What is Voluma?
Voluma is an FDA-approved filler gel most commonly used for plumping your cheeks. As we age, we lose some volume in the mid-face. While some individuals will opt to have cheek implants at Plastic Surgery of Houston, Voluma is a painless, nonsurgical alternative performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, to lift and restore your cheeks. This injectable filler contours the face and creates a younger, smoother facial appearance. Voluma injections can last for about 2 years. Created by the same makers of Juvederm, it helps to resolve the signs of aging and can be administered to patients 21 years of age or older in our Houston or Sugar Land, TX offices.
Voluma is injected through a tiny needle directly into the marked injection sites on the face. The dermatologist will inject the filler layer by layer until the desired contour has been achieved. Prior to the injection, a numbing agent will be applied to the skin so that the patient does not feel any major discomfort. The appointment typically lasts about an hour.
"I met Dr Shenaq when my best friend had breast cancer. He took so much time to carefully explain the procedure to her. I was so impressed with this surgeon that when I came down with breast cancer in my left breast I immediately made my appointment with Dr. Shenaq. I had a double skin sparing mastectomy with reconstruction, and yes this plastic surgeon did a phenomenal job! Dr. Shenaq and his staff took such good care of me, they are very understanding, and really care about you. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery. Westside surgical center is where my surgery took place. If you want phenomenal patient care, this is the place to be. Dr. Shenaq with his particular care, really made me look and feel good about myself quickly."- L.M. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2015
"I had a great experience with Dr. Shenaq and his team for my reconstruction surgery following a bilateral mastectomy. He is not only knowledgeable in his field, but he has a remarkable bedside manner — warm, personable, compassionate and a great sense of humor. My husband and I think the world of him, and I would highly recommend him."- V. / Healthgrades / Dec 23, 2019
"Dr Shenaq is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are kind, caring and a true blessing to me."- J.M. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2019
"Dr Shenaq is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are..."- J.M. / Yahoo / Sep 13, 2019
"In 1998 my 9 year old had a major accident on his dirt bike (he was wearing a full face helmet) . Dr Shenaq put over 60 stitches in his face and you can’t even see a scar. The muscles in his far head were severed and hanging out of his face too. He does amazing work and I would recommend him to everyone!"- L.C. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2019
Voluma is appropriate for any candidate who seeks to add volume to their cheeks due to aging or mid-face, facial sagging. Voluma enhances the overall appearance of the face and adds a youthful essence, essentially providing patients with a liquid facelift. This procedure is perfect for patients who desire mid-face volume but are not wanting surgery. Patients should speak to a dermatologist to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
What to Expect
Patients should expect to see immediate results following their Voluma injection. Patients may experience some swelling and redness, as well as tenderness on and around the cheek area, however, this will go away after a few hours. Exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours after the injections. Patients will notice a fuller, smoother, younger-looking complexion and a naturally lifted look. These results typically last up to 2 full years in most patients.
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If you are experiencing sagging in the cheek area or within the mid-face, we encourage you to call our dermatology office and learn about the nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments we offer. Treatments like Voluma can help create a younger looking appearance, as well as allow you to avoid surgery. During your consultation, we will create a tailored treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals and concerns.