VOLUMA® is the newest hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvederm® family. Designed to restore large-scale volume loss, VOLUMA has shown to be effective for volume loss treatment associated with aging in the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego commonly recommend VOLUMA to their patients looking for more dramatic volume restoration.
What is VOLUMA®?
VOLUMA is a dermal filler treatment in San Diego made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body that aids in providing skin elasticity. As we age, however, our skin loses elasticity and volume and begins to sag. By replacing some of the lost hyaluronic acid, we can add volume and contour the face for a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Goldman Explains Dermal Fillers and VOLUMA®
What makes Juvederm VOLUMA unique is that it is specifically indicated for restoring volume loss in larger areas of the face than other fillers. Its thick gel consistency and unique formulation allow it to be injected deeply into hollow areas with a small needle. It is smooth, pliable gel filler that produces even, consistent results. The results of VOLUMA injections are seen immediately and studies have indicated the results are long-lasting, lasting up to 18 months with a treatment regimen. VOLUMA is most commonly used for volume restoration in the following areas:
- Chin & Jawline
VOLUMA’s smooth results make it a great option for non-surgical chin and cheekbone augmentation. Patients near Oceanside looking for stronger cheekbones or a more prominent chin can experience natural-looking, temporary results with VOLUMA injections by an expert. Although the results are temporary, patients can return for touch-up injections to maintain their desired look.
Dr. Groff Demonstrates Dermal Filler Injections
Patients near Oceanside commonly have a lot of questions about the wide variety of dermal filler treatments available. The doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in La Jolla want to help you decide which treatment is right for you, so they have compiled the answers to some commonly asked questions. Contact our office for more information.
Q: How is VOLUMA different from other dermal fillers?
A: VOLUMA, from the Juvederm family of products, is the only dermal filler made specifically to address volume loss in the cheeks and chin/jawline. It is made of hyaluronic acid that works with collagen and elastin to produce a smooth, plump result instantly, and has shown to have long-lasting results.
Q: Do VOLUMA injections hurt?
A: Dermal filler injections typically do not cause pain. VOLUMA, specifically, contains a small amount of lidocaine, which serves to numb the treatment area as it is injected. Our board-certified dermatologists can also apply a topical numbing cream to the skin prior to injection if you would like. Discuss your concerns with the doctor during your consultation.
Q: How long do results last afetr VOLUMA®?
A: All dermal filler treatment results will vary from one patient to the next; however, VOLUMA has been shown to have long-lasting results, lasting up to 18 months in many patients who follow a treatment regimen.
Q: Does VOLUMA address wrinkles?
A: VOLUMA is indicated for severe volume loss treatment and works best when injected deep under the skin to fill in hollow areas. Other dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero may be better options for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are more superficial. If you have several areas of concern and would like to improve the appearance of hollows and wrinkles, our dermatologists can develop a liquid facelift treatment plan to meet your needs. The liquid facelift will include a combination of injectable treatments to address all of your problem areas.
Q: Am I a good candidate for VOLUMA?
A: Most people with significant volume loss who are looking to restore a youthful volume to the face are good candidates for VOLUMA injections. If you are interested in learning more and would like to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for VOLUMA, contact our office today.
Q: What are the side effects associated with VOLUMA?
A: As with any injectable treatment, there are potential side effects, although VOLUMA has shown to be well tolerated by most patients in San Diego. You may experience some bruising, swelling, redness, and/or itching after treatment, but this should not last longer than a few days. If any side effects are present for longer than one week, be sure to contact your doctor.
For more information about cheek volume restoration, visit WebMD.com.
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Contact San Diego’s Best Dermatologists for a VOLUMA Consultation Today
If you are interested in learning more about VOLUMA or would like to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. Our dermatologists are expert injectors who would be happy to discuss your facial rejuvenation needs and develop a customized volume loss treatment plan just for you! Call us today at (858) 365-3621 to schedule a consultation.
To learn more about VOLUMA facial volume treatment, contact our office.
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