Non-surgical facelift and facial revolumisation treatment
"I had a Voluma treatment with Dr Meagher to plump up my cheeks which had been looking very sunken. I found her to be lovely and it was a fabulous experience and a wonderful result without the least bit of pain. In fact Dr Meagher was so gentle that the treatment was actually so relaxing I nearly fell asleep and she is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients. I felt quite special."
Freda Taylor, age 64 Salford Manchester.
Juvederm Voluma is a very exciting product and is a highly advanced hyaluronic acid that allows clinicians to contour and shape the face whiler reversing age related fat volume and beautifying the face. While technically this is not a dermal filler it is a facial volumiser and is the next generation after Juvederm 4. It has a much greater volumising effect as demonstrated in photosgraphs below.
Juvederm Voluma is manufactured by Allergan Inc the pharmaceutical company that makes Botox.
Voluma is a safe non-animal derived hyaluronic acid substance that is used to beautify the face by lifting and scultping cheekbones, the chin region and nose and temples of the face. It is the longest lasting hyaluronic acid lasting 12-24 months and Juvederm Voluma is used to perform non-surgical facelifts. Voluma used in the hands of a skilled clinician gives long lasting. natural and beautiful looking results.
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronice acid substance that is injected into the face to restore facial volume and replenish lost fat stores that cause parts of our face to sag and fall. Voluma is not a dermal filler that is injected superficially but is instead injected into the deeper subcutis layers and fat pads of the skin thus restoring volume and enhancing the face. Juvederm Voluma is part of the Juvederm Family and is the equivilant of Sub Q from Restylane. It is a specialised treatment and currently only performed by a limited number of Doctors in the Uk at the current time because it is injected deeper into the face and an excellent knowledge of facial anatomy is require to ensure optimum safety.Dr Meagher completed Voluma training in June 2010 and was one of the first clinicians in Ireland to offer this treatment alongside other well know clinical experts.
Voluma is an excellent product for cheek enhancement because event though Voluma is structurally strong it is soft and pliable and does not form lumps and bumps like some of the other cheek volumisers that are available, in fact all the family of fillers from Allergan tend to be very smooth producing great results everytime. It also attracts water to the area thus leaving a softer overall affect and the plumping effect is appreciated by patients and clinicians alike. Its smoothness and smooth viscosity makes it possible to be injected with a very small needle therefore minimising bruising and also the effect is immediate. Voluma is excellent for adding facial contouring but is also great to replace lost volume due to ageing and also to treat sagging that is as a result of weight loss or age related sagging of the mid and lower face. Voluma helps restore volume to the mid face and is a great treatment for sagging along the jawline and nasolabial folds.
Voluma is also used for chin augmentation and is a specialised treatment provided by clinicians with advanced training with this product. Often if you are considering having this treatment then it is a good idea to bring along a photo of yourself from ten years previously.
Juvederm Voluma is the latest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. Common areas include the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. Additionally, due to its versatility it is also suitable for adding definition to the jaw line.
How does Juvéderm VOLUMA work to achieve its results?
According to facial aesthetic expert Dr Herve Raspaldo, an attractive face is characterised by smooth, round contours, high cheekbones and a thin, well-defined jaw line. These features together comprise the 'triangle of beauty' or 'heart of face', with its base at the top and summit below.
As we age, facial fat loss, gravity and loss of the skins natural elasticity conspire to reverse this triangle's composition, leading to a narrower, less youthful forehead and temple area, and a wider, heavier jaw line.
Juvederm Voluma can restore balance and heart-shaped proportions to the face by subtly adding volume to areas where this is lacking due to the effects of ageing or extreme weight loss. The result is a restoration of the triangle of youth back to its original form resulting in a softer and more youthful appearance. Juvederm Voluma and carefully placed Botox along the jaw and neck works as a necklift and redefines the triangle of beauty.
Which areas are Juvederm Voluma commonly used in?
Juvéderm Voluma is frequently used to revolumise the cheek, cheekbones and chin. As the filler is placed deep within the tissues, it adds support to the overlying skin and restore facial contours.
How long does Juvéderm VOLUMA last?
Clinical trials have shown that the volumising results of Juvederm Voluma can last for up to 18 months. This can vary from individual to individual.
Who is a suitable patient/candidate for treatment with Juvederm Voluma?
Patients with facial volume loss due to ageing, sudden or extreme weight loss or certain medical problems such as facial asymmetry or droop can benefit from treatment with Juvederm Voluma. However patient selection is important to discuss suitability with this treatment.
Will an anaesthetic be required with this type of filler?
Most patients have a comfortable experience aside from feeling a slight initial pinprick. Occasionally if a lot of volume is required for extra skin projection patients may feel slightly sore for which Paracetamol after the treatment will be appropriate to relieve the discomfort. For patients with a needle phobia we offer topical numbing cream to alleviate any anxieties.
In a clinical study of 102 patients with facial volume loss, each patient received one treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA®. Six to 18 months after the treatment, an assessment found almost 65% of patients’ facial volume was rated as being ‘very much improved’. And, more than seven out of 10 patients described their facial volume as being ‘very good’ during 6 to 18 months following the treatment.
Patient assessment of the efficacy of Juvéderm® VOLUMA® 6–18 months after treatment
Smooth, Consistent Gel for Ease of Treatment. Juvéderm® VOLUMA® was developed to be smoother than other hyaluronic acid (HA) volumisers, making it easier to inject during treatment and resulting in a smooth, natural look and feel. Take a look . . . you can see the difference.