Frequently Asked Questions for Voluma
Gaunt, flat cheeks were popular in the 90s, but classic beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely made to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA, we offer Voluma treatments to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to age, genetics, or weight loss. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler that uses hyaluronic acid to help your face feel softer and look smoother. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma nonsurgical treatments at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center may boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
Plump, Luscious cheeks
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a dramatic amount of weight. Other people have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment with Voluma to enhance their mid-face. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older; however, patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for Voluma injections. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your needs and cosmetic goals, as well as your medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
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After your consultation, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will sit and relax as your cheeks are cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. The injector may also use a local anesthetic to help make the procedure more comfortable if requested. For accuracy, your injector will mark the areas to be treated before administering the injections, which are made with a fine-gauge needle. When the filler is injected, you may notice mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect from Voluma
For many patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments can be seen right away and may last about two years. It's rare to develop lasting or severe reactions from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please contact Ocean Plastic Surgery Center for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are generally extremely minor. During your consultation, ask your injector about how soon to plan your next appointment to either build up or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Ideal Candidates for Voluma
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment will vary based on the amount of product required to meet your goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you should concentrate on finding an experienced injector and not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, we will evaluate your mid-face and learn about your desired results before making your personal treatment plan. Then, we will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to retain moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores fullness to your mid-face. The HA also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so your complexion is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to get better in the following month. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you want to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your personal Voluma plan and recommend when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma injection, you may resume your normal day. However, it's recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Your injector will talk about what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize bruising and swelling. Your injector might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while your sleep. To avoid pushing the filler into other areas, you shouldn't touch your face.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients have mild swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects are firmness, tenderness, lumps, bumps, discomfort, redness, and itching. If any of these happen, they are typically mild and short-term. For any questions, reactions that last longer than one month, or symptoms of an infection, please contact Ocean Plastic Surgery Center.
Plan Your Procedure
Procedure Technique for Voluma
If you need more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma by Juvéderm at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA. Schedule an appointment to meet with us for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you attain a radiant complexion and youthful appearance.