One of the areas of your face that is the least frequently addressed is the midface area. Most people as they age lose volume in the middle third of their face that often leads to a gaunt or sunken appearance. Even a facelift procedure does not adequately address the sunken areas that appear as we age. Previously, short-acting fillers that required large volumes of fillers and barely lasted six months limited us in correcting the midface area.
Since last year, we have a new product, called Voluma, which is related to Juvederm to address the aged midface. This product has the same chemical composition as Juvederm; however, it has been formulated to be thicker and last longer while maintaining a degree of improvement or volumization of the midface area. It is smooth and is easily injected in one treatment session although additional Voluma can be added later if you desire greater augmentation.
The product, Voluma, made by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm, has formulated Voluma from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. With greater cross-linking of the product, it is more durable and can add a correction that can persist up to three years. Think of the product in terms of gelatin and with greater cross-linking it is made thicker thereby adding volume to your deficient midface to improve the gauntness that appears with the aging process.
At Beaches Facial Plastic & Nasal Surgery Center, Dr. Scott Trimas has been injecting this product since the middle of last year with excellent improvement and minimal side effects predominantly of bruising and mild swelling. Most patients require a minimum of two vials, one for each side of the face to achieve improvement; however, additional product may be required for individuals with a lot of volume loss or who desire greater augmentation.
If you would like to learn more from the manufacturer’s website, please visit: http://www.juvederm.com/Views/voluma/
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Beaches Facial Plastic & Nasal Surgery Center
1361 13th Avenue South, Suite 125
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250