You spent over a year losing weight, and you’re proud of your results. You feel healthier, happier, and more confident than you have since college. Unfortunately, there was an unintended side effect of losing all that weight. Your cheeks have thinned drastically and your mid-face skin is now sagging. If you think you need Voluma at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, here are seven things you need to know about the cheek filler.
7 Things You Must Know About Voluma
1. This Cheek Filler Can Really Lift Your Face
Unfortunately, sagging skin is inevitable. At the age of 25, your skin starts to produce less collagen than it did when you were younger. Collagen is one of the primary supporting structures of your skin that keeps it tight, smooth, and radiant. When you lose a significant amount of weight after the age of 24, it’s virtually inevitable that your skin will sag. There’s also a decent chance that, even after waiting a year, your skin will not tighten adequately.
If you’ve noticed that the skin around your cheeks is sagging due to recent significant weight loss or age, there is a decent chance that your skin won’t return as flush to your body as it once did. You can wait 12 to 18 months to see what happens, but we recommend that you seek immediate treatment.
2. The Injections Are Quick
There are other ways to augment and lift your cheeks than Voluma. However, this Juvederm product is, by far, the safest and most efficient. Juvederm treatment sessions can take up to 60 minutes. However, if you’re only targeting your cheeks with Juvederm Voluma, your session should only take around 15 minutes.
One of the reasons this treatment is so much more efficient than an invasive procedure is that there is no need for general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. You will remain awake during the entire treatment and you will not be administered any medications that will upset your stomach or cause drowsiness. Another reason this treatment is so efficient is that no incisions, sutures, or stitches are required.
3. The Results Are Even Faster
Your treatment session will take around 15 minutes, including cleansing the treatment area. However, you will start to see the results of the treatment immediately. This treatment works by injecting hyaluronic acid into the targeted area. In the case of Voluma treatments, the powerful dermal filler is injected into the cheeks and around the cheekbones.
Keep in mind, you shouldn’t despair if you don’t see the look you were trying to achieve immediately after the treatment session. Although the initial results are noticeable, it will still take up to two weeks to see the final results of your treatment session.
4. There’s No Downtime
Unlike cheek augmentation or a facelift, there is absolutely no downtime after this treatment. You are free to return to work and there is no recovery period required. This makes this non-invasive treatment far superior to invasive alternatives that require a minimum of one to two weeks time off from work and up to six weeks of restrictions on the activities you can participate in.
5. There Are, However, Aftercare Steps You Should Take
Although there’s no downtime, there are a few things you should do after your treatment to ensure the best results. Avoid applying makeup to your cheeks for the first 24 hours following your treatment. Do not consume alcohol in the same time period, and do not engage in strenuous activity or expose your skin to the sun without adequate protection.
In other words, you could play the goalie in your local soccer match, but you couldn’t play the center forward. You shouldn’t swim or bike uphill, but there’s nothing wrong with walking your kids to the park or going on a leisurely bike ride. What’s important is that you don’t exercise at an intensity that causes you to sweat. To protect your skin adequately from the sun, apply at least an SPF 30 sunscreen every four hours when you go out during the day.
6. It Works Very Well With Other Cosmetic Treatments
Another thing you must know about this effective dermal filler is that it works very well with other dermal fillers. For example, if you are concerned about sagging skin, lines, wrinkles, and folds around your nose and mouth, you may benefit from Juvederm Vollure or Ultra Plus. If you have concerns about the appearance of your lips, you may benefit from Juvederm Ultra XC or Volbella XC depending on the extent of non-invasive augmentation you want.
7. Treatment Isn’t Painful or Uncomfortable at All
We touched briefly on the fact that you don’t need any anesthesia or sedation that causes nasty side effects. This is because our Juvederm formulas include a small amount of lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic that numbs the treatment area. This means that you will feel neither pain nor discomfort while the injections are being made, but you don’t have to deal with the potentially nasty side effects of harder drugs.
Learn More About Juvederm’s Line of Life-Changing Dermal Fillers Today
Juvederm Voluma is a cheek filler that simultaneously augments the cheeks to make you look healthier and lifts sagging facial skin to perfect the contours of your cheeks without an invasive procedure or two. If you’d like to learn more about this quick, painless, non-invasive treatment, contact our team of friendly, understanding experts at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA online now to request an appointment.