at Juvederm
As stated previously, Juvederm is a family of dermal fillers comprising hyaluronic acid. This chemical compound works by increasing the quantity of hyaluronic acid (HA) in your dermis. Your skin is volumized and rehydrated by the HA. When injected into strategic locations by a qualified professional, plumpness can be restored to the cheeks, temples and lips and moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles can be erased.
How an HA-Based Dermal Filler Works
While many companies are making HA-based dermal fillers, they all work the same way. Hyaluronic acid restores a youthful aesthetic to the treatment area by increasing hydration, volume and suppleness.
Hyaluronic Acid Is Natural
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance. From birth, it exists within our skin and plays several important roles throughout the body. For the purpose of restoring a youthful aesthetic to the skin, it plays two critical roles. First, it helps the skin retain water. Second, it delivers nutrients.
Hyaluronic Acid Holds Water
One exciting fact about HA is it can attract up to 1,000 times its molecular mass in water and bind itself to the water molecules. In other words, your skin isn’t volumized by hyaluronic acid. Rather, your skin is volumized by the water that remains in the treated area once the hyaluronic acid binds to it.
Hyaluronic Acid Keeps You Hydrated
One inevitable part of the aging process is your skin doesn’t produce essential chemical compounds at the same rate as it did when you were younger. HA is no exception. Your body is constantly metabolizing hyaluronic acid.
However, you eventually reach a point where your body metabolizes this essential polysaccharide faster than it is produced. This leads to skin that can no longer retain moisture as it could in the past. This, in turn, leads to drier skin, hollow cheeks and temples, thin lips and wrinkles.
4 Incredible Benefits of Juvederm’s Cheek Filler
One of the reasons Juvederm is such a popular HA-based filler is it is so diverse. Each formula is designed to be highly effective in a different region, such as the lips, mouth or nasolabial folds. After many years of research and improvements, Allergan developed a formula that is ideal for enhancing the appearance of the cheeks. Here are four of the most exciting advantages of this cheek filler:
The Treatment Is Effective
Part of this cheek filler’s popularity is due to its efficacy. Millions of doses have been administered into cheeks around the world over the years. If the filler wasn’t effective, people wouldn’t keep coming back for maintenance sessions and it wouldn’t be FDA-approved.
Annually, approximately 2 million Americans receive Juvederm injections to restore their youthful features. If you are looking for a brand you can trust to provide you with the results you’re looking for, look no further than Juvederm, the brand with over a decade of happy clients. Additionally, over the past several years, incredible techniques have been developed to provide even sharper cheek lines and more volume in the apple of the cheek.
This Treatment Is FDA-Approved
Since the original Juvederm formula was FDA-approved in 2006, each new formula developed by Allergan has passed stringent clinical testing. This includes the formula designed specifically to treat the cheeks, approved by the FDA in 2013.
This Treatment Is Versatile
Another reason Juvederm’s cheek filler is so popular is due to its versatility. Your treatment plan can be crafted to achieve your aesthetic vision because it can be used in several different parts of the cheek.
For example, you can add volume to your cheeks to eliminate a hollow appearance. You can elevate the contour of your cheek line. You can look years younger by adding volume to the apple of the cheek. You can do all of this with one filler injected into the right places. How convenient is that?
This Treatment Is Durable
When Juvederm began to produce HA-based fillers, they only lasted between six and 12 months. As time went on, the manufacturing process improved and newer formulas lasted between 12 and 18 months. In contrast, Juvederm’s cheek filler is incredibly durable. Clients enjoy ideal results for 24 months.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
Juvederm treatments are incredibly convenient. The average session takes a mere 15 to 30 minutes. However, the exact length of your session will depend on the number of concerns you are addressing and whether you are also treating other areas requiring different formulas. One of the reasons treatments are so convenient is the addition of lidocaine to Juvederm products.
Lidocaine is an injectable anesthetic that works within seconds so you don’t have to wait up to an hour for a topical anesthetic to start working. Lidocaine also supports a rapid recovery. The whole treatment process is designed to be as convenient and comfortable as possible.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery Process?
All Juvederm treatments are convenient “in and out” sessions. Once your injections are complete, you may go back to most of your daily routine. You don’t have to take any time off from work but you should wait 24 hours before drinking alcohol or engaging in strenuous physical activities. Additionally, you shouldn’t take blood-thinning drugs, like ibuprofen, for a few days after your injections.
Moreover, you should wear sunscreen during the day and reapply it every four hours. Furthermore, you should do your best to not touch the treated area for a few days to give the filler time to settle.
How Quickly Will I See the Results?
It takes mere hours to start noticing the results of Juvederm treatments. However, it may be a full day before you notice an improvement. Additionally, since it takes time for the filler to settle deep beneath your dermis, it can take up to 14 days to see the final results. Your appearance will continue to improve slowly until this time as the hyaluronic acid attracts more water molecules and binds to them.
Can I Get Several Types of Juvederm Simultaneously?
As mentioned previously, the amount of time your treatment will take depends, partially, on whether you would also like to target areas of the face that require different formulas. If you combine Juvederm treatments or combine Juvederm’s cheek filler with a neuromodulator, your session may take 15 or 30 minutes longer. However, it is not uncommon for clients to schedule several types of Juvederm injections at the same time.
It is far more convenient than trying to schedule three injections on three different days. That said, we will discuss your cosmetic goals thoroughly during your initial consultation. Once we have a thorough understanding of your cosmetic goals, we will craft a treatment plan to address all of your concerns. Note, depending on your schedule and the scope of the work to be completed, we may determine it is best to schedule different injections on different days.
Is a Dermal Filler or Neuromodulator Right for Me?
Dermal fillers featuring hyaluronic acid are a very special type of injectable treatment. They’re not the same as neuromodulator treatments, such as Botox or Dysport. They’re also not the same as collagen treatments, a type of injectable dermal filler that focuses on boosting your skin’s production of collagen.
A good rule of thumb is you can expect a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler to last a year or two. This type of filler has distinct advantages over other types of anti-aging injectables.
What Concerns Do You Have?
One of the ways to tell whether an HA-based dermal filler or a neuromodulator is right for you is to consider your cosmetic concerns. If you have static wrinkles or other volume loss-related cosmetic concerns, Juvederm will be the best injectable for you.
On the other hand, neuromodulators will be appropriate if you have dynamic wrinkles that deepen when you use the muscles in the treatment area. Again, you may benefit from both types of injectables. However, they are rarely used in the same areas. For example, you may need Voluma in your cheeks and a neuromodulator to treat deep worry lines.
How Soon Do You Want to See Results?
Another way to tell that HA-based dermal fillers are the most appropriate injectables for you is to consider how quickly you want to see the results of your treatment. If you have a major event coming up in the next couple of weeks, you would benefit more from Juvederm than a collagen treatment. Juvederm can provide ideal results in as few as 10 days; collagen treatments take weeks or months to provide ideal results.
Learn More Today
Are you interested in learning more about this incredible anti-aging filler? If so, contact us now at One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to help you remove years from your appearance by recontouring and augmenting your cheeks in under an hour.