Derma fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to areas of the face that have lost collagen and elasticity.
There are many different derma fillers on the market today, from traditional options like Juvederm to newer choices like Voluma. There is even a combination solution called Juvederm Voluma. But, is this solution right for you? In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know so you can make an informed decision.
What are Derma Fillers?
Derma fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments that can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume in the face. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body, and works by adding volume to areas where collagen and elasticity have diminished.
The most popular derma fillers on the market today include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Voluma, and Sculptra. Each one is slightly different and is formulated to target specific facial areas. For example, Juvederm is often used to plump up lips, while Restylane is better suited for filling in under-eye hollows.
If you are concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, or loss of volume in your face, then you may be a good candidate for derma fillers. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can assess your specific needs and recommend the best treatment plan.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a type of dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body.
Hyaluronic acid works by binding to water molecules and adding volume to the skin. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to areas of the face that have lost collagen and elasticity.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is another type of dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. However, Voluma is designed specifically for adding volume to the cheeks.
Like Juvederm, Voluma can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, it can also help to restore lost volume in the cheeks and create a more youthful appearance.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma combines Juvederm and Voluma, two of the most popular dermal fillers on the market today.
Juvederm Voluma is often used to treat patients with lost volume in their cheeks and wrinkles, and fine lines. Combining these two treatments allows patients to achieve a more youthful appearance with natural-looking results.
How Does a Juvederm Injection Work?
A Juvederm injection is a simple, quick, and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure. First, the area to be treated will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. Next, a small needle will be used to inject Juvederm into the skin.
The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and can be done in the comfort of our office. Juvederm’s most common side effects are mild bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve within a week or two.
How Does a Voluma Injection Work?
A Voluma injection is similar to a Juvederm injection because it is a simple, quick, and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure. First, the area to be treated will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. Next, a small needle will be used to inject Voluma into the skin.
The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and can be done in the comfort of our office. The side effects are generally the same as Juvederm.
How Long Do Juvederm Voluma Results Last?
The results of Juvederm Voluma are typically long-lasting but not permanent. Most patients will see results that last for up to two years. However, individual results may vary.
You may need to schedule touch-up treatments every few years to maintain your results. Touch-up treatments are usually much smaller and require fewer Juvederm than the initial treatment.
Things to Consider Before Scheduling a Consultation
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment, but they are not suitable for everyone. Before scheduling a consultation, there are a few things you should consider:
Are You Looking to Achieve Natural-Looking Results?
Dermal fillers can provide natural-looking results, but they are not suitable for everyone. If you are looking for a more drastic change, you may consider another cosmetic treatment, such as a facelift or brow lift.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations for Your Results?
Dermal fillers can do a lot to improve your appearance, but they cannot turn back the hands of time. If you expect to look like you did in your 20s, you may be disappointed with your results.
Are You in Good Overall Health?
Much like any standard operating procedure, being in great health is critical. If you have any underlying health conditions, be sure to discuss them with your doctor before scheduling a consultation.
Do You Have any Allergies or Medical Conditions That Could Complicate the Procedure?
Believe it or not, specific allergies and medical conditions can make it difficult to move forward with the operation. Your doctor should be upfront with you about any risks or complications associated with your procedure.
Are You Prepared to Care for Your Results?
Dermal fillers require some aftercare, such as avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen when outdoors. Be sure to ask your doctor about what you can expect in terms of aftercare before scheduling a consultation.
Do You Have any History of Keloids or Hypertrophic Scarring?
If you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, then dermal fillers may not be right for you. These conditions can make it difficult for the body to heal properly after an injection, which could lead to complications.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Deborah Longwill
If you are considering dermal fillers, then it is important to consult with an experienced and qualified dermatologist. Dr. Deborah Longwill is a board-certified dermatologist who has been performing dermal filler injections for over 20 years. To learn more about how we can help, book your appointment.