What is Voluma?
Voluma is an injectable treatment that is typically injected into the cheeks to provide the appearance of a fuller-looking face. It can give the illusion of a lifted lower portion of the face, making the cheeks look perfectly proportioned, more youthful, and fuller. Voluma is a popular treatment for those who are seeking out facelift style results without having to undergo the actual facelift surgery. Voluma, which was the first hyaluronic acid for use in the cheeks, is FDA approved as a cosmetic filler and has minimal risk of side effects, making this treatment very popular. Voluma can be used alone or paired with other injectables or treatments to create a custom package just for you, which will target all of the desired areas and leave you looking and feeling fabulous.
What is Voluma For?
Voluma is a cosmetic filler that was designed to give a fuller appearance of the facial area. While Voluma can be used to fill out other sections of the face, it is typically used to fill out the lower cheeks in order to create a lifted and sculpted look. Voluma is also helpful for patients who are looking to increase the amount of hyaluronic acid in their faces, which can offer a more youthful appearance.
While Voluma is known for its ability to create a lifted look and fuller cheeks, it can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Laugh lines and smile lines, as well as wrinkles, can be reduced or eliminated completely, depending on where the Voluma is injected into the face.
What Areas are Treated?
With Voluma, the cheeks are the most popular place for treatment. While Voluma is designed to create a lifted appearance to the lower cheeks, it can also be used in the mid-cheek area in order to create a filled look. This is helpful in cases of cheeks that are sunken and not looking quite as full as the patient would like.
How Long Does Voluma Last?
Voluma was designed to be the first long-lasting cheek filler, with results lasting up to two years in clinical trials. This FDA approved cheek filler does not last for two years and then disappear; the results of Voluma dwindle slowly over time. You can receive touch up injections if you notice your results beginning to wear off, however.
What to Expect After Voluma and During Recovery
After you receive your Voluma injections, you will most likely not notice any pain, as Voluma injections are mixed with Lidocaine to help reduce the amount of pain that the injections may cause. For patients with lower pain tolerance, a numbing cream can be applied additionally, making the experience completely pain-free. While the numbing cream and Lidocaine wear off around twenty minutes or so after injections, the pain is still minimal and should not bother you much, if at all. There is barely any downtime after a set of Voluma injections, meaning you can continue on with your day without a lengthy recovery period.
It is important to note that results can be seen immediately after your Voluma injections. While other injection treatments may take up to two weeks for noticeable results, Voluma’s results are instant and long-lasting.
Before and after your Voluma treatment, you must stop all blood-thinning medications. You should also avoid alcohol for at least twenty-four hours after receiving Voluma injections.
Slight bruising and swelling at the sites of injection are common and are typically quick to resolve.
Risks of Using Voluma
As with any medical treatment or injectable treatment, there are risks, even if they are minimal. Some of the risks included with using Voluma include:
- Infection at the sites of injection
- Lumps and bumps
- Slight pain at injection sites
- Allergic reaction, including rash
If you notice any of these signs, contact the doctor. While most side effects, such as swelling and redness will disappear within two weeks, if they persist, it is important to notify the office immediately.
Why Use Dr. Ghozland for Voluma Injections
Dr. Ghozland, a board-certified OB/GYN with over fifteen years of experience, is the perfect choice for your Voluma injections. He works alongside a knowledgeable and friendly staff who are properly trained and care about your well being. Dr. Ghozland is located only a few minutes from the ocean, which offers you a peaceful and relaxing treatment when choosing to use Voluma in Los Angeles.
If you are interested in learning more about Voluma or scheduling an appointment, please contact the office of Dr. Ghozland today to get started.