Voluma® is a dermal filler treatment offered at Keller Plastic Surgery to treat loss of volume in the mid-face region. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of specialized skin care professionals provide skin rejuvenation treatments for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby communities in Southern California.
What conditions does Voluma® treat?
Voluma® is the first FDA-approved injection specifically targeting sunken cheeks and loss of volume in the midsection of the face. Voluma® delivers hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by healthy skin cells, that helps skin cells absorb and retain moisture. Voluma® works gradually over time to increase volume and fullness in the skin cells, producing a smoother, firmer appearance.
What are the advantages of Voluma®?
Voluma® is a superior dermal gel filler that specifically restores fullness and elasticity to the cheeks and mid-section of the face where volume has been lost as a result of aging or skin damage. Voluma® produces natural-looking results that last up to 24 months. Patients who have switched to Voluma® after using other dermal injections are typically impressed and delighted with the results provided by Voluma®.
Who is Voluma® designed for?
Voluma® is safe for healthy adult patients 21 and over and may be useful for a variety of individuals. In younger individuals exhibiting the first signs of aging, Voluma® softens and smooths lines and wrinkles, while in older patients it restores suppleness and elasticity.
What should I do to prepare for a Voluma® treatment?
Prior to your treatment, you must discuss any history of allergies or medical conditions with Dr. Keller, and inform us if you’ve received any other dermal injections recently, as well as any medications you are taking. Dr. Keller may recommend you temporarily suspend the use of certain medications that may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising, including aspirin, blood thinners, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ibuprofen, and supplements, such as Vitamin E and St. John’s Wort, in preparation for treatment.
How Does Voluma® Work?
Voluma® is a gel that is injected directly into the skin by means of long, flexible microtubes that resemble very fine needles. Voluma® is based on Vycross™ technology, delivering an extremely lightweight formula that lets the gel penetrate the skin easily, filling in the contours of the mid-face. This technique allows for fewer injections and reduces the possibility of discomfort. Voluma® also gently lifts the skin surrounding each injection site, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the entire treatment area.
Can I combine Voluma® with other procedures or dermal fillers?
Yes! Voluma® is often used in combination with other dermal fillers such as Botox® to achieve a more comprehensive improvement. You may also combine Voluma® injections with a chin implant, rhinoplasty or other facial enhancement procedure.
Now is the time to restore volume and fullness to your cheeks and mid-face with Voluma®, an advanced dermal filler available at Keller Plastic Surgery, where board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of specialists serve residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby areas in California. Contact any one of our convenient offices to schedule a complimentary consultation today!