Juvederm Voluma in New York City with
Q: What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) and made by Allergan (makers of Botox, Kybella, and Juvederm). Juvederm Voluma aka “Voluma” is used to restore volume to the midface and zygoma…basically, fill in the cheekbone area and improve contour of the face. HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. As we age we begin to lose the amount of HA found in our skin. Voluma has a modified form of HA designed for long lasting and natural results.
Q: Where is Juvederm Voluma used in the face?
Voluma is used to restore the loss of volume in the checks and midface. The goal for perfect results is to restore three key areas: the arch of the “cheek bones,” apple of the cheek, and mid-face hollow. Patients also find that when Voluma is added to these areas to increase volume that the smile lines (nasolabial folds) begin to soften as well.
Q: Am I a candidate for Juvederm Voluma?
As we age, the volume in our face decreases and it becomes most visible in our cheeks. Over time, the cheeks flatten and the skin begins to sag. This may even cause deeper smile lines (nasolabial folds). You may be a candidate for Voluma if you find that your cheeks have a flattened look, your face is hollowing, or your smile lines are deepening. Also, many younger patients in their 20-30s find that genetically they have a hollow face or flattened cheeks. Voluma adds volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area leaving a very natural look.
Q: How long does Juvederm Voluma last?
Juvederm Voluma is the longest lasting HA filler available. Voluma is the first and only filler for the cheeks proven to last up to two years. Also, after two years patients found they needs less product than during the previous treatment for the same optimal results. Results vary depending on the patient’s metabolism of the product. Some patients have noted decreased volume after Voluma injection in 10 months. Nonetheless, the benefits are immense and the treatment can be repeated whenever necessary.
Q: How long does it take Dr. Shridharani to skillfully inject Voluma at his office in Manhattan?
It takes around Dr. Shridharani around 15-30 minutes for a treatment depending on how little or much product needs to be injected.
Q: Does it hurt?
Juvederm Voluma contains lidocaine, local anesthetic, to help minimize discomfort during treatment.
Q: What can I expect after my injection?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling, slight redness and possible small bruise, which seems to resolve/go away in the matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: When will I see results?
Immediately! Some patients like to look in a mirror while they are being injected. Many patients are amazed how they magically transform and look 5-10 years younger right way!
Q: Is there an eraser if I did not like the injections?
Yes! It is extremely rare to find someone that is not happy with Voluma injections because they results look so natural, but if you are not happy with the results the filler can be removed by a simple injection.