Voluma® is a new filler and facial volumizer used to correct age-related volume loss in the midface (cheek) area. This area is one of the first to start exhibiting signs of aging and, as the curves of our cheeks begin to lose volume, can cause it to sag and appear sunken. Therefore, volume correction in this area is extremely important to maintain a youthful appearance.
Voluma® is commonly used to re-contour the midface and works instantly to help restore your cheek contour with a subtle lift. It is made with a modified “thick” version of hyaluronic acid that will create natural-looking results that last up to 2 years. Hyaluronic acid is already present in the human body as a source of skin’s fullness and volume.
Voluma® injection is performed in the office through fine needles and cannulas. Depending on the area being treated, the procedure can take 20-45 minutes to complete. Depending on the patient’s preference, a topical anesthetic or a selective nerve block may be administered for the patient’s comfort before the injection.
Voluma® is extremely safe with very few side effects. Some patients may have a small bruise, but the use of cannulas can significantly decrease the chances of this happening. Patients can also experience some redness and mild swelling at the injection site. Nevertheless, the patient can apply make-up right after the procedure, and work and other normal activities can be promptly resumed.