Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Most people concerned by facial aging understand that wrinkles are only part of the problem. Lost volume, which occurs as the result of gravity or muscle loss, can also contribute to an aged, sunken, or gaunt appearance. FDA-approved JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is specifically intended to replace volume in the cheeks for a softer, suppler, more youthful-looking profile — without surgery, downtime, or anesthesia. VOLUMA is one of the longest lasting dermal fillers, with noticeable results that you can enjoy for up to two years. Since its approval in 2013, VOLUMA has become a valuable solution for my Marina del Rey and greater Los Angeles patients.
Your VOLUMA treatment begins with a private, in-office consultation. During this time, we'll talk about your specific areas of concern and work together to choose the treatments that are right for you.
Like many other fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body to keep tissues healthy and is also used widely in many medications and skincare products. Most patients tolerate it very well, and it doesn't require any sort of allergy testing prior to use.
Based on your lifestyle and the condition of your skin, we may determine that you would be best served by VOLUMA or another dermal filler. In some cases, patients with unsatisfactory facial volume prefer the benefits of fat grafting over those of synthetic fillers. In any case, I'm careful to explain each of your options to you to help you make the best decision for yourself.
In my Marina del Rey office, treatments with VOLUMA are not unlike other injectable treatments. My team first asks you to make yourself comfortable in a private exam room. I begin by cleansing your face. Because VOLUMA comes formulated with lidocaine, a type of topical anesthetic, no anesthesia is required.
Using a fine needle, I make a series of quick injections in your cheeks. These injections aren't usually painful but may feel like a quick pinch. Within a matter of minutes, the injections are complete and you'll be able to see your results.
Like other types of dermal fillers, VOLUMA doesn't require any sort of special recuperation period. Instead, you can get back to your daily activities as soon as your appointment is over, which is why these treatments appeal to so many. You'll notice renewed volume in your cheeks and a subtle lifted appearance that looks quite natural. The improvements from VOLUMA are likely to last up to two years.