Looking young and beautiful is something we all have on our minds. Most people worry about how they will look as they age and do everything in their power to defy the aging process and look as young as possible. We chase after the claims of anti-aging creams, beauty treatments, spas, masks, and other cosmetic products to find relief, but they don’t always provide the improvements we desire.

One area that has become a focal point for anti-aging is the cheeks. As we age, our cheeks gradually lose their volume. Sunken cheeks can make you look old and gaunt. Improving cheek fullness will keep your face looking youthful and beautiful.

Cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics now have an answer for sunken cheeks. One can easily restore cheek volume using a product known as Voluma.

What is Voluma?

Voluma is one of the latest dermal fillers mad by Allergan and is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It is a clear gel and is injected into the cheeks in order to restore a more youthful volume. It can also be injected “off label” into other facial areas, such as to enhance the chin or jaw line. The effects typically lasts two to three years.

The Procedure

A typical cheek filler session takes about thirty minutes. All make-up is removed and the area is thoroughly cleansed. The doctor will mark the zones of treatment, customized for each patient. Little or no numbing medication is necessary. The product will be injected to lift the cheeks in a natural way, such that they flow into the untreated surrounding areas. You will see an immediate improvement!

You may develop some bruising after the procedure. This can be avoided by stopping any medications that cause bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, arthritis medications, and some herbal supplements. In general, you can return to all of your regular activities within one day.

Are There any Risks?

All fillers carry risks, and you can consult the product websites for a full list. The most common are bruising swelling, or bumps. There is an extremely rare risk of allergic reaction, or inadvertent intra-vascular injection.

Contact Our Office

Voluma is a cosmetic solution for anyone with the signs of aging appearing in the cheeks. Not only will you gain the full cheeks you desire, the change in your facial appearance will fill you with more confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoash Enzer, Rhode Island’s leading cosmetic specialist.