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How Does Juvederm Voluma Work?

If you’re not happy with the way your skin looks, that can cause a lot of distress about your overall appearance. At Skin MD in Chicago, IL, our Juvederm Voluma treatments can help your face look fuller and younger.

How Does Juvederm Voluma Work?

Aging might cause a variety of unwanted side effects. One of the most common ones is, of course, changes to your skin. You may find that aging has caused a loss of volume as well as wrinkling and sagging of your skin. If you’re looking for a way to manage these concerns, then Juvederm Voluma, a dermal filler, can help.

This filler is made with hyaluronic acid. When it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid helps fill in the areas where you may have lost volume. This particular filler is designed to target your cheeks, helping them look plumper and more defined. Hyaluronic acid will also help to stimulate collagen production in your skin.

Why Does Our Skin Change?

There are a variety of reasons why your skin changes as you get older. One of the main ones is natural changes to the composition of your skin itself. Your skin is made with several chemicals, including proteins and the sugar hyaluronic acid. As you get older, the levels of these chemicals get lower, which compromises your skin.

When combined with things like unprotected exposure to the sun and unhealthy lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking, this causes the skin to wrinkle quickly. However, everyone’s skin will change over time, losing volume and forming lines and folds.

What Does the Hyaluronic Acid Do?

All fillers in the Juvederm lineup use hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. This sugar can be found already in several parts of your body. It’s one of the reasons why this dermal filler is so safe.

The hyaluronic acid takes up space under your skin as soon as it’s injected, filling in your cheek area and helping them look more voluminous. Hyaluronic acid is also helpful for stimulating collagen production, one of the important proteins for your skin’s structure and elasticity.

Who Should Get Voluma?

Do you feel like this dermal filler could be exactly what you’re looking for to treat your aging concerns? Many factors could make you a great candidate to receive this filler.

As long as you are in good general health, don’t have any skin irritation or injections around the area you’d like treated, and you’re looking for an effective solution to your aging concerns, this could be perfect for you. You may also want to consider getting this treatment if you’re looking for any of the following things.

Fuller Cheeks

One of the main side effects of aging is a loss of volume in your skin. This volume loss will happen all over your face, but it’s more noticeable in some areas than others. One of these places is your cheeks.

When your cheeks lose volume, this can age your appearance by several years. It can also make your cheeks look hollow, which might give you a gaunt and sickly appearance. When you receive this type of Juvederm, the product will make your cheeks fuller which helps you look younger and healthier. It also lifts sagging skin, preventing and treating jowls.

A Safe Treatment

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, there are plenty of options out there. Surgical procedures and other injectables can all provide effective results. But those treatments aren’t right for everyone, and options surgical procedures can carry a high amount of risk for some people.

This product uses a sugar that’s already part of your skin as its main ingredient. It’s FDA-approved and carefully formulated to be safe for almost anyone to use. If you’re looking for a low-risk option for treating your gaining concerns, this is the one for you.

Fast Results

Getting something safe is important, but so are the results you’re expecting from treatment. While there are lots of other dermal fillers out there, some of them can take a long time for the results to kick in. This may not be desirable to you if you want results that are going to show up quickly.

All Juvederm products work extremely fast. In fact, as soon as your treatment is finished you’ll notice a difference in the way you look. Over the next few days, your results will look even more obvious, and you’ll find yourself will fuller younger-looking cheeks.

Long-Lasting Results

Some people seek out anti-aging treatments that are more short-term than others. They might do this for a variety of reasons, like if they’re not sure that they’ll like the results and just want to give it a try. But if that doesn’t sound like you and you know you want something that will last a long time, you’ll want to consider Juvederm.

When you receive this treatment, you can expect your results to last for around 1 to two years. To help maintain your results for as long as possible, keep up with a healthy lifestyle and regular skincare routine.

Natural-Looking Results

If you’ve been hesitating to get a cosmetic treatment like this one because you’re worried it won’t look natural, you’re certainly not the only one. But as long as you go to a clinic with highly trained technicians like ours, you can trust that your results will look natural.

We want to make sure you’re happy with your decision to come to our clinic, which is why we work hard to make sure you get the subtle results you want.

What Happens During Treatment?

If you’re thinking about visiting us for your Juvederm treatment, here’s a look at what the process is like.

First: Your Consultation

Before we can set up your injection appointment, we have to discuss what your concerns are. This will help us determine the right treatment plan for your needs, and it will also help you set realistic expectations for the process.

We’ll also look over your medical history to ensure that this is the right treatment option for you. This is also a good opportunity for you to bring up any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.

Preparing for Treatment

The next step in the process is getting ready for your appointment. Once we’ve determined that this treatment is the safest and most effective option for you, we’ll offer you full instructions on how to prepare for your injections. Your instructions will be simple, and it’s important to follow them to ensure your treatment is the best it can be.

For the week leading up to your appointment, we’ll ask that you not take any medications like aspirin or ibuprofen that might thin out your blood. You should also take care not to consume alcohol or smoke for 24 to 48 hours before your injections.

Your Treatment

At our clinic, we offer all our patients a comfortable and welcoming environment that’s clean and safe. Before applying the injections, we’ll carefully prepare your skin. First, we’ll carefully clean the injection sites. Then we might apply a small amount of numbing cream to the area to ensure your comfort.

Once your skin is ready, we can begin with the injections. We’ll apply multiple injections to strategic areas using small amounts of the product at a time. This will help ensure that you get the subtle results you want. Your appointment may take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour.


Once your appointment is finished, you’ll be able to leave our clinic. We’ll offer you a new set of instructions on how to take care of your skin as it heals. Because this treatment is non-invasive, recovery time is minimal and no downtime is necessary.

You’ll just want to make sure that you’re avoiding exposure to direct sunlight and avoid any intensive physical activity or anything else that could make you sweat a lot. Keep avoiding alcohol and tobacco over the next few days. You may see a small amount of swelling for a day or two after treatment, but you should experience no pain or discomfort.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’re not satisfied with the way your skin looks, then a treatment like Juvederm Voluma could be exactly what you need. Our clinic is ready to help you look and feel your best. Get in touch with us today at Skin MD in Chicago, IL.

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