As we grow older, we begin noticing common signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. Many people also notice a decrease in facial volume, specifically in the cheek area, as they age. This loss of volume can make you appear older than you actually are and affect your confidence in your appearance. At Glowtox in New York City, NY, we’re proud to offer Juvederm Voluma, a specialized, minimally invasive treatment designed to restore the round, smooth shape of the cheek area and turn back the hands of time.
What Is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that uses a specially formulated gel to lift and reshape the cheek and midface area. The gel is made with a modified version of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural complex sugar that exists in the human body.
When injected into the cheeks, the gel creates a texture virtually indiscernible from the rest of the face. Its natural origins mean that hyaluronic acid is safely absorbed by the body over a period of time, avoiding the risks associated with volumizing options like cheek implants.
Loss of facial volume due to age creates a more angular facial shape. Restoring rounder cheeks and a more full midface results in a younger, more vibrant appearance and a more genuine smile. Thanks to Juvederm Voluma’s naturally based formula, this treatment is ideal for most candidates and is approved for patients ages 21 and up.
The shape and texture created by the injectable gel is incredibly soft and natural, blending seamlessly into your skin and giving you a subtle lift. Best of all, treatment involves only minimal discomfort and requires zero downtime, letting you return to your daily activities immediately.
What Can I Expect?
If you’re considering treatment, you may have questions about what to expect during an appointment. Our dedicated staff is ready to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way. While every patient is unique and every experience slightly different, here is what you can look forward to when you choose to pursue this treatment:
The first step is sitting down with one of our skilled doctors for an initial consultation. During this appointment, your doctor will explain the treatment process, answer any questions you may have, and help you determine whether this treatment is right for you.
They will also examine your face, noting the areas in the cheeks and midface where volume has been lost and mapping a personalized plan to help give your face the lift it needs. Once you’re approved for treatment, your doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for your appointment, which you should follow closely to ensure the best results.
If possible, you should avoid wearing makeup on the day of your appointment. Your doctor will clean your skin, then apply a numbing cream for your comfort. Next, they will use a small needle to create an entrance point for thin, hollow microcannulas, which act as the delivery device for the gel.
By using these microcannulas, your doctor can make fewer injection points and decrease discomfort and bruising. The gel is distributed evenly in each injection section. Thanks to its sculpting nature, the gel can be easily manipulated and built upon to achieve a perfect lift. Once your doctor has finished, you will be able to see instant results.
You should notice that your cheeks appear rounder and that your midface has more volume, which will make you appear younger and minimize signs of aging in these regions. A typical appointment focusing only on the cheeks and midface can take less than half an hour. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities right after your appointment.
Directly after treatment, you may experience slight redness in the treated area. This is normal and subsides over the first 1-2 days. You should avoid wearing makeup for 12-24 hours to allow your skin to begin healing. In addition, you should wait to perform any skincare treatments for several days to avoid irritating the injection sites.
For the first several days, don’t press on or rub your cheeks or midface to avoid disturbing the gel. Your results, which are visible right after your appointment, will reach their final appearance after your skin has healed: usually less than a week after treatment. Typical results last up to two years.
In addition to a new lift, the hyaluronic acid gel used during treatment may help stimulate new collagen production in your skin, which further contributes to a firmer, rounder lift in your cheeks. Patients who experience optimal results often combine Juvederm Voluma with other anti-aging treatment options and return for follow-up injections 6 months to 1 year after each appointment. This allows us to refresh your cheeks and midface and maintain your ideal image.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
This treatment is ideal for adult men and women who are concerned by the loss of volume in their cheeks and midface caused by aging. In general, this treatment is safe and effective for every patient thanks to its minimally invasive nature. You should consult your doctor to determine your candidacy for treatment.
Contact Us Today!
If you’re ready to learn more about how Juvederm Voluma can help restore your youthful appearance, contact us at Glowtox in New York City to set up an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you.