Wrinkles and lines are a significant concern for aging individuals, but there are other effects aging can have on your facial features. Your cheeks may also be victims of gravity and volume loss, leading to sagging, deflated, or hollowed cheeks. Dr. Capek’s office provides Juvéderm Voluma® injections to add volume to your midface and cheek area, correcting age-related volume loss for a more youthful appearance.
How Juvéderm Voluma® Works
Juvéderm Voluma is the first FDA-approved injectable that is able to correct volume loss in patients over the age of 21, providing volume and a subtle cheek lift for up to two years. This injectable solution is made up of thick particles of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is found in the body that gives skin a full, supple appearance.
During the procedure, Voluma is injected into your desired treatment areas using a fine needle. If you are worried about injections, please let us know so we can make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you with topical anesthetics or ice. Juvéderm Voluma is also formulated with lidocaine, or a type of anesthetic, to help numb the injection area.
You will be able to see results in your cheeks soon after the treatment, including more volume, defined contour, and a subtle lift to sagging cheeks. Results can last up to two years, but it’s important to talk with Dr. Capek about the realistic expectations from your treatment. Individual results vary. Also, she will help determine when another touch-up appointment is recommended.
Is Juvéderm Voluma® right for me?
If you are 21 or older in the Albany-Schenectady-Saratoga, New York area, and you notice sagging or flattening skin in your cheeks, this procedure may be right for you. A short consultation with Dr. Capek is necessary to determine candidacy, so contact our office and schedule your appointment today.
What are the risks?
According to clinical studies, most side effects are moderate and usually last up to 4 weeks. These common side effects can include tenderness, firmness, swelling, bruising, redness, pain, itching and discoloration at the injection site. If your side effects are troublesome and persistent, Dr. Capek may prescribe medications to treat them, such as steroids, antibiotics, or hyaluronidase.