The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new dermal filler from the makers of Juvederm called VOLUMA, which is formulated to specifically target volume loss in the cheek and cheekbones. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, double board-certified surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh has years of experience using facial fillers to create stunning results for patients wanting to reverse the signs of aging.
What is VOLUMA?
VOLUMA is a facial filler that is created from hyaluronic acid, a hydrating protein that is found naturally in our skin. As we get older, our face loses it’s structural support; when combined with resorption of bone and fat, our face can start to have a sagging and hollow appearance. Volume loss in our face can cause us to look older than we really are. When injected into the cheek, cheek bone, or chin area, VOLUMA replaces the volume that we lose over time with age. VOLUMA was formulated to spread easily in the skin, which provides even and natural looking results. VOLUMA in Beverly Hills helps reverse the signs of aging by replenishing volume and restoring a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for VOLUMA?
Good candidates for Los Angeles VOLUMA are people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their sagging or hollow face. Prospective VOLUMA patients want a non-surgical way to bring volume back to their face and have a healthier, younger look. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, injectable expert Dr. Azizzadeh and his skin care team are committed to using VOLUMA in Los Angeles to create natural, yet noticeable results for each patient.
Deciding which dermal filler treatment is right for you can be a difficult one. Below, Dr. Azizzadeh has answered some frequently asked questions for prospective Los Angeles VOLUMA patients.
Q: Do VOLUMA injections hurt?
A: Dr. Azizzadeh wants to ensure that each patient is comfortable during a dermal filler injection session. Although injectables typically do not cause pain, Dr. Azizzadeh can apply a topical anesthetic cream and/or local anesthesia for patients who are particularly concerned. One of the advantages of VOLUMA is that it is already formulated with lidocaine, which is a numbing agent that enters the skin during the injection.
Q: What are the results of VOLUMA?
A: The FDA was given data that VOLUMA can have lasting effects for up to two years, although results depend on the individual patient. VOLUMA creates fullness in the cheeks, cheekbone, and chin areas in order to provide a full and youthful appearance. While the results of VOLUMA are not the same as facial plastic surgery, patients can see a noticeable difference in the look of their face. Facial plastic surgery expert Dr. Azizzadeh is committed to providing quality results for each patient in order to help them achieve their goals.
Q: Does VOLUMA work on wrinkles and fine lines?
A: VOLUMA is the only facial filler that is FDA approved to add volume to the cheek area and was especially formulated to treat facial volume loss. VOLUMA works best when injected into the deeper layers of skin where it fills out hollow areas. For the treatment of more superficial wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Azizzadeh and skin care expert Nurse Jodi may recommend skin care, fraxel laser, chemical peel and/or trying other injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, and the neuromodulator Botox. Patients may also want to seek a liquid facelift which combines several injectable treatments for optimal results.
Q: What are the side effects of VOLUMA?
A: In the hands of highly trained and qualified medical practitioners like Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Jodi, major risks associated with injectable treatments are very limited. However, minor side effects such as itchiness, redness, swelling, and bruising around the treatment area can be common and should last no longer than a few days. Lumpiness caused by nodules can be treated with Vitrase which dissolves VOLUMA. Major complications such as vascular thrombosis is an extremely rare event.
Schedule a Consultation for VOLUMA in Beverly Hills Today!
VOLUMA is a safe and effective way to combat the signs of aging and restore youthful volume to your face. To schedule a VOLUMA consultation with world-renowned surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh and his skin care experts, contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills by calling 310-657-2203 today!