If you’ve been keeping up-to-date on your beauty news, you may have heard a lot of excitement about the launch of Juvéderm Voluma. Unlike many anti-aging injections, Voluma is made with the specific purpose of augmenting cheek volume, thus providing youth-enhancing facial contouring in mere minutes. The uproar over Voluma has been so loud that many are claiming that the treatment can act as a non-surgical facelift.
But before you sign up for this treatment, keep this in mind: While Voluma can provide significant facial contouring, it shouldn’t be seen as the non-invasive approach to facelifts.
As we age, our cheeks begin to lose the fat that provides youthful volume. What’s more, collagen levels begin to break down, resulting in sagging, sallow skin. Voluma – developed by Allergen – is a highly advanced hyaluronic acid filler that provides instant volume to deflated cheeks. The hyaluronic acid gel is thicker than traditional Juvéderm injections; when injected into the cheek area, it provides a strong foundation to support firmer, youthful-looking cheeks. The hyaluronic acid also works to boost collagen production, leading to long-term skin tightening and firming.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty uses Voluma injections to mimic the most natural results with his patients. Voluma injections can also mirror many results of the traditional facelift by firming the skin, contouring facial features, and producing a skin-tightening effect. Voluma can also be used to volumize the temples, which become hollow with age.
In addition to these uses, Voluma can be used to reshape the chin and jawline, which may have sagged or lost its definition with age. This last effect is a great option for both men and women who may be distraught by a weaker jawline.
All Voluma injections are performed in-office; patients should expect temporary swelling and bruising at the injection site for about a day. Ideal candidates should not be pregnant, nor on any medications that thin the blood. Results from Voluma can last anywhere between eight to 12 months.
For more information about Voluma injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty at one of his two practices in downtown Boston and Brookline, MA. Dr. Doherty serves the greater metro Boston area. Call (617) 450-0070 to learn more today.