How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment can vary, depending on how much product is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma lasts up to two years, you should focus on finding a medical professional to administer it, and avoid anywhere offering extremely cheap or knock-off injections. Prior to your first injection, we will evaluate your mid-face and listen to your wants before making your custom treatment plan. After this, we can discuss the amount of Voluma that will be needed for your treatment and how much it will cost.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can retain moisture and create fullness in the skin. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Voluma's main ingredient is a synthetic version of HA. When Voluma's hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected into your skin, it can restore fullness to your mid-face. The HA also helps your skin hold moisture so your complexion is softer and healthier compared to before your treatment.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
With optimal treatments, the results of Voluma last for up to two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. You may need several Voluma treatments, especially if you want to build up large amounts of volume in your cheeks. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will develop your custom Voluma plan and recommend how often you should schedule treatments to achieve and sustain your goals.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma injection, you can return to your normal day. However, it is suggested that strenuous activities, like exercise, be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Dr. Starkman will talk about post-treatment instructions to ensure your results last and look great. You may want to apply a cold compress to the injection sites to reduce swelling and bruising. Dr. Starkman may also advise sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. You should avoid touching your face to prevent spreading the filler to unwanted areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites for 2 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Other common temporary side effects include tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, discomfort, redness, discoloration, and itching. If they happen, treatment side effects are usually mild and short-term. If you have any concerns, reactions that last longer than one month, or you develop signs of an infection, contact Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery.