Voluma in a versatile injectable dermal filler gel designed for correcting facial contour irregularities, as well as deeper nasolabial folds. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips.
Voluma consists of a highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within the skin. Voluma helps to add volume facial structural deficiencies, thus supplementing body’s natural supply of this substance.
Is Voluma filler right for me?
Voluma is safe, affordable and non-invasive. It is intended for a wide range of clients looking to sculpt their cheekbones. For both men and women alike, with Voluma you get immediate satisfaction with no downtime.
What areas can be treated with Voluma dermal filler?
Voluma is a dermal filler that is specifically formulated to correct facial contour. It also can be used as a volumizer. The most common uses include:
- Reducing the severity of laugh lines ( medical term: nasolabial folds)
- Redefining lip border
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
- Nasal dorsum contour irregularities correction.
- Softening the appearance of jowls
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth (oral commissures), and smoker’s lines (vertical lip lines)
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
What is to expect during Voluma Dermal Filler injection ?
Dr. James Long, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon administers Voluma injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Long finishes the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately. Dr. Long will make you comfortable and at ease during the injection process so you have a great experience.
Dr. James Long will initially make some skin marks to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra-fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the dermal filler is injected into the target area with minimal discomfort. Dr. James Long will show you step by step of the process so you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. James Long will massage the treatment area to avoid bumps, lips or any irregularities. In certain critical areas like cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. Long will use topical anesthesia to maximize the prevention of bruising while making the procedure painless.
Unlike surgical options, Voluma has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The injections of Voluma are reversible, if so desired, simply with the injection of a dissolving enzyme, the dermal filler can be removed.
How long will my results last with Voluma Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences also the longevity of the fillers. Voluma has been demonstrated to last up to 1 years.
What are the most common side effects of Voluma Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.
What should I do before treatment with Voluma dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior any injection since it doesn’t increase the risk of post injection bruising.
What should I do after treatment with Voluma dermal filler?
Patients are refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for 48 hours after injections. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 24 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). Patents are also are recommended to ice the treated area with ice packs for at least 6 to 10 hours post treatment.
Why choose Dr. James Long, a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon for Voluma dermal filler injections?
Dr. James Long is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck breast, and body and cosmetic injections. He offers a premium experience to all of its cosmetic patients. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. James Long helps its customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing premium natural looking cosmetic plastic surgery
Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Dentists and “cosmetologists” for Voluma dermal filler injections?
Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally trained and Board Certified to perform Voluma dermal filler injections have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.