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.
"The office staff were friendly, informative, and caring. They answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. Dr. Brown is great; I felt very comfortable throughout the entire process. I would absolutely recommend this practice to friends and family."- M.C. / Office Visit / Nov 30, 2023
"I had an excellent experience at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery! Dr. Brown's expertise is phenomenal and his staff are competent, attentive and efficient."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Nov 30, 2023
"Everyone that I interacted with at the office were very friendly and professional. Dr. Brown is caring, and an amazing surgeon. I love my results!"- T.M. / Office Visit / Nov 28, 2023
"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
"What more can be said than what’s already been said in all of these glowing reviews? Bottom line, you will not find a more highly skilled and caring medical team than what you find at LCPS. From Dr. Brown and nurse Amber to Lexie who answers the phones...all unite together to make sure every question is answered and every care and concern is addressed. I’ve never had surgery where you can get an answer by texting or calling the nurse from the center--sometimes after hours!! Amber kindly (and promptly) answers all questions , consulting with Dr. Brown when necessary, and doesn’t make you feel as though you are a bother. She and Dr. Brown genuinely care about their patients--you have that sense from the first consultation all the way through the follow up visits. But don’t take my word for it--set up an appointment-it will tell you everything you need to know!"- S.U. / Yelp / Oct 07, 2020
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
- 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.