It’s completely natural to see changes in the way your face looks as you get older, but these changes may affect your self-confidence. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, our Juvederm Voluma treatments at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD might be exactly what you need.
What Is Juvederm Voluma Used for?
Looking for a way to get back to your more youthful appearance? Unhappy with the way aging has thinned out your face? As you get older and lose important chemicals in your skin, you may not appreciate how your cheeks have started to look thinner.
Juvederm Voluma is specifically formulated to target the cheeks. It will put this lost volume back into the area, allowing your overall face to look younger and healthier. When injected, it penetrates deep into the skin, ensuring that you get effective and long-lasting results.
What Is Happening to My Skin?
To better understand how this dermal filler can help change your appearance, it helps to understand why your skin is going through so many changes in the first place. There are several chemicals present in your skin that provide it with elasticity and volume.
The older you get, the more these chemicals start to diminish. Your body stops being able to produce them on its own effectively. That’s why you’ll begin to see issues like sagging and wrinkling arising.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
One of the most important chemicals you should know about is hyaluronic acid. This sugar is abundant in your skin when you’re young, but as you get older, you’ll lose significant amounts of it. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining hydration and fullness by drawing moisture molecules to itself.
So, the more hyaluronic acid you lose in your skin, the thinner your face will look. An additional side effect of the loss of this chemical is that you’ll likely notice your skin feels a lot dryer, as it has a more difficult time attracting moisture.
What Is Collagen?
Another crucial chemical for your skin that you need to know about is collagen. This protein works by providing your skin with its overall structure and elasticity. That’s why your skin appeared so smooth and healthy when you were young.
But the older you get, the more collagen you’ll lose in your skin. That means that your skin loses elasticity, which in turn will result in gravity having a stronger effect and pulling your skin downward. You’ll also find that your skin is unable to smooth out when the muscles beneath are relaxed.
What Is Juvederm Voluma and What Does It Do?
This injectable is part of Juvederm’s overall lineup of injectable fillers. All of these fillers use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. As you know, this naturally-occurring sugar provides fullness to the areas where it’s injected. As more volume is added to your face, this will lift any sagging and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is also known for its ability to stimulate collagen production. The more collagen is present in your skin, the firmer and more elastic it’s going to be. This will smooth wrinkles that you may have already noticed on your face at the same time as it prevents more wrinkles from appearing. This particular formula is designed to fill in the cheek area.
What Else Can Juvederm Products Target?
While this formula is designed for your cheeks, other Juvederm formulas can target other areas of your face. Depending on what your goals are, you may receive multiple different types of Juvederm. These are some additional areas you can target.
Your smile lines, also frequently referred to as laugh lines or nasolabial folds, are the vertical lines that appear between your nose and your mouth when you smile. If these lines are starting to become permanent and you don’t like the way they’re affecting your face, there’s a Juvederm formula for you.
By providing both more volume and elasticity to your skin, this filler will reduce the appearance of these lines and offer you a younger appearance overall.
Are you noticing the skin around your jawline sagging? Maybe your jawline simply lacks the definition you wish it had. Whatever your concerns are, this dermal filler can help you.
When you inject this into your cheeks to help them look fuller and rounder, this will also lift sagging skin around your jawline. You’ll eliminate any jowls that may have been forming and provide more definition.
These are the vertical lines that appear around the corners of your mouth and go toward your chin. Marionette lines can be a particularly frustrating type of wrinkle to see.
If you’d like to get rid of them, this filler is the perfect option. By offering more volume, this injectable will effectively smooth out your marionette lines for a younger overall appearance.
You’ll likely see some pretty major changes to your lips as you get older. For instance, you might notice them looking thinner. You may also find that you have fine lines appearing on them, often called lipstick lines or smoker’s lines.
There’s a Juvederm formula that can specifically target your lips, providing them with more volume. You’ll appreciate how much younger your lips look overall, as well as the way this filler reduces the appearance of fine lines on them. You can also use this formula to help even out uneven lips or simply to add more definition to the area.
All About Your Treatment
Preparing for Your Injections
Before we can apply this product to your desired areas, there are a few things we will need to do. The most important is to have a consultation with you. This gives us time to talk about your specific concerns and goals. We’ll also give you instructions on how to get ready for your upcoming appointment.
It will be important to avoid a few substances in the days leading up to your treatment. We’ll ask that you not consume anything that could act as a blood thinner, like alcohol and certain supplements. This ensures that you won’t bruise around your injection sites.
Before we can start applying the product to your desired areas, we’ll clean your skin thoroughly. This gets rid of any bacteria or other build-up on your skin. All Juvederm formulas contain lidocaine, which is a painkiller, so you’ll feel no pain throughout the treatment process.
Your appointment will be fast and easy. We’ll begin injecting the product once we’ve cleaned your skin, applying small amounts in strategic places. Your appointment should take less than an hour in total, and you can leave immediately after your treatment is finished.
There is no downtime necessary after this treatment since the treatment itself is non-invasive. This means that as soon as your appointment is done, you can get back to your regular life.
We’ll just provide you with a few important things to remember over the next few days. You will need to be mindful to avoid direct sunlight as well as any extreme changes in temperature. You’ll also have to avoid strenuous physical activity.
What Are Results Like?
If you’re worried about the results of your treatment looking odd or unnatural, you don’t need to be concerned. Your results will look totally natural.
When we have our consultation with you, we’ll discuss what specific results you want from your treatment. We’ll then customize your treatment plan to ensure your results are as dramatic or minor as you want them to be.
Who Is a Candidate?
This injectable is safe for most people to get. As long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and you are not sensitive to lidocaine, you may be a good candidate for this treatment.
The best candidate is someone in good general health who wants to reverse or prevent signs of aging like a thinning of the face and wrinkling. It’s a fantastic option for people who want long-lasting, effective results but who don’t want an invasive procedure like surgery.
Call Our Clinic Today
If you’re thinking about getting Juvederm Voluma injections to enhance the appearance of your cheeks, it’s important to work with the right people. Our team will be excited and happy to welcome you to our clinic. Book an appointment today at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD.