A change in the appearance of your cheeks can affect your entire face. The aging process negatively affects your cheeks and can cause drooping, but dermal fillers can positively affect your appearance by restoring youth and volume to the area. We want to help you look like the best version of yourself, which is why at Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs, CO, we are proud to offer Juvederm Voluma XC, a filler that will restore youth to your cheeks in just one treatment.
What Is Voluma Used For?
Juvederm created this Voluma XC to address age-related volume loss in the mid-face area, specifically, the cheeks. Different people experience different signs of aging in their cheeks, but one thing remains: aging affects the appearance of your cheeks, and you need a solution. This particular formulation addresses every age-related concern that affects the cheeks’ appearance, from contours to volume, to overall fullness.
Treating the Apple of the Cheeks
The apple of your cheeks shines when you smile. When that apple begins to wilt, it affects your smile along with the rest of your face. Voluma provides a solution to this issue by adding volume and much-needed hydration back to your face so that you look more youthful yet completely natural. You’ll get subtle and natural-looking results that fit your face and your features perfectly.
Contouring the Cheeks
Another area of the cheeks that can suffer due to the aging process is the cheek line, which is the part that creates definition. This definition is essential to the proportions of the rest of your face, and when you start to lose it, your entire face may feel like it’s drooping. An experienced and skilled injector can use this filler formulation to create a contour in your cheek, lift the area, and redefine that cheek line.
Adding Volume to the Mid-Cheek Area
The center of your cheek is the largest area of your cheek, but it also is more prone to develop a hollow-looking appearance. With the aging process comes a decrease in hyaluronic acid, which leads to volume loss in this particular area of the face.
This can make you look older than you are, make you feel less attractive, and even make you look tired when you’re well-rested. With this filler, we can restore volume to the cheeks’ central area and make you feel more youthful again.
The Benefit of Using a Filler Formulated for Your Needs
Your cheeks require a special kind of filler because they contain some of the thickest skin on your face. Thus, not every filler can effectively correct the signs of aging that appear in this area. The makers of Juvederm specifically formulated this filler to effectively treat and correct volume loss in every area of the cheek. It’s carefully formulated with a crystal clear hyaluronic acid gel that has a specific particle size to fill areas as deeply as needed.
Once injected with this filler, you will get results that last up to two years in total. Its ability to correct multiple issues combined with its long-lasting results makes it a perfect option for those whose main problem is sagging or hollow cheeks.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a family of dermal fillers created by Allergan, the company responsible for creating Botox. Both of these injectables reduce the signs of aging and can be used together, but they target aging in different ways. Botox is a neuromodulator that works by relaxing muscles in the face to erase dynamic wrinkles that form from repetitive muscular movements. It targets wrinkles that form from muscle movements over time, but it cannot correct volume loss.
Juvederm fillers are made with hyaluronic acid; they don’t work by relaxing muscles, but they add volume to hollow areas and areas that have developed lines, folds, and wrinkles due to volume loss. With just a few injections, volume is immediately restored beneath the skin’s surface, wrinkles are softened, and youth is restored.
All About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is essential to providing the joints, tissues, and skin with hydration and moisture. It helps the skin retain water, lubricates the joints and keeps your skin young. The aging process causes hyaluronic acid production to slow and eventually break down over time.
When this happens, the body tries to replace it, but it can’t work as quickly as it used to. Regarding the face, this hyaluronic acid decline is what causes lines and wrinkles. The creators of Juvederm realized that to treat the signs of aging, a filler was needed that could restore what the aging process took away, and that’s when this collection was born.
Who Qualifies for Treatment?
The benefit of the Juvederm collection is that it is extremely versatile. Different dermal fillers in this collection can treat different problem areas and even enhance the features. As far as age is concerned, patients who choose this dermal filler range from 21-year-olds to men and women to those in their 50s and beyond. Age doesn’t disqualify you from treatment as long as you are over 21.
If aging has begun to define your face, or you want to enhance your features by augmenting your lips or redefining your jawline and chin, there are fillers in this collection that will meet all of your aging needs.
Who Isn’t a Candidate?
Some people don’t qualify for treatment, including women who are pregnant or nursing and individuals who are allergic to lidocaine, which is one of the ingredients in this filler used to help reduce discomfort during and after the injection.
Before your treatment begins, you will undergo a consultation with one of our expert injectors, who will review your health history to ensure that Juvederm is a safe and effective option that will help you meet all of your anti-aging goals.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Once injected with Voluma or any other of the Juvederm fillers, you will see immediate results. The hyaluronic acid in these fillers begins to work below your skin’s surface to add volume as soon as it is injected. After injections are made in your cheeks, you can look in the mirror immediately after your treatment and see a visible difference in their appearance.
Results will continue to improve for two weeks after treatment as the filler settles below the surface of your skin. Your best and final results will appear within two weeks of your treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Patients love Juvederm fillers because of the long-lasting results. Most fillers last anywhere from one year to two years. Voluma is one of the longest-lasting dermal filler’s in this collection and can last up to two years with optimal treatment.
Once you notice that your results are beginning to fade, you can take immediate action and schedule a follow-up treatment so that you can maintain the most consistent appearance. With consistent treatment, you will never have to see your wrinkles return if you don’t want to.
What Other Areas Can It Treat?
Juvederm doesn’t just treat the cheeks, although it does provide an effective solution for those who want to restore volume to that area. It also can address facial folds that form from volume loss, like nasolabial folds. It can also address lines, including smile lines and marionette lines.
It can also enhance the chin, contour the jawline, and smooth vertical lip lines that form around the mouth. Some fillers in this collection are designed to augment the lips, correct imperfections in the shape, size, and symmetry of the lips, and help make your lips look perfectly proportional to the rest of your face.
What Happens During Treatment?
Regardless of what type of Juvederm filler you want to use to treat your face, the treatment will be the same.
The first step in this process is a personal consultation with one of our expert injectors. Not only will we discuss your health history, but we will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will provide you with both preparation and aftercare instructions so you can get the best results.
Before your actual appointment, we will give you a list of things to avoid to ensure that you get the best results after your injections. You should stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements, like fish oil or aspirin, since they can hinder your best results. You should also avoid alcohol 24 hours before your appointment.
While the lead-up to your appointment may feel like a lifetime, your actual injections only take 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Your injector will begin by cleaning your skin to prepare it for treatment and then administer the injections in your pre-discussed treatment areas. Each of these dermal fillers in this collection is formulated with lidocaine, a mild numbing agent that will help you remain comfortable for the treatment duration.
Additionally, if needed, we can apply topical numbing cream to your skin before the injection process begins. Once your injections are complete, you’ll be free to go home and return to all your normal daily activities.
Dermal filler treatments don’t require downtime, but there is a two-week waiting period during which the ingredients in these fillers will be settling beneath the surface of your skin. During the first few days after your appointment, you should avoid excess sun exposure and excess heat. Basically, don’t go lay out in the sun, and if you are in the sun, wear high-quality sunscreen.
Don’t get in a hot tub, sauna, or steam room immediately after your treatment. Avoid any kind of facial massage for two weeks following your appointment, as this can interfere with your best results.
Am I a Candidate?
The first step in this process is to schedule an initial consultation. This will give us the chance to make sure that you’re a candidate for Voluma and then develop a treatment plan to get you the best results. We can also address any other aging concerns you may have or discuss any features that you may want to enhance at this time.
Make an Investment in Yourself
Restoring youth is just an appointment away. Juvederm Voluma XC is the solution to aging cheeks and can effectively restore volume and help you look and feel like your younger self again. Contact us today at Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs, CO and schedule your initial consultation to find out more about Voluma and the other Juvederm fillers in this collection.