Voluma is a hyaluronic acid based injectable gel filler — the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA for the use of restoring volume to the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in youthful skin, and can help to significantly improve various signs of aging. Voluma is especially effective for correcting gaunt or hollow cheeks and light areas of sagging skin of the mid-face. Dr. Michael Workman can perform a Voluma treatment to help enhance the apples of your cheeks and give your face a more youthful, yet natural-looking contour.
Preparing for Your Voluma Treatment
During your consultation with Dr. Workman, he will go through the procedure steps and work with you to develop a customized plan for your treatment. Voluma is a non-surgical procedure and requires very little preparation prior to your appointment. Your own specific treatment will be designed to address your unique concerns and to provide you with results that will blend seamlessly with your own natural appearance.
When you come in for your Voluma treatment, Dr. Workman will carefully mark the injection sites. No local or general anesthesia is required for this procedure, but some patients may choose to have a topical numbing gel applied to minimize any discomfort. Once Voluma is injected, you will be able to see the changes occur in real time. You will be able to work with Dr. Workman while your treatment is happening to achieve highly personalized results.
You may experience some slight bruising or discomfort following your Voluma treatment, but should be able to return to work and other activities shortly after. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, allergic reactions are extremely rare. However, if you notice any strange side effects or pain, please contact our office immediately.
When to Expect Results from Voluma
You will notice the effects of your Voluma treatment immediately. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Voluma provide patients with instant, long-lasting results. You will notice a dramatic improvement in the volume and contours of your cheeks, and should even experience a subtle lifting effect as well. Voluma has also shown to improve minor areas of sagging skin for some patients. Your results should last for up to two full years with optimal treatment.