Juvéderm® Voluma  is a volumizing non-surgical filler treatment. Your aesthetic nurse injector, Mary Shaver, injects Voluma™ to lift and contour your cheeks, chin and other areas of your face. This dermal filler contains a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA). This acid naturally exists within every cell of your body, particularly in your skin.

This FDA-approved product works well for specific areas of your face by itself or with other treatments for improvement of your overall appearance. With Voluma, Mary Shaver of Zenn Plastic Surgery can use other aesthetic injectables, such as Botox®, Vollure™ and Volbella™. Many people seek Voluma as an alternative to plastic surgery procedures such as facial implants.

Why Use Juvéderm Voluma Aesthetic Filler?

As part of the natural aging process, your skin loses collagen. This causes it to sag from lost structure and volume. The fatty pads of your face, such as in your cheeks and chin, become hollow and less prominent. This creates a drooping appearance to your soft tissues, adding to the development of folds and wrinkles in your face.

Other causes of wrinkles include sun exposure, cigarette smoking, relaxation of dermal collagen and elastin, hyper-dynamic facial muscles and expression. When you experience lost volume or flattening in your cheeks, whether from aging, a medical condition or weight loss, Voluma plumps these areas to provide a more youthful appearance. It is FDA-approved for your cheeks, chin and cheekbones.

Your certified advanced injector of dermal fillers, Mary Shaver injects this non-surgical volumizer. It is a gel that nourishes elastin and collagen fibers, adding support and improved structure to your skin. In fact, it is the first FDA-approved injectable filler for instant results after age-related lost volume in your cheeks.

This filler differs from other products within the Juvéderm family, in that your aesthetic nurse injector injects most other fillers into the sub-dermal and deep dermis layers. This product for your cheeks and chin injects more deeply into the skin, often to the bone. Your results last up to two years.

How Do I Prepare for My Voluma Treatment?

Before treatment, Mary Shaver provides an in-depth one-on-one consultation. In this appointment, you discuss your appearance goals with Mary. Tell her the areas of your face for which you seek enhancement. She then provides treatment options and helps you understand expectations.

You do not need to worry about pain when receiving this treatment. The filler contains lidocaine that anesthetizes as you receive your injections. In some cases, Mary Shaver, Zenn Plastic Surgery’s very own certified advanced injector of dermal fillers also uses a topical anesthetic. But most patients do not require more than the filler’s own numbing properties. Your treatment only requires one office visit.

What Should I Expect After My Juvéderm Injections?

After your Voluma injections, you should not wear makeup for 12 hours. It is also important to avoid the sun, sun beds, saunas or steam rooms for as long as two weeks. Do not put pressure on your treated area for a week, such as through additional treatments, or activities like receiving a massage face-down on a massage table.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From My Voluma Cheek & or Chin Injections?

You can expect to enjoy natural-looking, youthful results immediately following your procedure. You gain facial volume and smooth lines around your nose and mouth. Your tissues appear softer and more supple.

Although use of this filler is FDA-approved and safe, you can experience side effects as part of any medical procedure. The potential side effects of your cheek and chin injections can include temporary injection-site redness, tenderness, pain, firmness, lumps, bumps, swelling, itching, bruising and discoloration. These effects usually remain mild to moderate and do not last long.

Do not receive filler injections without advising your dermal filler injector, Mary Shaver of severe allergies or allergic reaction history. If you are allergic to lidocaine or proteins in HA, this non-surgical treatment is not for you.

Also consult with Mary if you are pregnant, nursing or have suffered scarring or pigmentation conditions in the past. Advise her of all medications you take, especially those affecting your immune system or any that may cause bleeding.

At Zenn Plastic Surgery, in Raleigh, NC, Mary Shaver provides facial filler treatments such as:

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