New Jersey Juvederm / Voluma

Hialuronic Acid (HLA) based fillers: Juvederm / Voluma

As a person ages, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles anymore; your cheeks can lose volume and skin may start to sag! Juvederm Voluma is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct aging volume loss in adults. It can provide you with shape and a subtle lift for up to 2 years with the best treatment!

HLA-based fillers are injectable clear gels that gently reverse many signs of aging in the face, including facial lines and wrinkles and loosening skin. They can also "plump up" the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin.

The difference between various types of HLA-based fillers is the size of the hialuronic acid particles and how tightly these particles are bonded together. Fillers with larger particles do a better job of filling deep lines, while fillers with smaller particles (Juvederm) are better in correcting fine lines and wrinkles.

Because HLA-based fillers are non-animal-based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment allergy testing is needed.

Treatment with HLA-based fillers usually lasts less than a half hour, and patients experience very little to no discomfort because of the smooth consistency of the gel.

Topical numbing cream can be used to decrease the discomfort; some filler formulations can either be mixed or already come pre-mixed with Lidocaine anesthetic.

The results last about 10-12 months; optimal correction at the time of initial treatment is recommended.

Treatment side effects are usually mild to moderate, lasting 7 days or less, and include temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and rarely bumps.

Common areas treated:

  • nasolabial folds
  • marionette lines
  • glabellar (between the brows) lines
  • pre-jowl depressions
  • cheeckbone areas
  • tear trough areas
  • lips
  • sunken temples