Juvéderm Voluma Overview
Treats: Volume loss in the face
Length: 10-15 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical numbing is available
Side Effects: Mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites for 1-2 day
Recovery: Patients usually return to work and other activities immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 10-24 months
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
“I felt my cheeks needed something but wasn’t ready for a surgical procedure. Dr. K injected my cheeks which gave me the fullness and lifting vision I was looking for. The procedure was quick, pain free and results where immediate.”
One of the key aspects of the aging process is the loss of facial volume over time. As the face loses its natural fullness, the proportions of the face change over time. Volume is most commonly lost in the upper two-thirds of the face including the temples, eye region, and cheek region. When the face loses volume, it can take away the height, width, and three-dimensional definition of the face. Volume can be added to the face by both nonsurgical and surgical procedures. It is common for patients to add volume to improve or highlight areas of the face with Juvéderm Voluma.
Juvéderm Voluma is an injectable facial filler for patients seeking additional volume in the face for enhancement and antiaging purposes. Our highly trained team, including Dr. Kulbersh, board-certified physician assistant Heather Bryant, and board-certified nurse practitioner Courtney Whitley, safely and effectively uses Voluma for our patients at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
Juvéderm Voluma is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Other hyaluronic acid injectables include Restylane, other Juvéderm products, and Belotero.
All hyaluronic fillers are unique, based on their compositions and their viscosity. The more viscous or thick a filler, the better the filler can lift tissue, and the longer the filler will last. Juvéderm Voluma is one of the best lifting and longest-lasting hyaluronic acid fillers of all of the filler products.
Many areas of the face can be augmented or enhanced with Juvéderm Voluma. The most common area is the cheek region. When injected in this area by a highly trained injector, Voluma can lift, define, and angulate to create beautiful cheek definition. Juvéderm Voluma can also be added to other areas of the face, including the jawline, chin, and temple region.
Juvéderm Voluma is a long-lasting facial injectable. The body slowly breaks down all hyaluronic acid fillers. Over time, the effects of Juvéderm Voluma will slowly dissipate as well. Studies show that a portion of Juvéderm Voluma will remain over a two-year time period. This does not necessarily mean that Juvéderm Voluma’s full effect will last two years. Patients typically will repeat Juvéderm Voluma when they notice volume loss of 60 to 70% of the filler. Depending on the amount of filler used, patients will need to repeat Juvéderm every 10 to 24 months. The wide range is due to patient preference and the rate at which the body absorbs Juvéderm Voluma.
Recovery after a Juvéderm Voluma treatment is rather quick and straightforward. Immediately after the procedure, patients can apply makeup and resume their daily activities. Exercise is limited on the day of the procedure. Patients may experience soreness in the treatment area for 1-2 days that can be controlled with Tylenol. All hyaluronic acid fillers swell for a few days after the injections. Typically this swelling is minor. Anytime a patient undergoes an injectable treatment, there is a chance of a bruise. This chance of a bruise is much smaller when your filler is administered via a blunt-tipped cannula rather than a sharp needle.
When choosing an injector for your Voluma treatment, experience, and expertise are critical for a safe and successful procedure. Our team is solely focused on only treatments and rejuvenation of the face and neck. Every member of our team has at least 7 years of experience and has injected thousands of patients. Our specialization and experience matters in ensuring you have a fantastic result. We use the most recent and advanced techniques, such as the micro-cannula, to limit downtime, improve safety, and create the best possible results.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about Juvéderm Voluma, you may call our office at (704) 842-3644 or fill out the online consultation form.
Frequently asked questions
Juvéderm Voluma can be injected with sharp needles or blunt-tipped micro-cannulas. Dr. Kulbersh prefers and believes that injecting with a blunt tip micro-cannula is a superior method. Using a blunt-tipped micro-cannula has the following advantages over using a needle to inject dermal fillers:
- Less trauma
- Significantly decreased chance of a bruise
- Less swelling
- Increased comfort during injections
- Better results
Juvéderm Voluma injections are well tolerated by patients. Juvéderm Voluma is mixed with a numbing agent called lidocaine. During the injections, both the filler and the numbing agent are both injected at the same time to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, the use of a blunt-tipped micro-cannulas improves the patient’s experience and decreases discomfort. Dr. Kulbersh has never had a patient that could not undergo filler injections because of pain.
The actual injection process is rather quick. The injection will take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on how many syringes will be used. It takes approximately five minutes per syringe to inject. This can vary, depending on the treatment location and the patient’s goals for treatment.
The results of Juvéderm Voluma are instantaneous. During the injections, Dr. Kulbersh allows patients to use a mirror to see the instantaneous results and provide their feedback and thoughts during the process.
Of all the hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvéderm Voluma is the most expensive. It is the most expensive because it is the longest-lasting and thickest filler. Juvéderm Voluma is priced by the syringe. Patients are welcome to call our office to find out the current price of Juvéderm Voluma.