Juvederm Voluma is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring, colorless substance in your skin that helps to add volume, protect cells and hydrate the skin. During treatment, Juvederm Voluma injectable gel is placed beneath the skin with a fine needle to provide a smooth, natural wrinkle correction.
What Does Juvederm Voluma Treat?
Juvederm Voluma is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is biocompatible and effective for six months or longer. Treatment with Juvederm Voluma is suitable for those who exhibit:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Lip lines
- Hollow tear trough
Juvederm Voluma has also been used effectively in lip augmentation and facial contouring. During an appointment at our Helena offices, we can determine whether Juvederm Voluma can meet your goals for cosmetic treatment.
What is Juvederm Voluma Treatment Like?
Treatment with Juvederm Voluma is simple and often requires only 15 minutes. If you are sensitive to injections, be sure to mention it beforehand. Juvederm Voluma does contain lidocaine for added comfort.
After your skin is cleansed, and the injection sites are selected and marked, we will carefully inject Juvederm Voluma beneath the skin at the appropriate depth. He will then briefly massage the treated area to ensure a smooth result.
You can begin to enjoy a rejuvenated appearance almost immediately after treatment, once any swelling or bruising that has occurred has a chance to subside. Indirect application of an ice pack can help reduce swelling in the areas that feel overly full or are visibly swollen. Juvederm Voluma provides temporary results, so touch-up appointments are needed to maintain results. Most patients return for treatment within six months to a year, after the body has metabolized the filler. Fortunately, it is often the case that less product is needed for later treatments.
Be sure that you refrain from alcohol, sun and heat exposure as well as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours following treatment. Watch for unusual changes and contact our office if any symptom worsens or lasts longer than one week.