What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is an implantable injectable gel that is part of the Juvederm line of dermal fillers. Juvederm Voluma is implanted into the deep dermis to create volume and support dermal tissue for the purposes of contouring the cheek area. Touted to produce results that lasts for up to 2 years, this is 1 of the longest lasting fillers available on the market. The hyaluronic acid contained in Juvederm Voluma is derived from non-animal sources, minimising the risk of contamination. The degree of cross-linking and concentration of hyaluronic acid gives dermal fillers different properties for injecting based on location and depth of the tissue. As a gel with a high level of elasticity, Juvederm Voluma has a lifting effect when injected in the midface and also resists swelling that is often seen in other fillers.
Juvederm Voluma Side effects
Juvederm Voluma treatments are typically well-tolerated and are considered as very safe. The majority of side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and last around 2–4 weeks.
Some common side effects include transient reactions at the site of injection such as swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, pain, discolouration, itching, lumps/bumps, and firmness. These side effects are expected. Reactions that persist for long periods of time will require medical intervention. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. In order to mitigate this, the procedure should be carried out using the aseptic technique, and the site of injection should be prepared by sterilising with an antiseptic. Additionally, a rare complication of using this product occurs with inadvertent injection into a blood vessel. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, vision abnormalities, or permanent scarring of the skin. Do not attempt to inject this filler without a license and proper training.