Voluma is a gel-based dermal filler used in two ways: to replace lost volume in cheeks due to aging or naturally flat cheeks and to fill in the nasolabial folds, the lines around the nose and mouth. Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, uses this filler to restore a more youthful, invigorated appearance for his patients. Voluma is hyaluronic acid-based, which is a substance that is naturally found in the body. Once Voluma is injected into the cheeks, they are plumped, which provides patients with a more contoured look. When lines and wrinkles are treated, patients can see an immediate difference with years wiped off their appearance.
"My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2015
"I am so happy to have found Dr. Shah. I wanted a non surgical rhinoplasty, and he was definitely the best choice. I am so happy with my results and hope to continue my care with him!"- P.L. / Google / Nov 26, 2019
"I’ve been wanting to get my nose restructure. I didn’t like my nose on the picture plus I was scared to get rhinoplasty surgery. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Shah. He was able to help me with non surgical rhinoplasty. Quick, Painless, you could see the result after done! NO recovery!! I love love love love how I look after got my nose done!!! Thank you DR.Shah!!"- B. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"Well over Due! - The best part is the exceptional care and compassion of Dr. Shah and his entire staff. Dr. Shah and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and so personable with exceptional listening skills. Throughout the years of going to Dr. Shah, I have yet to see exaggerated results that are unnatural. That is why I trusted him with the mini face lift. After have injections for years, my age caught up and the only option for the jowls on caving cheeks, disappearing upper lip and turkey neck was a mini lift with fat injection. It has been three weeks since the procedure and I can see some of the improvement already even with the swelling. The bruising was minimal. One side of my face brusied more. The procedure went so smoothly and I loved that I remained awake. The pain was from the numbing injections, just like at the dentist. Afterwards the pain was very manageable. The instructions, vitamin regime and diet and exercise restrictions were clearly given and easy to follow. I am excited to see the final results!"- K. / RealSelf / Oct 16, 2019
"My experience with Dr. Shah and his staff was wonderful! He was extremely patient and understanding with all of my concerns and questions. His knowledge and expertise put me completely at ease. He is an absolute artist, and I am very happy with my results. Thank you Dr. Shah! You and your team are awesome! I will be recommending you to everyone I know!"- G.B. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
What to Expect
Voluma is injected into the skin with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the initial prick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the Voluma solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, discoloration and tenderness around the cheeks, but will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident, and can last up to 2 years.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 18-24 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Hyaluronic acid, Voluma’s main ingredient, is derived from natural substances found in the human body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.
Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks may consider Voluma as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. The doctor will be able to recommend if Voluma is the best option during the initial consultation.
How Long Is Recovery?
Right after treatment, patients will be able to resume to their normal routine with restriction on strenuous activities or any movement that may put pressure on the treated area. It may take up to 1 week before the derma filler settles within the cheek pockets.
Among derma fillers available in the market today, Voluma can last up to 2 years or longer. Reinjection varies as patients’ bodies process and break down hyaluronic acid at different rates.