Restore Volume Loss and Create a Natural Lift to the Face
The injectable Juvéderm Voluma® at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery is an ideal choice for patients who have seen their face change shape over the years, as loss of volume has caused their cheeks to flatten and sag. The resulting hollows can make a face look gaunt and older, while jowls obscure the youthful, angular contours of a defined jawline and smile.
As part of a larger family of dermal fillers, Juvéderm Voluma® offers a temporary cosmetic solution to patients facing this problem of volume loss, specifically in what is known as the “apple” of the cheek. A firm, round apple is a sign of youth and health, and more fullness there can lift skin drooping farther down the face, making the injectable an option for patients who want a change to their profile, but who are not ready to opt for surgery.
How Juvéderm Voluma® Works
The active ingredient in Juvéderm Voluma®, hyaluronic acid, is found in abundance in young skin, where it holds onto moisture and provides both elasticity and volume with help from two other elements: collagen and elastin. Unfortunately, all of these break down over time and are replenished less and less as the years go by.
By the time you are in your 20s and 30s, you may begin to notice the effects of hyaluronic loss: wrinkles and diminished volume.
Juvéderm Voluma® works by standing in for the hyaluronic acid your body once made and held on its own. It is injected directly into the area to be treated, where it physically adds volume.
This is a safe, FDA–approved injectable that is gradually processed by the body over the course of many months. In fact, under ideal circumstances, results can last for up to two years.
The Juvéderm Voluma® Treatment Session
The doctors provide Juvéderm Voluma® injections in their office, where a typical session lasts 15 to 20 minutes. Patients may notice some injection–related swelling, redness, or discomfort in the hours or days after their treatment, but these side effects are common and fade away on their own. Results are immediately apparent, but will “settle” in the following days.
Patients with questions about the injectables’ uses, safety record, and cost can get answers at their consultation.
Options Beyond Juvéderm Voluma®
Interested in a longer–lasting solution? Patients who want more permanent results can consider a facelift, which surgically addresses drooping skin on the lower half of the face. A neck lift also deals with loose tissues, which may alternately be tightened by laser energy.
For further contouring, KYBELLA® is an injectable that reduces fullness, otherwise known as a double chin.
The goal of the Sunset Cosmetic Surgery team is to provide results suited to each individual seeking their services, so the doctors emphasize patient education and participation in the transformative journey, whether that includes Juvéderm Voluma®, other injectables, surgical options, or some combination of all of these.ESTD