Voluma is an injectable gel used to treat age-related issues like volume loss, sagging and droopiness in the cheek area. Voluma is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to add volume to the skin, like the nose and mouth. The gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area and improves your overall contour. Voluma lasts up to 2 years.
The results from Voluma are immediate. Voluma contains lidocaine to numb pain and is injected deep in the dermis on top of the cheek bones. Voluma contains a modified hyaluronic acid derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar. The hyaluronic acid allows for the gel to flow more easily and consistently. It also contains lidocaine to numb pain during treatment.
Most side effects are mild or moderate and may last between 2-4 weeks. The most common side effects include: redness, pain, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps or bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration. Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to prolonged heat within the first 24 hours following treatment.