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
"Dr. Bridges was amazing and his work is phenomenal. His staff is very helpful and accommodating!"- K.Y. / Google / Jun 13, 2019
"I am happy to leave a review and share my surgical experience with others concerning Dr. Bridges plastic expertise. He removed two moles, one of which was malignant, requiring a skin graft. I appreciated the time he took to explain my options and the care and surgical expertise he rendered to give me the best asthetic effect. He is really good and very personable. I am very pleased with my care at his office and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. His office staff are very upbeat and nice. Linda B."- L.B. / Google / Jun 10, 2019
"I’m that person who would look in the mirror and say, “ugh...I need a plastic surgeon on speed dial.”I’m also that person who is terrified of needles, surgery, hospitals, and anesthesia. Enter Matthew Bridges. From the moment I decided to have the surgery, he calmed me down, answered all of my questions, and essentially held my hand during the entire process. The results have exceeded my expectations. He’s given me the profile I’ve wanted since I was a teenager. I’m left wondering why I waited so long. Don’t be me. Make the phone call and get the consultation. You won’t be sorry."- L.S. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Dr Bridges and staff were excellent. I would certainly use him again."- M.Q. / Google / Jun 03, 2019
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.
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