While hollow, flat cheeks were popular in the 90s, classic beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely made to provide lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At his office in Ashburn, VA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and his aesthetic team offer treatments of Voluma to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to genetics, weight loss, or age. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler, which uses hyaluronic acid to help your face feel softer and look smoother. Schedule an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma injectable treatments at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery may boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have lost a dramatic amount of weight. Other people have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment with Voluma to enhance their mid-face. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. At our Ashburn, VA facility, we will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your needs and cosmetic goals, as well as medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"I had a breast lift with Dr. Brown 10 years ago. I love his new office and the staff is very friendly. I loved my results and will be recommending him to all my friends."- S.B. / Office Visit / Nov 02, 2016
"Dr Brown is the best! He’s been at this for a long time. Friendly and will not suggest anything you don’t need. His aesthetic talents are what separate him out from the rest. His staff are friendly and everyone is professional. He did my upper eyelids and I've had so many compliments, my friends even want to come see him after they saw his work on me. I highly recommend DR Brown, Amanda his Spa director and Amber his Injection specialist. Everyone is so friendly and personable! Make sure you get your consultation with him. And definitely visit the Spa section with Amanda and Amber for injections."- R.B. / Google / Jul 08, 2019
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment plans pursued are to best meet the patient goals. Overall, a wonderful experience. Having an OR on site helps create a much more relaxing atmosphere than a surgical center or hospital, and his staff add to that atmosphere with their personal touch through the process."- R.B. / Yelp / May 01, 2019
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment..."- R.B. / Yahoo / May 01, 2019
After your consultation with Dr. Brown, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will sit and relax as your cheek is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. The injector may also use a local anesthetic to help make the procedure more comfortable if requested. For accuracy, your injector will mark the areas to be treated before administering the injections with a fine-gauge needle. When the filler is injected, you may notice mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect
For many patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments can be seen right away and may last about two years. It is rare to develop lasting or severe reactions from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are generally extremely minor. During your consultation, ask your injector about how soon to plan your next appointment to either build up or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment will vary based on the amount of product that is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on finding an experienced injector and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, a staff member will evaluate your mid-face and understand your wants before making your treatment plan. Then, they will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to retain moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores fullness to your mid-face. The HA also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so your complexion is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to notice improvements from your treatment, which should continue to improve in the following month. You might desire multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you are wanting to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your personal Voluma plan and recommend when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma injection, you may resume your normal day. However, it is recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Your injector will talk about what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize bruising and swelling. Your injector might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while your sleep. You should not touch your face to avoid pushing the filler into other areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients notice mild swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects are firmness, tenderness, lumps, bumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If any of these happen, treatment side effects are typically mild and short-term. For any questions, reactions that last longer than one month, or you have symptoms of an infection, contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $800
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 30 Minutes
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you need more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma by Juvéderm at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery. Schedule an appointment at our Ashburn, VA facility to meet for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you gain a youthful, radiant appearance.