One of the most obvious places that aging begins to show is in cheeks that become flat or sag. This is caused by a loss of volume that is a natural part of aging because the skin becomes less effective at maintaining its collagen matrix to support the skin. Voluma is an injectable filler from the Juvéderm family that is specifically designed to add volume underneath the cheeks through a deep injection.
Voluma is made from synthesized hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found in the skin and is responsible for retaining moisture, among other things. This specific formula is made with particles that are larger and last longer than other injectable options so that it can provide volume under the thick skin of the cheek. Most Juvéderm products also contain lidocaine, which is a common anesthetic used by dentists and ophthalmologists. This means the injection is comfortable during and after injection.
Most patients can benefit from dermal filler treatments, including Voluma. This option is effective at boosting the natural profile and protrusion of the cheeks, which can become lost during the aging process. During a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, he can recommend other treatment options that can augment your results, and he can also discuss whether you may require a surgical procedure to get the results you have in mind. You’ll also discuss your medical history to determine whether any past allergies or reactions might prevent you from candidacy.
Injectable treatments usually take up to a half-hour, depending on how many areas you wish to treat. After the treatment area is cleansed and prepared, we can provide a topical numbing cream for your comfort. The injector then places the crystal-clear gel underneath the skin and muscle of the cheek according to your desired results. This can require multiple injections to make sure the product is distributed and the result looks natural. Your injector’s skill and artistic eye can determine this more than any other factor, so you should always receive your injections from licensed and experienced providers.
What should you not do after Voluma?
It’s extremely important to remain upright after treatment and avoid laying down or bending over. Additionally, make sure to use an ice pack on the area and avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours.
Does Voluma really last 2 years?
Depending on factors like the injection site, your skincare habits, and natural metabolism, Juvéderm Voluma can last up to 2 years.
How soon do you see results from Voluma?
You’ll see instant results after your Voluma treatment, although it can take up to 2 weeks for the product to settle into its final appearance.
Can Voluma be used under the eyes?
Voluma can be an effective treatment option when administered by an experienced injector and plastic surgeon.
How many syringes of Voluma do you need for cheeks?
This can depend on your cosmetic goals and anatomy. Generally, 1 to 2 syringes per cheek can produce noticeable results.
Can Sculptra and Voluma be used together?
It is possible to receive Sculptra and Voluma injections together if the products are used in different treatment areas.
Do you swell after Voluma?
Some slight swelling can occur after Voluma injections. These should resolve quickly.
Can Voluma be used under eyes?
Juvederm Voluma can be used below the eyes to correct volume loss and resolve hollows in the area.
Does juvederm Voluma stimulate collagen?
Juvederm Voluma stimulates natural collagen production. This means that results are long-lasting and some improvement can be seen even after the filler dissolves.
Can Voluma cause headaches?
Headaches can occur after Juvederm Voluma injections. This is a temporary side effect that should quickly resolve.
Does Voluma cheek filler hurt?
Juvederm Voluma injections in the cheeks can be briefly and mildly painful. The products formula includes lidocaine, which will quickly numb the treatment area.
Can Voluma help with jowls?
When injected in the cheeks or jawline areas, Juvederm Voluma can help restore lost volume and lift jowls for some patients.
Does Voluma get better with time?
Voluma gradually breaks down, meaning that results will slowly subside. You can receive maintenance injections to keep up your results if you choose.
Does Voluma soften?
You may notice that Juvederm Voluma softens or settles into the skin about two weeks after your initial injections. This varies from patient to patient.
How often can you get Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is quite long-lasting. Typically, patients will have maintenance injections performed every two years.
You’ll see results immediately after treatment, although most patients experience some redness, swelling, or bruising afterward. This goes away within a couple of days, and there is no downtime required with Voluma. This injectable lasts the longest out of the many Juvéderm products, which is up to two years and can be repeated after the injection fades. Be sure to inform your plastic surgeon of your Voluma treatment if you choose to undergo another procedure after your treatment.
To see what Voluma can do for you, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, who can recommend a unique treatment plan for you and your aesthetic goals.