What Is Voluma?

Full, lifted cheeks are a sign of vitality and youthfulness. As a part of the highly sought-after Juvéderm line, Voluma is an exceptional injectable filler crafted to restore volume and contour to the cheeks, providing a naturally rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Arun Rao, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Tucson, AZ, offers Voluma injections at his practice to address sunken or hollow cheeks caused by various factors like aging, genetics, or weight loss. Voluma, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, not only smoothens the skin but also offers results lasting up to two years. Discover the potential of non-surgical treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery by scheduling a consultation to learn more about enhancing your facial fullness and lift.

Who Is A Candidate For Voluma?

Voluma, an injectable filler containing hyaluronic acid (HA), excels at enhancing cheek contour and lift. As individuals age or experience significant weight loss, diminished cheek volume becomes noticeable. Others with naturally hollow cheeks seek treatment to restore mid-face fullness. However, Voluma isn’t suitable for pregnant or nursing women. FDA approval is granted for patients aged 21 and above. To determine Voluma’s suitability, visit our Tucson, AZ plastic surgery office for a consultation. Following an assessment of your needs, cosmetic objectives, and medical history, a tailored treatment plan will be devised.

What Are The Benefits Of Voluma?

Juvéderm, a highly sought-after dermal filler line, features the targeted Voluma formula for cheek enhancements. At Rao Plastic Surgery in Tucson, AZ, this cosmetic injectable offers:

  • Restoration of diminished facial volume
  • Reduction of wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Cheek lifting and contouring for a more defined profile
  • Attainment of a youthful appearance
  • Stimulation of collagen production, improving overall skin health
  • Swift, enduring results that are noticeable quickly
  • Minimal downtime and rapid recovery post-treatment
  • FDA approval, ensuring safety and efficacy

How Long Is Recovery After Voluma?

Following Voluma treatments, most patients notice immediate benefits that can endure for up to two years. Severe or long-lasting side effects from Voluma injections are exceedingly rare. Should you experience any concerns, questions, or unusual reactions, don’t hesitate to contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery for guidance and support. The most prevalent side effects typically include mild redness, irritation, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which tend to be minor. During your consultation, discuss with your injector the optimal timing for subsequent appointments, whether for enhancing or maintaining your treatment results.

What To Expect During Voluma

Following your personalized consultation with Dr. Rao, your injection procedure can be scheduled simultaneously. In our designated minor procedures area, you’ll recline comfortably while your cheek area is cleansed before the injections are administered. Dr. Rao can apply numbing cream upon request to alleviate discomfort during the procedure. To ensure accuracy, precise markings are made on your face before the injections, administered with a fine needle by Dr. Rao. Post-injection, temporary swelling and redness may occur, typically resolving within a few days without intervention.

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Commonly Asked Questions About A Voluma

How much does Voluma cost?

The expenses associated with a Voluma treatment are contingent upon the amount of product necessary to achieve your desired results. Given Voluma's potential duration of up to two years, it's crucial to seek an experienced injector and avoid establishments offering notably cheap or counterfeit injections. Ahead of your session, Dr. Arun Rao will assess your mid-face and carefully consider your objectives to create a tailored treatment strategy. Following this evaluation, we'll discuss the quantity of Voluma required for your treatment and its associated cost.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) naturally binds water to cells, serving various purposes, including moisture retention and skin plumping. Voluma, akin to other Juvéderm fillers, predominantly consists of a synthetic form of HA. Injecting Voluma's hyaluronic acid formula into your skin replenishes mid-face fullness. Moreover, HA aids in moisture retention, resulting in a softer, healthier complexion post-treatment compared to before.

How long do the results from Voluma last?

Voluma's results can last up to two years with optimal treatments. Immediate improvements are typically visible after your session and will continue to evolve over the following weeks. Achieving significant volume in your cheeks might necessitate multiple Voluma treatments. Your injector will craft a personalized Voluma plan during your consultation, advising you on the frequency of treatments needed to reach and maintain your desired goals.

Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?

After receiving a Voluma injection, resuming your regular activities is typically fine. However, it's advisable to refrain from strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours post-session. Dr. Rao will provide specific post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal and enduring results. Using a cold compress on the injection sites can help reduce swelling and bruising, and sleeping with your head elevated on a few pillows might be recommended. It's important to avoid touching your face to prevent unintended migration of the filler.

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, and itching. Treatment side effects are usually mild and short-term if they occur. If you have any concerns, reactions that last longer than one month, or you develop signs of an infection, contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery.

Youthful Contour And Lift

For enhanced cheek contours or mid-face lifting, discover the benefits of Voluma by Juvéderm at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. Book an appointment with Dr. Arun Rao, a board-certified plastic surgeon, for a comprehensive skin evaluation and a personalized treatment strategy. This tailored plan may incorporate Voluma injections, various Juvéderm fillers, or advanced skin procedures, aimed at revealing a radiant complexion and a youthful, captivating appearance you’ll be eager to flaunt.