Reflections MedSpa, Sarasota



As we age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Our cheeks, temples and mid-face lose volume and the skin may begin to sag. The appearance of nasolabial folds and jowls may become more prominent. This is because of a loss of fullness, or volume, due to the aging process and loss of bone and the natural fat pads. The conventional dermal fillers that have been used are wonderful at filling fine lines, wrinkles and folds to improve our 2-dimentional appearance. However, they do not address the “flat” or “deflated” appearance that occurs with aging. The new approach of facial rejuvenation is shifting to address the 3-dimential appearance to give you an overall more youthful and natural appearance.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first FDA-approved injectable filler to instantly add volume to the face. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile. Voluma is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring, substance found on your skin. As we age, we start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Voluma can help restore that HA.

What is treatment like?
Voluma is injected into your deep tissue using a needle. It adds support to the skin and tissue to restore natural facial volume and contouring. It instantly adds lift to the apples of the cheeks for a more youthful profile. Voluma is formulated with lidocaine to help numb the treatment area. A topical numbing agent can also be used to minimize pain and discomfort.

Are there any adverse events of injections?
As with any form of cosmetic injectable, there is a chance of bruising, mild redness at injection site, mild tenderness, and swelling. If you experience any of the adverse events noted, they normally resolve within 2 weeks post treatment. You may resume all normal activities following treatment.

How long do the results last?
Depending on many factors, such as your lifestyle, age, area treated and genetics your results may last as long as two years. You may require a touch up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the first treatment to achieve your desired result. When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as neede