Juvederm® Voluma® Filler Injections,
A Non-surgical Facelift Filler Treatment in the Las Vegas Area
Dr. Reuel Aspacio is a noted expert in the use of non-surgical injectables – including Juvederm’s® new Voluma® cheek volumizer – with offices in the Summerlin area. Dr. Aspacio is a renowned expert in both fillers and neurotoxins such as Botox®.
What is Voluma®?
Voluma® is a new addition to the hyaluronic acid filler in the Juvederm® family of products. Hyaluronic acid is a common component to the second layer of the skin, and it helps provide structure to the skin. Voluma®, as it name infers, helps provide volume to areas of the face that have deflated and become sunken over time. It lifts tissue, giving a true liquid facelift. The injection is used mid-cheek.
How much do Voluma® filler injections cost in the Las Vegas area and how much will I need?
Each patient will require different amounts of the product, so we suggest that you set up your appointment with Dr. Aspacio to see what would be best for your volume facelift.
Where can Voluma® be injected?
Voluma® is approved for injection in the midface to lift sunken cheeks and allow true facial re-volumizing. However, it is likely that many physicians will use Voluma® in other areas beyond the cheeks to fill and contour. The temples, jawline, marionette lines and even the back of the hands may benefit from the lifting and filling properties of Voluma®.
Are results from Voluma® immediate?
Yes. Voluma® allows immediate correction of volume deficiency in the face.
How long do the effects of Voluma® filler injections last?
As a hyaluronic acid filler product, Voluma® is broken down naturally by your body over time. According to clinical trials the filling effect of Voluma® may last approximately 18 months, although individual results vary.
What are the possible side effects and downtime following Voluma® injections?
Hyaluronic acid products such as Voluma® have a high level of safety in the hands of properly trained physicians, such as Dr. Aspacio. Mild swelling and bruising are possible. A small amount of discomfort is also possible following injection with Voluma® as a larger needle is necessary to deliver the product. In general, Voluma® is a little to no downtime procedure. Because Voluma® already has a numbing agent in the product, you will likely not feel much.
Are the effects of Voluma® injections reversible if I don’t like the results?
Yes. The filling effect of Voluma® can be erased if undercorrection is desired. An enzyme called hyaluronidase, marketed under the brand names Vitrase® or Hylenex®, can be used to breakdown unwanted deposits of hyaluronic acid including Voluma®.
What is the Voluma® procedure like and does it hurt?
The use of Voluma® is somewhat similar to other hyaluronic acid filler products. Voluma® is placed more deeply than other products to reinflate deeper tissues including facial fat. It can be used in a similar manner to fat transfer procedures. Because of the thickness of the gel, a larger needle is used for placement. With proper technique, minimal punctures are required and pain is reduced by lidocaine incorporation into the product and by the use of topical numbing cream prior to Voluma® injection.
Can Voluma® filler injections be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Voluma® may complement the use of other cosmetic products and procedures. Neuromodulators that relax overactive muscles such as Botox® and Dysport® can be used with Voluma® but may not necessarily be performed on the same visit. Skin tightening procedures are an excellent complement to the lifting and filling capabilities of Voluma®.