Wrinkles are not the only changes that develop on your face and give you an aged appearance. Over time, volume loss can cause rounded contours to flatten and sag, especially in the cheeks. For anyone facing this age-related problem, there is a solution: Voluma®. Fort Worth-area patients who want their cheeks to regain a youthful shape may find that this injectable is exactly what they need.
The best results come from precise injections handled with professionalism, care, and skill, which is why Dr. Peter Damico personally administers every Voluma® treatment at Skin Care Fort Worth.
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Though it is frequently referred to as Voluma® in filler reviews and by patients, its full name is Juvéderm® Voluma XC, revealing that it is made by the same manufacturer that produces Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC. These injectable dermal fillers all share a common active ingredient (a modified form of hyaluronic acid), but each is ideally suited for a unique aesthetic purpose.
Juvéderm® XC has a variety of applications on the face, primarily devoted to filling in lines and folds. Ultra® XC is used to augment lips, giving them a fuller appearance.
Voluma® is intended specifically for restoring volume to what is known as the apple of the cheek: a round area—one on the left; one on the right—that tends to become more pronounced when you smile. The results of an injection session are not permanent, because the modified hyaluronic acid is gradually and safely absorbed into the body, but the temporary benefits are by no means short term: It can generate revitalizing effects that last for two years under ideal circumstances.
When learning about Voluma®, it helps to first understand how naturally occurring hyaluronic acid works. Our bodies make the carbohydrate to lubricate and moisturize key areas that benefit from a flexible structure. Hyaluronic acid is a main component in keeping skin hydrated and pliant.
Typically, as a person gets older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes, as does production of the valuable fluid. This reduction leads to structural deficiencies, visible as everything from small lines appearing in formerly smooth skin to deepening hollows that create a gaunt appearance.
Voluma® is injected deep into the tissue to fill in those sunken areas and give flattened and even sagging skin a natural-looking lift. The smooth fluid works by instantly rounding out the skin above while providing valuable moisture. Many doctors also use it for other facial contouring purposes, such as restoring lost volume to hollowed, sunken temples.
Voluma® filler reviews at realself.com reveal that the product has a 92 percent satisfaction rate.
The amount of filler needed to achieve ideal correction can be administered in about 15 minutes. Dr. Peter Damico uses a cannula to minimize discomfort, which is further reduced by the anesthetic lidocaine in the filler itself.
Voluma® is made via a process that involves Vycross™ technology, creating a smooth fluid that closely mimics the hyaluronic acid your own body makes. Its consistency means it is easily injectable, further minimizing discomfort during the treatment session and maximizing natural-looking results.
Voluma® before and after photos reveal an instantaneous, but subtle change in patients.
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Choosing a properly trained doctor to administer Voluma® will reduce the risk of side effects, though tenderness, swelling, redness, bruising, and similar conditions common to injection sites are possible. Any such effects will likely resolve completely in two to four weeks. Patients can raise any questions or concerns about the treatment with Dr. Damico during their consultation, as well as request and read Voluma® filler reviews from other patients.
Voluma® and the rest of the Juvéderm® family of fillers work well to reduce the signs of aging, but Dr. Peter Damico also offers a variety of other minimally invasive treatments for patients who want their face to reflect a youthful spirit as opposed to the number of years it has seen.
Radiesse® is another filler used to restore volume on the face, as well as on patients' hands, where a loss of volume can emphasize the bones, tendons, and veins as opposed to rounded contours.
Apart from fillers, Skin Care Fort Worth has the popular, wrinkle-smoothing BOTOX®, as well as chemical peels to reveal unblemished layers of skin and microneedling to stimulate natural healing and collagen production to repair UV damage and scars.
Talk to Dr. Damico about which treatment or combination of treatments could deliver the results best suited to your face and goals.