Voluma, part of the Juvéderm family, is an injectable filler approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to restore volume to areas of the face. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that is found naturally in the skin for moisture and elasticity. With age, the natural supply of HA decreases and areas of the face, such as the apples of the cheeks, begin to deflate and sag. Midlothian, VA facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS uses Voluma injections on his patients over 21 years old to instantly plump and lift the cheeks for a more youthfully contoured face. Voluma is also used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, especially in the areas around the mouth and nose.
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"Truly an Amazing Experience! - My entire experience with Dr. Bridges has been nothing but truly amazing! I had been trying to find a doctor to perform a rhinoplasty for a while, and thank goodness I found him. From the first consultation, you could really tell he cared about his patients and took his time with them. He was confident in himself that he could perform the procedure, yet not arrogant, which I respected. He went..."- A. / RealSelf / Jul 26, 2018
"Dr. Bridges is THE Best of the Absolute Best - I have been wanting to write this review regarding Dr. Bridges since December 30th, 2016; just hours after my surgery (Even before I saw my results, even before I had healed) because I had the utmost faith and belief in him as a surgeon, as a doctor and as an ENT. There is something about Dr. Bridges that is so rare- He has this comforting demeanor that instantly put me at ease as soon as I..."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 22, 2018
"Dr. Bridges is a Frantastic Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Matthew Bridges is the best plastic surgeon anywhere.I had a facelift 3 years ago by another plastic surgeon in the west end of Richmond and the results were not good if any thing it was worse than before the facelift.. A year ago I decided I had to do something. I found Dr. Bridges I got a second facelift I am so glad I did my face looks so natural and 15 years younger. I am so happy..."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 21, 2018
"I fly 2,589 miles to see Dr. Bridges. - This is how much I love Dr. Bridges: He is in Richmond, VA, where I used to live. I now live on the opposite coast in Portland, Oregon. I fly out to "visit friends" every year just so I can see Dr. Bridges! I have tried probably 7 or 8 cosmetic surgeons for Botox and fillers, but NONE of them hold a candle to Dr. Bridges. He's gentle, kind, and very experienced. He's absolutely the best and I..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 28, 2018
What to Expect
Using a think syringe, the cosmetic surgeon injects Voluma into the apex, apple and hollow of the patient’s cheek. Results are immediate, and can last up to 2 years. Side effects are considered mild to moderate, and can last between 2 and 4 weeks. The most common side effects are tenderness, swelling, firmness, bumps, bruising, redness, itching or discoloration at the injection site.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a naturally occurring substance that helps bind water to cells. Its cross-linking abilities help provide lifting capacity, which restores volume in the cheeks and mid-face.
The plastic surgeon will help you create a unique treatment plan during your consultation. With extensive experience in a wide array of different fillers and relaxers, the cosmetic surgeon may include a combination of different fillers and techniques to achieve the desired results.
There is no downtime after a Voluma treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities, but it is suggested that patients avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after any injectable filler treatments.
The results can be seen immediately, and can last up to 2 years. The duration of the results depends on the area being treated, and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler.
Plan Your Procedure
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