Voluma

What is voluma?

Voluma Westborough MA | Worcester MAVoluma is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around  the cheeks and chin. This is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time.

Benefits of Voluma

Voluma comes with a great deal of benefits for those that choose to receive this treatment. These benefits include the following:

  • It returns a firmer shape to the jaw line.
  • Restores more youthful contours:  This is done by plumping up the area that so often loses volume as part of the aging  process.
  • Voluma is effective and long lasting. In many patients, the results will last for a  period of up to 18 months.

Voluma Before and After Photo

Voluma Before & After Photo | Worcester MA | Westborough

Before and one hour after - Patient had Voluma in cheeks & Juvederm ultra in lips.

Good Candidates for Voluma Treatment

Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the chin or jaw line may be considered good candidates for treatment with Voluma. Typical early signs of aging may include the following:

  • A visible decrease in volume
  • A sagging of the cheeks
  • The loss of noticeable contour around the  chin.

While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors.

How does Voluma work?

The active ingredient in Voluma is hyaluronic acid (HA),  which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline, resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Voluma integrates into the existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue to offer greater support and  elasticity. This can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin and  lend the facial structure more substantial definition.

Voluma is the latest in the line of dermal fillers. These various formulas have a successful history of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin and rejuvenating the face.

 

voluma Procedure

Voluma injections typically take about 15 minutes to administer in the doctor’s office. The gel formula contains lidocaine to  minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia.  The injection is designed to reach the deep  layers beneath the skin’s surface to provide the most benefit.

The results are visible immediately after the  procedure.  There is very little or no downtime  required following a treatment with  Voluma.  Most patients can resume all of their typical  daily activities right away after their treatment session.

side effects of Voluma

While Voluma is considered a safe form of  treatment, all injectable dermal fillers are associated with some risk of side  effects. The most commonly occurring side effects that may result from Voluma treatment include swelling, tenderness, formation of a lump, firmness to  the skin, bruising, redness, itching, discoloration or pain at the injection  site.  When these arise, they are  generally mild to moderate and resolve within a few weeks.

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