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Decreased collagen production, a natural result of aging, has several negative consequences for your skin which include the appearance of lines, wrinkles and lost volume in the face. Volume loss in your facial skin leads to many unwanted aging symptoms, among them being sunken or hollow cheeks which can leave you looking much older than you feel! At VITAHL Chicago we are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals through safe and effective non-surgical options. One option that can directly address lost volume in the mid-face region is Juvéderm Voluma®. Voluma® is a dermal gel filler that helps restore volume and contour to the mid-face and cheek area, using a naturally-based compound, and it doesn’t require surgery or a lengthy recovery period.

What is Voluma®?

Juvéderm Voluma® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that helps lift and contour cheeks to create a more youthful appearance. Voluma® is the first — and so far the only — filler to be approved by the FDA for mid-face volume loss caused by aging-related loss of collagen. The hyaluronic acid in Voluma® binds to water to help restore and retain the shape and volume of skin. Voluma® is injected into the mid-face area with a fine needle and yields immediate, visible results.

What are the benefits of Voluma®?

Voluma® offers today’s patients many benefits, besides being a safe, effective and non-invasive procedure. Some of Voluma®’s benefits include:

  • FDA-approval for replacing volume to age-related symptoms of the mid-face
  • quick treatment sessions, typically lasting between 30 to 45 minutes
  • natural looking results
  • little to no downtime; most patients can immediately resume their normal daily activities
  • immediately visible results
  • results which can last up to two years
  • a safe procedure for patients of all skin types
  • minimal or no pain; Voluma® contains lidocaine to reduce discomfort during your procedure
  • minimal touch-ups; patients treated again after two years typically need less product to maintain their look

What are the possible side effects?

Common side effects can include swelling, tenderness, bruising, redness, itching, discoloration or pain at the injection site. When patients experience side effects, they are generally mild and resolve within a few weeks of treatment, leaving behind natural-looking and long-lasting enhancements.

What symptoms can Voluma® improve?

Voluma® is ideal for addressing mild to moderate aging symptoms of the mid-facial area, specifically the cheeks and the upper area of the mouth. If you are also experiencing other symptoms of facial aging, talk to the cosmetic medicine specialists at VITAHL about combining Voluma® with other Juvéderm products designed to enhance the lips and lower facial area as well. Voluma® also works well in combination with other rejuvenation treatments.

Am I a candidate for Voluma®?

Voluma® is a non-surgical option for men and women 21 years of age and older who are interested in restoring shape and volume to the mid-face area. Potential candidates’ overall health, medical history, treatment goals and expectations will be taken into consideration before determining a treatment plan. Contraindications for Voluma® include severe or multiple forms of allergy, a history of anaphylaxis and patients with allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine. Talk to your doctor about other treatment options if you meet these criteria.

What will happen during my Voluma® treatment?

Your VITAHL cosmetic specialist will perform your treatment in the VITAHL offices as an outpatient procedure. You won’t need to prepare before having Voluma®. During your treatment appointment, your doctor will cleanse the treatment area and inject the amount of filler you will need to achieve your cosmetic goals. Your injections will typically take 30 to 45 minutes to complete and will require little to no downtime afterward. Most patients can resume their normal, active schedule immediately after treatment.

How long before I see my results from Voluma®?

You will experience some natural and normal side effects after your Voluma® treatment — typically some mild bruising and swelling — which may mask your immediate results. However, you will have the full results of your Voluma® when you leave your doctor’s offices. After swelling and bruising subside, which may take a few days, you will be able to see the improved volume and new youthful look produced by your Voluma® treatment.

How long will my results last?

The FDA has indicated that results from Voluma® can last for up to two years when you are treated with the proper amount of the product. However, length of results will vary from individual to individual and periodic touch-ups will be necessary to maintain your results. Typically, you will need less product when you return for your touch-up treatment. Your doctor will recommend the optimal schedule to maintain your look.

Why choose VITAHL for my Voluma® treatment?

If you want to avoid surgery, you have many options available to you to enjoy facial rejuvenation, and among the safest and most effective treatments you can have is Voluma®. Voluma® effectively replaces lost volume in the mid-face region and offers rejuvenation that lasts. If you also have more severe signs of aging or aging symptoms in other areas of your face, the cosmetic medicine experts at VITAHL can create a customized treatment plan that includes Voluma® and a combination of treatments to give you the youngest and most refreshed look possible without looking overdone.

Call VITAHL today at 312-634-6100 and talk to Dr. Humes or one of our many experienced cosmetic physicians about options to begin your journey towards looking your best. Put your best face forward now with VITAHL!