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
"I love my new nose! He did a good job in preserving the natural characteristics - I had my surgery on 6 months ago and I’m glad I chose to go with Dr. Bridges. Ever since my rhinoplasty my self esteem has improved so much. I no longer think about my nose all the time or am conscious of people seeing the side profile of my face. I think he did a good job in preserving the natural characteristics of my nose."- L. / RealSelf / Jul 07, 2021
"Best Facial Surgeon in Virginia!! - Dr. Matthew Bridges and the commonwealth staff have the most top notch bedside manner of any Dr. we have ever seen. (And as mother of six, you know that’s been a lot of dr.s!!) Also Dr. Bridges is seriously the best Dr to see for a broken nose (or any facial plastic surgery.) He is amazing, caring, and thorough!!! Besides giving my daughter her beautiful face back…My daughter is now in love with this Dr. and also says, “now I also have my very own ENT!!” Dr Bridges is the best in Virginia!!!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2021
"Dr Bridges is a great surgeon. great staff!!!"- J.D. / Facebook / May 17, 2021
"Extremely happy with the outcome of my nose surgery. I had sleep apnea....I was a true mouth breather. My nasal passages were thin slits! Dr Bridges gave me new cartilage and removed what I didn't need inside my nose. Nothing short of a miracle for me!"- D.B. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
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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