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Voluma is one product in a class of facial fillers. It is used to provide refinement to features of the face including the cheeks, chin, jaw and temples. Voluma is a type of filler which is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring substance in your body. Voluma is generally used in areas where more lift is desired. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you obtain a natural outcome which can last for months.
How long does it take for Voluma to work?
Results with facial fillers are immediate. You may have some mild swelling and bruising after the procedure which should dissipate within the first week depending upon the area of treatment.
How long will my Voluma last?
Because hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring substance in your body, it will be gradually broken down and dissolved. This means that you may notice the gradual effects lessening with time. Voluma can last up to 2 years depending upon the type and site of the injection.
Is there downtime with Voluma?
You may resume all your normal activities following hyaluronic acid treatments, including Voluma.
Is Voluma safe?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are quite safe in the hands of an experienced injector. Swelling and redness at the injection site are not uncommon. You may have some minor bruising, so it is important to schedule your fillers with enough time before an important event.
Are there different kinds of Voluma?
Voluma is one type of hyaluronic acid filler. There are different formulations of hyaluronic acid fillers based upon the desired treatment effect. Each product can be used to treat different areas and even combined for your best result. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for your goals.
How do I know if I need Voluma?
Since Voluma is helpful for certain types of facial restoration, hyaluronic acid fillers come in various forms and can be used to achieve different effects. Some are used to restore volume to areas of loss such as the cheeks while others are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Different hyaluronic acid fillers can be combined to achieve your desired results. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you choose the product which will best serve your goals.
What are the different types of facial fillers?
There are many different types of facial fillers on the market. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type. Common hyaluronic acid fillers include Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft. Radiesse is another type of facial filler made from a different substance than hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is also used to restore volume, but does so in a different way than common hyaluronic acid fillers.
Is Voluma reversible?
Yes. Despite being automatically broken down by your body, fillers can be dissolved immediately using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Is the treatment painful?
Facial fillers are generally well tolerated and are injected in the office. Small needles or blunt needles called cannulas are used to gently place the product. Sometimes numbing cream or numbing injections are used to help improve your experience. Ice can help relieve swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but pain medication is not necessary.