Voluma
As we age, several events occur around the eyes, cheeks, and mid-face that contribute to a “tired” and aged look. Most notably, we lose fat in our face. This leads to the loss of our normal cheek highlight, as well as the appearance of dark circles under our eyes and hollowness in our cheeks. Volume restoration is often the treatment of choice. Typically, fat transfer to the site, or even cheek implants, provide the best improvement; however, fillers can be used in select cases. Voluma is designed for this area.
Number of Treatments
Every 12-24 months
Treatment Areas
Face
Treatment Time
15-30 Minutes
Considerations
Temporary and mild in intensity and include swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising
Lasting Effects
1-2 years
Pricing
$$-$$$

Benefits

Voluma, is a safe and natural cosmetic filler, restores fullness to the face to eliminate facial sagging and hollowness. Voluma is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. It is non-animal based, therefore virtually eliminating any risk of allergic reaction.

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How long Does Voluma last?

Voluma results are expected to last between12 and 24 months. Evidence has shown that having a touch up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.

What are the side effects of Voluma?

The most common side effects are temporary and mild in intensity and may include swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. To minimize the risk of bruising, patients should avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory agents and Vitamin C and E supplements for one week prior to the injection.

Is there anything I should do before a Voluma injection?

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, please discuss this with Dr. Sullivan prior to your Voluma procedure. He may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence. Before your scheduled Voluma appointment, please make sure you eat something. We do not want you to become light-headed with the procedure. Excessive amounts of caffeine may heighten your sensitivity to the injection.

General Information

  • Voluma results are expected to last between 1-2 years. Evidence has shown that having a touch up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
  • The most common side effects are temporary and mild in intensity and include swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. To minimize the risk of bruising, patients should avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory agents and Vitamin C and E supplements for one week prior to the injection.
  • If the area is uncomfortable, you may use ice for the first 24 hours. Use caution with the ice and place a thin piece of fabric between the ice and skin as the area may still be numb.
  • Strenuous exercise, consumption of alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to heat or sun should be avoided for at least 24 hours following the injection.
  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, please discuss this with Dr. Sullivan prior to your procedure. He may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence.

Please make sure you eat before your scheduled appointment. We do not want you to become light-headed with the procedure. Excessive amounts of caffeine may heighten your sensitivity to the injection.

What should I do after having a Voluma injection?

If the area of the Voluma injection is uncomfortable, you may use ice for the first 24 hours. Use caution with the ice and place a thin piece of fabric between the ice and skin as the area may still be numb.

How can I schedule a Voluma injection appointment?

Please contact The Sullivan Centre for Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio at 614-436-8888 to schedule your Voluma appointment. Dr. Michael Sullivan performs filler injections on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How much does Voluma Cost in Columbus, Ohio?

Voluma is $875-$1000 per syringe at the Sullivan Centre for Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio. Most patients require 2-3 syringes to achieve the desired correction.

The Sullivan Difference

We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are not here to simply sell you a new product or service. Our prescriptive skin care approach provides you with a highly-customized solution that meet your specific needs. Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, will evaluate you, listen to your concerns, and then guides you to the optimal treatment regimen. Our skin care specialist will serve as your personal concierge throughout the process to answer your questions, address your concerns, and teach you how to properly care for your skin.

The specific risks and possible complications as they relate to Voluma will be discussed at your initial consultation.