Over time, the volume in our face can diminish and cause our face to have a hollow appearance. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved VOLUMA, a dermal filler from Juvederm that is specially formulated to add volume to the cheek, cheekbones, and chin. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego have extensive knowledge and training in using dermal fillers to achieve amazing results for their patients.
What is VOLUMA?
VOLUMA is an injectable facial filler made of hyaluronic acid, which is a hydrating ingredient found in our own skin. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid and our skin starts to look less full and young. Areas of our face can become sagging or hollow as we lose more volume over time. VOLUMA replaces some of the hyaluronic acid in our skin that we’ve lost with time. The hyaluronic acid is thick enough to allow the injectable gel to disperse steadily in the skin. When it is injected into the cheek area, it lifts and contours the cheeks to provide a more youthful appearance. VOLUMA treatments in San Diego can also be used on patients who desire a more prominent chin.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are unsatisfied with your face’s increasingly sunken or sagging appearance, then you should consider receiving VOLUMA injections by the dermal filler experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. The best candidates are those who want to reverse the signs of aging and return their face to a fuller appearance. This filler is a great option for patients who want a non-surgical procedure that will provide noticeable and natural results. It can also be used in conjunction with facial plastic surgery. The dermatology specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are committed to providing quality care and treatment to each patient.
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The expert dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego want to aid potential patients in deciding which dermal filler treatment is right for them. Here is a compilation of some frequently asked questions regarding VOLUMA.
Q: Are the injections painful?
A: While dermal filler injections usually do not cause any pain, our dermatology specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego can utilize topical numbing cream for patients who are especially concerned. Our doctors strive to make sure that patients are comfortable during the injection procedure. As an added bonus, VOLUMA contains lidocaine which is a numbing agent that goes into the skin during the injection.
Q: What results can I expect?
A: While individual results will vary from patient to patient, effects generally last for up to two years. You can expect volume to be provided to the face for a more youthful appearance. Our dermal filler experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are committed to ensuring that they meet your needs while also giving you a natural look that is not too overdone. While the effects are not the same as facial plastic surgery, patients are able to return to Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego for touchups as needed.
Q: Does it treat wrinkles and fine lines?
A: VOLUMA was specially formulated to reverse volume loss in the face and is the only filler that is FDA approved to add volume to the cheek area. It is best when injected deep into the skin to fill out hollow areas of the face. The dermatology specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego would recommend other dermal fillers for wrinkle treatment, such as Juvederm, Dysport, and Restylane. These dermal fillers are more suited to treat wrinkles and fine lines that are located superficially on the skin. A non-surgical liquid facelift, a combination of dermal facial fillers and Botox, is another option for patients seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face.
Q: Are there side effects?
A: All injectable treatments come with the risk of side effects; however VOLUMA has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to provide volume and a natural lift to the face. Typical side effects may include minor itching, redness, swelling, and bruising around the treatment area. These side effects should not last longer than a few days, however if they last for more than one week you should contact our office.
Schedule a Consultation in San Diego Today!
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to fight the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance, trust your dermal filler needs with the board-certified dermatology experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. Schedule a consultation today by calling 858-657-1002 and speak to one of our injectable specialists about how San Diego VOLUMA can work for you!