Many people in the United States have not heard of Juvederm Voluma because it was only recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 22, 2013. But now that it’s been approved, it’s anticipated that Juvederm Voluma will become one of the most popular injectible facial fillers on the market today.
Juvederm Voluma can best be described as an injectible hyaluronic volumiser that restores volume to various areas of the face, including the chin, the cheeks, and the cheekbones. The result is recontouring that makes hollow or thin areas on these parts of the face appear fuller. Some people opt for Juvederm Voluma because they recently lost a significant amount of weight or because they have lost facial fat due to the natural aging process. One of the greatest benefits of this recontouring method is that the effects can last up to 18 months before another treatment is necessary. In some cases, treatments last for up to two years.
The effective ingredient in Juvederm Voluma is hyaluronic acid, which is commonly referred to as HA. This acid occurs naturally in the human body and it has the effect of hydrating and adding volume to the skin. Besides being used as an injectible volumizer that helps restore substance into the facial areas, this type of acid has been used by physicians (other than dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons) for many years to help patients with painful joints due to arthritis and other related medical issues.
Are There Any Known Side Effects Associated With Juvederm Voluma?
As with most medical procedures, there is always a risk of side effects. However, the likelihood of side effects with this cosmetic procedure is very small and in most cases insignificant. However, some individuals may experience slight bruising and/or swelling or redness in the area in which the filler was injected. Prior to your procedure, your doctor will inform you of all the possible side effects and will explain how to treat any potential reactions. It is extremely uncommon for any side effects to last more than 2 to 4 weeks.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Typically, the only discomfort Juvederm Voluma patients experience is the feeling of a slight needle prick at the sight of each injection. In some situations, patients are offered topical numbing creams, which help mask the feeling associated with the needle prick. After the procedure is complete, some patients have reported feeling a bit sore, but the pain is usually manageable and does not last a significant amount of time. Most people are able to resume their normal daily activities within 24 hours of the procedure.
If you would like to read the official letter of approval sent by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to Allergan, the manufacturer of Juvederm Voluma, click here.
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