While hollow cheeks were popular in the 90s, modern trends in beauty are now moving toward voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely designed to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At our office in Philadelphia, PA, our team of experienced medical injectors offers Voluma injectable treatments to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to weight loss, genetics, or age. 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. Schedule an appointment to learn more about how Juvéderm Voluma injectable treatments at Body+Beauty Lab can boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
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 while others may have naturally hollow cheeks and could be seeking treatment to enhance their mid-face. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for these injections. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 years and older. Before anything is planned, you will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma may be an effective filler for you. After considering your needs, cosmetic goals, and medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
After your consultation, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that same day, depending on schedule availability. In a private procedure room, you will sit and relax as the treated area is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. The injector may also use a local anesthetic to help make the procedure more comfortable. For accuracy, your injector will mark the areas to be treated before administering the injections 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
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. If you do have questions, concerns, or a negative reaction, please contact Body+Beauty Lab 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 Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment will vary based on the amount of product that is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on finding an experienced injector and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, a staff member will evaluate your mid-face and understand your wants before developing your personalized treatment plan. From there, we can estimate your costs. If you're interested in receiving exclusive offers and discounts on a range of our most popular services, ask a member of our team about joining our VIP membership program.
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 appears healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to get better in the following month because Voluma stimulates your body's natural production of HA. You might desire multiple injections, particularly if you are wanting to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. During your initial consultation, your injector will create your personalized plan and let you know when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After your treatment, you may resume your normal activities. 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 may be advised to 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. You shouldn't touch your face to avoid pushing the filler into other areas.
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, and redness. If any of these develop, side effects are typically mild and short-term. For any questions, reactions that last longer than one month, or you have symptoms of an infection, contact Body+Beauty Lab.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you desire more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, learn more about Voluma by Juvéderm provided at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA. Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our experienced medical team for an evaluation of your skin. At our office, you can receive a customized plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you attain a more youthful appearance.