Instead of long-term cheek implants, patients can choose to use a temporary injectable filler like Voluma for additional volume to flattened or deflated cheeks. Provided in the Beautiful Faces office by double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, patients can receive the injectable filler for a youthful contour to the cheeks, and for an enhanced look. Voluma is a great choice for patients lacking volume in their cheeks due to age, genetics, or trauma/accident. The skin is hydrated by the hyaluronic acid found in Voluma, which adds volume for the desired plump cheeks that a patient is looking to achieve.
"The entire experience with everyone in the office was great. They take as much time as you need to answer any and all questions. "- K. / Demandforce / Sep 28, 2016
"Dr Ho is a excellent cosmetic surgeon. My face lift and neck lift has given me so much more confidence in my life. Dr Ho had great insight on the look you are trying to achieved he truly listens to you. The office staff is awesome and informative an so very kind. Please take the time for a consult appointment and find out what a difference Dr Ho can make in your appearance and build you confidence just like he did for me. Thanks Dr Ho"- B.C. / Facebook / May 04, 2017
"Smart Lipo of the Neck/chin - When Kybella didn't work, I turned to Dr. Ho for Smart Lipo of the chin/neck area. If I had the choice, I would have had the surgery again in a heartbeat. Recovery was comfortable and I was up and moving in no time! I resumed work a couple of days later! I'm so thrilled with my results thus far!!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 02, 2017
"Absolutely amazing experience! Everyone is professional, caring, and very welcoming! - Incredibly awesome! Dr. Ho was more than comforting, reassuring and professional. I came to Dr. Ho with concerns primarily to talk to him about "wrinkles" on my chin area and underneath my eyes. I had received two other consultations and both doctors recommended surgical procedures. Dr. Ho immediately said that I did not need that and suggested C02 laser treatment on my entire face and PRP..."- S. / RealSelf / Apr 29, 2017
"Looks do matter - The dr, the staff and the entire experience was very easy and professional. Dr Ho is very easy to talk with and takes his time to listen to me and provided me exactly what I was looking for. I feel so much better about my appearance and self esteem. I haven't felt this way in many years. Thank you Dr Ho and medical team."- D.D. / RealSelf / Apr 27, 2017
Ideal candidates for Voluma will have:
- Sunken facial features
- Good skin elasticity
- Aging skin
- Overall good health
Before Voluma injections, numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites to minimize your discomfort, but most patients feel very little pain during their treatment. The doctor will carefully inject Voluma into the needed areas of the face in as little as 10 minutes. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel able with minimal swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. You will see some results right away, but it usually takes about 7 days before the filler settles into the cheeks for your final results. The effects of Voluma last up to 2 years and patients should talk to their doctor about when to re-schedule for continued effects.
The injection site will be properly cleaned and prepped before Voluma XC is injected. The doctor will use a thin needle to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the apples of the cheeks until the desired fullness is achieved. The doctor may massage the area to make sure the product is evenly distributed.
After Voluma, a patient may experience swelling, tenderness, firmness, or the appearance of lumps/bumps in the treatment site. Patients can expect the side effects to last 2 – 4 weeks. For the first 24 hours after a treatment, the patient should refrain from strenuous exercise, as well as avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Some patients may choose to receive a touch-up treatment about 1 month after the initial treatment to obtain desired goals. Results should last for 2 years and after then, additional treatments may be needed.
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Voluma’s central ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a synthetic version of the HA found naturally in human body, so most patients have no negative side effects. In the body, HA functions as natural acting cell hydration with a cross-linking capability (useful in helping facial areas that lack volume), but every person’s natural supply of HA is depleted over time. The hyaluronic acid gel in Voluma replenishes the body’s supply, but it does break down over time as it is safely and slowly absorbed back into the body. If you would like to learn more, contact our office today for a consultation.