Dr. Diane Chiu at the Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center is very excited to announce the newest dermal filler and only one specifically FDA approved for cheeks…Juvederm Voluma! Voluma is made by Allergan, the people who make Botox and Juvederm. Like Juvederm, it is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your skin. However, Voluma is made using VYCROSS technology, a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of crosslinked hyaluronic acid for longer-lasting results, greater lifting power, and a smoother consistency. Voluma can last for up to two years!
‘I have been injecting fillers into the cheeks for about 10 years, and Voluma is definitely the most elegant and beautiful product that I have ever worked with. My patients state that they can’t even feel that it’s there. It’s very soft and malleable and looks completely natural. It provides a fantastic lift and restores natural looking volume to the cheeks. Volumizing the cheeks will provide an immediate, more youthful, well rested appearance. I can’t think of another procedure that can take 5-10 years off a person in 20 minutes time, with virtually no downtime!”
Cheek augmentation can reduce the look of undereye circles, restore the apples of your cheeks, enhance your cheekbones, lift your nasolabial folds, and correct hollowness. As with other filler injections, topical numbing cream is applied for 20-30 minutes prior to Voluma injection. Also, Voluma contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that numbs the skin as it is injected, maximizing patient comfort.
Voluma’s safety profile is outstanding. Unlike other longer-lasting fillers, Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid. No allergy testing is required. Also, most people don’t know that hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme if there is ever any problem with it. This usually gives first time injection patients peace of mind. The most common side effects with Voluma are mild tenderness, mild swelling, and possible bruising.
Although Voluma has only been commercially available in the United States since January 2014, it has been available internationally for about 9 years. In clinical studies, more than 75% of patients reported an improvement in their facial appearance two years after their last treatment! Truly amazing!
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiu today to see if Voluma is right for you!