As part of the filler products we offer to Metairie patients, our New Orleans plastic surgeons are proud to use Voluma from the Juvederm family. As we age, there is a natural loss of volume that can occur in the cheeks and around the mid-face. This creates a hollow look that can lead to deep creases, shadows, and wrinkles. Voluma adds subtle lift and volume to the cheeks and is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler to restore a more youthful contour to the mid-face area. Our New Orleans plastic surgeons commonly use Voluma to address the apices, apples and hollows of the cheeks. It can also be used to improve facial wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Patients considering a Voluma treatment should be at least 21 years old.
What to Expect with Voluma
Using a thin syringe, the cosmetic surgeon injects Voluma into the apex, apple and hollow of the patient’s cheek. Results are immediate, and can last up to 2 years. Side effects are considered mild to moderate, and can last between 2 and 4 weeks. The most common side effects are tenderness, swelling, firmness, bumps, bruising, redness, itching or discoloration at the injection site.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a naturally occurring substance that helps bind water to cells. Its cross-linking abilities help provide lifting capacity, which restores volume in the cheeks and mid-face.
The plastic surgeon will help you create a unique treatment plan during your consultation. With extensive experience in a wide array of different fillers and relaxers, the cosmetic surgeon may include a combination of different fillers and techniques to achieve the desired results.
There is no downtime after a Voluma treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities, but it is suggested that patients avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after any injectable filler treatments.
The results can be seen immediately, and can last up to 2 years. The duration of the results depends on the area being treated, and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler.
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