Voluma in Middletown, NJ
Dr. John Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses Voluma™ to treat patients in Red Bank, NJ, who want to restore the volume to their cheeks and midface areas for a younger, healthier appearance.
What Is Voluma™?
Voluma™ is a facial filler that restores the volume to the cheek area of the face. Made with hyaluronic acid (HA), Voluma™ is the first FDA-approved filler formulated with lidocaine to specifically target the cheeks. The HA is cross-linked in a process called Vycross™ that provides an excellent lifting capacity which restores cheek volume. This special cross-linking may also help the injections last up to two years.
Benefits of Voluma™
Voluma™ is different from other facial fillers in that it offers the following benefits:
- Only filler FDA-approved to enhance cheek and mid-face volume
- Instant results following treatment
- Only one treatment is usually needed
- Lasts up to two years
How Are Voluma™ Treatments Performed?
Voluma™ is injected below the skin with a fine needle. The compound, containing hyaluronic acid, corrects wrinkles and adds volume to the cheeks to create a more youthful appearance.
With Voluma™ injections, patients typically feel a slight pinprick with the needle. If there is any discomfort or aversion to needles, we can provide numbing cream to apply to the areas to be treated. Most patients have a comfortable experience aside from feeling a slight initial pinprick.
Preparing for Voluma™
Preparing for Voluma™, we suggest the following steps be taken prior to treatments:
- Stop smoking
- Stop taking blood thinning medicines such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and some vitamins and supplements
Recovery from Voluma™
With Voluma™, there is no recovery or downtime. Patients return to their normal activities immediately after their appointment. It is common for some patients to experience minor side effects such as redness, minor swelling, and some bruising at the injection site as well as tenderness or firmness. This typically remedies itself within a couple of weeks at the most. If it is uncomfortable, an ice pack on the area offers temporary relief as does taking acetaminophen. While the results of Voluma™ may last up to two full years, patients often choose to get brief touch-up treatments so they get the most out of Voluma™.
How Much Does Voluma™ Cost?
Voluma™ varies in cost for each patient depending on the extent of the treatment. We can discuss the cost of this treatment with you during your consultation. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit™ to make it more affordable. Because this is a cosmetic treatment, we ask that the full payment be made prior to the treatment itself.
Is Voluma™ Right for Me?
Voluma™ is right for patients who have begun to notice they have lost facial volume due to age or significant weight loss. As we age, our facial skin in the cheek area begins to sag but can be corrected with Voluma™.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Voluma™?
Dr. Taylor is well trained with facial fillers. He stays up to date on the latest technological advances in cosmetic non-surgical procedures and approaches them with the idea that it is important to combine the science with the art of creating a pleasing aesthetic. The results of Voluma™ are natural looking and noticeable but not in an obvious way. His staff wants to be sure you are comfortable and confident in the treatments you want and works hard to make your experience positive.
What to Expect During Your Voluma™ Consultation
During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Taylor and his staff to talk about what you want out of cosmetic treatments and have the areas to be treated evaluated to determine the best course of action. Additionally, they will answer any questions you have and then, if you are ready, schedule your treatments.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.