Juvederm Voluma is an injectable dermal filler that provides a number of cosmetic benefits. If you are concerned about the signs of aging in your face, you may be a good candidate for this treatment at MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL. To help you determine whether this treatment is right for you, we’re offering a closer look at what this injectable is used for. Let’s get started.
What Is Voluma Used for?
Juvederm Voluma injections are used to augment the apple of the cheek, recontour the cheekbone, improve the appearance of the lower eye region, and lift and tighten sagging jowls. Most of the time, this injectable is used to improve the appearance of people with moderate or severe collagen loss due to the natural aging process. However, it may also be appropriate for you if you have lost volume in the apple of your cheek due to extreme fat loss.
Other FAQs Answered
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you have sagging skin or volume loss in your midface, you will probably be considered a good candidate for this treatment. However, an initial evaluation with a cosmetic expert is required to find out for sure. We need to make sure this treatment will be safe for you by discussing your health history, including any allergies you may have, and your current health. We also need to discuss your goals and evaluate your concerns to verify it will be effective.
Who Is a Poor Fit for This Treatment?
If you are not over the age of 21, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment. Furthermore, you will not qualify if you are pregnant or nursing. Additionally, certain medical conditions, like blood clotting disorders and hypertension, may disqualify you. It is also important to note that your skin may not be irritated at the time of your injection session.
Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare for My Injection Session?
Yes, there are preparation steps you must take if you are deemed a good fit for this treatment. For example, it is vital that your blood is able to clot normally and not too thin. Therefore, you must not take blood-thinners, certain antidepressants, or certain nutritional supplements, like vitamin E, fish oil, or Ginkgo biloba. As a reminder, your skin can’t be irritated when you come in for your appointment, so make sure you avoid getting a sunburn prior to your session.
It is also important that you do not consume alcohol or nicotine in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment session. This can elevate your blood pressure and affect your treatment. To ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible, make sure you are hydrated and well-nourished when you come in for your appointment.
How Soon Will I See My Desired Results?
You will notice an immediate volume increase in your midface when your injections are administered. You also may feel like your skin is a little tighter immediately after your treatment session. However, it will be approximately 10 to 14 days before your final results become apparent. While you may need several injections to get the appropriate dose of filler, you should only expect to need one treatment session to achieve your desired results.
How Long Will My Results Last?
You can generally expect your ideal results to last for two years before they start to fade. However, several factors affect how long your results will last. The healthier you can keep your collagen, the longer you will enjoy the cosmetic benefits of this treatment. Two of the most effective things you can do to protect the health and strength of your collagen are to moderate your alcohol consumption and not consume nicotine.
Keeping your skin hydrated is another great way to keep your collagen healthy. However, moisturizing your skin once or twice per day will only go so far. You’ll get benefits from the top layers of your skin being hydrated. The collagen in the foundational layer of your skin, though, will not be hydrated by a facial moisturizer. In addition to using a moisturizer consistently, you need to make sure you drink plenty of hydrating fluids every day.
What Else Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
Your final results are thanks to the production of extra collagen, a robust protein made up of three essential amino acids. Another effective step you can take to enjoy long-lasting results is to eat plenty of protein and vitamin C every day. Your skin needs vitamin C and protein to produce collagen and keep it strong and healthy.
Find Out Today How To Regain Your Youthful Face
Juvederm Voluma is primarily used to improve the appearance of the midface, but it can also be used to eliminate jowls. When injected just above the cheekbone, it can even improve the appearance of the lower eye region. If you are in the Orlando, FL area, contact us today at MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL to schedule your initial evaluation and find out if this injectable is the key to restoring your youthful countenance. We’ll see you soon!