JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC (also known simply as Voluma) is an FDA-approved dermal filler that restores youthful contours to your face, smoothing wrinkles and lines in the process. Its effects last up to two years! Like its sister product Juvederm, Voluma contains lidocaine – a local anesthetic that increases comfort during treatment.
Voluma has been available in Canada and Europe for years (where it gained a track record for great effectiveness and safety), but it is relatively new to the US, having arrived in 2013. Drs. Cohen and Swartz are on the advisory board that helped bring Voluma to the US, and because of this, they have special training in using the groundbreaking product. Drs. Cohen and Swartz were among the first doctors to use Voluma in the Philadelphia area.
In the video below, Dr. Swartz gives her perspective on Voluma and its significance as a long-lasting filler.
What is Voluma used for?
Voluma is most often used to add volume to the cheeks as a cheek filler, but Drs. Cohen and Swartz like it for other areas of the face as well.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz use Voluma to:
- add fullness to cheeks
- add fullness to temples
- add fullness to chins
- smooth chins
- hide lower eyelid bags
In this video, Dr. Cohen explains how facial rejuvenation can be accomplished by using Voluma to add volume to the face.
Voluma Before And After Photos
Voluma and Restylane Silk for Lower Eyelid Bags
This patient’s lower eyelid bags were removed by smoothing the transition from the cheeks to lower eyelids with Voluma and Restylane Silk.
Voluma for Cheeks and Lower Eyelids
Voluma smoothed the contour from eyelid to cheek (diminishing lower eyelid bags) and restored youthful fullness to the cheeks for this patient.
Voluma to Treat Under Eye Bags
This patient received a Voluma treatment to reduce the appearance of bags under her eyes.
What to expect
Drs. Cohen and Swartz are skilled cosmetic surgeons with years of experience helping Philadelphia-area patients look their best with Voluma and other non-surgical treatments.
During your first visit to the office, Dr. Cohen or Dr. Swartz will consult with you about your desired look and individual needs in order to create a customized treatment plan. They will work with you to choose the filler or product that’s right for you, so there is no need to know exactly what treatment you want before coming in for your consultation.
Most dermal filler treatments can be performed during the same appointment as your consultation. These treatments are always administered by Drs. Cohen and Swartz (not nurses), ensuring that you are always in the hands of a leading doctor who has an intimate understanding of your needs.
After numbing the area to be treated, Drs. Cohen and Swartz will use tiny needles to inject your Voluma (or other product). Treatments take about 15 minutes, and results are often visible instantly.
The recovery time for Voluma varies from patient to patient, but most patients can return to work the same day or the following day, looking their best! Some patients may feel slight tenderness or experience minimal redness or swelling during the first 7-10 days following their treatment, but this is less common.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz most often perform Voluma treatments at their offices in Bala Cynwyd, PA (on the Main Line) and in Voorhees, NJ (South Jersey). Dr. Swartz occasionally offers Voluma in Center City Philadelphia as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Voluma Last?
Voluma is the first facial filler that can say it lasts up to two years. The lifespan of dermal fillers like Voluma also depend on where in the face they are injected, so Drs. Cohen and Swartz can give a better estimate of how long Voluma will last for you during your consultation.
What is the difference between Juvederm XC and Voluma XC?
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC (also known as simply Voluma) are both FDA-approved dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a water-loving molecule that is found naturally in the body. Voluma is a thicker formulation that is designed to add volume at deeper levels under the skin, making it ideal for cheeks. As a thinner formulation, Juvederm is more suitable for lips, smile lines and marionette lines.
Can Voluma be used to treat people with any skin tone or color?
Yes. Fillers like Voluma can be used in patients with very light skin, patients with very pigmented skin, and everything in between. The treatments do not cause hyperpigmentation or scarring in patients, including patients of color.
What if I don’t like my new look?
Voluma and the other dermal fillers used by Drs. Cohen and Swartz are made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is a water-loving molecule found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers have the unique advantage of being reversible with the use of a substance called hyaluronidase. In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your results, Drs. Cohen and Swartz can use hyaluronidase to touch up or even completely reverse your treatment.