Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™; is injectible hyaluronic volumiser that recontours the face to restore volume to chin, cheeks, and cheekbones that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. The lifting effects of treatment with Juvéderm VOLUMA™ have been shown to last up to 18 months!
What is Juvéderm VOLUMA?
Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ is injectable hyaluronic acid filler that provides long-lasting restoration for facial volumes through injection. The results are immediate, even, and very natural looking. Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ restores youthful volume to cheeks, cheekbones, and chin that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. It can also rejuvenate the effects of a sagging facelift.
What exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced-as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments, and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as eye surgery.
Are there any side effects?
Following injection, you may experience redness, slight swelling, or bruising at the injected area. Your doctor will inform you about this. These side effects will not last and can easily be covered up with your usual makeup. However, do not hesitate to inform your doctor if these reactions persist (beyond a week) or if any other side effects are observed.
What about contraindications?
These do exist. They are not specifically related to Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™, but to this type of treatment. This is why it is important to tell your doctor:
- about any previous history of pathologies such as auto-immune diseases, allergies, known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid, any tendency to develop hypertrophic scars, immunotherapeutic treatment, inflammatory or infectious complaints (acne or cold sores) at injection sites, etc.
- if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
- about any previous aesthetic treatment, particularly the use of permanent products.
You are also advised not to combine treatment with Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ with laser, surface peeling, deep chemical peeling, or dermabrasion treatment during the same session.