After its 2013 FDA approval, Dr. Kathleen Welsh added JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® to her San Francisco practice. At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Welsh and her colleague Dr. Andrea Hui use this particular dermal filler to restore lost facial volume in the cheeks, jawbone and chin of her patients.
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What is VOLUMA®?
VOLUMA® in an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler, developed to be smoother than other hyaluronic acid fillers. This filler is easier to inject, and results in a smooth, natural look and feel. Fillers can be used to restore areas of the face where you have lost volume, and to give youthful curve to the cheeks, and can be used to enhance the overall shape of your face.
How Long Does it Last?
VOLUMA® was developed with VYCROSS technology to deliver a natural look and feel, with results proven to last up to 2 years.1
Will the Procedure Hurt?
A topical numbing cream and injectable lidocaine block will be offered to you at your visit with Dr. Welsh or Dr. Hui. The smooth consistency of the products allows the doctor to administer VOLUMA® easily and smoothly. This filler also contains 0.3% lidocaine to reduce injection pain, giving patients the most comfortable possible experience.
What are the Side Effects?
Following filler injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection area. These effects should not last for more than a week. Please contact our office if you have any concerns about swelling or bruising at the injection site.
1Jones, D., Murphy, DK, Volumizing hyaluronic acid filler for midface volume deficit: 2-year results from a pivotal single-blind randomized controlled study, Dermatol Surg. 2013 Nov; 39(11):1602-12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24093664