While flat, hollow cheeks may have been popular 20 years ago, classic beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the popular Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely formulated to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a more youthful look. At her medical spa in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Michelle Marsala offers treatments of Voluma to improve a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to genetics, age, or weight loss. Providing improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your face feel softer and look smoother. Schedule your free consultation at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma nonsurgical dermal filler may revive your overall appearance by adding lift and fullness.
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Some ideal candidates for Voluma may be seeing decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks as they age or after they have dropped a significant amount of weight. Others may have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks that could be enhanced with a Voluma treatment. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. However, female patients who are nursing or pregnant will not qualify for this injectable. At your consultation with Dr. Marsala, she will decide with you whether Voluma is the best filler for you. After considering your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom injectable treatment plan will be created.
After your consultation with Dr. Marsala, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will be seated comfortably as your face is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. Dr. Marsala may also use a local anesthetic to help make the injections more comfortable if needed. For accuracy, she will mark the areas to be treated before inserting a fine-gauge needle. Once the filler is injected into your skin, you may experience mild redness and swelling, but this should subside quickly.
What to Expect
For many patients, the results of Voluma can be seen right away and last up to two years. It's highly uncommon to have lasting or severe reactions from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concerns, please contact MD Boutiques at Pine Creek for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are almost always extremely minor. Dr. Marsala and her team at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek always provide close and thorough followups for every patient and treatment. At your session, she will talk with you about how soon to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment will vary greatly based on the amount of product that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you should concentrate on choosing a doctor who is skilled and experienced with Voluma — not go somewhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, Dr. Marsala will assess your skin to understand your needs before developing your treatment plan. Then, she will estimate your costs based on how much Voluma will be used for your session(s).
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 secure moisture and build volume within 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 volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so it is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to get better in the following month. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you want to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, Dr. Marsala will create your personal Voluma plan and discuss when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma treatment session, you may resume your normal daily activities. However, it's recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Your injector will go over what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize any bruising and swelling. Your injector might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while your sleep. You should avoid touching your face to avoid pushing the filler into others areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients have mild to moderate swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects after a Voluma treatment are firmness, tenderness, lumps, discoloration, discomfort, and itching. If any of these occur, Voluma side effects are typically only moderately uncomfortable. MD Boutiques at Pine Creek is proud to provide close and personalized follow-up care for every patient, so you will easily be able to discuss any questions or concerns about side effects if any should arise.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you would like more fullness in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, learn more about Voluma injections at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, CO. Schedule your free consultation to meet with Dr. Michelle Marsala for an assessment of your skin and your personalized recommendations, which may include Voluma, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin procedures to give you a radiant, youthful appearance.