What is Voluma?
Our Dallas, McKinney, Rockwall, Allen, and Gainesville dermatology offices offer Voluma, which is an FDA approved filler gel most commonly used for cheek augmentation. As people age, a loss of volume can occur in the mid-face. While some individuals will opt to have cheek implants, Voluma is a great, nonsurgical alternative, helping to “lift” and restore volume around the cheeks. Dr. Matthew Barrows and his team of trained practitioners use this injectable filler to recontour the face and create a younger, smoother facial appearance. Voluma is known to last up to 2 years. Created by the same makers of Juvederm, it helps to rectify the signs of aging and can be administered to patients age 21 years or over.
Voluma is appropriate for any candidate who seeks to add volume to their cheeks due to aging or mid-face, facial sagging. Voluma enhances the overall appearance of the face and adds a youthful essence, essentially providing patients with a liquid facelift. This procedure is perfect for patients who desire mid-face volume, but are not wanting surgery. Patients should speak to their dermatologist to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
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Voluma is injected through a tiny needle directly into the marked injection sites on the face. The dermatologist will inject the filler layer by layer until the desired contour has been achieved. Prior to the injection, a numbing agent will be applied to the skin so that the patient does not feel any major discomfort. The appointment typically lasts about an hour.
What to Expect
Patients should expect to see immediate results following their Voluma injection. Patients may experience some swelling and redness, as well as tenderness on and around the cheek area, however, this will go away after a few hours. Exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours after the injections. Patients will notice a fuller, smoother, younger looking complexion and a naturally lifted look. These results typically last up to 2 full year in most patients.
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If you are experiencing sagging in the cheek area or within the mid-face, we encourage you to call our dermatology office and learn about the nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments we offer. Procedure such as Voluma can help create a younger looking appearance, as well as allow you to avoid surgery. During your consultation, we will create a tailored treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals and concerns.