In addition to the normal lines and wrinkles associated with getting older, age-related midface volume loss can cause the cheeks to flatten, which can cause the skin to sag. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is an injectable filler designed to restore cheek volume that has been lost as the result of the natural aging process. The results are tighter skin and a more youthful facial contour.
What Does Voluma® Do?
Lines, wrinkles, and “parentheses” between the nose and mouth are just a few of the ways in which time changes the appearance of your face. Many of our patients are surprised to also find that their cheek contour becomes less defined. This can lead to the development of jowls or drooping skin. Voluma® reverses the signs of aging by enhancing the contour of the cheeks and eliminating sagging skin along the midface.
Who is a Candidate for Voluma® Treatment?
Voluma® injectable gel is suitable for almost any patient who wants to restore lost volume around the midface and minimize the appearance of loose or sagging skin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Leonard will discuss your concerns and desired goals in order to determine if Voluma® is the most appropriate treatment for you.
Potential Side Effects, Risks, and Recovery Considerations:
The most common side effects following treatment include swelling, tenderness, bruising, discomfort, redness, itching, discoloration, firmness, or lumps and bumps around the injection site. For patients receiving Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC, these side effects are typically mild or moderate and resolve within two weeks. Juvéderm Voluma® XC injections may cause slightly more discomfort, but this should resolve within two to four weeks.
Complications resulting from Voluma® injections are rare. There is the possibility that the gel could be injected into a blood vessel accidentally. This could lead to temporary or permanent scarring, vision abnormalities or blindness, or stroke.
Any procedure that involves penetrating the protective barrier of the skin does pose a risk of infection.