If you’re feeling blue about losing volume and bounce in your face, we can give you a reason to smile. Voluma, one of the most popular dermal fillers available, can plump sagging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, we see the benefits of this treatment for ourselves, in men and women of all ages with a variety of skin types.
How Can I Add Volume to Cheeks? 17 Reasons to Get Voluma
1. Made of Beneficial Ingredients
We’ll starts with the basics here. This treatment is made with modified hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally within the body. It is this acid that accounts for the skin’s supple sheen, voluminous contours, and lifted appearance. In youth, our bodies produce hyaluronic acid in large quantities. Production starts to taper at age 25, however, so that by middle-age, we already show signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
This treatment helps restore a level of balance by incorporating hyaluronic acid in its composition. It is, in fact, the first filler with this ingredient as its base to receive FDA approval. You can therefore feel comfortable knowing you’re receiving a quality treatment that mimics the body’s natural processes.
2. Clinically Proven to Be Safe
Because of its FDA approval, this treatment is already shown to be safe. As further proof, it has undergone multiple tests and studies to determine the potential for serious side effects. None have been reported, meaning this treatment has withstood even the most rigorous of scientific standards.
3. Targeted for Cheeks
Some fillers are intended to plump lips or reduce shadows caused by lower lids. But this treatment is designed – and approved – specifically for restoring volume to the cheeks. It does this by addressing the cheek’s three physical areas: hollow, apple, and apex. This means a smooth, evenly-distributed finish that provides natural-looking results.
By restoring volume, this treatment also viscerates wrinkles. Droopiness is gone as well, so that you look at least five years younger.
4. Stimulates Collagen Production
As you age, fat automatically drifts from the top of the face to the bottom. Deposits in the cheeks are among the first to move, a migration that contributes to the downturned, tired expression many of us want to combat.
While Voluma helps restore the appearance of this fat, it does more than just fill vacant space across the cheeks. It also ignites the body’s natural collagen production, a fact backed by scientific study.
Importance of Collagen
Collagen is crucial to maintaining strong, healthy skin. It promotes hydration, elasticity, and a clear complexion. As a component of treatment, you’ll benefit not only from more definition in the cheek area but improved skin tone and radiance as well.
5. Helps Contour
We’ve already talked about the many effects of aging on skin: sagging, dryness, loss of elasticity, and diminished clarity. Here, then, we’ll add one more common problem: distraction from your facial features.
Skin that is wrinkled naturally draws the eye to it. This means attention is taken away from your attractive eyes or lips. By restoring a smooth plane, Voluma helps to once again give contours to the face. Your cheeks will look lifted, yes, but your other features will also become more prominent.
Naturally More Malleable
While this treatment inherently restores contours by erasing wrinkles, it has another trait that helps in this regard: it is more malleable than other fillers, so it neatly skims your natural facial planes. For this reason, it’s also unlikely to clump, so one area doesn’t appear plumper than another. What you’ll see, in turn, are silky results that improve symmetry and make you look fresher.
How It Works
Using your facial symmetry for guidance, we inject Voluma right above the cheekbone. We then move it with our fingertips to mold it into place. This also ensures more consistent results that are subtle but beautiful.
6. Different From Other Injectables
Some of the reasons we’ve listed here help to reiterate this treatment is different from other injectables. But to be more specific, many cosmetic fillers bind with water in the skin to plump. Conversely, this treatment is created to build upwards, so you don’t get the false or puffy look other injectables can give.
Instead, you see volume that moves the face upward. This can even dramatically improve lines around the mouth, as the entire face looks lifted and more vibrant. Many patients can’t help but comment on how much more rested and restored they look.
7. Immediate and Long-Lasting Results
With many cosmetic therapies, patients need to wait anywhere from five to seven days before they start seeing results. With Voluma, results are immediate. There’s no recovery period or injuries made to the skin that requires healing. You’ll be able to instantly see the difference in your appearance.
You will also enjoy results that last an exceptionally long time – around two years. This is one of the most notable features of the treatment. Other fillers may last only six to eight months, but this therapy provides long-term results to keep you looking as youthful as possible.
What’s the Secret?
For the answer to this question, we have to once more look at how Voluma is different. Because it doesn’t bind to water, it is metabolized much more slowly within the body. An added benefit is this: because it stimulates collagen production, your skin will continue to look more rejuvenated and plumper.
8. Proven to Be Highly Effective
Of the injectable fillers available for treatment, this therapy contains the strongest and thickest consistency. This is crucial to the cheeks, where a thicker gel is needed for effective results. A thinner gel, on the other hand, is ideal for delicate under-eye areas, while one of a medium consistency can be used to treat laugh lines so facial expressions still appear natural.
In considering patient satisfaction, we’re happy to point out that 90 percent of those treated believed they looked five years younger six months after their first therapy. Two years in, 76 percent of patients reported continued happiness with their results. They felt they still looked three years younger.
9. Moisturizes Skin
Without adequate levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid, skin struggles to stay sufficiently hydrated. Because this treatment restores both, it helps restore the skin’s natural barrier. With this intact, your face is able to retain moisture much more easily.
While hydrated skin is certainly much healthier than that which is dry, it also looks better. You’ll notice a dewy glow, far fewer flakes, and restored luster.
10. Saves Time and Money
As we age, we tend to spend more time using a slew of products to cover and disguise imperfections: serums, primer, foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer…and that’s not even all of it.
But when your youthful appearance is returned to you, these products become redundant. In fact, they can take away from your new shine. Skip these products and you’ll save significant time in front of the mirror.
Keep Your Money
While you’re not using these products, you’ll also have no need to purchase them. Imagine going a year or two without your normal routine. The money you save can be put toward something else: a new outfit or a little extra spending money on next year’s vacation.
Most treatment sessions are under an hour, and some are as quick as 30 minutes. This can be a big help if you’re in the middle of running errands, need to return to the office, or only have a few hours before your family event. We’ll get you in and out of our office with little hassle so you can get back to living.
12. Blocks Pain
Built into Voluma is lidocaine, which gently numbs the treatment area so you feel no pain. Sometimes, patients forego cosmetic therapy altogether because they’re afraid of the discomfort it might yield. But this therapy – thanks to its forward-thinking design – will help keep you worry-free and completely comfortable.
13. Offers Non-Invasive Treatment
Another common stumbling block with many anti-aging therapies is the fear of surgery. Fortunately, this treatment is non-invasive. You’ll have no incisions, scars, or risks for complications. We simply inject the gel and then guide it into place with your fingertips.
14. Builds Your Confidence
When the quality of your skin starts to wane, it can be hard to maintain your natural energy and confidence. You wonder if everyone is looking at your wrinkles, wondering about your sagging skin, staring at the hollows in your cheeks.
With treatment, you don’t need to ask yourself these questions anymore. You can revel in a rounder, smoother, and softer face knowing you look good.
15. Comes From a Respected Family of Fillers
Voluma is part of the Juvederm family, a collection lauded for its high standards of quality. Specifically, Juvederm is known for the silky gel texture of its injectables. These are considered to deliver far superior results to granular gels. The difference is in how you look after treatment.
With Juvederm fillers, you have authentic contours and a seemingly flawless canvas free of creases and lines. The ultimate goal is to enhance your natural features without looking like you’ve had anything done.
16. Embraces Next-Generation Ideals
In going back to Juvederm, we have to say this family of products consists of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. This is important because products sourced from animals can cause allergies in some patients, meaning not everyone can safely use them.
With this product, however, you’re at no risk for a reaction. You don’t even need to undergo a pre-injection allergy scratch-test. Juvederm ensures its formula is universally safe to make age-defying therapies more accessible to more people.
17. Offers a Speedy Recovery
Whereas other therapies may come with a list of pre- and post-treatment guidelines, as well as force you to leave your skin alone for at least 24 hours after treatment, this injectable is different. We’ve already said you can immediately resume normal activities, and this includes using skincare products and cosmetics the same day.
You may experience some slight swelling or redness after treatment, but this subsides very quickly. A few suggestions to help you after therapy include:
- Avoid excessive heat for about a week
- Use sunscreen
- Stay out of the sun
- Avoid alcohol for about a day
- Don’t squeeze or massage the treatment area for at least a week
Treat Yourself to Younger-Looking Skin
With all the reasons to get Voluma, it’s hard to see how this treatment wouldn’t be of benefit. It is safe, uses proven ingredients to smooth and lift skin, and works more effectively – with longer results – than most fillers.
We don’t believe that aging skin is something you have to live with. We say embrace your wisdom but retain your youthful glow. Call or visit Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, today to learn more about this exciting treatment.