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Life is full of little ironies. For example, some of the things that we hated about ourselves when we were children or when we were teenagers is something that we wish we could have back now that we are in our late thirties or early forties. It is interesting that when we looked the best, in our late teens and early twenties, it was a time in our life when we hated our appearance the most. Now, we would gladly give a good portion of what we own if it meant that we could go back and have the youthful beauty and vitality we had just a few decades ago. One characteristic that many people hated when they were younger was having a full or even chubby face. For a lot of people, having fat or full cheeks was something that they did not like. However, now that they are adults and now that they are starting to see the loss of facial volume that comes with aging, they desperately want to have their full cheeks back. Here is the interesting thing about having full cheeks: It is what makes a person look young. When you think about a child, or especially think about a baby, what makes them look young is the fact that their cheeks are so full. Conversely, when you think about an older individual, what makes them look old is the fact that they have lost a lot of that facial volume around their cheeks and around their lips. Juvederm Voluma® is an injectable that is designed to help you regain some of the facial volume that you have lost. It works in multiple ways to accomplish this goal. First, when the injection is applied, the injection itself adds volume to your face. However, this is just part of the scenario. It has as its primary ingredient hyaluronic acid. The interesting thing about hyaluronic acid is that it is a compound that naturally exists in your body. It is a compound that your body uses to keep your skin hydrated. One of the unique characteristics of hyaluronic acid is its ability to hold onto moisture. In fact, it is said that hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own volume in moisture. The reason why this point is key is because one of the ways that Juvederm Voluma® increases the volume in your face is by using the hyaluronic acid to attract and retain moisture in your face. For this reason, people benefit from Juvederm Voluma® injections long after the initial injection is given. After using Juvederm Voluma® injections, you will be able to benefit from what cosmetic professionals refer to as the triangle of beauty. The triangle of beauty describes a face that has cheeks that extend out wider than the chin area does. As we age and as we lose facial volume, just the opposite happens. The area around our nose and cheeks becomes narrower and our jowls become larger. Juvederm Voluma® injections can help to address these issues while providing long-term relief from lost facial volume. At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, Juvederm Voluma® is just one of the dermal fillers we offer. During a consultation at our office in Bethesda, you can see which filler is best for you. Our team of professionals is committed to helping people in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas look and feel their very best. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office.