While flat, gaunt cheeks were popular in the 90s, classic beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely made to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At our San Francisco, CA office, plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony offers treatments of Voluma to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to age, weight loss, or genetics. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma treatments at our San Francisco practice may boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a dramatic amount of weight. Other people have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment with Voluma to enhance their mid-face. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your needs and cosmetic goals as well as medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
"I just got out of his office got fillers instant results he his a great doctor I will return to get more work absolutely amazing. Very caring and very honest he will let you know what you need and what you don't Thank you Dr Anthony for making me feel better about my self"- P.A. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. James Anthony does amazing work and has amazing patient care. I am very nervous about having any kind of surgery and he made me feel so comfortable. He went above and beyond my expectations. He genuinely cares about his patients needs and the successful outcome of his work. I am also very appreciative of the kindness of his entire staff."- S.B. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2018
"Dr. James Anthony is one of a kind. He is a kind-hearted, patient, compassionate surgeon who is truly gifted at what he does. He takes the time to listen to your needs and assess what you think is best. He and his entire staff walk you through every step of the process, so you can feel at ease, competent, and understanding of every facet of the journey. After having facial reconstructive work done last year from a different surgeon, I healed to have several imbalances. Dr. Anthony was able to rebalance this. His eye for detail and his craftsmanship as a surgeon are unparalleled. In addition, his following up, checking in, and availabilty to answer questions makes the healing process smooth. Dr. Anthony is a gem, just know you are in excellent hands with him and his crew. Each of his nurses, and his office coordinator, Ann, are superb. They have been working together for over a decade and are truly like family. They all have a sense of humor and an incredibly gentle way. Really can not say enough!"- H.P. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2018
"Kind doctor and great staff - Great doctor who made me feel incredibly comfortable. His office staff is also incredible. Ann was always available to speak with me and answered all of my questions in a timely and professional manner. Would definitely recommend."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 10, 2018
"I was referred to Dr. Anthony just over a year ago and it was one of the best referrals I've ever received. Dr. Anthony was warm, friendly and compassionate. I came to him with my issues which involved either liposuction or cool sculpting. He advised better results and a positive solution in my case with liposuction . He added a few innovative and very safe procedures that further enhanced his work. I loved that he had these ideas for what I would never have noticed and once he pointed them out the results were amazing. In addition, I had had a cervical fusion which left my neck skin twisted and sagging. He did a magnificent job straightening out the skin and leaving my neck and jaw line looking natural and 10 years younger. Kudos to Dr. Anthony and his staff for such a fine job."- M.K. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2018
After your consultation with Dr. Anthony, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that same day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will sit and relax as your cheek is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. Dr. Anthony may also use a local anesthetic to help make the procedure more comfortable if requested. For accuracy, he will mark the areas to be treated before administering the injections with a fine-gauge needle. When the filler is injected, you may notice mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect
For many patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments can be seen right away and may last about two years. It's rare to develop lasting or severe reactions from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please contact our office for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are generally extremely minor. During your consultation, ask Dr. Anthony about how soon to plan your next appointment to either build up or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment can vary greatly depending on how much of the filler is needed to create your wanted appearance. The more volume that is needed to be replaced with the filler, the higher the cost will be. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss the cost of your treatment based on your specific needs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can secure moisture and create fullness in the skin. When injected into the skin, such as with Voluma, it can restore volume to the cheeks and mid-face area.
How long do the results last?
Most patients are able to see the results of a Voluma treatment immediately. In other cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to see optimal results. The duration of the results is dependent on the area being treated and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler, but results can last up to two years.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma treatment session, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities. It is however suggested that strenuous activities be avoided for the first 24 hours after treatment. Any additional aftercare instructions will be provided to you by your injector.
Will I need additional treatments?
For some patients, they may need multiple Voluma treatments to gain the results they want. This is typical for patients who need a larger amount of volume replacement. During your initial assessment, we will be able to create a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired outcome.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you need more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma by Juvéderm at our San Francisco practice. Schedule an appointment to meet with plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony for an evaluation of your skin. He will customize plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you attain a youthful appearance and radiant complexion.