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Juvederm® VOLUMA XC

About Voluma®

One of the telltale signs of aging can be the loss of volume in the face. When skin begins to lose its natural elasticity, sagging cheeks are likely to occur, which means that it’s time to find a cosmetic solution to provide the right amount of lift. Juvéderm Voluma® is specifically formulated to restore volume to the cheeks and replace definition in your face. Plump cheeks are the staple of youth, and at Ventura Institute of Dermatologic Arts, our goal is to help you look and feel like your best self. We provide Juvéderm Voluma® as a way to restore age-related volume-loss and take years off of your appearance.

 

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How Does Voluma® Work?

We tend to realize that we are getting older when we notice fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface, which is why many of our patients at VIDA focus on eliminating them from their skin as a first measure. However, it can be more difficult to notice the mid-face volume loss that helps progress these wrinkles on the face. Volume loss is usually characterized by flattened cheeks and sagging skin, which can lead to the lines and folds that we immediately recognize. But rather than treat the lines themselves, it may be beneficial to target the source of the problem — volume loss in the cheeks.

Juvéderm Voluma® works specifically to replenish the moisture in the cheeks so that the skin remains smoother and firm. Like many of the dermal fillers we provide, Voluma® is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture when injected into the skin. As we continue to age, much of the hyaluronic acid already present in our skin and the subcutaneous fat that once kept our skin firm begins to dissipate, which causes our cheeks to flatten and the skin to sag. Sagging skin can alter our appearance altogether and make us look much older than we really are. In order to restore the appealing qualities from our youth, we use Juvéderm Voluma® to lift the skin and improve the contour of the cheeks, and because it contains much of the same sugars that occur in our bodies, the filler is able to combine with natural collagen and elastin to provide subtle and proportional results.

Benefits of Juvéderm Voluma®:

  • All-natural ingredients
  • Minimally invasive injections
  • Produces more subtle results
  • Adjustable injections
  • Long-lasting results
  • Immediate effects

Think of Juvéderm as a way for you to rebuild the natural structures within your skin that help it look tight and firm. The additional hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin is able to add and retain moisture within its deeper layers and help it look more youthful. The effects are instantaneous and can last for up to two years.

Is Voluma® Right for You?

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karlsberg or his Physician’s Assistant, Michele in order to discuss the improvements you would like made to your skin. Dr. Karlsberg and Michele are expert injectors who can examine your features and determine whether your aging qualities are due to a loss of volume in the mid-face region. They can locate the specific regions where volume has been lost and design a treatment plan that uses Juvéderm Voluma® to address those areas. Each treatment plan is comprehensive and only takes into consideration your specific needs. We customize our treatment modalities based on your aesthetic goals, your timeframe and your budget so that you can achieve the best results possible.

When you come in for your treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to eliminate any discomfort during the injections. Afterwards, Voluma® will be injected into the regions specified by Dr. Karlsberg or Michele. The amount of units used will depend on the severity of your volume loss. Younger patients tend to need less filler while older patients require larger amounts to tighten the skin. You will be able notice the effects of Voluma® immediately, and you will continue to see improvements over time. Although the injections are long-lasting, you will require maintenance injections in order to retain your results. However, many patients appreciate the temporary nature of Voluma® as it allows them to further customize their treatment. Side effects are minimal, but many include slight redness or swelling at the injection site.

To learn more about Juvéderm Voluma® and how it can restore volume to your cheeks, contact Ventura Institute of Dermatologic Arts and schedule a consultation. Our goal is to help reverse the signs of aging so that you are able to look years younger, and Juvéderm Voluma® is just one way we are able to help you do so. Call today to find out whether treatment with Voluma® is right for you.

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