It’s normal to see significant changes to your appearance as you get older. But that doesn’t mean that you’re satisfied with the way these changes make you look. At Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, our Juvederm Voluma treatments can help you feel more confident.
How Long Does Juvederm Voluma Last?
If you’re not happy with the way your face has thinned out due to aging, then you’re not alone. Along with wrinkling, one of the most common side effects of aging is a significant loss of volume in your face. Unfortunately, while this is very common, it’s not necessarily a welcome change to your appearance.
One of the best ways to restore this volume is by getting a dermal filler like Juvederm Voluma. This particular filler provides a safe and effective way to add fullness into your face and get you long-lasting results. When you receive this filler, you can expect results to last you between 1 to 2 years.
Why Do We Lose Volume in Our Faces?
There are lots of reasons why your skin changes as you age. One of the main things you’ll notice is wrinkles on your skin. That’s because your skin is comprised of several chemicals including the proteins collagen and elastin. As you get older, your levels of these proteins decrease, which makes your skin more prone to wrinkling.
The loss of these proteins along with decreasing amounts of a sugar called hyaluronic acid will make your face lose volume. While this loss of volume happens all over the face, one of the places where it appears the most prominently is in the cheeks.
What Is Voluma?
This is a dermal filler that is injected into your skin using a very small needle. It’s made with hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient, which is a chemical already naturally present in your skin.
This filler is part of the Juvederm collection, all of which also use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredients. When you receive this particular filler, you’ll be able to fill in the volume that you might have lost in your cheeks to help them look more defined, fuller, and more youthful.
How Does It Work?
When you receive this filler, the hyaluronic acid will do a few things. As soon as the product is applied, it will take up space beneath your skin, smoothing out wrinkles, lifting skin, and adding more volume to your face.
The hyaluronic acid will also stimulate your body’s production of collagen, which will help to keep your skin supple and firm. One of this sugar’s main jobs is to bind to moisture, which will help keep your skin hydrated, voluminous, and looking youthful.
The Other Types of Juvederm
This filler is a great way to add volume to your cheeks, making them look more defined and lifting any sagging skin. But these may not be the only concerns you have about your appearance. There are other types of Juvederm, and depending on your goals with the treatment you may receive these additional types as well.
A loss of volume and elasticity doesn’t just occur in your cheeks. It happens all over your face, and one of the places where it’s the most prominent is around your mouth area. When you combine this loss of volume and elasticity with the fact that your mouth moves around so much throughout the day, it makes sense that you’d see a lot of wrinkles in this area.
Unfortunately, the wrinkles and lines that appear around your mouth can age your appearance a lot. The good news is that Vollure can provide you with an extremely effective way to fill in the area and smooth out your smile lines, or the wrinkles that appear in between your nose and your mouth.
If your lips are a source of self-consciousness for you, then Volbella is the perfect solution. There are a variety of concerns that you may have about your lips. If aging has caused them to lose a lot of volume, or if you’ve always naturally had thin lips, then you may find yourself wishing you had fuller lips.
Volbella can add volume to your lips, making them appear plumper and much more youthful. It can also add a lot of definition to your lips, making this a fantastic way to enhance your appearance overall.
If you think this filler could be exactly what you’re looking for, then the most important thing you need to do is find a reputable clinic like ours where you can receive our treatment. Dr. Charles Galanis and his team of highly-trained professionals are ready to provide you with safe treatment and the youthful results you want. Here’s what you can expect out of your treatment process.
Before Your Treatment
Before you come in to receive your injections, we’ll need to set you up with a consultation. During this time, we’ll discuss what concerns you have and what results you’d like to see from your treatment. We’ll also take a look at your medical history to make sure this is the best option for you.
You can use this as an opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment process. Please be sure to mention any allergies or medical conditions that you might have, as well as any medications you might currently be taking.
Preparing for Your Appointment
We’ll provide you with full instructions when it comes to preparing for your treatment. Don’t worry, there isn’t much you need to do to get ready for your appointment. We will likely ask that you do a few basic things to help ensure your treatment is safe and effective.
Some of the things we may request that you do include avoiding certain medications. You should not take anything that might make your blood thin. This includes over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. There are certain other medications and supplements that you will need to avoid. During the day or two before your appointment, you’ll also need to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking.
When the day of your appointment arrives, we’ll be happy to welcome you back to our clean, safe, and comfortable clinic. Before you begin injecting the Juvederm product into your skin, we’ll need to clean the areas where you’ll be getting the injections. After carefully cleaning the areas where you’ll be receiving treatment, we may apply a small amount of topical numbing cream to help your treatment stay as comfortable as possible.
When you receive your injections, you should only feel a slight pinching sensation. We will apply small amounts of the product at a time using multiple injections. This will help you get subtle, natural-looking results. The entire treatment process is very fast and should take somewhere between 15 minutes to an hour total.
After your treatment is complete, there are just a few things you’ll need to do to ensure that your results are effective and as long-lasting as possible. Unlike surgical procedures, you won’t need to worry about a lengthy and very uncomfortable or painful recovery process. Instead, just be mindful of a few things.
Over the next few days, you’ll need to avoid exposure to direct sunlight. You’ll also need to refrain from any activities that could make you sweat excessively. It’s also very important that you continue avoiding tobacco and alcohol while your skin heals. You’ll see a noticeable difference in your skin right away, with results become more apparent over the next week or so.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
This filler is made with an ingredient that is naturally present in your skin, meaning that it’s a very safe way to get the results you’re looking for. However, if you’ve had bad reactions to similar fillers in the past, then this may not be right for you. You should also avoid it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
But if you are generally healthy and concerned about the appearance and fullness of your cheeks, then this filler is a great way to get the youthful and supple look you’ve been missing.
Get Your Consultation
If you’ve been looking for a way to get back a younger, fuller appearance, then Juvederm Voluma is the perfect way to do that. If you’d like to set up an appointment with us, then get in touch with us at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.