Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Voluma® in Richmond, VA

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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.

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. 

Voluma FAQs

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.

Best Candidate?

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.

Any Downtime?

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.

Lasting Results?

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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