Voluma2018-05-04T14:48:28+00:00

Voluma

Voluma is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved for cheek volume restoration. Results are nearly instantaneous and can last up to 18 months.

Since hyaluronic acids are simple sugars that naturally occur in the body, they are safer and less likely to cause reactions than synthetic fillers.

Voluma uses a technology called Vycross that is a specific process of binding the hyaluronic acids, making it last longer and creating a smoother consistency than other fillers. This allows for its unique use of filling larger areas and such as the cheek region of the face.

What is Voluma?

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler used to restore volume loss to the cheek area.

Who makes Voluma?

Allergan, Inc., the company that makes Botox cosmetic.

Are Voluma injections safe?

Yes, although Voluma is the newest filler to the United States market, it has been used in Brazil and Europe for over 5 years. Most patients have few if any side effects.

Are Voluma injections painful?

Voluma generally requires the least amount of injections, which usually has people remarking that it is the least painful.

How long does the procedure take?

After consultation, filler injections typically take 15-30 minutes.

How much recovery time do I need?

No recovery time is needed. However, bruising is a possibility with any injection.

What are the side effects?

Most patients tolerate Voluma well with no side effects. However, risks exist with all medications and procedures. The most common of these side effects include, but are not limited to redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, bruises, discoloration, firmness, lumps/bumps, and itching at the injection site. Please visit Allergan’s website for additional side effects.

Where can Voluma be injected?

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is usually used in the cheeks, however it may be used in other areas that can be discussed during your FREE consultation.

What can I do to reduce the risk of bruising?

Patients should try to avoid fish oil, flax seed oil, multivitamins, NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen and alcohol (including beer wine and liquor) at least 3 days before injections. You should consult with your physician about stopping aspirin, coumadin or other blood-thinning medications. These medications increase the risks of bruising and should be stopped about 7 days before your injections if possible.

Some over-the-counter remedies that help reduce bruising in my patients are Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Arnica Montana should be taken at least 2 days before receiving injections. Three tablets are usually placed under the tongue. Bromelain is a substance found in pineapples and helps prevent bruising. Some of my patients eat pineapple or drink pineapple juice 2 days before receiving in injections.

How much does Voluma cost?

This depends on the amount of volume loss and the number of areas treated. The cost starts at $700 for the first syringe. Any additional syringe purchased within one month of the first purchased syringe will be discounted to $600. Patients typically start with two syringes of Voluma.

Any post care instructions?

Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours, direct sunlight, excessive heat, strenuous exercise all of which can cause additional bruising.

If you develop a bruise, it will resolve like any other bruise. It is ok to use cold compresses but avoid direct skin contact with ice. Any lumps, bumps, or small puncture marks should subside within a few hours. It is ok to cover the areas with makeup if needed. If you have any questions after your injections, call me with your concerns.

I’m afraid of looking overdone

It is best to take a conservative approach with cheek fillers to give you naturally looking results. Fillers should be used to correct volume and restore youth in the face without appearing unnatural.

What if I don’t like the result?

If you do not like the result, an enzyme can be injected at the site to breakdown Voluma.

DO NOT USE VOLUMA IF:

  • You have an active skin injection including cold sores.
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Have had reactions to Voluma in the past.
  • Have a history of keloid scarring

Covid-19 Update- New Strict Guidelines

 

First and most importantly, we hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Your well-being and safety are extremely important to us, as is the health and safety of our staff.   

 

We will be re-opening for business on May 18thWe are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure that we provide and maintain the safest environment as we come together again.  The staff at Laser Beauty Works will follow all new, extremely strict protocols to ensure the safety of our team, our incredible clients and our community.  

 

Outlined are the guidelines which ALL clients must follow until further notice:  

 

PLEASE READ THIS IN IT’S ENTIRETY!!! 

 

We strongly advise immunocompromised, at risk and vulnerable clients to really consider your risks before scheduling an appointment in order to reduce your exposure to COVID-19 and any other major health-related illnesses during this crucial time. 

 

We ask that if you are experiencing any illness or symptoms (fever, coughing, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, etc) or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19to please reschedule your appointment. 

 

It is mandatory for ALL clients to wear a face mask at all times.  If you do not have a face mask on before entering, we will refuse service and you will need to call and reschedule your appointment.  

 

In order to follow occupancy regulations, there will be no reception seating available.  We ask that you please arrive to your appointment at your exact appointment time - not earlier or later. There will be no exceptions! In order to do this, we recommend that you arrive early and wait in your car until your appointment time to come up. Please do not bring anyone else with you.   

 

We ask that all clients wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds in the hallway restroom before entering our business space.  We will also provide hand sanitizer in all the treatment rooms for you to use before your treatment. 

 

No cell phones, electronic devices or laptops.  We also kindly ask that you do not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Our lounge/reception area will be closed until further notice so we will not be able to provide you with any complimentary water at this time. Our apologies in advance. 

 

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a COVID-19 Consent in order to be treated.  If you do not agree to sign this, you will not be treated. We will be taking everyone’s temperature with a device that is held close to your forehead and will read your temperature immediately. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave and reschedule. All staff members will also have their temperaturetaken before each shift.  

 

If you arrive at your appointment showing any visible signs of illness (ex: cough, fever, shortness of breath), even while wearing a face mask, you will be turned away and you will need to reschedule when healthy.  

 

Our “No Show/ No Call Cancellation Policy will still apply to all appointments. 

 

We are following all COVID-19 Health and Safety guidelines from the CDC and DORA (Colorado Dept of Regulatory Division of Professions and Occupations).  Each room will be sanitized after each client to ensure your safety.  We have extended our in-between treatment times to ensure plenty of time for this. 

 

Please understand that we may not be able to perform any face treatments that would require you to remove your face mask.  We are still waiting for a confirmation from DORA as to when we can lift this restriction.  We will be updating you on this as soon as we know. 

 

As a further precaution, we will not be accepting any cash payments as a payment method for services or gratuity.  According to the World Health Organization, cash could be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus and contactless payments are strongly advised.  We will be accepting both debit and credit cards for payment and Venmo as a preferred method of gratuity. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.  We appreciate all of you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

 

Leanne, Melissa and the team at Laser Beauty Works!