Seattle Plastic Surgeon is happy to add Voluma to her toolbox.
Those who know me well know that I take a long hard look at new technology, products, procedures, etc. I think that new is not enough. It has to be better, safer, easier or less expensive that the technology, product or procedure it is gunning to replace. I’m always so tickled when something new really does turn out to live up to its claims.
Voluma is the new thing that floats my boat. Here’s why. Voluma is another hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, similar to other HA fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Prevelle, Perlane, etc. What makes it different is that it was developed for deep injection onto the bone or in the fatty layer of the mid face. Voluma allows for nonsurgical enhancement of the cheekbone area which in turn can improve the contour of the lower eyelids and also the nasolabial folds.
Other procedures that can enhance this area include fat transfer, cheek implants and vertical face lifts. Of course, these all have down time whereas our Voluma patient on the left went to work about 10 minutes after her injection. And she said it hardly hurt although maybe she was just being nice.
Voluma lasts about 2 years, much longer than the other HA fillers.
The cost for this new filler is twice that of the standard HA fillers but often less can be used because it is so “volumizing”. A little bit goes a long way.
So this is another tool in my toolbox and one that I think I will pull out often. Oh, and by the way, the makers or Voluma do not pay me to promote their product. In fact, no one pays me anything to promote their products. I prefer it that way and you should too!
Thanks for reading! Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder