Voluma Frequently Asked Questions
While hollow, flat cheeks were popular in the 90s, classic beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the popular Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely formulated to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a more youthful look. At his office in Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan offers treatments of Voluma to improve a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to genetics, weight loss, or age. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your face feel softer and look smoother. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma injectable treatments at Après Plastic Surgery may revive your overall appearance by adding lift and fullness.
Voluma Procedure Technique
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see the decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a significant amount of weight. Other people have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks and may want treatment with Voluma to enhance this area. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant will not qualify for this injectable. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom injectable treatment plan will be created.
"The positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more - What made my experience with Dr. Aghayan so rewarding was not just his wildly competent and professional procedural skills as a plastic surgeon, but his addicting spirit of reassurance and strong bedside manner. I found his manner of walking me through the procedure calming and, frankly, the pain involved was simply not something I even noted. Many doctors have the intellectual capability to perform plastic surgery related procedures, Dr. Aghayan goes beyond this by his spirit of kindness and respect. Finally, the positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals - Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals. His office team is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Aghayan. I’ll never go to anyone else for my surgery and aesthetic needs."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2020
"I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I would - I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I wanted rk go through with one!!! I was super hesitant about getting breast implants but after discussing them with him and having the procedure explained, my mind was eased and I made my decision right then and there! I love my results and the healing is going AMAZINGLY!!! I was super scared about scaring but the cream they gave me has been working wonders!!! I couldnt be more happier having gotten done my mommy make over! Dr Aghayan is a awesome and very reassuring Dr and I couldn't be more happy about my results!!! Thank you!!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. - Dr. Aghayan and his team are nothing short of amazing. I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. I know they will only continue to get better! Would definitely recommend and will go back to him for anything I decide to do in the future."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"So Thankful! - Dr. Aghayan was fully communicative prior, the day of and after my surgery. I never felt like Dr. Aghayan was in a rush or minimized my questions. My results are life changing. I am thankful for Dr. Aghayan."- G. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2020
Youthful Contour and Lift
After your consultation with Dr. Aghayan or a nurse injector, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will be seated comfortably as your face is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. The injector may also use a local anesthetic to help make the injections more comfortable if needed. For accuracy, your injector will mark the areas to be treated before inserting a fine-gauge needle. Once the filler is injected into your skin, you may experience mild redness and swelling, but this should subside quickly.
For many patients, the results of Voluma can be seen right away and last up to two years. It's highly uncommon to have lasting or severe reactions from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concerns, please contact Après Plastic Surgery for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are almost always extremely minor. Talk to your injector about how soon to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Voluma Ideal Candidates
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment will vary greatly based on the amount of product that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on choosing an injector who is skilled and experienced with Voluma and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, a staff member will assess your skin and understand your needs before developing your treatment plan. Then, they will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to secure moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so it is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to get better in the following month. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you want to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your personal Voluma plan and discuss when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma treatment session, you may resume your normal daily activities. However, it's recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Your injector will go over what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize any bruising and swelling. Your injector might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while you sleep. You should avoid touching your face to avoid pushing the filler into others areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients have mild to moderate swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects after a Voluma treatment are firmness, tenderness, lumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If any of these occur, Voluma side effects are typically only moderately uncomfortable. For any questions, side effects last longer than a month, or you have symptoms of an infection, please contact Après Plastic Surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
What to Expect with Voluma®
If you would like more fullness in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma injections at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR. Schedule an appointment to meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan or a nurse injector for an assessment of your skin and personalized recommendations that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin procedures to give you a youthful, radiant appearance.
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