For fuller, rounder, and more youthful-looking cheeks, nothing beats Juvederm Voluma XC. This revolutionary non-surgical treatment is bringing sexy back one smile at a time. But you can’t just get this treatment anywhere: experience matters. Sabrina Mercer at SKNCraft is among the elite Juvederm injectors in the Houston, TX area and can help you get youth-infused, voluminous cheeks.
What Is Voluma?
Full, round cheeks and smooth skin are two hallmarks of a young and fresh-looking face. Time is a thief, and this is especially true when it comes to facial volume.
What Causes Volume Loss?
Everyone has a fuller face when they are young. Youth and voluptuousness go hand-in-hand because, during this time, we produce an abundance of collagen—the natural substance responsible for pillowy curves on the cheeks.
As early adulthood creeps in, collagen production comes to a halt. You may not notice a substantial difference while you’re still in your twenties. Still, the chances of a dramatic change are more likely after time.
If you’re like many women, you want to reclaim your face and return to the fuller cheeks you once had. Fortunately, you have options. Voluma is one of the most successful treatments for restoring your former fullness while smoothing skin. This FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler is used to restore volume to the mid-face region.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Your body produces hyaluronic acid naturally. It’s a transparent, gel-like substance found in abundance in the eyes, joints, and skin. One of its essential functions is to keep your skin hydrated and plump.
The hyaluronic acid used for medical purposes is laboratory-created and sterilized for safety. Hyaluronic acid is commonly found as an ingredient in topical skin care products. When injected, this treatment delivers powerful facial restoration benefits. This treatment comes from the makers of Juvederm and Botox. It has nearly a decade of research and positive reviews to back up its claims.
What Are the Benefits of Voluma?
Youth Is Waiting
Stop sagging skin in its tracks. Looser skin with less elasticity is the unfortunate consequence of aging. Although you can’t stop the clock, you can take action to reverse the evidence. This filler lifts and fills skin, which virtually eliminates the effects of aging. Rounder cheeks take years off the face. After just one treatment, you’ll experience a noticeably younger and more radiant-looking appearance.
You’ll get the most natural-looking results with this treatment. One of the top concerns with clients is how the results will look. Most people would prefer to have enhancements that offer significant improvements without provoking a lot of questions. Results from this treatment are the most natural-looking you can find. Although it’s a dermal filler, no one will suspect you used a cosmetic treatment to achieve your look.
One treatment lasts up to two years. If you are used to Botox, you might be surprised to learn that the effects of this filler can last substantially longer. The low-maintenance nature of this treatment makes it a popular choice for women on the go. After one appointment, your face has all the plumpness and allure you want for months on end.
You won’t have to wait to see the results. Unlike with Botox and other treatments, there isn’t a lag between the injection and the results. You’ll see how the filler works before you leave Sabrina’s office.
You can fit in an appointment on your lunch break. Some prospective clients presume that achieving results this remarkable must come with some downside. After all, surgery would take weeks away from your life. With this filler, you can pop in for your appointment and continue with your day afterward. Some patients prefer to take the rest of the day off, but you may decide what works for you.
This treatment has the FDA’s seal of approval. Before the FDA approved this filler, they ensured that it underwent extensive safety testing. Now that the treatment has been on the market for years, we also have thousands of testimonials from satisfied clients to back up the science.
No Allergy Testing Needed
Some treatments require allergy testing before we can determine candidacy for treatment, but not this filler. It’s suitable for all skin types, and most patients are eligible for treatment. However, if you have an allergy to lidocaine, severe allergies, or have experienced anaphylaxis, you may not be a candidate for treatment. Discuss your personal experiences with Sabrina to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Can I Combine Voluma With Other Treatments?
Any of the products in the Juvederm line combine well with each other and with Botox. You may choose to combine any of the SKNCraft cosmetic treatments. At your consultation, Sabrina will discuss which methods are most suitable for the look you want to achieve.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Choosing SKNCraft for your treatment gives you access to an expert injector with many years’ experience delivering exceptional results. We welcome you to our state-of-the-art Houston location. We escort you to a private treatment room where we help make you feel comfortable during your session.
Your appointment lasts between 20 and 60 minutes, depending on your personal circumstances. Each patient is unique and has different treatment needs; therefore, Sabrina customizes each patient’s treatment plan. She will give you a more accurate estimate of how long your session will take at your consultation.
How Many Units Will I Need?
Every patient is different, and it’s impossible to know how much of the product you’ll need without meeting you in person. The results you want to achieve, combined with the amount of volume loss, determine how much you’ll need. Please contact us to learn more.
Is Treatment Reversible?
Chances are, you will love your new fuller cheeks. If you fear getting treatment without a safety net in place, we have you covered. We can reverse the effects of this treatment by using a hyaluronidase solution to dissipate the hyaluronic acid. However, reversing the treatment isn’t a one-time event. It often takes two or three visits to remove the filler from your cheeks altogether.
Keep in mind that this filler is temporary, and the effects will fade. Sabrina is exceptionally skilled with this treatment. She gets to know you by discussing your cosmetic goals, which helps her deliver the most pleasing results.
How Can I Make Voluma Last Longer?
Having a healthy skincare routine in place is a fantastic way to make the most of the treatment. Radiant skin starts with hydration and a healthy diet and lifestyle. Be sure to drink two to three liters of water every day and avoid alcohol, smoking, sugar, and caffeine to keep your skin looking its best.
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is another way to keep your skin looking fabulous. Always wear sunscreen fifteen minutes before going outside. Keep your skin clean and cared for by using high-quality cleansers and moisturizers. Regular exfoliation also keeps your skin in optimal shape.
Even though treatment results can last up to two years, we generally recommend that you visit us after one year for a follow-up appointment. Sabrina will assess your condition and give advice on how to proceed with your treatment schedule. Most patients prefer to receive treatment early rather than allow the effects to wear off completely.
Schedule an appointment with us if you notice treatment effects are wearing off. Regularly attending sessions keeps your results looking fresh.
Why Does Technique and Experience Matter?
From the outside looking in, this may not seem like a complicated treatment. Injectables have a reputation for being simple, fast, and streamlined. However, technique and experience are everything with this treatment.
Only an expertly trained and highly experienced dermal filler injector like Sabrina can deliver the best results. If you go to an inexperienced person for treatment, you may end up receiving too much filler. Too much filler in your face can create lumping in the cheeks or other unsightly errors. Sabrina knows all the tricks of the trade and ensures you walk away with the results you want, every time.
How Is Voluma Different From Other Injectables?
If you want fuller cheeks, this is the treatment for you. This is the first and only filler approved by the FDA to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks. Confusion exists around the different fillers in the Juvederm family as well as other injectable treatments. Below we’ll explore the differences to help you understand which treatment is right for you.
Juvederm XC Line of Dermal Fillers
The Juvederm XC line features smooth gel products containing Hylacross technology (hyaluronic acid). They also feature the numbing agent lidocaine for the most comfortable injection experience. Each product in the line has a specific use. Voluma is the only treatment for the cheek area.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Volbella is approved for use around the lips and lip area. This treatment can also remove vertical lines and adds subtle plumping to the lips. It also fills the lines gently to provide an overall smoother appearance to this region.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Ultra XC is also for the lip area and surrounding areas but adds even more fullness than Volbella. When you’re seeking a more dramatic change, we may recommend Ultra XC treatment.
XC is the go-to choice for filling moderate-to-severe facial folds or wrinkles. This product is especially useful for filling the lines or folds that run from the edges of the nose toward the mouth, also known as smile lines, marionette lines, or parenthesis lines.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Vollure is a more potent option for filling moderate-to-severe wrinkles or folds on the face. Vollure may offer longer-lasting results.
Botox and Other Relaxers
Botox is a different class of non-surgical wrinkle remover. Juvederm and other dermal fillers get rid of wrinkles and smooth the skin by filling in skin grooves. Botox, on the other hand, is a protein that relaxes the muscles that create fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. Botox is used to reverse the visible signs of aging and is also used to prevent wrinkles from forming.
Botox is useful for treating action lines on the face but can’t do anything to restore volume to the cheeks, lips, chin, or other areas. We sometimes recommend using a combination of Botox and Juvederm products to give you the results you desire.
Schedule a Consultation
If time or genetics have left your cheeks less cushiony, you can get the fuller face you want with Voluma. Expert injector Sabrina Mercer has already helped thousands of people reclaim the shape of their face. Contact us today at SKNCraft in Houston, TX to schedule your consultation.