Rafi Bidros, MD

929 Gessner Road Ste. 2250, Houston, TX 77024

VOLUMA® XC in Houston, TX

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While some patients think the only way to transform the look of their sunken and deflated cheeks is with invasive surgery, there’s another viable option. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, offers Voluma XC injectable fillers. From the makers of Juvéderm, Voluma XC is designed to add volume and fullness to the apples of the cheeks. This filler is effective for patients with flattened cheeks as a result of age, genetics, or trauma. Made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally-occurring substance in the body, Voluma XC hydrates the skin to provide plumper, more youthful skin. Best of all, the benefits of Voluma XC can last up to 2 years.

Procedure Technique

Before Voluma injections, numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites to minimize your discomfort, but most patients feel very little pain during their treatment. The doctor will carefully inject Voluma into the needed areas of the face in as little as 10 minutes. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel able with minimal swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. You will see some results right away, but it usually takes about 7 days before the filler settles into the cheeks for your final results. The effects of Voluma last up to 2 years and patients should talk to their doctor about when to re-schedule for continued effects.

During/After Treatment

The injection site will be properly cleaned and prepped before Voluma XC is injected. The doctor will use a thin needle to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the apples of the cheeks until the desired fullness is achieved. The doctor may massage the area to make sure the product is evenly distributed.

After Voluma, a patient may experience swelling, tenderness, firmness, or the appearance of lumps/bumps in the treatment site. Patients can expect the side effects to last 2 – 4 weeks. For the first 24 hours after a treatment, the patient should refrain from strenuous exercise, as well as avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Some patients may choose to receive a touch-up treatment about 1 month after the initial treatment to obtain desired goals. Results should last for 2 years and after then, additional treatments may be needed.

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Voluma FAQs

Best Candidates?

Ideal candidates for Voluma will have:

  • Sunken facial features
  • Good skin elasticity
  • Aging skin
  • Overall good health

Other Considerations?

Voluma’s central ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a synthetic version of the HA found naturally in human body, so most patients have no negative side effects. In the body, HA functions as natural acting cell hydration with a cross-linking capability (useful in helping facial areas that lack volume), but every person’s natural supply of HA is depleted over time. The hyaluronic acid gel in Voluma replenishes the body’s supply, but it does break down over time as it is safely and slowly absorbed back into the body.

Possible side effects?

The possible side effects of Voluma XC are:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Discoloration
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Lumps and or bumps
  • Firmness

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.