Juvederm Voluma is a newer hyaluronic acid filler with a higher G prime and viscosity. These new properties enable injectors to correct volume loss in areas that have lost the structural support of fat and bone during the aging process. It is particularly effective to add volume and restore contour to the cheeks and temples. When injected in these areas it can also lift the sagging skin of the jowls creating a more contoured jawline. It lasts up to 2 years which is nearly twice as long as other fillers.
What should I expect during my Juvederm Voluma procedure?
Before your treatment you will generally sit with a topical anesthetic on your skin to make the procedure more comfortable. Then the skin is cleansed. Typically the Voluma injections take 15-30 minutes. Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Volbella contain lidocaine which minimizes discomfort. You will feel several needle pricks but they are generally easily tolerated.
How long does Voluma last?
Voluma is one of the longest lasting fillers. Due to its patented Vycross technology, it can last for 2 years. Because Voluma stimulates new collagen formation, by having regular treatments, it is possible that in time you will need Voluma less often.
What are the side effects?
Most patients experience minimal side effects from Voluma injections. Some patients have swelling which typically resolves in 1-2 days. Some patients will have bruising. The chance of bruising can be minimized by avoiding blood thinners (aspirin, NSAIDS, vitamin E, fish oil, garlic supplements, and alcohol) for 1 week prior to treatment. Some patients benefit from eating fresh pineapple the day before treatment due to the Bromelain enzyme in pineapple that has been reported to minimize swelling and bruising.
Can you combine Juvederm Voluma with other treatments?
Yes! Our physicians can combine Voluma with other fillers, with Botox & Dysport link back as well as a variety of skin tightening, laser treatments, and skin care products to achieve a complete plan for facial rejuvenation based on your cosmetic goals. Call South Coast Dermatology 781-335-9700 for a cosmetic consultation.
Voluma Before and After Photos