Juvéderm Voluma™ XC injectable gel — referred to as Voluma by satisfied patients — is the latest, longest-lasting injectable facial filler that is FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Beverly Hills Physicians board-certified plastic surgeons know that one of the hallmarks of youth is a fuller face, with plumped cheeks that make the cheekbones appear higher. This early sign of aging results in sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines, over time. Loss of volume makes the cheeks appear hollow, as well, which is a sign of more advanced aging. Voluma Filler successfully restores the fullness of the cheeks, which can in turn smooth out the skin on the face. In fact, Beverly Hills Physicians has seen patients walk in and out in 30 minutes with a more youthful looking face.
While patients have their choice among injectable fillers, Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler that instantly adds volume to the cheeks in adults over the age of 21. As a top-notch provider of cosmetic and plastic surgery in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Physicians is proud to offer Voluma among their gamut of procedures designed to add to the patient's natural beauty.
What makes Voluma filler different?
While most other injectable facial fillers are approved for treating the "smile lines" (medically known as the nasolabial folds), Voluma gel is approved for injection into the cheek area, specifically. Voluma is different, too, because the gel contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that numbs pain.
Unlike a facelift, where patients must undergo invasive surgery, the procedure where Voluma is injected is quick, simple and straightforward. Most patients take no longer than 30 minutes to complete their procedure with a skilled, board-certified Beverly Hills Physicians plastic surgeon. What's more, Voluma filler provides more than a subtle lift that helps patients look up to five years younger, all without surgery; its effects also last for up to two years.
Voluma contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring component of the skin that gives it a plumper appearance. Unfortunately, levels of HA decline with age, but with Voluma, they can be restored. Injecting HA has been proven as the most effective way to get HA back into the skin, rather than taking oral supplements.
What are the side effects of Voluma?
All injectable facial fillers have risks, and Voluma is no different. However, you can count on Beverly Hills Physicians weighing the pros and cons of you receiving facial fillers before approving you for the procedure.
Side effects observed from Voluma include mild or moderate tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching that lasts up to a week.
The Beverly Hills Physicians Difference
Beverly Hills Physicians has a highly skilled team of plastic surgeons with a wealth of knowledge in their field. By keeping up with the advances in facial cosmetic surgery, Beverly Hills Physicians is able to rise above the rest in the highly competitive area of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles plastic surgery. Beverly Hills Physicians offers many plastic surgery procedures that literally make a patient feel beautiful from head to toe. So whether you want Voluma, lip injections or cosmetic toe shortening, Beverly Hills Physicians has you covered. Simply call today to set up an appointment, at 800-788-1416, or fill out our online consultation form. Initial consultation appointments are FREE!