We are very excited with the results of Voluma treatment for the cheeks. The results have been a wonderful and natural way of looking younger without surgery. Results can last up to two years and sometimes beyond.
As we age, the fat in our cheeks starts to shrink and sag down with gravity. This makes the face looked pulled down, the lower eyelids look tired, and the nasolabial folds look deep. This loss of volume creates a diagonal line across the cheeks, and draws attention to the jowls. Voluma is a safe injectable filler that works immediately. When injected properly it lifts the cheeks back up without making them look big or fat. This puts the face back into balance and harmony. The results are beautiful. Voluma is a lifter, not a cheek expander, so no need to worry about ridiculous looking cheeks.
Voluma is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar-based product that your body makes on its own. Therefore, it is very safe to use and does not require a skin test. Voluma is available with numbing medication already added to the syringe. This significantly reduces the pain of injections and has made use much more comfortable. Additional numbing cream or ice are always available to ease injection discomfort.
During your consultation, your injector will give an honest assessment of what he or she thinks would benefit you. We are known for being conservative but still effective. We prefer to start conservatively and want you to look like you, only more refreshed. Our goal is to have you look in the mirror and look as good as you feel.
Dr. Balikian is highly trained in Voluma injections and teaches other doctors and nurses throughout Southern California on proper injection techniques. This treatment is offered by both Dr. Balikian and his Aesthetic injectors.
We advise patients to avoid using blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Omega-3 Fish Oils for one week before any injection to help decrease the risk of bruising. In addition, avoiding alcohol a few nights before injection and taking the herbal medication arnica may help decrease the risk of bruising
For more information about Voluma or to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Balikian or the Aesthetic Injector, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.