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What is Juvéderm VOLUMA™?

Voluma pix 1Juvéderm VOLUMA is a safe injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called Hyaluronic acid (HA). Found within the tissues of living cells including human skin, HA assists in the skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity. Over time, aging faces show changes and shifts that make us look more tired. The cheek area loses volume, causing skin to sag, droop and drag. Juvéderm VOLUMA adds lift and volume to the flattening and descending mid-facial region, reversing the deflated, sunken look and restoring a more youthful appearance.

The Procedure?

Treatment for volume restoration with Juvéderm VOLUMA is a non-surgical procedure. It is administered through a number of injections. The procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes to perform. The treatment area will be cleaned, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to improve maximal comfort.  Dr. Chiu will personally will then inject Voluma into the treatment site as defined by each person’s individual facial contours and needs using a very fine needle or cannula. After the treatment, you will be able to return to your normal activities. Any visible side effects, such as bruising or discoloration, should be minor and can be easily concealed with makeup.

Is it painful?

The treatment is very effortless. With a fine needle or microcannula (an advanced technique that Dr. Chiu specializes in), VOLUMA is injected under the skin, specifically in areas where volume has been lost. Because VOLUMA contains a small amount of numbing agents premixed into the filler, in addition to a topical numbing cream that is applied to the treatment area. Most patients can easily tolerate the treatment and do not report significant discomfort.

Treatment Results & Longevity?

voluma-4-before-afterVolume rejuvenation treatment with Juvéderm VOLUMA gives instant results. Most people can resume normal daily activities immediately following the appointment.slotseeingHowever, for the first 24 hours following treatment, it is recommended that patients minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to sun and extensive heat. The efficient cross-linking in Juvéderm VOLUMA slow HA metabolism so that you can expect to see natural-looking result for up to TWO YEARS (!), after which VOLUMA is metabolized naturally by the body.

Possible side effects?

Juvéderm VOLUMA is a safe, FDA-approved non-surgical injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar call Hyaluronic acid (HA) found within the tissues of living cells including human skin. HA dermal fillers have been used and clinically studied for many years and is well tolerated and very safe. Because the HA in Juvéderm VOLUMA is naturally present in the skin and not derived from animals, there is no need for allergy testing before treatment.

While you may experience no side effect at all, there is a chance you could experience redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching or discoloration. These effects are generally temporary, however they may last up to 7-10 days.

It is recommended that you avoid massaging and/or applying pressure to the treatment area for a few days following treatment.

Am I a good candidate for Voluma?

Dr. Annie Chiu, M.D. is a board certified Dermatologist and has extensive experience with non-surgical procedures facial contouring and volumnizing treatments. She can determine if Juvéderm VOLUMA XC or if another volumnizing agent is right for you, based on your individual needs, appearance, skin type, age, and medical history. To, make an appointment for a personalized complementary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Annie Chiu, M.D. at The Derm Institute today, contact us at The Derm Institute @ (310) 939-9800 or fill out an appointment request here.


 . . . Shared by Dr. Chiu and The Derm Institute Team