VOLUMA® an Injectable Facial Filler
Voluma is a type of dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is used to restore volume and lift to the cheeks and mid-face area.
Dr. Khoobehi, a board certified plastic surgeon, has extensive experience in using Voluma to help patients achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
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. When combined with cheek implants it fills in areas around the implant and remaining cheek bone. Comprised of hyaluronic-acid, the gel is injected directly around the hollows of the cheeks, which reduces wrinkles and creases around the treated area.
Voluma is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment when administered by a qualified professional like Dr. Khoobehi. The procedure involves injecting the filler into the targeted areas using a very fine needle. We will cleanse the areas to be injected. If you are worried about pain, we can put a topical numbing gel on the area before the injection. You will feel a minor amount of pain, but keep in mind that the medication is blended with lidocaine as well.
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. Lidocaine 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, bruising, 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 $850. 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.Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in administering Voluma. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
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. Dr. Kamran Khoobehi 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.
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