Voluma® in Boston, MA
Losing the volume in the middle of your face is an unfortunate sign of aging. Fortunately, Voluma® is designed to mold, lift, and shape the cheek area non-surgically. After the filler is injected, the mid-face area can be easily contoured to your desired result. Led by board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu, Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester, offers Voluma® to the residents of Greater Boston.
What is Voluma®?
Voluma® is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. The filler is approved by the FDA, and it is formulated to decrease tear troughs and fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other fillers, Voluma® is injected on the bone and is used in the contouring of bony areas such as the jaws or cheeks. The material is eventually absorbed into the body.
Benefits Of Voluma®
Voluma® offers several benefits to patients, including an instantaneous lift that is subtle and long-lasting. The facial volume and youthful contouring provided by the filler can last up to two whole years. Voluma® provides an ability to mold the facial area in a manner that is both natural and soft. If done correctly, there should be no evidence of the wind tunnel effect, seen after some cheek-shaping processes. Voluma® facelifts require no surgery and are appropriate for both men and women.
What Makes Voluma® Different?
Voluma® by Juvederm® is the first FDA-approved filler made from hyaluronic acid that is specifically for cheek contouring. It contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that acts as an anesthetic. And, while there are fillers on the market that do produce a face lift effect, only Voluma® offers such startling benefits and results.
Voluma® is made through a special chemical process called Vycross™. Vycross™ cross-links the hyaluronic acid in a way that accentuates its lifting potential, adding to the longevity of the results of Voluma®. The hyaluronic acid filler can then be sculpted into the shape that you desire once it’s injected.
Voluma® Treatment Procedure
You can receive Voluma® treatments in an office setting from a physician or an experienced health professional that is knowledgeable about dermal filler injections. Dr. Sandhu will carefully puncture the skin with a very thin needle. The needle will slip below the outer skin to the connective tissue underneath, where the deepest folds, lines, and wrinkles begin to form. Like a sponge, the Voluma® soaks up the subcutaneous moisture. This causes the face to appear more plump and taut, and undeniably youthful.
Voluma® treatments require minimal downtime for recovery and the procedure lasts only about 15 minutes. You may experience some slight bruising, but there are no other side effects. Once applied, the biocompatible filler lasts up to two years, and then safely disintegrates into the body.
Is Voluma® Right for You?
Dr. Sandhu will tailor your Voluma® injections to your desired outcome and your specific needs. She even advises patients with darker skin pigments to try Voluma®. The FDA has promoted the filler as an effective, safe method of improving the facial shape without increasing the odds of hypertrophic scarring, keloid, or hyper-pigmentation. Remember, it is important to meet with Dr. Sandhu and her team for a consultation to discuss your cosmetic needs and possible results following the Voluma® procedure.
What Should I Expect After A Voluma® Injection Treatment?
You can expect immediate results that last up to 24 months. Due to the precise technique used to inject Voluma®, you should experience very minimal bruising. You should be able to return to all regular lifestyle activities immediately after treatment.
How Much Does Voluma® Cost in Boston?
The cost for Voluma® is determined by Dr. Sandhu during your consultation, and every treatment is individualized. Neem Medical Spa accepts cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®, as well as financing via CareCredit®.
To make a Voluma® appointment at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care or body plan specifically for your needs.