Short Hills, NJ patients ask, “How does Voluma filler work?”

Discover the science behind what makes Voluma filler work

The aging process brings changes to the skin. We lose firmness, volume, and moisture, resulting in a thin, sunken face. Fortunately, we do not have to live with it. We can change the appearance. For patients in the Short Hills, NJ area, Dr. Jeanine Downie of image Dermatology ® P.C. uses Voluma filler to restore lost volume and a look of youthfulness.

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What is hyaluronic acid?

A sunken facial appearance is often due to the loss of hyaluronic acid. It can also bring the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Voluma is part of the Juvéderm collection of hyaluronic acid fillers. You have probably heard of hyaluronic acid. It is has become a standard part of skin care and the cosmetic world. But, what exactly is it? As one of the building blocks of the skin, hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body. It is found between the cells to keep the skin looking firm and youthful. Hyaluronic acid brings nutrients to the skin to retain or add moisture, fullness, and softness. When used in injectable fillers, volume is added, and the contours of the face are restored. Patients benefit from a more youthful, natural appearance.

Actual Patient Results

The science behind Voluma

As part of the Juvéderm collection manufactured by Allergan, Voluma is an FDA approved injectable filler. It is used to address volume loss in the midface for patients ages 21 and older. Voluma is created using Vycross technology. It is a tightly cross-linked gel. The formulation produces a natural, three-dimensional facial contour. This advanced technology allows the gel to produce a long-lasting lift and added volume. Voluma is also created with lidocaine added to ensure patient comfort during the treatment.


The Voluma XCTM Process
Once any bacteria on the face is wiped off with alcohol, Dr. Jeanine Downie proceeds to insert the Voluma filler. Having used it herself, Dr. Downie describes it as having an immediate effect. The patient is a staff member who has undergone numbing for two hours the procedure is done.

“So I’m cleaning off the face with Hibiclens. This is to make sure that there are no extra bacteria on the face. This is after I’ve already cleaned it with alcohol. Janet has lost how much weight?”

[Patient]: “27 pounds.”

“27 pounds. Some of it unintentionally from her face. So we need to do filler. Smile. Now relax. She’s a great patient. This is Voluma. It’s what I have in my cheeks. It’s instant. You took digital pictures of her before, right? Good. How are we doing, Janet?”

[Patient]: “Good.”

“Still speaking to me? That’s good, because she works for me. She has to be able to speak to me, otherwise it would be really bad. Janet’s worried about bruising. She’s been numbing for 17, almost 18 hours. We’re joking. She’s numb for two hours. She’s a good patient. She makes me look good. She doesn’t bruise right away, which is sweet and thoughtful of her.”

And Janet’s going to be 60 in a month. Shhh… don’t tell her. So We’re doing this for her 60th birthday present ’cause we love her. She’s worked at Image for 700 years. She’s a good patient. Now look at the one side. The cheeks picked up some. Now look it over here a little bit over in here. And then the other side. We need to do a little something, something there. We can’t leave her lop-sided. Maybe if she was one of my brothers, I would do that to her. But she’s Janet. I can’t do that. OK.”

reatment with Voluma Filler from Dr. Jeanine Downie, Image DermatologyWhereas many dermal fillers simply fill lines and creases in a two-dimensional manner, Voluma takes facial aesthetics to the next level by giving a three-dimensional result. This filler allows physicians to add volume and to restore the natural curves from the cheekbone to the midface.

Using a fine, sterile needle, Juvéderm Voluma is injected into the targeted area of the cheek or midface. The product boosts volume and contours the face. In just minutes, youth is restored, and the skin returns to its firm, plump state. The results are immediate. No downtime is needed, and you can return to work or your daily activities.

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Who benefits from Voluma injections

Anyone over the age of 21 who has lost volume naturally or who wants to add a more natural curve to the midface may benefit from treatment with Voluma filler. Dr. Downie uses Voluma to add volume to her own face. Adult men and women benefit from the treatment as it is an effective, long-lasting way to add volume and restore youth. Appearing youthful is beneficial in personal and professional situations. Voluma helps patients maintain a fresh appearance. No patient, male or female, wants a sunken, droopy appearance.

Patients with too little volume may have a sunken appearance and exaggerated lines and wrinkles. Too much volume can produce a swollen, unnatural look. As a Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Downie is an expert injector. With her experience and knowledge of the facial lines and contours, she is able to give patients the natural look they desire.

Voluma can help restore youthful fullness while giving patients beautiful, natural-looking results. When injected by an experienced physician, this gel gives the skin volume to contour the face and to take years off your appearance.

Advantages of using Juvéderm Voluma

Giving Patients Beautiful, Natural-looking Results from Dr. Jeanine Downie, Image DermatologyVoluma is a revolutionary treatment for the aesthetic world. As an FDA approved injectable gel, Voluma comes from a line of tried and true cosmetic products and fillers. The advanced formulation and the inclusion of lidocaine maintain patient comfort while producing an immediate lifting, volumizing effect. The natural curves of the face are effectively contoured. Results may last up to 18 months.

Key benefits of Juvéderm Voluma include:

  • FDA approved
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Immediate results
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Long-lasting effects
  • More youthful, yet natural-looking appearance

Regain your youthful look and restore the natural facial contours of your face with Voluma filler injections. Dr. Downie is an expert injector who was involved in the Voluma Chin clinical trials. Let Dr. Downie lead you toward the most appropriate treatment for your needs. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today. (973) 509-6900

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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