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About Voluma

While flat, gaunt cheeks may have been considered beautiful in decades past, voluminous cheeks that look healthy and youthful are what people want today. Part of the top-selling Juvéderm family of injectable wrinkle fillers, Voluma is specially made to add contour and lift to the cheeks for a natural and more youthful appearance. At Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer injections of Voluma for cheeks that are flat or hollow due to age, weight loss, or genetics. With results that last up to two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler that uses hyaluronic acid to help your skin look smoother and feel softer. Schedule a consultation to learn about how Voluma treatments can boost your appearance by providing fullness and lift.

Ideal Candidates

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that is best for adding contour and lift to your cheeks. Many patients notice decreased volume of their cheeks as they get older or if they have lost a significant amount of weight. Some patients may have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment to plump their mid-face. Voluma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 21; however, women who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible for Voluma injections. You will have a consultation to determine if Voluma is the best choice for you based on your needs, cosmetic goals, and medical history.

Procedure Technique

Once you've had your consultation, your injection may be scheduled for the same day or another day, depending on availability. In one of our minor procedures rooms, you will sit and relax while your cheek is cleansed before the injections. Dr. Starkman can also apply a numbing cream to make the procedure less painful if requested. For precision, your face will be marked before administering the injections with a fine needle. When the Voluma has been injected, you may notice some swelling and redness, but this usually subsides on its own.

What To Expect

For most patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments are visible immediately and may last about two years. It is rare to develop severe or lasting side effects from Voluma injections, but if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please call us for assistance. The most common side effects are slight redness, irritation, or swelling of the injection site. These symptoms are generally very minor. During your consultation at Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery, ask about when to plan your next appointment to either build up or extend the results of Voluma.

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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 Surgery.

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Average Cost: $800 - $1,600
Recovery Time: No Downtime
Average Procedure Time: 30 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up: 12 Months
Procedure Recovery Location: In-Office

Add contour to your look

If you need more shape in the apples of your cheeks or lift in your mid-face area, learn more about Voluma by Juvéderm at Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Make an appointment for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma injections, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin treatments to help you attain a youthful appearance and radiant complexion.

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