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.
"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
"Shocking Results! - Non-surgical nose job with Voluma. I did not even realize I had a deviated septum. No complications though. Dr. Khoobehi was hesitant at first due to being non- surgical rather than surgery. He wanted to make sure he was meeting my expectations and expected outcome. So glad I had procedure done. We were all shocked at after results!! Amazing! Will be back soon. Thank you so much."- H. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2018
"Dermal fillers/Botox - Dr. Egan performed cheek fillers Botox for my fine lines as well as my “gummy smile”. She did an superior job and friends continue to ask l why I look so rested and what I’ve been doing with my skin! ALL of Dr. Egan’s staff were very kind, friendly, and professional. The office environment was beautiful and clean! I can not wait to go back for my follow up appointment to show her my final result and possibly receive more treatment at this time! I would recommend her to anybody."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 10, 2019
"Love my Cheek Fillers! - I wanted a more pronounced cheek bone and he suggested fillers. I got Voluma in my cheeks and it totally changed the shape of my face for the better! It’s much more contoured and full in the best way. Couldn’t recommend him more. He takes before and after pictures and shows you just how you benefitted from your procedure which really lets you see how big of a difference it makes."- B. / RealSelf / May 06, 2019
"Dr. Khoobehi is a true artist. I went to my consultation thinking I wanted jaw fillers. He said my problem was my cheekbones. I appreciated the honesty. A lot of plastic surgeons would probably just tell you what you want to hear and fix what “you” think needs to be fixed. Not Dr. Khoobehi. So I listened to him and got cheek fillers. And I’m very impressed with how it came out. Couldn’t recommend Dr. Khoobehi enough."- E.L. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $850
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6-9 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.