As you age, your body stops producing the proteins that help you maintain a young look. Before you know it, you might find yourself looking sad when you’re happy, all due to sagging skin, wrinkles, deep groves, and crow’s feet. Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AK offers a variety of dermal filler treatments, including Voluma, to help you look forward to seeing your reflection again!
While signs of aging are a natural part of life, we understand that maintaining your youth is a crucial part of feeling confident! There’s no better way to express your emotions than by your facial expression, and the best way you can do that is to do it with vigor – and the help of dermal fillers!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are used in non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are designed to lift and smooth your skin. Patients who are looking to naturally reverse their gaining process turn to this age-defying skin treatment, which is certain to take numbers off of your appearance. Many patients opt for dermal filler treatments because they are safe, effective, pain-free, and deliver long-lasting results.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can improve the quality of your skin around your face, including areas around your nose, mouth, and chin. Patients who have thinning lips, soft-tissue volume loss, bone loss, or lost facial contours are great candidates for this treatment, as it is very effective in eliminating the depressions that give your face a “sad” look – no surgery or anesthesia required.
How Does Voluma Work?
Voluma is an FDA-approved dermal filler that helps reduce wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin, without surgery or other painful treatments. Of the many medications approved by the FDA, Voluma is the only one that is designed specifically to restore the skin around your cheeks and chin area. Since it helps stimulate the formation of new collagen in your cheeks, the results reach peak outcome after a few weeks of the treatment.
Where Is It Injected?
Once injected deep into your cheek area, Voluma works to naturally rejuvenate the enzymes in your skin that help you maintain a youthful complexion. While some patients may feel mild pain upon injection, the injectable contains a lidocaine gel that minimizes the pain.
How Long Does It Last?
If you don’t see immediate results, there’s no need to worry – on average, it can take the fillers up to three weeks to fully settle into your skin. Some factors to consider on how long it will last depends on your age, bone structure, baseline collagen volume, and skin elasticity.
Preparing For Treatment
Before your treatment, we recommend avoiding NSAIDs and over-the-counter supplements such as Vitamin E, fish oil, flaxseed oil, and ginkgo Biloba for at least seven days. You should also avoid taking blood thinners seven days beforehand, as well as discuss any medications that you are currently taking with our dedicated staff. It is also advisable to constrict the blood vessels in your face using an ice pack for about 15 minutes before injection.
What to Expect During Treatment
After discussing specific details with you during your consultation, our team of expert doctors will answer any questions you have and make sure that you fully understand the procedure and recovery process. After applying a numbing agent to your affected area, your doctor will then inject small amounts of Voluma until you achieve your desired results. Within two weeks, you should be able to enjoy amazing results that can last for up to two years!
What to Expect After Treatment
One of the most appealing aspects of Voluma treatments is that there is minimal to no downtime required after the injection takes place. This means that you can continue to work, take care of your family, and go about your daily activities with ease.
Within 24 hours of receiving treatment, we recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and minimize your exposure to direct sunlight and other sources of heat. We also recommend avoiding makeup as well as extremely cold temperatures. However, you may apply an ice pack to the treated area to reduce swelling.
If you’re worried about tossing and turning and messing up your treated area, there’s no need to fear. To ensure that the fillers stay in place after treatment, we recommend sleeping on your back with your head elevated for at least three nights. Alternatively, you can use a neck pillow to further stabilize your neck and head.
Start Reversing Signs of Aging Now!
Voluma is a wonderful and effective method of enhancing your skin and maintaining a timeless complexion. If you are ready to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other grooves in your facial area, look no further than our state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures. If you are ready to enjoy looking in the mirror again, contact us to book a free consultation with Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AK today. Thanks to our decades of continued education, top-rated diagnostic tools, and commitment to safe and compassionate care, be assured that you’re in good hands.