Voluma is manufactured by the same company that is behind Juvederm, and it is a preferred injectable filler by many of our New Orleans and Metairie patients. As a person ages, volume is depleted within the facial features, especially in the cheek area, giving an appearance of a gaunt, droopy look. Injectable facial fillers, such as Voluma, help restore volume in the cheeks for a more youthful contours. It is also supplemented with cheek implants to help fill in areas around the implant and remaining cheek bone, or can be used as an alternative to implants all together. Comprised of hyaluronic-acid, the gel is injected directly around the hollows of the cheeks, which reduces wrinkles and creases around the treated area.
"Fearful Mom, Amazing Outcome - Metairie, LA - Dr. Walters took the time to take several pics at various angles to ensure a positive successful outcome. He was very gentle. I did not bruise at all. I was very impressed by that because I have really sensitive skin. He followed up with the day after to check on my results. That really made me happy."- K. / RealSelf / Dec 22, 2015
"Voluma, Botox, Juviderm - Metairie, LA - Been using him for 14 years. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM! And did I mention his staff?!LOVE THEM TOO!! - - I received Botox on my "11" between my eyes and for the crows feet on the side of my eyes. Both procedures I have done before. I received Juviderm on smile lines and the sides of my depressed chin. Both in which I have done before as well.Yesterday, for the first time, I tried the Volumina in my cheeks. Results were immediate, and very impressive! I look fuller and more youthful for sure, yet very natural. I suggested that I was up for an additional syringe if he felt I needed it and he said he would rather me wait to see if that's what I really wanted. I like how conservative he was with me knowing I wanted to look natural. I'll get more in the future when in need!"- S. / RealSelf / Aug 11, 2016
"Mid-forties and felt like I always looked tired and like I was frowning. Had Voluma injections under my eyes and Juvederm in the creases around my mouth. Easily took 10 yrs off my appearance. I don't look tired anymore. Very happy with the results."- L.B. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2016
"Mid-forties and felt like I always looked tired and like I was frowning. Had Voluma injections under my eyes and Juvederm in the creases around my mouth. Easily took 10 yrs off my appearance. I don't look tired anymore. Very happy with the results."- L.L. / Google / Nov 16, 2016
What to Expect
Voluma is injected into the skin with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the initial prick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the Voluma solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, discoloration and tenderness around the cheeks, but will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident, and can last up to 2 years.
Compared to other injectable fillers, Voluma tends to cost more because the formulation is more advanced. One advantage of choosing Voluma is its results last longer (an average of 2 years). The price for a full syringe is around $1,000. However, a single treatment is more likely to use more than a single syringe. A session may use between 2 and 6 syringes, which means patients can expect to pay between $2,000 to $6,000 per session, depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Hyaluronic acid, Voluma’s main ingredient, is derived from natural substances found in the human body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.
Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks may consider Voluma as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. The doctor will be able to recommend if Voluma is the best option during the initial consultation.
How Long Is Recovery?
Right after treatment, patients will be able to resume to their normal routine with restriction on strenuous activities or any movement that may put pressure on the treated area. It may take up to 1 week before the dermal filler settles within the cheek pockets.
Among dermal fillers available in the market today, Voluma can last up to 2 years or longer. Reinjection varies as patients’ bodies process and break down hyaluronic acid at different rates.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $850
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6-9 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location