What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is the latest advancement in non-invasive injectable fillers, combining a smooth gel that is easily sculpted with Juvederm hyaluronic acid filler for optimal volumization. The product has been FDA approved for use in the mid-face to treat volume loss in the cheeks. Maintaining volume in the cheeks is an essential factor in nurturing a youthful appearance. Juvederm Voluma does so without the need for surgical augmentation with implants.
Dr. Rubinstein has been selected by Allergan, the makers of Juvederm Voluma, to be counted among an exclusive group of regional trainers for the injectable filler. He was given access to the product well in advance of other physicians across the nation, providing him with additional experience and expertise.
Benefits of Juvederm Voluma
Typically, Juvederm and other filler injections last 6 to 12 months, but Juvederm Voluma offers extended results. The cheek enhancing filler lasts up to 2 years, providing substantially longer effects. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid found in the filler attracts water and will bring hydration to the skin.
Candidates for Juvederm Voluma
Patients have traveled far and wide for access to this revolutionary product. All patients, regardless of skin type, who desire an increase in natural-looking volume in the cheeks can benefit from Juvederm Voluma. Candidates must be in good health and have reasonable expectations. Users of Juvederm Voluma include those who have experienced a decrease in mid-face volume due to age or heredity.
Juvederm Voluma – The Procedure
In-office Juvederm Voluma injections take about 20 minutes to perform, sometimes longer depending on the extent of treatment a patient needs. Dr. Rubinstein uses a micro cannula injection technique when performing injectable treatments. The micro cannula has a blunt tip that eliminates pain and bruising, reduces the need for local anesthesia, and minimizes the risk of trauma to nerves and blood vessels. Since the tool is long and flexible, the cheek area is able to be sculpted without multiple injection points.
What to Expect After Your Juvederm Voluma Treatment
Patients are able to return to their normal activity immediately following the procedure. They should avoid exercise for 24 hours. After treatment, patients can expect to enjoy the results of Juvederm Voluma for up to 2 years.
Side effects that accompany use of Juvederm Voluma are minimal and usually disappear by 2 to 4 weeks. Temporary reactions at the injection site that can occur include swelling, redness, firmness, tenderness, bruising, pain, discoloration, and itching. Rare complications include numbness, lumps, and allergic reaction.