If you’re feeling self-conscious about the way your face has started to change with age and you want a solution, our team at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV is ready to help. Our Juvederm Voluma injections can help you transform your appearance. Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Voluma Used for?
Voluma is part of the Juvederm lineup of dermal fillers. All Juvederm products are injectables, applied to the desired areas of your face using a very fine needle. The main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, helps to add fullness to the face.
There are several areas where you can inject Juvederm. This particular formula is designed to add more volume to your cheeks, which tend to see significant changes as you get older. By getting this treatment, you’ll find that you have plumper, rounder cheeks which also puts more definition into the cheekbone area.
What Is Making My Skin Change?
You’ve probably expected to see some changes to your skin as you’ve gotten older, but why exactly are these changes happening in the first place? Most of these changes are due to a combination of factors.
One of the biggest reasons why you’ll see changes in the texture and appearance of your skin is because you lose volume over time. Your skin contains a sugar called hyaluronic acid which helps it maintain its hydration and fullness.
But the older you get, the less effective your skin becomes at producing hyaluronic acid on its own. This is why you’ll start to notice your face becoming thinner and more gaunt.
Loss of Elasticity
Hyaluronic acid isn’t the only thing you’ll lose as you get older. You’ll also lose proteins like collagen and elastin, which help your skin maintain its flexibility. This means that you’ll start to notice wrinkling in various parts of your face.
When this is combined with making repeated facial movements, that causes wrinkles to form. While you may have seen lines appear on your face only when the muscles beneath were contracting, the more you lose the chemicals, the more you’ll see these lines become permanent.
What Other Juvederm Products Are There?
This formula is designed to target your smile lines. These lines are the ones that appear between your nose and mouth. They’re also frequently referred to as laugh lines or by their technical name, nasolabial folds.
Because your mouth is so mobile, these are often some of the first wrinkles that people see on their faces. Getting Vollure injections will help fill in the area. Hyaluronic acid can also stimulate your body’s collagen production, encouraging more elasticity.
The other formula available in the Juvederm lineup is Volbella. This one is designed specifically to target your lips. The way your lips look will have a huge effect on your overall appearance, which is why having rather thin lips can make you look very severe.
If you’re unhappy with the way your lips look, Volbella injections can help. They can make them look fuller and plumper and also add more definition. Getting this product will also eliminate lipstick lines which are the vertical wrinkles you’ll find on your lips with age.
Voluma Vs. Alternatives
One alternative option you have to a dermal filler like this one is to get injections of a neuromodulator like Botox. These injectables prevent the neurotransmitters telling your muscles to contract from reaching these muscles, keeping them relaxed. This prevents the over-contracting that causes wrinkling to occur.
However, these injectables may not be right for every candidate. Fillers like this one can provide you with effective, natural-looking results. Additionally, you can also combine dermal fillers like Juvederm with neuromodulators like Botox for even more effective results from your treatment.
Another available option if you’re looking for permanent results from your treatment is to consider getting surgery. Something like a facelift can help your skin stay firm, reduce the appearance of issues like jowls, and keep your overall appearance looking young.
But not everyone is ready for something as invasive as surgery. In cases like these, dermal fillers like Juvederm can offer you results that are still dramatic and effective without you needing to go through surgery.
Everything you Need To Know About Treatment
How To Get Ready
We’ll provide you with instructions on how you should get ready for your appointment to ensure your treatment is as safe and effective as it can be. You don’t need to worry; preparations are minimal. There are just a few things you’ll need to avoid.
Since things like smoking and drinking alcohol can thin your blood, you’ll need to avoid them for 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This is also true for some supplements like vitamin E and over-the-counter medications like aspirin. Avoiding these things will prevent bruising from occurring around your injection sites.
The Treatment Process
One of the biggest benefits of this particular treatment is that appointments are fast, easy, and pain-free. Before we start injecting the product into your cheeks, we’ll clean your skin to prevent unwanted bacteria from entering along with the filler. Juvederm products contain lidocaine, which is a painkiller, so you’ll only feel a small pinch as the needle is applied.
You’ll receive several injections, putting small amounts at a time into your skin. This ensures that your results are accurate and that you get the appearance you’re looking for from your treatment. Your appointment will take under an hour to complete and you can leave once it’s finished.
Some cosmetic treatments like surgery can offer you effective results but require a lot of downtime. You may not be willing to deal with an inconvenience like this, especially if the recovery process is going to be painful or uncomfortable. But with all Juvederm fillers, you can count on recovery being easy and comfortable.
There will only be a few things to remember as your skin heals around the injection sites over the next week or so. You’ll need to stay away from direct sunlight since your skin will be more prone to burning than usual. Avoid irritants like extreme temperature changes as well as anything that can trigger sweating.
What Are the Benefits?
Get Rid of Jowls
When you inject this filler in your cheeks, don’t just expect your cheeks to look fuller and rounder. Adding more volume to your cheeks will also lift sagging skin, reducing the appearance of jowls you may have found forming.
This will smooth out your jawline, making you look younger while also providing your jaw with much more definition.
Treatment Is Customizable
Different people will be looking for different results from their cosmetic treatment. We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment like this, which is why we like Juvederm treatments so much. It’s easy to customize your treatment plan to ensure you get the specific results you want.
Whether you’re looking for a few small changes to enhance your appearance or you want a much more dramatic, noticeable change, we can ensure you get the results you want.
Treatment Is Safe
Safety is a key concern for many people looking into cosmetic treatments and for good reason. While some treatment options like neuromodulators and surgery can offer you a more youthful appearance, some people may have sensitivities or other conditions that impede them from getting these treatments.
But this filler is made with hyaluronic acid, a chemical that you can already find in your skin. As long as you don’t have any sensitivities to lidocaine, this filler will be perfectly safe for you.
Anyone Is a Candidate
Because of how safe this treatment is, essentially anyone can be a candidate. Before we get you set up with your appointment, we’ll consult with you on your goals to ensure that this is the right treatment for you.
You could be a great candidate if you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and don’t currently have skin conditions like eczema around the areas you want to be treated. The perfect candidate is someone in good general health who wants to rejuvenate their appearance.
Book an Appointment Today
Does Voluma sound like it might be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for? You’ll need to make sure you visit the right team to provide you with treatment. Our expert staff will be excited to help you. Call us today to learn more at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV.