Have your cheeks begun to lose the fullness that they once had? Loss of facial volume in this area is one of the most common signs of aging. Fortunately, Voluma® is an excellent way to breath new life into your appearance without surgery or extended downtime.
RidgeView Dermatology has an enduring commitment to helping our clients rejuvenate, refresh, and repair their skin. Our new Aesthetic Center, Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology located in Forest, Virginia, was founded with this specific purpose of helping bring high-quality aesthetic care to a larger group of individuals. Injectable procedures can also be undergone at our Lynchburg and Hardy locations for our patients’ convenience. For more information on any of our practices or the services we offer, don’t hesitate — contact us today!
What is Voluma®?
Part of the JUVEDERM® family of products, Voluma® is unique among hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. This is because it is the only dermal filler of its kind that is FDA-approved to restore volume in the cheeks.
While many people don’t think of the cheeks as an area affected by the signs of aging, loss of volume there over time can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and an older-looking, less attractive appearance. A single simple and easy injectable Voluma® treatment can leave patients looking years younger for up to two years without downtime or prolonged discomfort.
While many other anti-aging treatments tackle specific wrinkles and fine lines, Voluma® takes a more holistic approach to injectable facial rejuvenation. By adding extra volume to the cheek area, Voluma® corrects wrinkles and fine lines in the surrounding areas in a way that looks and feels natural.
How Does it Work
Much like traditional JUVEDERM® injections, Voluma® uses hyaluronic acid to infuse the cheeks with extra volume and support. This support not only adds volume to cheeks that have become sallow or sunken in; it also corrects other imperfections in the surrounding areas. This makes it perfect for both women and men interested in receiving a cosmetic treatment that gives them subtle, natural-looking results.
What to Expect from Treatment
Because Voluma® is formulated with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, the pain of the injection process is significantly more tolerable than many other similar treatments. Each injection session typically takes no more than 15 minutes and brings results that have been proven to last for up to two years. These long-lasting results require significantly fewer follow-up visits than competing injectables, giving patients the improvements they want without the frequent visits to the doctor that they don’t.
Downtime associated with this treatment is virtually non-existent. While side effects like tenderness, swelling, bruising, redness, pain, and itching are common, these are almost always mild and subside within a few days of receiving treatment.
If you’d like to hear more about the many ways a Voluma® injectable treatment could benefit your life and revitalize your appearance, contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today! We look forward to hearing from you.