As people age, there is a natural loss of volume that occurs in the face. Many times, this can be seen in the cheeks. This creates a sunken, hollow look that can be addressed with an injectable derma filler. From the Juvéderm family, Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that instantly adds subtle lift and volume to the cheeks to restore a more youthful contour to the face and profile. Oklahoma City plastic surgeon, Dr. Clinton Webster uses Voluma to help improve cheek contour for both men and women. Formulated with lidocaine for added comfort, Voluma addresses the apices, apples and hollows of the cheeks to help fill in lost volume, which helps improve moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Voluma may be used alone, or in a combination with different filler treatments. Patients considering Voluma should be at least 21 years of age.
What to Expect With Voluma
Using a thin syringe, the cosmetic surgeon injects Voluma into the apex, apple and hollow of the patient’s cheek. Results are immediate, and can last up to 2 years. Side effects are considered mild to moderate, and can last between 2 and 4 weeks. The most common side effects are tenderness, swelling, firmness, bumps, bruising, redness, itching or discoloration at the injection site.
What is hyaluronic acid?
This is a naturally occurring substance that helps bind water to cells. Its cross-linking abilities help provide lifting capacity, which restores volume in the cheeks and mid-face.
The plastic surgeon will help you create a unique treatment plan during your consultation. With extensive experience in a wide array of different fillers and relaxers, the cosmetic surgeon may include a combination of different fillers and techniques to achieve the desired results.
There is no downtime after a Voluma treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities, but it is suggested that patients avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after any injectable filler treatments.
The results can be seen immediately, and can last up to 2 years. The duration of the results depends on the area being treated, and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler.