Voluma San Diego Overview
Our San Diego office offers Juvéderm Voluma, a volumizing injectable facial filler from Allergan that contains hyaluronic acid, a hydrating substance naturally found in your own body.
As we age, we lose our natural stores of hyaluronic acid, which causes our skin to lose volume, wrinkle, and become hollow-looking.
When injected under your skin, the specially-formulated Voluma gel is thick enough to add fullness and volume, restoring a more youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid creates a contoured, rejuvenated appearance that looks natural when injected by our medical spa at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, including:
- Undefined or uneven jawline
- A recessed or less prominent chin
- Hollow temples
- Under eye bags or skin laxity
- Hollowed cheeks and under the eye hollows
Our board-certified dermatologists have been actively involved in research studies involving Voluma and other dermal fillers in San Diego for the last 30 years, giving us the most experience with injectables than any other practice in the country.
We understand how sunken or hollow cheeks can affect your appearance as well as your self-esteem.To learn more about how a dermal filler treatment can restore volume and contour to various areas of your face, schedule a consultation today at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
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What to Expect
We know how important the midface and cheek areas are to the symmetry and structure of your face. A Voluma cheek filler treatment in San Diego is a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to add contour and fullness to these and surrounding areas that have lost definition or become hollow-looking.
A treatment with Voluma is quick and relatively painless. The injections are administered with ultrafine needles or cannulas that, combined with the skill and technique of our cheek filler experts, make for a relatively comfortable experience.
The procedure is excellent for on-the-go individuals, as it can be performed in as little as 15 minutes at our San Diego office. Our doctors can combine a variety of different injectables, such as Botox for forehead wrinkles and Volbella for fuller lips, for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedure known as a liquid facelift.
Following the procedure, you can return to your normal routine immediately, as the downtime for HA facial fillers and other injectables is minimal to non-existent.
Potential side effects of Voluma are usually mild and temporary and could include bruising, itching, redness or irritation, soreness, tenderness, and swelling. Sometimes, bumps or lumps may appear, but these and other effects generally subside over the course of a few days, if not sooner.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we are committed to your safety and satisfaction. Depending on your concerns and goals, our skilled dermatologists and aestheticians will create a customized treatment plan, including other fillers, Botox, laser resurfacing, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and more, to help you achieve a smoother, healthier, more youthful-looking appearance. Learn more about Voluma from FDA.gov.
During your procedure:
- An assessment will be made by your physician to determine the type of product and
the appropriate amount needed.
- Multiple injections will be administered to treated areas.
- The filler contains lidocaine, however, some physicians may decide to use a topical
numbing agent or local anesthesia injections prior to filler injections.
- You may have a very small amount of pinpoint bleeding where the needle was
inserted. This usually subsides in a few minutes.
After your procedure:
- You may use your regular skincare products and make-up.
- You can apply ice packs to ease tenderness and swelling.
- Do NOT manipulate, rub, massage, apply pressure, etc. to treated areas or lay face
down after treatment.
- Immediately after the treatment you will experience swelling which can last 1 – 3 days. The
above mentioned fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (which is a substance your body
normally produces) and it attracts water to it which causes the swelling.
- You may feel lumps where the filler was injected. This is also swelling and they will
subside in about 3 – 5 days and are usually not visible.
- You may get a bruise from the injections. If so, you are welcome to come into the office
the following day and have the bruise(s) treated with a laser at no charge.
- You may also take Arnica pills before and/or after the treatment to decrease the risk of
bruising and to help any bruises you have to subside faster. We have Arnica available
- Results are immediate but due to the swelling, the expected end result can be seen
between 7 – 10 days.
- Follow any additional specific post-treatment instructions from your physician.
- It is always a possibility that you may not get the desired result after one treatment.
Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal desired results.
- Follow up with your physician in ______ days/weeks, or as needed.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns at (858) 657-1002.
Q: What is Juvéderm Voluma?
Voluma is a minimally invasive injectable dermal filler composed of naturally hydrating hyaluronic acid. It is FDA-approved for adding volume and contour to the cheek and midface areas that have started to sag or have become hollow in appearance.
Q: Do the injections hurt?
Dermal filler injections usually cause little to no pain or discomfort. Because Voluma contains the numbing agent lidocaine, most patients report feeling nothing more than small pinpricks.
Q: I’m busy – how long does one session take?
Depending on the number of injections you choose to receive and on the extent of the midface area being treated, Voluma treatments take 5-15 minutes here at our San Diego office. As there is typically little to no downtime, you can go straight back to the office, a meeting, or wherever your day takes you.
Q: Does Voluma treat fine lines and wrinkles?
Voluma is specially formulated as a cheekbone filler treatment. For injectable wrinkle treatments, we suggest Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane or Dysport. Another option is the nonsurgical liquid facelift – a combination of Botox and facial fillers, which beautifully enhances the overall facial appearance in one session.
Q: When will I see results?
Typically, you can see noticeable results immediately after an HA filler treatment (though results can vary).
Q: How long will my results last?
HA facial fillers typically last 6-12 months, although your results could vary. Some patients see Voluma results that last for over 2 years. To maintain the effects of your treatment, you can return to Cosmetic Laser Dermatology as you see fit.
Q: What side effects are there?
As with all injectable treatments, side effects are not unexpected. However, FDA-approved Voluma has a strong track record of safety while also providing volume and lift. Typical side effects are temporary and include mild itching, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness or irritation around the injection site(s). If these last for more than a week, please contact us.
Although Voluma is specifically formulated for the cheeks and midface area, other products from the Juvéderm family are ideal for rejuvenating various parts of the face. For example, Juvéderm Volbella is great for lip augmentation, while Juvéderm Vollure XC specializes in treating nasolabial folds around the mouth. Furthermore, you can also choose other volume restoration methods offered at our San Diego office to meet your aesthetic goals, including Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, and Sculptra.
Voluma can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as IPL photofacial for uneven skin tone, laser resurfacing for rough skin texture and large pores, and Ultherapy for tightening loose skin on the neck and chin.
To learn more about how Voluma can help you, or which of the other treatment options our medical spa offers can help rejuvenate your skin, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today.
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