In the weeks leading up to the holidays and the official end of 2015, we here at Maine Laser Skin Care experienced a significant increase in demand for Botox and all of the types of dermal fillers we offer. Juvederm Voluma has been particularly popular as of late.
As you may remember from previous posts, Voluma is an injectable gel that is thicker than the previous generations of Juvederm. Voluma is specifically designed for deeper injection into the cheek area to correct volume loss caused by loss of collagen padding in that area.
Loss of this padding, which constitutes the “apples of your cheeks”, results in gravity taking over. That is, gravity pulls down on the facial tissue, and it shows.
When Voluma is injected strategically along the cheek bone area of the mid face, the previously more-youthful contour of the face is restored, resulting in a subtle but noticeable lift. Therefore, we are able to defy gravity and its effects on the face without surgery while achieving very natural-looking results.
In fact, many of the patients I treated when Voluma was first introduced 2 years ago are still very satisfied with their choice. Several female patients who I have treated with Voluma told me that they found themselves saying, ” Wow! I’ve got my cheeks back!” the next morning when they first looked in the mirror.
Because Voluma is a thicker version of hyaluronic acid filler, it also lasts longer and up to 2 years. Studies have reported that 76% of people were still satisfied with Voluma as many as 2 years after their treatment.
Other than an occasional bruise, I have not seen any significant side effects. If anything, several patients have returned satisfied with their results but wanting to enhance their cheeks even a little bit more. As I always say with both Botox and fillers, it is much easier to add than subtract.
According to my statistics from Allergan, the makers of Voluma, I remain one of the most experienced doctors in Maine in terms of Botox and filler injectables. I have also seen much higher average growth in demand for Voluma than the state and national averages.
As Sadie, one of my longtime patients, said after her Voluma treatment just before the holidays, ” I am OK with growing older gracefully but I don’t want to be passive about it. I eat right and exercise but I want to look as youthful as I feel. Voluma has helped me look still like me but a 5-10 years younger version.” I believe that statement really says it all.
If you are interested in getting your apple cheeks back and defying gravity, give us a call at (207) 873-2158 for a free consultation.