Long lasting filling and lifting with Voluma!
- Posted on: Jul 18 2014
Ever look at celebrities like Cindy Crawford or Catherine Zeta-Jones and want that eternally youthful, cheeky look? With time, the cheek fat pads lose volume leading to hollowing and a more square shaped face. Replacing this volume not only gives you the full, round cheeks of youth, but can also give you a lift! By replacing cheek volume, the facial skin is lifted up against the effects of gravity.
Recently Allergan introduced a new soft tissue filler called Juvederm Voluma XC. It is a hyaluronic acid filler, which is a sugar that is already found in our bodies. Voluma is FDA approved for volumizing the cheeks. Because it is firm but malleable, Voluma is a good balance of structural solidity to build up the cheek bones, but is soft enough to inject in the soft tissue below the cheek bone to create the “apple” of the cheek that many desire. So, you get a more natural cheek that is full at and just below the cheek bone, while maintaining the feminine concave curve between the cheek and jawbone.
It is also exciting because Voluma lasts 2 years! This is twice the length of the more commonly used fillers. The results are instant and a series of injections are not required.
Many people get nervous about filling the cheeks, because they want to make sure they have a natural look. The first key to this is to have an open dialog and understanding with your physician or injector about what your goals and aesthetics are and make sure they are on the same page. The other bit of information that makes many people more comfortable is that Voluma allows not only for versatility in injection to create the perfect cheek for you, but can also be reversed since it is a hyaluronic acid filler. This is different from some of the other choices of fillers for the cheeks. I have found that the vast majority of people are very happy with the results, but knowing there is a plan B does make many of us feel more comfortable. Some of the other options we had to volumize the cheek in the past could not be reversed and you had to wait until it dissipates if it wasn’t exactly what you wanted.
Ask your physician if Voluma is a good choice for you. It has instant results, lifts, restores cheek volume, doesn’t require a series of injections, is reversible and lasts 2 years!
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