While losing volume in the middle of the face is one of the most common signs of aging, it’s a hard to treat condition. Midface volume loss is the result of the gradual decrease in the size of the fat pads on the face, along with the skin losing volume and structure. Volume loss in the middle of the face leads to sunken, sagging, and less well-defined cheeks. Even if the only culprit was genetics, sunken cheeks can make someone look much older than they really are. In this day and age, contoured, sharper cheekbones are much more alluring than flattened cheeks. To restore youthful volume, patients can be treated with Juvederm® Voluma, a dermal filler from the Juvederm® line made especially for lifting and contouring the cheeks.
The Science Behind Juvederm® Voluma
This formula consists of hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar that’s responsible for keeping the skin nourished and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is also essential for stabilizing and binding the structures of elastic and collagen, the proteins in your skin that lends it qualities of youthfulness and firmness.
With the use of using Vycross™ technology, the Voluma mixture combines hyaluronic acid particles of different molecular weights, so the gel is incredibly durable and long-lasting. While the solution’s sturdy structure makes it optimal for lifting large areas like the cheeks, its formulation allows the results to look soft and natural. Voluma is injected deep under the dermis, almost directly above your facial bones. With this application method, results are that much more predictable and effective. The advanced formula can nourish the essential components of the skin while providing instant lift and precise contouring.
*Images courtesy of Allergan.
B. Maya Kato, MD
Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.Meet dr. maya kato
Your Juvederm® Voluma Treatment
Juvederm® Voluma is widely considered to be a “lunchtime” treatment, as it can be completed in less than an hour and that patients will be able to go back to work immediately after the treatment. In fact, your treatment only takes minutes to perform. Those worried about any discomfort should know that a very fine needle is used and lidocaine is present in the solution to help with any pain. After the Voluma treatment, patients will be able to resume their daily activities; however, patients should expect some mild temporary swelling in the treatment area that should go away within a week. With the advanced techniques used by Dr. Kato, bruising with treatment is typically minimal to none.
Why Choose Aesthetic Art?
A superior aesthetic physician can do more than perform your treatment with the utmost focus on safety; they can also make sure Voluma is injected in a way that looks natural, and they can give your results a better chance of lasting much longer. While the choice of filler is important, nothing will decide your results more than proper placement and injection technique. At Aesthetic Art, you’ll work with an aesthetic physician with the skill and training to deliver amazing outcomes.
More and more patients in Palm Springs are seeking Juvederm® Voluma for its ability to restore volume and contour the cheeks. Contact Aesthetic Art for a consultation.