Round, plump cheeks are considered the hallmark of a youthful face, while hollow cheeks are associated with an aging face. However, if you are affected by age-related volume loss in the jowls, it is possible to restore volume in the cheeks with Juvederm Voluma. Juvederm is an injectable filler that is placed in the cheeks to increase volume, and give the face a more youthful appearance.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler that consists of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that is naturally present in the skin. However, HA levels decline as we age, and this contributes to the reduced elasticity of the skin, and the deflation that takes place in the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is produced by Allergan, the same company that gave the cosmetic industry Botox. It is specifically approved by the FDA for restoring volume to the midface.
Juvederm injections are virtually painless, as a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin ahead of time. A tiny needle is used to inject the filler into the skin, and the procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. After treatment there will be some tenderness and swelling in the treated area, but this is temporary, and generally clears in a few days.
Benefits of Juvederm Voluma
There is usually do downtime after treatment, and patients will see some results almost immediately. The results of Juvederm Voluma are long-term, often lasting up to 2 years. This is an excellent outcome when compared with other facial fillers that last 6-12 months.
At Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics located in Roswell, GA, Dr. Kelley treats patients that need to increase cheek volume with Juvederm Voluma (read more). Her patients are always happy with their results and feel like they are putting off surgical cosmetic procedures thanks to Juvederm Voluma. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kelley, then call (770) 649-0094.