Dr. Leonard W. Gray

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Voluma - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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Overview

As a natural result of aging, volume is lost significantly in the cheek area, giving an appearance of a gaunt, tired look. Instant cosmetic treatments, such as Voluma injections, help restore volume in the cheeks for more youthful facial contours. It is also used as an alternative to silicone-based fillers during a cheek augmentation for individuals who have naturally flat cheeks. It is manufactured by the same people behind Juvederm with the same hyaluronic-acid base. The gel is directly injected around the hollows of the cheeks, which consequently reduces wrinkles and creases around the treated area. 

What to Expect

Voluma is injected into the skin with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the initial prick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the Voluma solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, discoloration and tenderness around the cheeks, but will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident, and can last up to 2 years. 

Voluma FAQs

Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?

Hyaluronic acid, Voluma’s main ingredient, is derived from natural substances found in the human body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.

Ideal Candidate?

Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks may consider Voluma as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. The doctor will be able to recommend if Voluma is the best option during the initial consultation.

How Long Is Recovery?

Right after treatment, patients will be able to resume to their normal routine with restriction on strenuous activities or any movement that may put pressure on the treated area. It may take up to 1 week before the derma filler settles within the cheek pockets.

Long Term?

Among derma fillers available in the market today, Voluma can last up to 2 years or longer. Reinjection varies as patients’ bodies process and break down hyaluronic acid at different rates.

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Average Cost  
From $1,000
Recovery Time  
2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
2 weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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