What is Voluma™?
Voluma™ is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to add volume to the cheek area. Other dermal fillers can treat wrinkles and lines around the eyes, nose, and mouth, but Voluma, part of the Juvéderm® line, is the first and only filler that is FDA-approved for adding volume to the cheeks.
Its subtle lift to the cheeks helps restore youthful contours and a more youthful profile, and its benefits can last up to two years.
What are the benefits of Voluma?
- Voluma instantly adds volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
- Voluma helps to rehydrate the skin for a smoother appearance and texture
- Results last up to two years
- Quick (24-hour) return to normal activities
Who Is A Candidate For Voluma Dermal Filler Injection?
Anyone over 21 whose face is showing a loss of facial volume that occurs as the body’s hyaluronic acid is depleted is a candidate for treatment with Voluma.
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The Voluma Injection Procedure
Dr. Singer will take your medical history to ensure that you’re a good candidate for Voluma treatments. He may take photos and, on the day of your treatment, may mark your face to guide him in placing the injections.
After making the first injection into your cheek, Dr. Singer will wait a few seconds to allow lidocaine in the Voluma gel to numb the area. He may also apply a topical anesthetic.
Once your injection site is numbed, Dr. Singer will inject additional Voluma gel in small amounts over the treatment area. He may apply gentle massage to ensure even distribution of the Voluma gel, and may recommend the use of an ice pack to minimize swelling and reduce discomfort at the injection site/s.
Voluma Injection Recovery
You should be able to return to normal activities with 24 hours of treatment, but remember to minimize any strenuous activities and exercise, and avoid extensive exposure to sunlight or heat, for the first 24 hours following treatment.
Voluma may have a few side effects, but they should all resolve within two to four weeks. The most common side effects are swelling, tenderness, firmness, and small lumps or bumps on the skin. Swelling and discomfort can be reduced with ice packs applied to the treatment area.
Voluma Injection Results
Voluma immediately improvs facial volume, giving a subtle “lift” to your facial features. These benefits can last up to two years.
You may need follow-up injection about a month after initial treatment to achieve your best results.
What is Voluma™ injectable gel by Juvéderm?
Voluma injectable gel is the first and only injectable dermal filler approved by the FDA to provide instant volume in the mid-face area by replacing hydrating hyaluronic acid in the cheeks and over the cheekbones.
Does it hurt?
There is a small pinch when the first injection of Voluma is placed. After a few seconds, the lidocaine in the gel will numb the area, and Dr. Singer may also apply a topical numbing agent. Immediately after injection, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort that can be controlled with ice packs.
How soon will I notice results?
Voluma injections provide an immediate, subtle lift to the facial features.
How long will my results last?
The benefits of Voluma injections can last up to two years.