There’s a new FDA approved product on the market created by Allergan, the company that brought us Botox, which is going to work wonders replenishing lost skin volume and helping people regain the youthful curvature of their cheeks.
Voluma, as it’s called, is an injectable hyaluronic acid volumizer with Lidocaine which adds fullness and support to the mid-cheek area specifically. As people age, the tissues underneath the eye and surrounding the cheekbone can succumb to the power of gravity just like any other part of the face and body. The unsightly sagging and drooping can cause the appearance of a lower cheek in many people and one of the only options to solve the problem was full face lift surgery, which is both time consuming and expensive. Thankfully we now have a much quicker, easier and cheaper option in Voluma. Voluma fights off gravity by adding support and volume to the tissues of the cheek, giving the face a rounder, more youthful appearance without going under the knife.
Voluma is a Great Option for Facial Aging
It’s been nearly half a decade since Voluma was invented and it’s been approved for cosmetic use in other countries for years. Cosmetologists and plastic surgeons all across the United States have been waiting on pins and needles for the FDA to approve the drug and they finally got their wish just last month.
What makes Voluma different from other injectables such as Botox, Juvederm and Restylane is its longevity. Most injectables last anywhere from 3 months to a year depending on each specific injectable and patient. Voluma, on the other hand, maintains its lift and support for up to two years which is ideal for people with a busy lifestyle who don’t want to visit the cosmetic surgeon multiple times per year. This also makes Voluma the most bang for your buck as one visit keeps you looking great for such a long time.
The use of Lidocaine, which numbs pain, allows for deep injections on top of and near the cheek bones. This helps Voluma be more effective at adding support and volume that lasts and lasts. It also helps mitigate side effects and speeds up recovery time.
Dr. Westine and his associates at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery are experienced with all types of injectables and are happy to announce they’ve added Voluma to their already impressive list of non-surgical procedures. Schedule an appointment today and see a more youthful face looking back in the mirror in no time!