Why Franklin, TN patients love Juvéderm Voluma
With time, skin loses elasticity, causing lines, folds, and deep wrinkles develop. Meanwhile, loss of fat in the cheeks, under the eyes, and other areas cause once-plump facial curves to flatten, which exacerbates sagging and wrinkling. Eventually, the cheeks begin to look sunken, and the entire face takes on a thin, angular appearance.
Dermal fillers are a popular solution for facial aging, and we offer several options here at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center. Juvéderm Voluma XC is distinctive in the fact that it was the first FDA approved filler treatment specifically formulated to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. It lifts sagging skin on the lower face, while restoring youthful contours to the cheeks.
What is Juvéderm Voluma XC?
This delightful dermal filler is brought to you by one of the best-known names in aesthetic medicine – Allergan, makers of Botox. It is formulated with HA (hyaluronic acid), which is a substance naturally created by the human body. HA is found throughout the body, including the joints, eyes, connective tissues, and of course the skin.
Because HA retains moisture, it helps keep joints lubricated and skin hydrated. However, with age, the body begins to produce less HA, which is a contributing factor to volume loss. Juvéderm Voluma XC counteracts the effects of aging by replacing what time has stolen away!
Voluma may be used for:
- Restoring the youthful fullness and plumpness to the face in the cheek and midface area
- Lifting droopy, lax skin, which can reduce the appearance of jowls and sagging
- Replenishing facial volume to achieve a more youthful appearance
- Correcting asymmetry of certain facial features
- Enhancing and complementing the results of Botox, laser skin rejuvenation, or other treatments from your cosmetic dermatologist
Is Voluma right for you?
The ideal candidate for this type of dermal filler is an adult over the age of 21, who has noticeable signs of midfacial volume loss. Juvéderm Voluma dermal filler injections are safe and effective for most men and women. There are a few uncommon exceptions, such as people with allergies to certain ingredients in the dermal filler. Your clinician will discuss any possible risks and evaluate your medical history prior to recommending any treatment. The process is minimally invasive and nonsurgical, consisting of only a few small injections.
Patients who seek to correct the early signs of aging are delighted with the gentle, minimally invasive nature of this filler. It is also quite discreet, as you can have a treatment and go back to work the very same day. With subtle corrections and augmentation, your natural looking appearance will be enhanced.
What to expect during Juvéderm Voluma treatment
We take pride in providing a comfortable, convenient patient experience for all treatments that we provide, and Voluma is no exception. As a matter of fact, all Juvéderm XC injectables are formulated with a small amount of lidocaine, which is a gentle local anesthetic. Because it is included in the filler, Juvéderm actually helps numb the treatment area as it in injected.
Like other treatments, the process begins with a consultation and evaluation. The clinician will determine the areas of predominant volume loss, the ideal amount and depth of filler injections, and the most appropriate product for your needs. Voluma will most likely be recommended if you have experienced significant volume loss in your cheeks or other midface areas.
The actual injection procedure is very fast and efficient. Your provider will pre-determine the ideal location of injections and volume of product, based on your needs and desired treatment outcome. Voluma is injected using a fine needle and gentle techniques, and the process takes just minutes to complete. The entire appointment will likely be well under an hour, though it will take longer if you are having other treatments performed during the same visit.
Voluma as part of a comprehensive treatment plan
The aging process is complex, affecting many areas of the face, and affecting them in different ways. Although Voluma is a truly wonderful product for restoring midface volume, most patients have other concerns, which are better treated with different products.
For example, the delicate skin and subtle curvature of lips requires an ultra-supple filler in order to achieve a natural look. Due to its thick texture, Voluma is generally not considered a good option in the lip area. Alternately, a lip filler such as Juvéderm Volbella or Restylane Silk is not a good option for the cheeks, because these products do not hold their shape well in deep injections. Furthermore, some types of lines and wrinkles are caused by rigid facial muscles rather than by volume loss. These, known as dynamic wrinkles, are best treated with a relaxing neuromodulator such as Botox or Dysport.
A comprehensive wrinkle treatment plan may include Voluma in the cheeks, Volbella in the lips, Vollure in the chin, and Botox for crow’s feet around the eyes. Depending on the extent of your cosmetic concerns, it may also include skin tightening, laser therapy for hyperpigmentation, and other procedures. Different types of dermal fillers can be administered during the same visit, and certain other types of treatments may be performed during the appointment as well. Cosmetic treatment is highly individualized, and we will create a unique treatment plan accordingly.
Choosing the right aesthetic practice
Never underestimate the importance of the skill and experience of your provider, as these things directly relate to the quality of result in virtually any cosmetic procedure. However, you don’t want to compromise personal attention, care, compassion, and a soothing office atmosphere. Don’t worry, you don’t have to compromise anything when you choose CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center. We are committed to providing our patients with the best of both worlds, combining the stringent clinical standards of a medical practice with the indulgent experience of a spa, resulting in a unique practice model that is truly designed with the patient in mind.
If you are seeking a gentle solution with no downtime and instant results, then dermal filler treatment is probably a good option for you. We are here to help you love what you see in the mirror, and help you feel your best about yourself every single day. If you are interested in treatment with Voluma or any other anti-aging product, please give us a call at (615) 784-3223 and schedule a consultation with one of our trained and experienced clinicians.