WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA AUSTIN
Juvederm Voluma Austin with lidocaine is a hyaluronic acid filler that adds cheek volume. It’s manufactured by Allergan and is meant to be used in adults, ages 21 years and older. Voluma has been used in Europe since 2005. It has been approved in 72 countries to restore volume to cheeks.
HOW IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA AUSTIN DIFFERENT?
Most other fillers available are FDA approved only for injection into the nasolabial folds (smile lines), fine lines or lips. They are considered “wrinkle fillers” not volumizers.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA USED FOR?
When you’re young, you have pockets of fat in your face. The fat is evenly distributed and plumps the forehead, temples, cheeks, and areas around the eyes and mouth.
With age, that fat loses volume and shifts downward, so your features sink. Skin looks like it is sagging, but your face is actually losing volume – or deflating. Voluma takes the place of those lost fat pads. It adds volume by creating a scaffolding for your skin.
When Voluma is injected onto your cheekbones, it has a profound effect on your smile lines (nasolabial folds). Very little filler is needed to reduce your smile lines after Voluma!
Additionally, these injections trigger collagen production in your skin. Over time, the increased collagen will add even more fullness to the areas that you have injected.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in the skin. It absorbs water and acts as a cushioning agent. When injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge and expands to fill wrinkles and support sunken areas. These types of fillers are better than other kinds of volumizing fillers because they are immediately reversible. Hyaluronic acid fillers can quickly be broken down with a shot of the enzyme, hyaluronidase.
WHAT OTHER HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS ARE USED IN CHEEKS?
Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are both volumizing fillers made of hyaluronic acid.
HOW MUCH DOES VOLUMA COST?
The average cost for Voluma ranges from about $700 to $1,000 per syringe. The price will vary depending on where you live and the qualifications of your injector.
HOW MUCH VOLUMA DO I NEED?
The amount of Voluma needed per cheek depends on your age, if you lost weight, your genetics, etc. Your provider can determine the right amount. For a young person, consider starting with half a syringe per cheek, and for an older person one to two syringes per cheek.
HOW LONG DOES VOLUMA LAST?
It brings contour and a subtle lift to cheekbones for up to 1.5 years. The results are amazing!
ARE VOLUMA TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
Not all hyaluronic acid fillers contain lidocaine. If you are concerned about pain, you should ask your injector to use a formulation with this anesthetic. It significantly cuts the pain.
Our Team applies a topical anesthetic or ice to the area before the treatment. That said, you may feel a burning or stinging as the hyaluronic acid gel is being injected.
HOW LONG DOES A JUVEDERM VOLUMA TREATMENT TAKE?
Expect to spend about 30 minutes at the office.
DO FILLER INJECTIONS HURT?
Voluma contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that makes the injections less painful. Prior to injections, you may have ice or a topical anesthetic applied to your skin. Your medical provider will inject the filler into your cheeks – and possibly your temples. Several injections are needed to get the best result.
You may feel a burning or stinging as the hyaluronic acid gel is being injected. To reduce any swelling and redness, your injector may recommend icing the area for 15 – 20 minutes after the treatment. You will be able to gently apply makeup prior to leaving the office.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VOLUMA
Because of where Voluma is injected, the cheeks can be sore and feel hard to the touch. This usually lasts a week after the injection.
Un-evenness between one side of the face and the other early after the injection is normal. Swelling might be different between both sides of the face.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What other Juvederm Cosmetic Fillers are there?
Some of the most common Juvederm family of fillers are Vollure, Voluma, Volbella and Juvederm Ultra Plus.
How much filler will I need?
Recommended amounts of filler vary depending on client personal aesthetic goals, volume loss, skin thickness, and more unique defining factors. Clients with more volume and collagen loss will need more filler to attain desirable results. Clients with thicker skin might be recommended more filler, or a different type of filler that will provide their skin with more support and lift. Certain clients want a natural look, therefore they might be recommended less filler, whereas clients that want dramatic changes will be recommended more filler. There is a delicate balance between type of filler, amount of filler, and clients needs that will need to be addressed by our professional and knowledgeable staff here at Beaux before proceeding with your injectable treatment.
Will I look overdone?
Due to the fact that Voluma’s main ingredient, HA, is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, the results of using this material for cosmetic purposes is actually quite natural. The HA will simply provide support in place of lost volume, collagen, and fat, which allows for a youthful and natural result. Further, the soft nature of the gel filler is made to mimic the suppleness of youthful skin (which is why particular fillers with particular thicknesses will be recommended for different areas of concern). People can of course achieve a more dramatic look by request, but a natural look is absolutely within reach.
Do Juvederm Voluma Austin treatments hurt?
The second main ingredient present in Vollure is 0.3% of the anesthetic lidocaine, which serves to make the injection experience smoother and more comfortable. Of course, perception of pain is a unique experience for everyone, but most clients will only feel a mild discomfort due to the combined numbing of the topical and injectable anesthetic that accompanies the procedure. Areas with thinner skin, such as around the mouth, will be slightly more sensitive as well. Further, the cooling effect from the ice that will be applied to the area following injections helps reduce any pain at injections sites.
Can this filler be dissolved?
Not to fear, there is absolutely a method for dissolving HA filler via injection of the enzyme hyaluronidase. This enzyme is another naturally-occurring substance found in the body (therefore it is safe and effective) that is able to degrade hyaluronic acid (HA) by catalyzing the bodys ability to absorb the material. This option is available per client desire, such as for clients that might be unhappy with their injectable filler injection, and per client need, such as clients that have an adverse reaction to the filler or those that have filler injected in a blood vessel. If HA filler is inadvertently injected in a blood vessel, it can cause negative side effects such as skin ulceration, breakdown, and necrosis, but thankfully hyaluronidase can reverse these effects. It is recommended to get this antidote by the provider that did the injection.
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