Loss of volume in the mid-face and cheek area can give your face an aged and “deflated” look; and the truth is, no one wants to look older than they feel! Thankfully, Juvéderm Voluma can help to restore this lost volume for a rejuvenated appearance. As one option from the Juvéderm family of products, Juvéderm Voluma is a popular and proven solution to common aging concerns. In Aventura, FL, patients can put their trust in Dr. Andrés Sárraga’s expertise for Juvéderm Voluma injections.
WHAT IS JUVÉDERM VOLUMA?
Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler created to correct loss of volume in the mid-face and cheek region. Able to enhance your facial contours, this filler can help you achieve a younger, more vibrant appearance. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Juvéderm Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid to help bind water for long-lasting results. The product uses Juvéderm’s proprietary VYCROSS technology for a resilient, long-lasting gel which moves smoothly and naturally with the skin. In comparison to other options, such as Juvéderm XC or Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma has a thicker, more cohesive, and slightly firmer gel consistency. This makes it perfect for recreating the natural soft yet firm consistency of a youthful, full cheek area. Thanks to Juvéderm Voluma’s hyaluronic acid formula, results are natural-looking while sufficiently filling lines and wrinkles and restoring volume for a youthful look.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA CANDIDATES
Individuals over the age of 21 who are experiencing sagging or flattened skin in the mid-face area can often benefit from Juvéderm Voluma. Those with known severe allergies or allergies to the proteins that make up hyaluronic acid should not receive these injections. Also, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should discuss this with Dr. Sarraga during a consultation, since the safety of Juvéderm products has not been studied in these instances. Finally, patients should not take certain medications or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s wort or who smoke should refrain from doing so before and after their Juvéderm Voluma injections.
Juvéderm Voluma is intended for restoring volume to the cheek area or, in some cases, augmenting the chin. Patients who are interested in addressing signs of aging in other areas, such as lines and wrinkles near the nose and mouth, undereye volume loss, or wrinkles near the eyes and forehead may benefit from other injectable options. Dr. Sárraga can discuss all of your options, including the various formulas of Juvéderm, during a consultation. In many cases, he may recommend a combination of treatments to achieve your goal results and create an overall youthful appearance.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA RESULTS
Following Juvéderm Voluma injections, there is no downtime needed, making this a great treatment option for those on the go. The most common side effects include mild swelling, bruising, pain, and firmness at the injection site. However, these symptoms should be temporary and resolve quickly. To prevent unnecessary side effects including excessive bruising or bleeding, Dr. Sárraga will recommend that you avoid exercise, blood-thinning medication, drinking alcohol, or applying pressure to the area for at least 24 hours after receiving your injections. While some swelling is initially noticeable, Juvéderm Voluma results can be seen immediately after injections. Most patients find that their Juvéderm Voluma “settles,” or binds with water for a more natural appearance, within just a few days after receiving their injections.
Results will be immediate, and results are known to last up to two years. Over time, the body will naturally and safely break down and metabolize the hyaluronic acid within Juvéderm Voluma, which is why results are not permanent. However, routine maintenance injections can be scheduled to keep up your new appearance. Some patients have maintenance injections as often as every 3-4 months for small touch-ups. During your consultation, Dr. Sárraga can help you develop a long-term treatment plan. Patients who are looking for more permanent results than Juvéderm Voluma can provide may consider other treatment options such as fat grafting or chin implants. These options can be discussed during your consultation at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery.
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If you are suffering from loss of volume in the face, causing you to look aged and tired, Juvéderm Voluma may be able to help! To learn more about this dermal filler and what it can do for you, contact our Aventura office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sarraga. Call the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery at (305) 932-3200 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.
“I wouldn’t go to any other place!”
I am so Happy with my results after my procedure. I had no bruising or swelling. Dr.Sarraga and his staff are so welcoming and nice. The office is extremely clean, modern and comfortable. I wouldn’t go to any other place!