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We are now able to offer Juvéderm Voluma, which is an injectable hyaluronic-acid based volumiser, at our specialist clinic in Harley Street, London.
Juvéderm Voluma injections, also known as dermal fillers, help restore youthful volume to the cheek, cheekbone and chin areas. Juvéderm can effectively fill lines and wrinkles, such as those found near the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Juvéderm also helps to enhance the natural shape and definition of the lips and jawline and it can restore fullness to cheeks, temples and under the eyes.
The results are instantaneous, very natural looking and have been shown to last up to 18 months. In addition, Juvéderm is sometimes used to rejuvenate other areas of the body such as the hands and décolletage.
Juvéderm is a semi-permanent, hyaluronic acid facial filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that can be found between your skin cells, it acts to bind moisture and provide fullness to the look of your skin.
Juvéderm is a gel formulation and contains microsphere particles that are injected directly into your skin and soft tissue. Juvéderm Voluma was developed to be smoother than other hyaluronic acid volumisers, making it easier to inject and resulting in a smooth, even, natural look and feel. The gel fills wrinkles and lines, which have developed as a result of ageing, smoothing the skin and giving it a youthful appearance.
Areas of the face that can be treated
Our experienced medical team at Melior Clinics, Harley Street inject Juvéderm dermal filler predominantly into the mid-face region to augment cheekbones, with the aim of restoring lost volume to sunken or hollow lower cheeks and to redefine the jawline and chin.
As well as filling lines and wrinkles, Juvéderm can improve deeper facial folds and acne scars. It can also be used for more extensive volume restoration and rejuvenation.
Long lasting effects
Juvéderm Voluma has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than many other facial filers, which makes it thicker in consistency, providing greater volume to the treated areas.
Our Juvéderm Voluma dermal fillers are also ‘cross-linked’ to make them more difficult for the body to break down and eradicate (cross-linking is a process that chemically binds the individual chains of the acid, so that it is changed into a gel that lasts much longer once injected into the face).
These two factors aim to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of our Juvéderm treatments, and results can be expected to last for 12-18 months.
After a Juvéderm treatment your facial contours can appear fuller and rounder, helping to recapture the volume that is diminished by age, fat loss and reduction in skin elasticity.
Patients immediately notice a return of the soft, full cheeks and firm, high cheekbones of youth, together with smoother jowls and a firmer chin. Due to its lifting capacity, Juvéderm Voluma can also be used to reverse the effects of a sagging surgical facelift.
Experienced medical experts
All of our Juvéderm Voluma facial filler injections are carried out by our Save Face accredited practitioners, led by Dr Tim Beazleigh. Our medical staff will inject the Juvéderm gel into several locations, placing the dermal filler where correction or volume enhancement is desired. The entire treatment process should take no more than 20-30 minutes and you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
The improvement to your facial features will be visible immediately after the dermal filler injections. However, due to swelling, your features may look a little fuller than you might expect. This should quickly improve over the next few days as the swelling subsides.
Swelling, redness and post-injection bruising will usually last no more than 3 to 7 days, and your appearance should improve dramatically within the first two days. You can usually apply make-up over the treated area immediately after treatment, and ice packs can be used to speed up the natural healing process.
Studies have shown that the improvement with Juvéderm Voluma can be further enhanced if you are treated again within 6 to 9 months of your first dermal filler treatment. Simply return to our Harley Street clinic for a top-up and you could see a noticeable improvement in your appearance.
Perhaps the best indicator of the advantages and benefits of treatment with Juvéderm Voluma is the positive feedback of those who have used it to recapture their youthful appearance. A clinical study demonstrated that at 6 to 18 months after treatment, all study participants rated their results as positive!
Our London clinic
The friendly staff at our Juvéderm Voluma clinic in Harley Street want to ensure that you don’t just see satisfying results from your treatment, but that you have an enjoyable visit, so rest assured that when you come to us we work with you, giving you our time and attention to ensure that you receive treatment that is appropriate for you.