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Voluma, an injectable in the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, corrects age-related volume loss in the mid-face region. As we age, the cheeks tend to lose their plump shape, sagging and becoming gaunt. At Avani Derm Spa, our skin experts provide Voluma for St. Louis patients looking to restore cheek volume and a more youthful appearance.
Voluma, similar to other Juvederm injectables, is a hyaluronic-acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the skin tissues, where it bonds with water molecules to create volume and structure. Voluma contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results.
What Makes Voluma Different?
Whereas most other injectable cosmetic treatments on the market are aimed at filling wrinkles, Juvederm Voluma is injected directly into the cheek area to smooth, raise, and re-contour this area of the face. Its FDA-approved formula is designed to specifically fill and lift the cheeks.
Who Can Get Voluma?
Voluma, like most injectable cosmetic procedures, should be administered to those who are at least 21 years of age. During our mid to late 20s, the body tends to slow the natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin tissue. Injectable cosmetics can be great as both preventative care and as age-reversing procedures to add lost volume.
Candidates who are not ideal for Voluma are those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who have had allergic reactions to past cosmetic procedures. It’s important to talk to your doctor about your skin concerns and previous procedures prior to your injectable treatment.
Your appointment as a whole should be roughly 30 minutes long, with the actual injections taking only 10-15 minutes. This, of course, is dependent on the number of injections you are receiving.
Voluma injections are administered using a very small needle, leaving patients with very minimal to no pain during their procedure. It contains a small amount of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to help with any mild discomfort during injections. You can also ask for a topical numbing cream beforehand to remove any possibility of discomfort.
After the Voluma Treatment
Once your Voluma treatment is complete, you will not need to experience any recovery period or downtime. Other than refraining from massaging the area and avoiding excessive exercise, you can resume your day as planned. Experiencing bruising, swelling, and redness at or near the injection site is normal, and these issues will subside on their own.
The results achieved using Voluma can last up to two years. This makes the quick procedure an optimal option over what could otherwise only be achieved through invasive surgeries.
How Much Does Voluma Cost?
The cost of Voluma injections will vary depending on the number of syringes needed to treat the area. It is important to note that the price of elective cosmetic surgery is not covered by health insurance companies. Voluma has been proven to stimulate the natural production of collagen, allowing this small investment to have a huge impact with lasting results!
Set Up a Consultation
If you are interested in receiving Voluma injections, contact Avani Derm Spa and arrange a consultation. Voluma in St. Louis can give cheeks youthful volume and resolve a gaunt appearance.