From age and various other factors, many people begin to lose significant volume in their cheeks, which creates a gaunt, tired appearance. Irvine plastic surgeon, Dr. Marguertie Bernett, uses Voluma, an advanced dermal injection from the same manufacturer as Juvéderm, to restore volume to the needed areas of the face for up to 2 years. Voluma is a great alternative for patients who don't want to get cheek augmentation with silicone implants or even before cheek augmentation to help the patient see what they want with temporary Voluma fillers before making a more permanent commitment.
The main ingredient in Voluma, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a synthetic version of the same substance found naturally in the body. HA maintains cell hydration, which keeps the skin elastic and full, As the body's natural supply of HA decreases, injections of Voluma can restore the skin's hydration and volume. Voluma can be used on several areas of the face, but it is commonly injected into the hollow areas around the cheeks for a youthful appearance and to decrease wrinkles and creases.
"Dr. Bernett is truly a professional, highly ethical, supportive, and caring Dr. She is very honest when you receive a consultation. I had my breast reconstruction done with Dr. Barnett. I had breast capsulectomy and she perform an outstanding job on both breast. She fully understood my concerns and met them with very high standards. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnett to anyone that maybe considering breast surgery. My recovery was very easy. Overall, Dr. Bennett is the BEST, thank you."- A.S. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2018
"Five Stars - I went to see Dr Bernett for a buttocks implants she and her staff are the best! I am very happy with my results! Dr Bernett and staff are very professional helpful and caring! I would recommend Dr Bernett to everyone I know! She is the best!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr Bernett and her staff are the best! They are caring and very helpful! Dr Bernett is really caring an with lots of integrity she is with you every step through your surgery. I love my buttocks implants results .Dr Bernett is the only Doctor I will ever go to for any surgical procedure! I love"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr. Margarita J Bernett - My experience was excellent. I had butt augmentation I love my results. Dr Bernett and staff are very nice and professional. Dr Bernett was always caring and there for me through out the journey. I totally recommend Dr Berrett!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 15, 2018
"My inquiry re: Botox was fully explained by Dr. Burnette. She took an inordinate amount of time to answer all of my concerns while discussing other procedures in detail. Very open, warm and friendly person as well."- J.W. / Wellness / Aug 12, 2018
Voluma treatments usually take about 30 minutes, but the time can vary based on the needs and goals of the patient. Voluma is injected using a fine needle that causes most patients initial discomfort, but no pain. However, the patient can request a numbing cream be used before the treatment to increase their comfort. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, can also be added to the Voluma treatment to numb the treated areas. Patients will be able to see some results immediately, but full results will be revealed after the swelling, discoloration, and tenderness subsides within a few days. Patients can resume normal activities as soon as they feel able, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 1 day.
What to Expect
Many patients prefer Voluma over other dermal fillers since it offers the longest lasting results, usually up to 2 years. Dr. Bernett will discuss ways that the patient can care for their face immediately after the treatment and what they can do to prolong their results. Dr. Bernett will also talk to the patient about when to schedule their next injection to maintain their results.
Voluma is a more expensive injectable filler because it uses an advanced formula that lasts longer than most fillers. Voluma lasts an average of 2 years and costs around $1,000 per syringe. A typical patient receives between 2 - 6 syringes of Voluma during their treatment for a total cost of $2,000 - $6,000 per session. The amount of syringes used will vary based on the number of areas being treated, the severity of the wrinkles, and the patient's cosmetic goals.
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Pump Up the Volume!
There's no need to let flat, deflated, and gaunt cheeks get you down any longer. Get back the plump, full cheeks of your youth with Voluma, a safe and effective injectable treatment. After just one treatment, you will notice a marked difference for a younger-looking you. Pump up the volume with Voluma! To learn more about this injectable filler, please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.