Voluma Frequently Asked Questions
From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely made to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At her office in Wareham, MA, board-certified physician Dr. Nada Zaknoun offers treatments of Voluma to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to genetics, weight loss, or age. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler, which uses hyaluronic acid to help your face feel softer and look smoother. Schedule an appointment to learn more about how Juvéderm Voluma injectable treatments at Nadomi Medspa may boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
Voluma Procedure Technique
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have lost a significant amount of weight. Other people have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment with Voluma to enhance their mid-face. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your needs and cosmetic goals, as well as medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
Youthful Contour and Lift
After your consultation with Dr. Zaknoun, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that same day based on scheduling availability. In a private room, you will sit and relax as your cheek is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. Local anesthetic may be used to help make the procedure more comfortable if requested. For accuracy, the areas to be treated will be marked before the injections are administered with a fine-gauge needle. When the filler is injected, you may notice mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides on its own.
For many patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments can be seen right away and may last for about two years. It is rare to develop lasting or severe reactions from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please contact Nadomi Medspa for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are generally extremely minor. During your consultation, ask Dr. Zaknoun and her team about how soon to plan your next appointment to either build up or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Voluma Ideal Candidates
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment will vary, depending on the amount of product that is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on finding an experienced injector and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, a staff member will evaluate your mid-face and understand your wants before making your treatment plan. Then, they will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to retain moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores fullness to your mid-face. The HA also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so your complexion is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to develop in the following month. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you are wanting to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, Dr. Zaknoun will create your personalized Voluma plan and recommend when to schedule your next appointment in order to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma injection, you may resume your normal daily activities. However, it is recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be avoided for at least one day. Our team will talk about what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize bruising and swelling. We might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while your sleep. You should not touch your face to avoid pushing the filler into other areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients experience mild swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects are firmness, tenderness, lumps, bumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If any of these happen, treatment side effects are typically mild and short-term. For any questions, reactions that last longer than one month, or you have symptoms of an infection, contact Nadomi Medspa.
What to Expect with Voluma®
If you desire more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma by Juvéderm at Nadomi Medspa in Wareham, MA. Schedule an appointment to meet with board-certified physician Dr. Nada Zaknoun for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you attain a youthful, radiant appearance.