Fine Touch Dermatology Now Offers Juvederm Voluma For Cheek Enhancements

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Juvederm Voluma is part of a new generation of hyaluronic acid fillers which is now offered at Fine Touch Dermatology. It can be used specifically for natural looking cheek enhancements.

Earlier this October, Juvederm Voluma was approved by the FDA. Although the standard formulation of Juvederm has been available since June of 2006, newer evolutions of the hyaluronic acid filler have been developed in more recent years.

Fine Touch Dermatology strives to help their patients look their very best through anti-aging procedures and techniques that enable the most natural looking results possible. Both men and women today are interested in revitalizing their appearance with minimally invasive techniques. This is partly why hyaluronic acid "sugar gel" fillers like Juvederm have become quite popular. The procedures are quick (usually less than an hour) and can even be done during lunch breaks. Also recovery and downtime are minimal as well.

Dr. Umar at Fine Touch Dermatology recognizes that the primary signs of aging and predominantly due to the loss of volume in the face. Therefore, aiming to restore what is lost can help patients achieve the youthful appearance that they desire. Furthermore, the use of fillers can be beneficial for adapting to the face as it changes over time. This is why it is possible for non-surgical cheek lifts to help individuals stay looking as natural as possible through the course of time.

Why Juvederm Voluma is different from standard formulations

Like regular Juvederm, Voluma is also made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that is found in the skin, joints and other regions within the body. It can hold large numbers of water molecules to produce a hydrating effect. However cosmetic fillers are made of hyaluronic acid found in bacteria. These molecules undergo bio-engineering processes to form cross links between the molecules. And this is how a gel-like viscosity is achieved.

Each hyaluronic acid filler is unique due to the nature of these cross links. Juvederm Voluma is processed through a cutting edge technology called VYCross. Also it uses two types of hyaluronic acid molecules: low weight (which constitutes 90% of the product gel) and high weight HA (which makes up 10% of the final product).

The VYCross linkages between the molecules creates a flexible matrix that allows the gel to be used for structural refinements.

Standard Juvederm only uses the heavier form of hyaluronic acid. However, incorporating the lighter HA molecules is what allows Voluma to be used for enhancing the volume and contour of the cheeks where the tissue is anchored on a vertical plane. In other words, it can be used for helping to re-create a soft rounded appearance, lifting the upper face while countering the effects of sagging.

Getting a non-surgical cheek lift

While cheek lifts can be achieved with surgical implants, fillers like Juvederm Voluma offer non-surgical solutions for those who are interested in restoring the soft and full appearance that they once had during their teens and twenties. The effects are very subtle.

However, it is also possible to achieve greater lift and firmness in the cheekbone areas. Fine Touch Dermatology also offers a dynamic calcium based filler called Radiesse.

The choice of fillers will depend on what the individual patient wants to achieve. According to Dr. Umar, what ultimately matters is how tools and products are used. Based on his clinic’s impressive video portfolio of patient results, it is clear that Fine Touch Dermatology devotes excellence to both the technical and aesthetic aspects of their cosmetic procedures.

To learn more about Juvederm, click here.

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