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Juvéderm® Voluma® XC (Injectable Dermal Filler) – Providence, RI

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About Voluma

While flat, hollow cheeks may have been 90s chic, modern beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that make you look healthy and youthful. Part of the popular Juvéderm family of injectable wrinkle fillers, Voluma is specially formulated to add contour and lift to the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. At her office in Providence, RI, Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. performs injections of Voluma to improve sunken cheeks that are flat and hollow due to genetics, age, or weight loss. With results that last up to two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your skin look smoother and feel softer. Schedule a consultation to learn about how Voluma nonsurgical dermal filler at Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery can revive your appearance by adding fullness and lift.

Ideal Candidates

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is best for adding contour and lift to your cheeks. Many patients notice decreased volume of their cheeks as they get older or if they have lost a significant amount of weight. Some patients may have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks and may want treatment to plump this area. Women who are pregnant or nursing will not qualify for this injectable. Voluma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 21. You will have a consultation to determine if Voluma is the best choice for you. Based on your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom treatment plan will be created.

Procedure Technique

Once you've had a consultation with Dr. Plamondon, your injection may be scheduled for another day or performed the same day, depending on availability. In our minor procedure room, you will be seated comfortably while your face is cleansed before the injections. The injector can also apply a numbing cream to make the injections less painful if needed. For precision, your injector will mark your face before inserting a fine needle. Once the Voluma has been injected into your skin, you may experience some swelling and redness, but this should subside quickly.

What to Expect

For most patients, the results of Voluma are visible immediately and last up to two years. It is highly uncommon to have severe or lasting side effects from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concern, please call Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for assistance. The most common side effects are slight redness, irritation, or swelling of the injection site. These symptoms are almost always very minor. Talk to your injector about when to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or extend the results of Voluma.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment can vary greatly, depending on how much product is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma lasts up to two years, you should focus on choosing an injector who is skilled and experienced with Voluma and avoid anywhere offering extremely cheap or knock-off injections. Prior to your first injection, a team member will assess your skin and listen to your needs before developing your custom treatment plan. After this, they can discuss the amount of Voluma that will be needed for your treatment and how much it will cost.

What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can secure moisture and create fullness in the skin. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Voluma's main ingredient is a synthetic version of HA. When Voluma's hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected into your skin, it can restore volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also helps your skin hold moisture so it is softer and healthier compared to before your treatment.

How long do the results from Voluma last?
With optimal treatments, the results of Voluma can last for up to two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. You may need several Voluma treatments, especially if you want to build up large amounts of volume in your cheeks. During your consultation, your injector will develop your custom Voluma plan and discuss how often you should schedule treatments to achieve and sustain your goals.

Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma treatment session, you can return to your normal daily activities. However, it is suggested that strenuous activities, like exercise, be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Your injector will go over post-treatment instructions to ensure your results last and look great. You may want to apply a cold compress to the injection sites to reduce any swelling and bruising. Your injector may also advise sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. You should avoid touching your face to prevent spreading the filler to unwanted areas.

What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling at the injection sites for 2 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Other common temporary side effects after a Voluma treatment include tenderness, firmness, lumps, discoloration, discomfort, and itching. If they occur, Voluma side effects are usually only moderately uncomfortable. If you have any concerns, side effects lasting longer than a month, or you develop signs of an infection, please contact Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

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Youthful Contour and Lift

If you would like more fullness in the apples of your cheeks or lift in your mid-face area, learn more about Voluma injections at Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Providence, RI. Make an appointment to see Dr. Plamondon for an assessment of your skin and personalized recommendations that may include Voluma injections, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin treatments to give you a radiant, youthful appearance.

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