Modern cosmetic surgery is known for making near-miraculous transformations. Cutting-edge scientific research has spurred a variety of techniques and products that can do everything from smooth wrinkles to eliminate fat. One area that has had only limited correctional choices, though, has been a loss of volume in the cheeks or mid-face.
Implants have historically provided the only option for these patients, although they are not necessarily right for everyone. Times are changing, though. Today, a unique product has hit the market that will change the way we look at lost facial volume. Meet Juvederm Voluma XC:
Voluma, a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Filler, is an innovatively designed, smooth gel injectable. When placed strategically in the cheek area, Voluma can restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance by filling in lost facial volume.
The Food and Drug Administration granted its final approval to Voluma, made by Allergan, on October 23, 2013. As the only filler approved in the U.S.to treat a loss of volume in the cheeks, Voluma plays an important role in facial rejuvenation. Allergan completed a pivotal safety study on Voluma last year, across the U.S. and Canada. This extensive trial proved Voluma to be a safe and effective non-surgical treatment for age-related facial volume loss.
A loss of facial volume is caused by the depletion of essential tissue and collagen, often triggered by illness, dramatic weight loss, genetics, and sometimes simply the normal process of aging.
Without this structure, the face can take on an unhealthy appearance, making someone look years older than they really are. Voluma restores shape to the cheekbones, sculpting the face to look healthy and proportionate once again.
Voluma is applied through tiny injections along the ridge of the cheek. The treatment takes less than 15 minutes in the doctor’s office. Pre-mixed with a Lidocaine anesthetic, Juvederm Voluma XC injections are virtually painless.
Immediately after the appointment, results will be noticeable. Although there may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, and occasional bruising, these should diminish completely over the first few weeks. The dramatic results from Voluma can last up to two years.
To avoid complications, and to ensure satisfactory results, Voluma should only be administered by an experienced and knowledgeable professional.
Dr. Vitenas has been providing cosmetic services to the Houston area for over 23 years; he is a trained provider of Voluma. Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery to get more information on Juvederm Voluma XC at 281-484-0088.