JUVÉDERM® at the Denver Dermatology Center


Add Vital Volume to the Midface in Denver

Look closely at a photo of yourself from your teens and 20s. Most likely, you will notice fuller, rounder cheeks than you have now. Why? Because as we age, we lose fat and elasticity in our midface, causing our tissues to droop and create a drawn, flat look. The "apples" of the cheeks earned their name because they are round and rosy, conjuring images of healthy springtime fruit. They convey a look of youth and vitality, so when they begin to diminish—which happens over time as collagen and fat diminish—the resulting deflated or hollow look reveals an aging appearance instead. Women and men alike can address these unwanted changes with Voluma® at Denver Dermatology Center. Injections of this dermal filler in the JUVEDERM® family can be made both quickly and safely, and the results are long lasting.

Years ago, only a facelift could address these issues, but with VOLUMA®, you can safely and effectively rejuvenate your facial appearance without surgery.

To find out if Voluma® at Denver Dermatology Center is right for you, request a visit online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 to schedule your appointment today. We encourage you to come in for a skin evaluation and cosmetic consultation.

What is Voluma®?

Voluma® is an injectable cosmetic treatment known as a dermal or soft tissue filler, since it fills areas where volume loss has caused changes in the appearance of the skin and other tissues. Injectors use a fine needle to introduce the clear gel into the target area. Voluma® is intended for mid-face contouring.

The key ingredient in Voluma® is hyaluronic acid, which is integral for smooth, well-hydrated skin. The carbohydrate is found naturally throughout the human body, where it serves to attract and bind to water. The hyaluronic molecules in Voluma® vary in weight and are cross-linked by a proprietary process known as Vycross®. Manufacturer Allergan developed this process to create a thick gel that provides structure and volume while remaining smooth. Your injector will be able to massage the filler once it’s in place, in order to ensure that the results look and feel as natural as possible.

Voluma® accomplishes two main changes: First, it restores a youthful roundness to the cheeks’ apples. Second, it creates renewed support for elevating tissues, which can pull up skin that would sag into jowls without proper structure above.

Voluma® Details

A Voluma® injection session in the Denver Dermatology Center office typically lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, with specifics varying slightly from person to person. The filler is slowly introduced into the tissues from the mid-cheek, along the cheekbone, and toward the outer corner of the eye. It is then carefully shaped and molded into place for youthful, rounded contours.

Patients often report that the injections themselves involve minimal discomfort. Side effects are also minimal, but may include slight swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to 12 days. Voluma® can provide mid-face volume for up to two years. As the provided volume decreases over time, maintenance sessions can be scheduled for even longer-term youthful results.

About Margaret MIGS Muldrow, MD, FAAD

Margaret "Migs" Muldrow, MD, FAAD spent her childhood in rural Ethiopia. As a young girl, she worked in a local village clinic, an experience that ultimately inspired her to become a physician. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

What is Recovery Like After Voluma® Injections?

Since Voluma® is a nonsurgical treatment, patients do not need to plan for significant—if any—downtime after getting injections. Typical daily activities can follow a treatment session, with only a few cautions: Avoid wearing makeup for 12 hours, and stay away from ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds, as well as steam rooms or saunas, for about 14 days.

Other Fillers for Denver-Area Patients

Beyond Voluma®, Denver Dermatology Center offers Vollure for addressing moderate to severe facial lines and Volbella® for subtly volumizing the lips and smoothing out fine lines around the mouth. Both of these fillers are also members of the JUVEDERM® family.

To schedule a visit for Voluma® at the Denver Dermatology Center, request an appointment online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 today.