Southern California Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in San Diego and Murrieta discusses the benefits of Voluma®.  Over the past decade there has been tremendous advancement in facial fillers that are providing incredible results when performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon.

Years ago if you wanted to refresh your face, it usually required surgery, but today many people are opting for facial fillers or liquid facelift to help rejuvenate their looks.  Facial fillers combined with laser skin resurfacing can easily make you look ten years younger.  Dr. Balikian is reporting that he has seen a large increase in the past five years for facial fillers.  He states with the recent popularity of reality shows, like the Kardashians, many people are now exploring their options to freshen their look.

Dr. Balikian was among the first Facial Plastic Surgeons in San Diego area to offer Voluma®, a  new injectable filler by Allergan the makers of Botox®.  Dr. Balikian says, “Voluma® is by far the best mid facial injectable filler that gives long lasting results, in some cases up to two years”.  By injecting this filler around the eye and cheek areas you can fill in hollow area giving a more youthful plumpness to the area.

Voluma® is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occuring substance in our skin.  Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge under our skin, absorbing moisture and giving a healthy and youthful fullness to our tissue.  Dr. Balikian says, “its by far the safest injectable filler substance because it can be dissolved with an injectable enzyme if needed”.  Dr. Balikian uses Voluma® often around the eyes and cheeks.  Voluma® works great for lifting tissue such as the cheek pad or droopy tissue below the eyes.  Dr. Balikian says, “this product works so well at plumping areas like the cheek bones that I prefer to use Voluma® now instead of cheek implants for liftiing the cheek bone areas”.

The beauty of Voluma® is the results are almost immediate.  Dr. Balikian says, “many of our clients have an up and coming event like a wedding or job interview and they are looking to freshen their look without downtime”.  Voluma® when used correctly around the eyes and cheeks can easily take a few years off of your look and the results are immediate.

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon.  He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.