Juvederm voluma is an innovative non-surgical dermal filler formula in the Juvederm line, designed to restore volume to the cheeks and smoothen out fine lines along the sides of your nose and mouth while providing a natural-looking result. As we age, our skin begins to lose structure and volume, causing the formation of wrinkles and folds on our faces. This happens because aging causes the skin to lose its natural hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a gooey, slippery naturally occurring substance found in the joints, eyes, and skin. It serves as oil to aid smooth movements of the joints, keeps the eyes hydrated to prevent dry eyes, and maintains skin elasticity so it can stretch and flex without wrinkles and lines forming. So when the skin begins to lose its hyaluronic acid, the reverse happens, but thankfully, Juvederm voluma is formulated from a modified form of hyaluronic acid, manufactured using propriety HYALACROSS technology.
This makes it possible for the dermal filler to add volume to the skin underneath the cheeks so even when it stretches, no wrinkles or lines are formed, leaving you with a youthful look. Juvederm voluma is the first and only dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating signs of aging in the areas of the midface which includes the cheeks and nearby regions confined to the middle part of the face, including the chin region.
USES OF JUVEDERM VOLUMA
A lot of people struggle with accepting the signs of aging, although it is believed age comes with greater wisdom and success. Fortunately, Juvederm voluma is specifically formulated to restore volume to the face, which due to aging has been lost. Now you can enjoy your age while still feeling youthful and attractive.
Juvederm Voluma is used:
- To restore the natural contours of the face
- Remove excess wrinkles and folds on the face
- Treat sagging facial skin
- Add volume to the face
- As lip fillers
HOW IT WORKS
A great thing about using juvederm voluma dermal fillers is that it uses hyaluronic acid which your body produces, only now lesser due to aging, so it is less likely that you will experience any significant side effects. However, here’s what happens when juvederm is injected into your skin. Once injected into the skin, juvederm voluma restores the volume of your face while also stimulating the production of elastin and collagen.
Two proteins found in the skin responsible for skin texture and shape, hence giving the face more elasticity and firmness. Meanwhile, the restoration of volume to the face is due to the hyaluronic acid in juvederm voluma. Since hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance (water-loving), the filler absorbs moisture which makes the skin look more hydrated, supple, and smooth.
To administer the dermal filler, your doctor would first clean the area of your skin where he would be injecting into, and then use a pen to mark those areas. The procedure usually takes 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas to be treated.
After administering the doses of juvederm voluma, your doctor will lightly massage the face to ensure even distribution and also reduce the chances of swelling. Juvederm voluma contains a small amount of lidocaine, a pain-relieving agent that will help minimize any pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure.
BENEFITS OF JUVEDERM VOLUMA
1. Results Is Instant
This is one of the amazing benefits of using juvederm voluma. The moment the fillers are injected, they instantly add to the volume of your cheeks. You will notice the result as soon as the procedure is done.
2. Stimulates Collagen Production
When the dermal filler is injected, it stimulates the body to produce more collagen, and elastin also, thereby improving the skin’s texture and structure.
3. Result Is Long Lasting
Typically, dermal fillers can last several months at a time, however, juvederm voluma treatment can last up to 2 years at a time, which is longer than almost every other dermal filler on the market, and this is because of the hyaluronic acid in the injection which feeds the skin the most important compound it needs to continue its regenerative ability.
4. Less Time Consuming
Apart from being non-surgical and non-invasive, most people prefer dermal fillers because they can usually be done within one appointment. This also applies to juvederm voluma.
5. Ideal For Face Contouring
Juvederm voluma fills enough volume in the cheeks and the hollows beneath them. enough to tighten the skin, lift and fill the cheeks, thereby defining the face.
6. Suitable For All Skin Types
So long as you are an ideal candidate, juvederm voluma is perfect for you regardless of your skin type.
You are an ideal candidate if you want to:
- Correct moderate to severe skin laxity
- Lift and fill your cheekbones
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
7. Safe Treatment
Juvederm voluma is made up of hyaluronic acid, a compound that is also produced naturally in the body. This makes them largely safe to use, with fewer risks for side effects such as allergies.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA SIDE EFFECTS
Very little or no side effects are experienced following juvederm voluma treatment. If you experience any reaction at all, they may be mild and temporary, so should fade within the first 2-4 weeks and they include;
- Mild tenderness
- Redness and bruising
Ensure to get treatment from a professional to reduce chances of experiencing severe complications such as permanent scaring, abnormal vision, blindness, or stroke. Typically, these complications are linked with unprofessional handlings, like injecting the dermal filler into a blood vessel unintentionally. Therefore, make sure that your doctor is trained, certified, and licensed to perform the procedure. You could ask to see pictures of his previous clients to check his level of experience.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA BEFORE AND AFTER
It might help to know what to expect from juvederm voluma treatments so here are a couple of before and after pictures of those who have had it done.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA COST
The cost of Juvederm volume treatment can vary based on your doctor’s experience, location, and the number of doses injected. However, approximately, the cost could range from $800-$1,000 per syringe. Since dermal fillers are elective treatments, keep in mind that your health insurance will not cover the cost.
HOW IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA DIFFERENT FROM BOTOX?
Botox is a neurotoxin treatment that works by relaxing the muscles in the face, causing wrinkles and fine lines to disappear. The basis of this is the fact that sometimes wrinkles and fine lines are caused by muscle contraction underneath the skin, hence stopping the contraction would soften the wrinkles.
Whereas juvederm voluma removes wrinkles and fine lines by adding volume to the skin. Overall, juvederm voluma differs greatly from other dermal fillers, in that it is thicker and penetrates deeply into the dermis, hence why it is more long-lasting.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA LIPS
Sometimes, lip thinning is caused by aging. juvederm voluma could also be used as lip fillers and not just to add volume to the cheeks. Juvederm voluma has the thickest formulation of the Vycross products which includes Volbella, Voluma, and Vallure. Its thick formulation and long-lasting capacity make it suitable for adding volume to the lips.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA REVIEWS
Based on the consumer ratings of 3.67 stars, you can tell that there are a lot of happy customers who use juvederm voluma.
“I have tried other brands of filler before but wasn’t completely satisfied until I tried Juvederm’s new Voluma product” Sarah Z. a happy customer said, giving the product a 5-star rating.
Another customer said “I have had Juvederm injected twice over the course of 2 years for fullness in my lips. I love it. I have my lips just plumped up but not overly filled, it looks really natural, people don’t know I have had it done”.
Juvederm ranks 28th among Anti Aging sites, but all reviews can’t be all good, as some consider it a waste of money.
One customer said ” Juvederm did not produce what my doctor claimed it would. I have normal bags under my eyes and had injections under my eyes, above the cheeks. One side looks worse meaning the bags appear larger because of the placement of the product…On top of that, I had bruising and swelling for nearly 2 weeks. I wasted so much money on this terrible product”.
However, most of the time the problem doesn’t steam from the product but unprofessional handling of the product. Always endure your doctor is trained, verified, and licensed to administer the product.
Juvederm Voluma is one of the many products of the Juvederm line. It is an anti-aging product that works by adding volume to the cheeks and the hollows beneath the cheekbones, and could also be used as lip fillers. It contains modified hyaluronic acid, and since hyaluronic acid is also produced naturally in the body,
This makes juvederm voluma safe to use, with little or no risk. However, ensure your doctor is certified to administer this treatment because unprofessional handling of the product could lead to injecting the product into the blood vessels which in turn could lead to severe complications.