What is Voluma?
Voluma belongs to the family of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found throughout our bodies, mostly in our joints and our skin.
When injected into the skin, it acts much like a sponge; binding with a large amount of water and plumping up the space into which it is injected.
What is different about Voluma? Voluma is the first and only FDA approved filler for the cheek area. Additionally, Voluma adds volume to the face for up to two years, which is significantly longer than other HA fillers.
Who is a good candidate for Voluma?
As we age, our cheeks lose volume and flatten. Volume loss in the cheeks is a major reason we lose our youthful profile over the years. As the cheeks flatten, this accentuates other areas of volume loss such as those around the eyes and around the lips. By restoring volume to the cheeks, the entire face often looks younger and softer. Any person who wants to look up to 5 years younger with a non-surgical procedure is a candidate for Voluma.
What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
The Genesis staff recommends not taking ibuprofen, motrin, advil, Naprosyn, aspirin, Fish Oil supplements or Vitamin E for 4-5 days before the procedure. All of these thin our blood, increasing the possibility of bruising.
Does getting injected with Voluma hurt?
A small amount of lidocaine is mixed with Voluma. You may feel a few “pinches” as the needle enters, but most clients describe the procedure as comfortable. After the procedure, the area may feel sore and tender for a few days. Tylenol can help with this.
How soon will I see results?
You will see some immediate results with Voluma. Final results are usually seen about 2 weeks after your injection.
What can I expect after the injection?
There is always a possibility of some bruising and/or swelling after your injection. The Genesis staff will discuss with you what to do if you do bruise. Some tenderness in the treated area is normal after Voluma is injected. It is not unusual for Voluma to feel slightly “bumpy” in the skin for up to two weeks. This subsides gradually on its own.