JUVÉDERM® / VOLUMA®
What is it?
Juvéderm® and Voluma® are a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds adding volume to the facial tissue and restore a smoother appearance to the face temporarily, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients; hydrate the skin by holding in water and to act as a cushioning agent.
Just after injection of Juvéderm® and Voluma® there will be a few spots of entry that will be apparent, some pinkness of the skin, possibly a couple capillaries and a bit of swelling. The swelling can last for just a couple days to a week depending on each patient. However, the swelling will disappear and the results will be very apparent making you very pleased.
“When I went to Dr. Farahmand’s office I had a huge “crater” from the side of my nose all the way down to my jaw. I hated it. I felt like it made me look old. Once I had the doctor inject it with Juvéderm® I initially had some swelling but after a few days my “crater” was gone and the skin on my face was much smoother. I am so so happy and have recommended this injection to all of my friends.”
— Laura J.