Volume loss in the chin and cheeks is one of the most visible, and often the first, sign of aging in humans. Thin, sunken cheeks and drooping, sagging skin around the chin can dramatically emphasize the aging process in people of any age. To directly treat this issue the makers of Botox are now offering a new solution, Juvéderm Voluma.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is a facial filler whose key ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a sugar that is produced naturally in the skin. With the addition of collagen and elastin, Voluma instantly returns volume to the cheeks, shapes the chin and gives the skin elasticity. Finally, Voluma also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that works to decrease the pain experienced during application.
How Does it Work?
Allergan, the company that manufactures Voluma, claims this new filler can restore volume loss in the face caused by aging in adults over 21 years of age. More specifically, Voluma is used to target areas of the face where the body has absorbed the fat and bone matter causing the skin that covers these areas to appear hollow and drooping. Being a filler product, Voluma can be injected into these hollow pockets to return shapeliness to the skin. By restoring volume to the mid-face region (the cheeks and chin) a more youthful appearance can be achieved.
How Long is the Recovery Time?
Like most facial filler procedures, Voluma treatments take very little time. As far as recovery time is concerned, there is no need for bed rest or any rest at all. In fact, most patients are able to return to their normal routines after having the injections done.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Surpassing the leading hyaluronic acid filler on the market, the benefits of a Voluma treatment can last anywhere from 18 months to two years. This is a truly remarkable quality for a hyaluronic acid based filler, which tend to need topping up within a year, depending on the person.
In this day and age there is no need to give in to looking older than you are. Aging is a lifelong process that affects the skin and the body in fits and starts. To remain looking youthful while preserving the natural contours of the face, Voluma may be the answer for anyone searching for such a product that lasts longer than any other option on the market.