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By Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center
August 22, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Voluma®  

When comparing pictures of a face taken 20 to 30 years apart, it's likely that while the general shape and contours of the face will mostly look the same, the face will look rounder and fuller in the younger version of the picture. While most people think of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet as the first and most visible signs of aging, volume and collagen loss account for the sunken, loose skin that makes a face look older.

In the past, men and women would generally have to resort to getting a surgical facelift to tighten their skin. But with injectable treatments like Voluma®, it is now possible to maintain volume and firmness in the cheeks and skin without surgery.

Cosmetic Dermatology and Facial Rejuvenation in Warrenton & Surrounding Areas
By now, most people are familiar with (and may have even tried) Botox®, which is used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause creases in the forehead and around the mouth and eyes. (Fun fact: Botox® also has medical applications, and has been used to treat diverse conditions like migraines and hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating). Voluma® is a filler that helps to restore fullness and firmness to the skin when we start to lose our natural fat-pads and collagen production begins to slow down with aging.

Voluma® is the first and Only FDA-Approved injectable gel for the cheek area
Juvederm® Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel, made to instantly add volume to your face's cheek area. This gel contains modified hyaluronic acid (HA) made from a naturally occurring complex sugar, and has the ability to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm® Voluma XC can provide a subtle lift and contour for up to two years.
 

How It Works & Possible Side Effects
Juvederm® Voluma XC is injected under the skin using a fine needle. It can instantly add just enough volume to gently lift the cheek area. To reduce discomfort during the procedure, Voluma® contains an anesthetic called lidocaine. Side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and generally last between 2 to 4 weeks. The most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness. swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Do not use if you have a history of severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to the proteins (gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make the hyaluronic acid (HA) in Juvederm® Voluma XC.
 

Contact a Dermatologist in Warrenton
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center helps patients maintain a youthful and more natural looking appearance with cosmetic injectable treatments. With Voluma®, Dr. Caballero can restore the volume of the earlier picture from a person's youth, rather than drastically altering the appearance in a way that looks unnatural. Injectable cosmetic therapies are ideal for anyone looking to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance without appearing to have had "work" done on their face.
To learn more about Voluma® and other cosmetic injectable procedures, contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center by calling 540-341-1900 to schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero today.