Have your cheeks and chin begun to lose their youthful luster? 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.

This is a common side-effect of the natural aging process and is due to the decreased collagen produced by the body. A Voluma treatment with Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery can help you reclaim your lost youth and it lasts for up to 2 years.

Restore Lost Volume With Voluma

Voluma is an injectable filler that is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural sugar-based product that your body makes on its own. Since its chemical composition mimics the body’s naturally occurring HA, it is very safe to use and does not require a skin test.

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. Voluma is the first and only filler to receive FDA approval for the augmentation of the chin region.

Voluma is also available with a numbing medication already added to the syringe. This significantly reduces the pain of injections and has made the entire process much more comfortable. Additional numbing cream or ice is always available to ease injection discomfort.

About Voluma

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.

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Candidates for Voluma

Voluma is a safe cosmetic treatment for almost anyone who desires enhanced volume in the cheeks and chin region. During your consultation, your injector will give an honest assessment of what would benefit you the most. 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.

Preparing For Your Voluma Treatment

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. See our page on how we reduce pain and bruising during your procedure by clicking on the link.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

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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.

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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.

For more information about Voluma or to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Balikian or the Aesthetic Injectors, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.

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