While hollow cheeks may have been 90s chic, modern beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that make you look healthy and youthful. Part of the top-selling Juvéderm family of injectable wrinkle fillers, Voluma is specially made to add contour and lift to the cheeks for a natural and more youthful appearance. At our office in Santa Rosa, CA, our experienced team performs injections of Voluma to address sunken cheeks that are flat and hollow due to weight loss, genetics, or age. With results that last up to two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler that uses hyaluronic acid to help your skin look smoother and feel softer. Schedule a consultation to learn about how Voluma injectable treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa can boost your appearance by providing fullness and lift.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that is best for adding contour and lift to your cheeks. Many patients notice decreased volume of their cheeks as they get older or if they have lost a dramatic amount of weight. Some patients may have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment to plump their mid-face. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 21. You will have a consultation to determine if Voluma is the best choice for you. Based on your needs and cosmetic goals, as well as medical history, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
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Once you have had a consultation, your injection may be scheduled for another day or performed the same day, depending on availability. In our minor procedures rooms, you will sit and relax while your cheek is cleansed before the injections. The injector can also apply a numbing cream to make the procedure less painful if requested. For precision, your injector will mark your face before administering the injections with a fine needle. When the Voluma has been injected, you may notice some swelling and redness, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect
For most patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments are visible immediately and may last about two years. It is rare to develop severe or lasting side effects from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please call Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa for assistance. The most common side effects are slight redness, irritation, or swelling of the injection site. These symptoms are generally very minor. During your consultation, ask your injector about when to plan your next appointment to either build up or extend the results of Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment can vary, depending on how much product is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma lasts up to two years, you should focus on finding an experienced injector and avoid anywhere offering extremely cheap or knock-off injections. Prior to your first injection, a team member will evaluate your mid-face and listen to your wants before making your custom treatment plan. After this, they can discuss the amount of Voluma that will be needed for your treatment and how much it will cost.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can retain moisture and create fullness in the skin. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Voluma's main ingredient is a synthetic version of HA. When Voluma's hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected into your skin, it can restore fullness to your mid-face. The HA also helps your skin hold moisture so your complexion is softer and healthier compared to before your treatment.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
With optimal treatments, the results of Voluma last for up to two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. You may need several Voluma treatments, especially if you are wanting to build up large amounts of volume in your cheeks. During your consultation, your injector will develop your custom Voluma plan and recommend how often you should schedule treatments to achieve and sustain your goals.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma injection, you can return to your normal day. However, it is suggested that strenuous activities, like exercise, be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Your nurse injector will talk about post-treatment instructions to ensure your results last and look great. You may want to apply a cold compress to the injection sites to reduce swelling and bruising. Your injector may also advise sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. You should not touch your face to prevent spreading the filler to unwanted areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites for 2 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Other common temporary side effects include tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, discomfort, and redness. If they happen, treatment side effects are usually mild and short-term. If you have any concerns, reactions that last longer than one month, or you develop signs of an infection, contact Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you need more shape in the apples of your cheeks or lift in your mid-face area, learn more about Voluma by Juvéderm at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa. Make an appointment at our Santa Rosa, CA practice for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma injections, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin treatments to help you attain a more youthful appearance.