Many people believe that the best, most effective way to achieve a younger look is with a surgical facelift. While this certainly can do wonders for your appearance, a facelift alone is not always enough. Often, people seeking younger looking skin don’t realize that facial volume is as important to a more youthful look.
When we are young, our bodies naturally produce significant levels of substances called collagen and elastin. These proteins are largely responsible for giving young skin a plump, glowing and wrinkle-free look. As we begin to age, our bodies naturally start producing less collagen and elastin. This decline usually leads to sagging jowls and a flat, hollow appearance.
Because this hollowness is always most apparent in our cheeks, Allergan® has developed Voluma®, an injectable dermal filler that specifically targets anti-aging and cheek enhancement. We offer this and multiple dermal fillers and injectables at Torrey Pines Dermatology. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn how Voluma® can benefit you!
What is Juvederm Voluma® Used For?
This particular dermal filler has two primary uses. First, it is used for cheek augmentation and restoring facial fullness in areas that are lacking vitality. Second, it can be used as a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. By lifting and sculpting the cheeks, sagging skin around the jowl area will also be lifted and tightened.
How Does Voluma® Work?
Unlike other cheek enhancement fillers, Voluma® offers almost immediate results while also providing long-term improvements for some patients. Voluma® is comprised primarily of a molecule called hyaluronic acid, which is another substance that occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a star anti-aging ingredient, and it is capable of binding up to 1,000 times its weight in water to your skin. The injected hyaluronic acid is able to mimic the plumping characteristics of your existing facial tissue because it replenishes the natural levels hyaluronic acid that have broken down with age.
What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?
One potential benefit of choosing Voluma® is that it is a non-surgical procedure. This means that, while you may be advised to take it easy and be cautious in sunlight, there is almost no actual downtime. This also means that the actual procedure will be relatively quick.
Voluma gel is approved by the FDA, so you can rest assured that it is safe. It also has a relatively short list of potential side effects, and in most people, any side effects are temporary and will subside shortly after healing.
Another reason to choose Voluma® is the fact that you’ll be getting the best of both worlds. Not only will you experience the instant gratification of immediately improved features, but the results typically last significantly longer than other fillers of this type. Some patients even report effects lasting up to two years.
Ready to Take the Plunge?
If you feel like your face needs a rejuvenating lift and think Juvederm Voluma® sounds right for you, don’t hesitate to contact Torrey Pines Dermatology today. We are proud to offer premier cosmetic and dermatological services to the La Jolla area. Start your anti-aging journey today with a consultation at Torrey Pines Dermatology.