If there’s one thing that can add years to your appearance, it’s lost volume in the cheeks. Sagging jowls, hollow cheeks, and sharp cheekbones are all signs of volume loss in the cheeks that happen as a result of the natural aging process. Fortunately, our skin experts at Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS know that Juvederm Voluma is a perfect treatment for those who want to restore lost volume in the cheeks. So, who is a good candidate?
Who Is a Good Candidate for Voluma?
Just like any other filler in the Juvederm collection of products, candidates for Voluma should be at least 21 years old. Because Juvederm products are formulated with hyaluronic acid, this filler is compatible with the body, meaning most people will not need to worry about severe allergic reactions. If you have healthy skin, you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and you do not have any severe drug allergies, such as lidocaine, then you are probably an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Of course, while this filler can be used by anyone 21 and older, there is a specific age range where you may get the best results with this filler. Most people who use this product are between 30 and 40; this is because the most visible signs of aging become visible during this age range thanks to natural collagen depletion. Using this treatment between ages 30 and 40 may also mean you get the best results from this filler. Other indications you might be an ideal candidate for this filler include:
You Attended a Consultation
The first step of your treatment will be attending a consultation appointment. This first step is crucial because it will allow one of our skin experts to assess the condition of your skin to see if you have adequate volume depletion for this treatment. We will also discuss the expectations you have for this treatment.
Based on your consultation, we may also explore other Juvederm products to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic goals. During your consultation, the most attention will be paid to the amount of volume loss you have in your skin, particularly your cheeks. Those who have mild to moderate skin laxity and volume loss are typically good candidates for Voluma.
You Have Used Juvederm Before
Another good indicator that you may be a good candidate for Voluma is whether or not you have used Juvederm products before. If you have successfully used Juvederm dermal fillers in the past, then you can be reasonably confident that this treatment will also help you correct volume loss in the cheeks, as well.
All Juvederm fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural molecule that attracts moisture to the skin. Each Juvederm product is designed to have varying levels of density that are designed to correct visible signs of aging in different zones of the skin. It’s possible that you will combine multiple Juvederm products into your treatment if you want to address multiple aesthetic concerns.
You Want Fewer Treatments
Many people who use this dermal filler want to use a cosmetic treatment with results that are easy to maintain. In general, this means using products that don’t need to be touched up every few months for consistent results. With Juvederm, the results of the filler will last for several months or even a year, so you won’t need to have frequent treatments to maintain your results.
For Voluma, you can expect to attend a maintenance appointment every one to two years to maintain consistent results. Maintaining your results is also very easy when you use this filler. The key to maintaining your results is to take good care of your skin, which means using anti-aging skincare products and wearing SPF during the daytime.
You Want Results That Last Longer
This particular filler has some of the longest-lasting results among similar fillers from other brands – most people can expect results to last for two years at a time, even without touch-up appointments. Ultimately, the frequency of your appointments will be determined by how long the filler is active in your skin.
There are some factors that will determine how long your results will last, such as your age and the severity of your volume loss. Some younger people may be able to enjoy results a little over two years, while some older people may have results that last for 12 to 18 months.
You Want Fast Results
One of the reasons that people opt for non-surgical treatments is the fact that results are visible much more quickly. If you want to see the results of your treatment very quickly, then Juvederm products are the way to go, particularly if you need to look your best for a special life event. In general, most people will leave their treatment appointment looking significantly younger since Juvederm fillers can plump the skin in an instant.
Your immediate results will improve over the next week while the filler settles into the sub-dermal layers of your skin. During this process, the hyaluronic acid formula will disperse into skin tissues and help your skin absorb more water so your skin will appear plump and smooth. Your final results will be visible within two weeks of your treatment appointment.
You Have Multiple Concerns
While Voluma is primarily used to restore lost cheek volume, it is also used for various other age-related concerns. Losing volume in the cheeks also pulls down the skin in other areas of the face, such as the jowls and the nasolabial folds. By increasing the volume in the cheeks, some fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity can improve. The patented Vycross technology in the formula allows the filler to be stable in the skin for up to two years. Some specific uses for this filler include:
Volume loss tends to be most noticeable in the cheeks since this is the area where most of your facial volume is stored. If you remember losing “baby fat” when you were in your early 20s, then you will understand that volume in the cheeks can be particularly noticeable. As you age, volume loss in the skin happens because of a combination of less collagen production and fat redistribution.
Other areas of the face, such as the troughs beneath the eyes, can also lose volume as a result of collagen depletion and fat loss. When this filler is used on the cheeks, the increase of skin volume can lift other areas of the skin to reduce facial hollows and correct sagging jowls.
Although this Juvederm filler is not used directly on nasolabial folds, it can improve the appearance of these lines and wrinkles indirectly. When volume is restored in the skin, the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth will be smoothed away since nearby skin will tighten. You may even be able to use this filler to reduce the appearance of chin wrinkles when Juvederm is applied to the lower cheeks.
For younger people who want to achieve a specific aesthetic goal, this treatment can also be used for non-surgical contouring. The most popular area for contouring is the cheekbones, which can elevate your appearance by creating rounder, higher apples on your cheeks. This filler can also be used to contour the chin and jawline to subtly change the shape of your face.
You Want a Simple Treatment
Dermal filler treatments tend to be preferred among patients who want to enjoy a fast and simple treatment process. When you schedule a Juvederm appointment, you can expect your treatment to take about 20 to 30 minutes with only one syringe of product necessary for each appointment.
Our skin experts will place several small injections into the cheek area to increase the volume of your skin. Because this filler creates instant results, your treatment will be similar to an artist using a paintbrush to revise your features. Your treatment will be comfortable because each Juvederm filler is formulated with a small amount of lidocaine for your comfort.
You will not need to make many preparations for your dermal filler treatment. Among the pre-treatment instructions you will be given to prepare you for your treatment, the most important rule to follow is to discontinue any blood-thinning medications and supplements about one week before your appointment.
You may also want to start using Arnica Montana supplements about three days before your treatment to speed up your healing process. There is no need to schedule any time off work or arrange for transportation after your treatment.
Following your post-care instructions carefully is essential to ensure your results develop optimally after your treatment. If you follow these directions closely, your filler will settle correctly beneath your skin and enhance your appearance more quickly. Some instructions may include avoiding any rough touch to your skin, such as facial scrubbing or even sleeping on your face, for at least 24 hours after your appointment.
Additionally, during the first two weeks after your filler appointment, you will need to avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat. UV ray exposure may prematurely break down the filler product, so be sure to wear sunscreen when you are outside during the daytime.
You Want Natural-Looking Results
For many people, the goal of a cosmetic treatment is to produce results that look and feel natural. You can be confident that the results of your Juvederm filler will look natural and subtle when the filler has fully settled. In fact, your results may look so natural that nobody will know you have used a dermal filler unless they ask. Additionally, because your final results develop gradually and will take several months to taper off, you will not look like you’ve had any drastic procedures done to make you look younger.
Restore Your Beauty With Juvederm
Voluma is one of the most popular fillers in the Juvederm collection. This filler is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to restore lost volume in the cheeks. If you want to enhance your appearance, contour your face, rewind the clock, and create an overall more youthful appearance, then this dermal filler might be an ideal treatment for you.
Most people are good candidates for this dermal filler. As long as you are over the age of 21, you are healthy, and you want to correct mild to moderate aesthetic concerns, you are likely a good fit for this Juvederm filler. Please contact Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS today to schedule your first appointment.