Westlake Village dermatologist explains Juvéderm Voluma treatment
Juvéderm Voluma is one of the newest dermal fillers available to patients. After years of use in other countries, patients in Westlake Village now have access to this groundbreaking treatment.
Like other dermal fillers, Juvéderm Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid. Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid helps the skin maintain a soft, supple appearance. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases, allowing skin to thin and sag. Dermal fillers replace this missing hyaluronic acid to make the skin and appearance more youthful. Juvéderm Voluma is specifically designed to help with loss of volume in the cheeks and middle area of the face. Juvéderm Voluma also contains a local anesthetic to make the injection as comfortable as possible for patients.
The midface area is one that is often significantly affected by aging. A decrease in collagen production causes loss of definition and sagging, relaxed skin around the cheekbone area. It is also a common spot for lines and wrinkles to appear. In the past, patients who dealt with this type of volume loss and sagging would have to turn to invasive procedures such as face lifts to tighten the skin. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm Voluma now give patients a much less invasive way of addressing these aging concerns.
At our office, Dr. Panagotacos and the team love using Juvéderm products. The gel-like injectables are easy to use and effective at providing stunning and even results. Patients with mild to moderate aging issues such as loss of volume, lines, and wrinkles can benefit from Juvéderm products. The addition of lidocaine to Voluma makes it particularly appealing for patients who want maximum comfort. Voluma also contains Vycross, which offers long lasting results. Many patients maintain results for up to two years.
Candidates for Voluma treatment are generally patients in the 30-60 age range who are dealing with poorly defined cheekbones and volume loss on the face. If you live in the Westlake Village area and are interested in learning more about fighting the signs of aging with Voluma, contact us today for a consultation.