Botox® and Juvéderm® Voluma™ manufacturer Allergan recently reported the results of a survey given to women, age 21 to 65, across the United States: Nearly 60 percent of the respondents prioritized a youthful-looking face over a youthful-looking body. Dr. Derek Jones, a dermatologist for West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and all of Los Angeles, was not surprised. Injectables designed to treat forehead wrinkles and restore facial volume lost due to aging and other factors are popular treatments at his facility and around the world.
The survey went further into detail, questioning women as to whether they have noticed any changes to their appearance as time has passed. Some 64 percent of the respondents indicated that they have seen their facial shape change as they have grown older. A total of 44 percent said that the last decade has diminished the fullness of their faces, reducing the volume of their cheeks. That same percentage — 44 percent — reported a belief that they have no options when it comes to correcting such volume loss specific to the cheek area.
In fact, Juvéderm® Voluma™ is the only filler made from hyaluronic acid approved by the FDA for injection into what is known as the “apple” — the typically rounded and full part of the cheek prone to volume loss and sagging as people age.
The lift that Juvéderm® Voluma™ provides can last for up to two years, buoyed by a doctor with skill and talent backed by years of experience and tens of thousands of successful procedures. Dr. Jones is very familiar with the cosmetic; he served as the lead investigator for the FDA studies that explored the use of Juvéderm® Voluma™ and led to its approval as a mid-face filler.
Specifically, Juvéderm® Voluma™ is a gel made of modified hyaluronic acid, which is a natural skin moisturizer and significant component of good skin structure and health. Juvéderm® Voluma™ also contains a type of anesthetic known as lidocaine, which makes the actual injection process more comfortable.
Women — and men — who want to restore volume lost in their cheek area can learn more about the quick and long-lasting solution that comes from Juvéderm® Voluma™ by talking to a qualified dermatologist. West Hollywood and greater Los Angeles-area patients can contact Dr. Jones at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Call 310-246-0495 or request a consultation.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.