Juvederm™ Voluma™ is the latest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. Common areas include the cheeks and cheekbones. Additionally, due to its versatility it is also suitable for adding definition to the jaw line.
An attractive face is characterized by smooth, round contours, high cheekbones and a thin, well-defined jaw line. These features together comprise the ‘triangle of beauty’ or ‘heart of face’, with its base at the top and summit below.
As we age, facial fat loss, gravity and loss of the skins natural elasticity conspire to reverse this triangle’s composition, leading to a narrower, less youthful forehead and temple area, and a wider, heavier jaw line.
Juvederm™ Voluma™ can restore balance and heart-shaped proportions to the face by subtly adding volume to areas where this is lacking due to the effects of aging or extreme weight loss. The result is a restoration of the triangle of youth back to its original form resulting in a softer and more youthful appearance.
Voluma™ is frequently used to revolumize the cheek, cheekbones and chin. As the filler is placed deep within the tissues, it adds support to the overlying skin and restore facial contours. Clinical trials have shown that the volumizing results of Juvederm™ Voluma™ can last for up to 18 months. This may vary from individual to individual.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler used for the treatement of facial fat loss.
Sculptra is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure and can restore a youthful appearance in those who have had fat loss in their face. Fat loss, known as lipoatrophy, can be the result of aging or disease.
How Sculptra Works
Sculptra can improve the faces of those with significant fat loss. The procedure works as follows: Sculptra is injected under the skin in areas affected by lipoatrophy. The compound stimulates your body to produce natural collagen to help to lessen the appearance of fat loss in your face. Sculptra is an FDA-approved compound that is used in many other medical applications such as stitches and implants. Sculptra is safe and over time, it is absorbed by the body.
Sculptra may require multiple treatments; the number of treatments is dependent on your needs. The manufacturer notes that, “Your health care provider will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra you will need at each treatment session.” Patients with severe facial fat loss may require 3 to 6 treatments.
What Can Sculptra Do for Me?
You should be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment. There might be some slight swelling in your face on the day of each injection of Sculptra you receive, but this will subside within a day or two.
Once you have completed your treatments of Sculptra the results can last for up to 2 years (as reported by the manufacturer), but each person is different. You might need to return for touch up injections to help you to maintain your appearance.
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Important Disclaimer: The preceding text describes a medical procedure; the description is a summary, and is necessarily generalized. Every patient has different needs, and this website should never be regarded as specific medical advice. No website or other written description can be a substitute for one-on-one patient care. If you have further questions, please arrange a visit with Dr. Felice to discuss your specific needs.