What is Voluma?
Dermatologists at Snyder Dermatology are incredibly skilled and well trained injectors with many years of experience, who can help you accomplish the desired youthful look Voluma can produce. Voluma is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) filler used to restore volume and lift to the cheeks. Multiple factors contribute to the loss of volume in the cheeks, such as the natural pull of gravity, trauma, and inherited biology. Naturally as our bodies age, wrinkles and the loss of fullness begin to form creating an unflattering appearance. Voluma is an HA filler gel that temporary improves the deflated look of aged cheeks or naturally flat cheeks. The results produce a restored, youthful fullness to cheeks and it even improves fine lines around the nose and mouth. Voluma is a product of the Juvéderm family, but targets different areas of the face.
"I went in for a consultation for a scar I had from a procedure done last year. First off, the office is gorgeous with beautiful art pieces adorning the walls and a wonderful group of staff members that greet you with a warm welcome. I met with Dr. Foley who was kind and attentive as I told her about my nightmarish experience that I had at a med spa in California where I formerly resided. She listened to my concerns and recommended that I start with micro-needling to diminish the appearance of the scarring. This is when I was introduced to the esthetician Robin who was beyond outstanding and patient as she explained in detail each procedure and went over the cost details. I felt so comfortable that I decided to get my first micro-needling session with her on the very same day. I am so glad that I did because she was so gentle and checked in with me during the whole process to assure that I wasn’t uncomfortable or feeling any pain. Honestly, I felt that the micro-needling experience was quite pleasant and therapeutic in the hands and expertise of Robin. Thank you again Synder dermatology for a wonderful first time experience."- A.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2022
"I am so grateful to have found this office and the best Dermatologist. I see Dr Elizabeth Foley for my Rosacea. I had been through 3 different Dermatologist who had pretty much given up on me. I was determined to find someone that would help me look myself again.Dr Foley is an amazing doctor. Her bedside manner, the best. I finally felt like someone was listening and understood what I was going through. I can’t thank her enough. I highly recommend her to any/everyone."- R.C. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2022
"Visited their central Austin location. Very pleased with the treatment I received there and their wide range of services. Dr. Parker was very informative and made my experience pleasant."- G.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2022
"I can say that I’ve never been more happy to write a review as I type this!This is based on my recent experience with Dr. Foley for a dermatology appointment for skin & hair. Dr. Foley did 3 things well: Solutions-oriented, Education, & Bedside Manner.Solutions-oriented - I went to a previous "specialist" to get my hair and skin issue resolved. She prescribed me a bacterial medicine and said "There’s nothing we can do." I used the medicine for 3 months with no incremental impact. I decided to go with a second opinion and go to Dr. Foley. She assessed me and quickly came up with 4 solutions for my issues (injections, shampoo, gel, and pill) with the narrative "I like to attack the issue aggressively. And guess what? Dr. Foley’s solutions are working!!Education - Dr. Foley walked me through the science of my issues and how each of her 4 solutions would help resolve the issues. I enjoy knowing HOW things work and Dr. Foley’s expertise in dermatology was very clear - not to mention her ability to simplify her education into lay terms so you understand. When I shared my specialist experience, she said "You don’t have a bacterial issue. That diagnosis was wrong and I’m sorry that person led you in the wrong direction." This is the benefit of getting a second opinion of a true subject matter expert like Dr. Foley.Bedside Manner - First off, Dr. Foley is hilarious! If you like jokes/natural humor, it’s an added plus of seeing her. Throughout the injections, she was extremely patient and continued to check-in - which demonstrated an awareness to the patient experience (vs a simple doctoral transaction). Dr. Foley has me scheduled to come back next month to check on the impact of her recommendations. Not only am I going to be happy to show her the progress, I’m excited to laugh with her. Dr. Foley: Thank you for not only being good at what you do and helping to resolve my issues, but giving me hope again :)"- B.S. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2022
"I had my first appointment today, and it was a great first experience! I was seen on time, the appointment was upbeat and fun (which I didn’t expect), and I was out the door in no time. Dr. Foley and the staff were amazing. Glad that I decided to finally do something about my skin!"- R.L. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2021
After consultation with a medical professional, target areas are outlined, prepped and marked for precise injection. In order to ensure even distribution, your dermatologist may also massage the areas of injection. Patients may experience minor pain or pressure from injection but the procedure only lasts 30 – 45 minutes. Daily activities can be resumed after a few hours from injection. Minor bruising, swelling and redness may occur but should only last a few days. Results may be immediately evident but they normally take about 2 – 7 days for Voluma to set in the apex and apple of the cheeks. Patients are advised to refrain from overexposure of sunlight and strenuous exercise for 24 hours following the treatment of Voluma. The flattering results of Voluma typically last 18 – 24 months, which is a great benefit of using this product.
The main ingredient to Voluma is hyaluronic acid. Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronic acid acts as a kind of lubricant to maintain moisture in the body’s skin, joints, and eyes. It also assists the body’s natural maintenance of collagen. Found in the bones, muscles, tendons and skin, collagen is a type of protein that acts as an adhesive to keep the body together. Since hyaluronic acid operates as a moisturizer, it’s often an ingredient in anti-aging creams, lotions, and lip balm. Voluma can be used with other fillers, but patients are encouraged to consult with their dermatologist prior to combining treatments. During a consultation, patients are recommended to disclose any allergies or recent surgeries with their dermatologist.
The cost of Voluma varies depending on the amount used in each patient for correction or the desired cosmetic goals. Typically, a single session is likely to require more then one syringe and one may need 2 – 4 syringes. A consultation is suggested to review realistic goals and anticipated outcomes with each individual patient. A common fear of patients is obtaining a 'pillow type face' for many women who are over plumped. At Snyder Dermatology we believe that those with aggressively pumped-up lips and cheeks are actually a very small percentage of people, they just happen to be a very visible percentage. You don't notice the person with good results, because they simply look normal. Our board certified dermatologists here at Snyder Dermatology strive to make everyone look more youthful, with a delicate artistic touch.
Plan Your Procedure
- 45 minutes
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Restore your skin with Voluma injections at our dermatology practice in Austin, TX. We will analyze your skin and the severity of your volume loss to determine the best course of aesthetic treatment for your skin. Call today and schedule your first appointment for a consultation with Dr. Renee Snyder and her team. We look forward to meeting you.