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Facial Sculpting & Volumizing

Juvéderm® VOLUMA® is the latest generation of hyaluronic acid (HA) volumisers.

What is Juvéderm® VOLUMA®?
Juvéderm® VOLUMA® is injectable hyaluronic volumiser that provides long-lasting restoration for facial volumes through injection. The results are immediate, even, and very natural looking. Juvéderm® VOLUMA® restores youthful volume to cheeks, cheekbones, and chin that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. It can also rejuvenate the effects of a sagging facelift.

Before treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®.
If you are considering treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®, the first step is to explore whether it’s right for you. If you know friends or family members who have had treatment, discuss their experiences with them. Once you’ve determined that moving forward is the right choice for you, you’ll need to find a physician who can administer treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®.

When seeking a physician for facial Volumizing treatments, it is very important to select someone who is medically qualified, works out of well-established premises, and is able to advise you on the best course of treatment for you. This physician should have specific training in using facial Volumizing products and have an established expertise in these procedures.

Once you find the right physician, it’s important to be very specific about your expectations of the treatment and your desired results. You should discuss the aspects of your appearance that bother you and what you would like to achieve. Your physician will also want to know all about your health and will request information about your complete medical history.

During treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®
The actual treatment takes from 30 to 40 minutes. Your physician may inject Juvéderm® VOLUMA®  into the treatment site (e.g. cheeks, cheekbones, and/or chin) with a cannula or needle, depending on what mode of injection is best suited for your treatment needs.

After the injection, your physician might massage your face at the treatment sites to make sure Juvéderm®VOLUMA® is properly distributed and the results are even. Only experienced physicians who have had specific training on using facial Volumizing products and in using this particular injection technique are authorised to inject Juvéderm® VOLUMA® .

Before you leave, your physician may apply ice to your treatment sites for at least 10 minutes to help minimise swelling, inflammation, and bruising.

After treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®
Immediately after treatment, it’s likely you may experience bruising, discolouration, or swelling. There are no specific food or beverage restrictions after treatment, but to ensure the best possible outcome of your treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®, you should be sure to take the following steps:

•   Apply ice as necessary, for up to 24 hours
•   Take anti-inflammatory medication according to your physician’s instructions
•   Avoid massaging the treated area
•   Avoid sun exposure as a general precaution
•   Avoid sleeping on treated areas for 1 or 2 days

Be sure to discuss any concerns you have with your physician or her staff. You should plan on a follow-up appointment from 2 to 4 weeks after your initial treatment; this allows your physician to check the results of the treatment, to assess whether any touch-up is necessary, and to ensure that you’re pleased with the results.

So nothing too complicated, and your new look will last for up to 18 months!

Safety & Side Effects
Juvéderm® VOLUMA® is amongst the best tolerated of facial volumisers. Bruising and inflammatory reactions (redness, swelling, etc) along with itching or pain upon reaction can last for a week. There are also, however, some rare adverse events that you should be aware of:

•   Indurations or nodules at the treatment area
•   Discolouration or lightening of the treatment area
•   Poor efficiency or poor filling/restoration effect
•   Necroses in the glabellar region, abscesses, granulomas, and immediate or delayed  hypersensitivity after hyaluronic acid injections has been reported.

Following injection, you may experience redness, slight swelling, or bruising at the injected area. These side effects will not last and can easily be covered up with your usual makeup. However, do not hesitate to inform your practitioner if these reactions persist (beyond a week) or any other side effects are observed.