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Juvederm Voluma: The New Filler on the Block

There are new developments in the world of plastic surgery every day. One of the most recent ones is the addition of a new facial filler to the market.

The new filler is called Juvederm Voluma. It is a hyaluronic acid that is a lot like the Ultra and Ultra Plus products in the Juvaderm line. So far, it only has FDA approval to be used around the middle of your face. This is because it is made to be injected into the skin a lot deeper than the other products in the line.

The Science

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the term, here is a quick definition. A hyaluronic acid is an acid that is actually naturally in your body. It can be found in the highest concentrations in the eyes and joints because it acts as a lubricant.

It began being used as a lifting agent because it is hydrophilic and the body doesn’t reject it easily. When it is injected into the skin, its hydrophilic nature attracts water and plumps up the skin. Obviously this is an attractive benefit for people who want to look younger since plump skin tends to mean youthful skin. For this reason, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular of all the fillers that are available today.

What does this mean for you?

Before you run down to your nearest Des Moines plastic surgeon to get your injection, remember the nature of the types of injections available and where you may want your procedure done.

Here is a few ideas of where you could have hyaluronic acid injected:

  • Nasolabial folds - to fill the lines that connect your nose to the corners of your mouth when you smile.

  • Marionete lines - to fill the lines that go from the corner of your mouth to your chin.

  • Lips - to fill the lines around the lips and plump the lips themselves.

  • Under eye - to fill the hollowed look under your eyes and address crows feet

  • Cheeks - to plump the area and help you get that youthful glow.\

If you are in the market for Juvederm’s new Voluma injection, there’s a chance you may only be able to have it done in your cheeks and maybe the nasolabial folds. This is because the injection is made of a much thicker gel than the Ultra and Ultra Plus.

Voluma is designed to create a much more drastic result. Because of the thickness, it has to be injected much deeper in the skin. If it is not, the gel could collect in the thin upper level of the dermis as nodes you can see and feel.

Also take the time to consider the other possible complications. It is possible for you to experience bruising, redness and swelling. In rare cases, you may have an allergic reaction to the injection.

As in all things, the internet only gets you so far. Schedule a consulation with a most experienced Des Moines plastic surgeon. Dr. Franks will make sure you get the treatment that works best for you to help you meet your needs. For more information about the plastic surgery Des Moines Iowa trusts most, contact 515.412.4299.

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