Voluma New York City and New Jersey
As we age, the amount of fat in our face (that contributes so greatly to a youthful appearance) begins to dissipate. Additionally, the facial bones start to decrease in volume especially in the cheeks and around the nose. This natural occurrence can lead to sunken areas on the face, or sagging deflated-looking skin that makes us appear older than we are.
VOLUMA is a dermal filler that is specifically formulated to add volume back to the cheeks, an area where volume loss due to aging can have a profound effect on the entire face, from lines around the mouth, to sagging jowls to hollows under the eyes
Once you’ve decided to pursue VOLUMA dermal filler injection with Dr. John Mesa, MD in our New Jersey or New York City area practice, you make sure you have found the right surgeon and the right technique to meet your expectations.
Frequent Asked questions about VOLUMA:
What is VOLUMA?
VOLUMA consists of hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within the skin. VOLUMA is injected deep beneath the skin and on top of the bone to offer greater support and structure to the overlying skin. Injecting VOLUMA into these deep layers can create a noticeably smoother appearance to the skin; provide lift and more substantial definition to the facial structure.
VOLUMA is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the mid-face/cheek area. It provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face that lasts up to 2 years.
VOLUMA has very low hydrophilic properties, meaning it has a low rate of water absorption. This is a critical feature to its predictable results since the gel will not expand after injection, allowing for controlled, precise results.
Is VOLUMA dermal filler right for me?
Whether you were born with cheekbones you loved that have diminished over time, or if you want to have the cheekbones and definition you never had before but always longed for, VOLUMA can provide a solution!
VOLUMA is safe, affordable and non-invasive. It is intended for a wide range of clients looking to achieve mid-face volume, or more prominent, sculpted cheekbones. For both men and women alike, with VOLUMA, you get immediate satisfaction with no downtime.
What areas can be treated with VOLUMA?
VOLUMA is a dermal filler that is specifically formulated to add volume back to the cheeks. The most common uses include:
- Cheek / Midface augmentation
- Reducing the severity of nasolabial folds
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Filling hollows under the eyes
- Jaw line augmentation
- Creating a temporary eyebrow Lift
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
- Nose dorsum contour irregularities correction.
What is to expect during VOLUMA Dermal Filler injection in New Jersey and New York City?
Dr. John Mesa, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon administers VOLUMA injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Mesa is finishes the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately. Dr. Mesa will make you very confortable and at ease during the dermal filler injection process so you have a wonderful experience.
Dr. John Mesa, MD will initially make some skin marks with an eyeliner pencil to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the dermal filler is injected into the target area minimal pain or discomfort. Dr. John Mesa will show you step by step of the process so you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. Mesa will massage the treatment area to avoid bumps, lips or any irregularities. In certain critical areas like cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. John Mesa, MD will inject local anesthesia to maximize the prevention of bruising while making the procedure painless.
Unlike surgical options, VOLUMA has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The injections of VOLUMA are reversible, if so desired; simply with the injection of a dissolving enzyme, the dermal filler can be removed.
How long will my results last with VOLUMA Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences also the longevity of the fillers. VOLUMA bas been demonstrated to last up to 2 years.
What are the most common side effects of VOLUMA Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.
What should I do before treatment with VOLUMA dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior any injection since it doesn’t increase the risk of post injection bruising.
What should I do after treatment with VOLUMA dermal fillers?
Patients are refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for 48 hours after injections. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 24 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). Patents are also are recommended to ice the treated area with ice packs for at least 6 to 10 hours post treatment.
Why choose Dr. John Mesa, a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon for VOLUMA dermal filler injections?
Dr. John Mesa is a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey and New York City that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck breast, and body and cosmetic injections. He offers a premium experience to all of its cosmetic patients. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions like Harvard are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Since he was born and raised in Colombia, he brings a Latin flair, making his bedside manners and patient care unique. Dr. John Mesa helps its customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing premium natural looking cosmetic plastic surgery
Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Dentists and “cosmetologists” for a VOLUMA dermal filler injections?
Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform VOLUMA dermal filler injections have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.
Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform VOLUMA dermal filler injections. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.