Whether you’re only now exploring injectable fillers or have been using them for some time, it’s good to explore your options. At the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, we know fillers. We understand where each is best used and how to provide you with the most benefit. That’s why for patients looking to lift their cheeklines, we recommend Voluma.
What Is Voluma?
Many call this therapy the “lift without surgery.” It is an injectable filler with a thick texture designed to sit below the skin. Its consistency and positioning allow it to substantially increase volume in the upper and middle cheek areas.
Patients laud this therapy for its delivery of immediate and beautiful results. No downtime means you can immediately resume normal activities, and treatment itself is quick so you can get on with your day. However, the benefits of Voluma go well beyond these basic factors to provide a truly rejuvenating experience.
All the Reasons to Opt for Treatment
As part of the Juvederm family, this filler is made with hyaluronic acid (HA) – a polysaccharide produced naturally by the body that help bind cells and water together. HA promotes hydration, elasticity, and lift. It is also an important factor in maintaining tissue integrity and cellular stability to keep skin smooth.
But that is not to say all injectable fillers made with HA are the same, because they’re not. They differ based on the percentage of HA present and how they are crosslinked. More extensive crosslinking means longer-lasting results because the filler degrades more slowly. This filler is crosslinked at 90 percent, giving it a firm edge over competitors and providing results that last up to two years.
FDA-Approved to Restore Volume
With time, people lose definition in their cheeks as naturally-occurring fat slides down, toward the chin. This is, in fact, a prime hallmark of aging and can cause skin sag, wrinkles, and hollows. Restoring volume improves these effects and instantly helps patients look younger and more refreshed.
This filler is the first injectable gel with lidocaine to receive FDA approval for restoring volume in cheeks. It is designed to penetrate deep into the skin – usually along the bone – to provide natural, targeted results. It also has a thicker consistency than most of its competitors to deliver more significant volumizing effects and revitalize depleted cheek skin.
Greater Lift With Vycross Technology
When compared to other fillers – namely, Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus – this filler has shown to better restore youthful cheek curves. You can attribute this to its proprietary Vycross technology, meaning its formula is a blend of HA with both low and high molecular weights that help them link together more tightly. In turn, the injectable is able to actually integrate with underlying facial tissues for visibly lifted results.
Naturally Supports Collagen Production
Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1000 times its weight in moisture. By restoring hydration, it gives skin a dewy, glossy glow. This effect also supports collagen and elastin production, both of which provide a taut, sculpted facial appearance that mimics the effects of youth.
Collagen additionally gives skin its volume. Unfortunately, collagen is one of the first proteins to fall victim to the aging process; the body naturally starts producing less as early as age 25. With this loss comes skin wrinkles, laxity, and fine lines. Restoring production can improve your entire appearance so that after treatment, both your skin and facial structures are improved.
Contours the Face
Facial shape changes as we age. The nose grows larger and fat slides down from higher locations, like the cheeks, to lower areas, like the chin. But once injected, Voluma can be smoothed into place (by a professional) to contour your cheeks and enhance your profile. This explains so many people use it as an anti-aging remedy.
A variety of fillers can provide volume to erase obvious wrinkles and tighten skin, but their effects stop there. This injectable keeps working to redefine cheekbones, an ability owed to its thick texture. Once contoured into place, it retains its shape for long-lasting definition in the cheeks.
Provides Long-Lasting Results
Speaking of long-lasting, most dermal fillers provide results that last only several months. Some have a thin consistency that simply degrades more quickly, while others don’t have the crosslinking necessary to endure long-term.
With its unique formula and competent use of technology, this filler provides visible results for up to two years. Even after this milestone, many patients report continued improvements to their skin. We attribute this to ongoing collagen and elastin production that provides a more refreshed appearance.
This treatment can be used on a range of patients, both male and female, who want to reverse the signs of aging. In addition to restoring volume in the cheeks, it can also reduce the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Deep lines and folds
- Forehead creases
- Marionette lines
In addition, this filler works well with other treatments, allowing us to create a customized treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns. For example, you can pair this with a chemical peel for a more luminous complexion or with other fillers for a flawless facial canvas. We can assist in helping you choose the treatments that will render the greatest benefit.
Look Your Best
Times have changed. You no longer have to accept aging effects like wrinkles, lines, and lost volume. Our staff is dedicated to helping you look your best. Call the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, today and schedule your appointment.