JUVÉDERM VOLUMA for cheeks stands out among dermal fillers because of its impressive and long-lasting results. Dr. Howard Silverman was one of the first in the region to have access to this innovative treatment, which has become among the most popular non-surgical choices for our patients. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA gives our Ottawa, Ontario, practice a tool for restoring volume to the cheeks – an area that tends to flatten and descend as we age. Dr. Silverman can produce a rejuvenated but natural look through simple, convenient injections.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA uses a gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, to fill in and hydrate flat or sunken cheeks, making them firmer and producing a subtle "lifted" look. VOLUMA is formulated differently than other products in the JUVÉDERM line that target small areas such as nasolabial folds or lips. VOLUMA's thicker gel is filled with structural crosslinks that make it durable and especially well-suited for larger areas such as the cheeks.
This durability means VOLUMA's results are visible for up to 18 months, making it one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers. Because of its effectiveness at making the cheeks look plump and youthful, as well as its longevity, many of our patients view VOLUMA as an alternative to facelift surgery and other invasive options.
The VOLUMA procedure is very similar to injections of other dermal fillers, including other JUVÉDERM products. Administered in our office by Dr. Silverman or a highly qualified member of our team, the injections take about 30 to 45 minutes and require no downtime afterward. VOLUMA is formulated with anesthetic lidocaine, making the injections very comfortable. We precisely target different areas of the cheeks that would benefit from more volume, including the apex, apples, and hollows, injecting the gel at different depths to produce a natural look. The results are visible immediately.
We can also combine VOLUMA injections with other treatments, such as injections of other fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic for a more comprehensive result. Dr. Silverman helps patients create treatment plans that safely address all their cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate?
Any healthy adult who has experienced age-related volume loss in the cheeks may be a good candidate. When you picture a child's vibrant face, you probably see plump cheeks. As we age, the fat in our cheeks breaks down and we produce less of the proteins that keep our skin firm, such as collagen. This leads to a flat or sunken look. VOLUMA restores cheek plumpness and has a slight "lifting" effect that makes a face look much younger. If you feel your cheeks have lost volume, we'd be happy to examine your skin and determine whether VOLUMA would work for you.
How long do the results last?
One of the reasons JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is seen as a groundbreaking filler is that it's clinically proven to produce results that last between 18 months and 2 years, which is longer than most fillers. In some cases, to maintain the natural look most patients desire, getting touch-up treatments is recommended. Making regular appointments with our practice will allow us to fine-tune the results so you maintain a consistently refreshed appearance.
How much do JUVÉDERM VOLUMA treatments cost?
The price of treatments with VOLUMA will vary, much like other cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic treatments performed in one area of the country may cost more or less than the same treatment in a different geographic location. It also depends on the training and experience of the person doing the injections, as well as the specific needs of each patient. We are dedicated to providing cosmetic treatments at competitive prices, and we are pleased to provide a customized quote based on your skin condition and your goals.