While hollow, flat cheeks may have been 90s chic, modern beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that make you look healthy and youthful. Part of the popular Juvéderm family of injectable wrinkle fillers, Voluma is specially formulated to add contour and lift to the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. At his office in Portland, OR, plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon and his Aesthetic Injectors offer injections of Voluma to improve sunken cheeks that are flat and hollow due to genetics, weight loss, or age. With results that last up to two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your skin look smoother and feel softer. Schedule a consultation to learn about how Voluma injectable treatments at Bensimon Center can revive your appearance by adding fullness and lift.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is best for adding contour and lift to your cheeks. Many patients notice decreased volume of their cheeks as they get older or if they have lost a significant amount of weight. Some patients may have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks and want a treatment to plump this area. Women who are pregnant or nursing will not qualify for this injectable. Voluma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 21. You will have a consultation to determine if Voluma is the best choice for you. Based on your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom treatment plan will be created.
"Perfection - After having broken my nose several years ago I decided to have a corrective rhinoplasty to fix the deformity and to soften the contour. Dr. Bensimon was my first consult following a minor rhinoplasty offered by insurance through an ENT after the accident (ENTs are NOT plastic surgeons and I should have insisted to have this done right the first time by someone qualified) which essentially was..."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2019
"It's hard to describe how incredibly well prepared Dr. Bensimon is on the journey to nose surgery. He is patient, caring, and exceptionally skilled. Above all, he delights in the art and perfection of plastic surgery, and that drives the entire patient experience."- J.Z. / Google / Mar 16, 2019
"I have been getting treatments at Dr. Bensimon's office for years, fillers, botox, microderm abrasion and skin tightening treatments for my face. I cannot speak highly enough about how amazing my experience has been each and every time. My skin looks amazing, I look younger and feel great! My results are very natural (which was very important to me). Andrea, Dr. Bensimon, Christopher and everyone in the office are genuine and I can tell they really care about me and their patients and making sure that all my concerns are addressed at each and every appointment. My daughter also had body contouring with Dr. Bensimon and she is ecstatic about her results as well!! If you are looking for somewhere to get fillers, facial treatment and body contouring this is the number one place ! Thank you to everyone at the Benismon center. Sincerely, a loyal patient for life, Badri"- S.F. / Google / Dec 03, 2018
"Fillers and facial treatments - I have been getting treatments at Dr. Bensimon's office for years, fillers, botox, microderm abrasion and skin tightening treatments for my face. I cannot speak highly enough about how amazing my experience has been each and every time. My skin looks amazing, I look younger and feel great! My results are very natural (which was very important to me). Andrea, Dr. Bensimon, Christopher and..."- B.Z. / RealSelf / Nov 24, 2018
"Tummy tuck - I am 59 yrs old, 5’1” gal who 10 years ago weighed in at 200+ pounds. I am far more fit and strong now than I’ve ever been but my body shape has suffered. I’ve carried a large lower abdominal roll since puberty and with weight loss (down and held at 165#) and age, it began to drop. Add in post-menopausal spare tire and you have a good idea of my profile. In my opinion, even if I lost an..."- G. / RealSelf / Nov 17, 2018
Once you've had a consultation with Dr. Bensimonand his Aestehetic Injectors your injection may be scheduled for another day or performed the same day, depending on availability. In our aesthetic treatment room, you will be seated comfortably while your face is cleansed before the injections. The injector can also apply a numbing cream to make the injections less painful if needed. For precision, your injector will mark your face before inserting a fine needle. Once the Voluma has been injected into your skin, you may experience some swelling and redness, but this should subside quickly.
What to Expect
For most patients, the results of Voluma are visible immediately and last up to two years. It is highly uncommon to have severe or lasting side effects from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concerns, please call Bensimon Center for assistance. The most common side effects are slight redness, irritation, or swelling of the injection site. These symptoms are almost always very minor. Talk to your injector about when to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or extend the results of Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment can vary greatly, depending on how much product is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma lasts up to two years, you should focus on choosing an injector who is skilled and experienced with Voluma and avoid anywhere offering extremely cheap or knock-off injections. Prior to your first injection, a team member will assess your skin and listen to your needs before developing your custom treatment plan. After this, they can discuss the amount of Voluma that will be needed for your treatment and how much it will cost.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can secure moisture and create fullness in the skin. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Voluma's main ingredient is a synthetic version of HA. When Voluma's hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected into your skin, it can restore volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also helps your skin hold moisture so it is softer and healthier compared to before your treatment.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
With optimal treatments, the results of Voluma last for up to two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. You may need several Voluma treatments, especially if you want to build up large amounts of volume in your cheeks. During your consultation, your injector will develop your custom Voluma plan and discuss how often you should schedule treatments to achieve and sustain your goals.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma treatment session, you can return to your normal daily activities. However, it is suggested that strenuous activities, like exercise, be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Your injector will go over post-treatment instructions to ensure your results last and look great. You may want to apply a cold compress to the injection sites to reduce any swelling and bruising. Your injector may also advise sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. You should avoid touching your face to prevent spreading the filler to unwanted areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling at the injection sites for 2 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Other common temporary side effects after a Voluma treatment include tenderness, firmness, lumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If they occur, Voluma side effects are usually only moderately uncomfortable. If you have any concerns, side effects last longer than a month, or you develop signs of an infection, please contact The Bensimon Center.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you would like more fullness in the apples of your cheeks or lift in your mid-face area, learn more about Voluma injections at Bensimon Center in Portland, OR. Make an appointment to schedule an assessment of your skin and attain a personalized treatment plan that may include Voluma injections, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin treatments to give you a youthful, radiant appearance.