Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego

Welcome to the website of Dr. Eugene J. Nowak, a Cosmetic Dermatologist in San Diego. Dr. Nowak knows that a beautiful look is comprehensive: the shape of your body, the tone and texture of your skin and the features of your face! You can trust Dr. Nowak to provide you with the most up-to-date cosmetic treatments available to his patients including laser liposuction, facial fillers, CoolSculpting, and Botox in the South Bay.


Juvederm Voluma San Diego

What is Voluma?

One indication of youth is fullness or volume in the upper part of the face, particularly the temple area and cheeks. We usually think of fat as bad and thin as good. In the face, however, a healthy plumpness is preferred to an overly thin or gaunt appearance. Over time, a loss of volume in the temples, under eye area, cheek and sub-cheek region can give a person a tired, worn-out look.

Juvéderm Voluma™ San Diego XC is a smooth, hyaluronic acid based gel filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to all 3 areas of the cheek (apex, apple, and hollow). This gives a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile.

Watch the video to learn more about Voluma

How It Works

Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of hyaluronic acid – a naturally hydrating substance. Like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. As we age the amount of hyaluronic acid diminishes, causing our skin to lose structure and volume.

Voluma™ is a hyaluronic acid filler that works to correct this by immediately lifting and restoring volume to the cheek area after treatment. The result is a more youthful curve in the upper part of the face.

Voluma™ is different than other hyaluronic acid fillers due to its unique formulation. It is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules and is specifically engineered to last longer and stay within the treated area for 12- 24 months.

Who is a candidate for Voluma™?

Any healthy woman or man over the age of 21 who wants to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. It’s also great for patients looking for immediate results with no surgery or downtime.

What areas can be treated?

Voluma™ immediately restores volume to all 3 areas of the cheek (the apex, the apple, and the hollow) to create a more youthful contour and profile.

How long does Voluma™ last?

Results are clinically proven to last from 12 to 24 months depending on the area treated, the amount of product used, and your body’s ability to break down the product. .

What’s the difference between Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm Voluma™ XC?

Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm Voluma™ XC are both made of hyaluronic acid, but are specifically engineered for different areas of the face.

Juvéderm® XC is used to smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth area while Voluma™ XC is used to lift and add volume to the cheek area.

Both Juvéderm® XC and Voluma™ XC contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, to improve comfort during treatment.

Can other fillers be used with Voluma™?

Other fillers such as Juvéderm, Radiesse and Belotero have unique cohesive properties and densities. They can be used in layers to fill more superficial lines and wrinkles.

Other Treatments That Lift and Tighten Sagging Skin

Fillers address volume loss and wrinkles, but can be combined with skin tightening, lifting and resurfacing treatments such as Ultherapy, Thermage, Fractional CO2, Fraxel, MicroPen, and PRP for better results.


Before & After Photos

Female patient who had Voluma for the mid face. She wanted a more youthful profile and remembers having a nice cheek area. Voluma lifted her cheeks and brought back a more youthful contour.
This female patient was concerned with volume loss in the cheek area and had Juvederm Voluma. She is very happy with her results. She says,” I had a facelift, but it doesn’t replace the volume I lost and I wanted my cheeks back. I had Juvederm Voluma… and when I smile my cheeks lift up! IT really made me feel more youthful and boosted everything all at once. You know that drawn look your face can get? Voluma just perked everything right up!”
This patient was concerned with volume loss in her cheek area and had Voluma injectable filler to correct this. Notice in the youthful lift in her cheek profile after having Voluma!
This patient was worried about the volume loss and flattening of her cheek area. She had 2 syringes of Voluma to treat her concerns. Notice the improvement in the curves of her cheek area as indicated by the pink line. The hollowness, flattening, and indentation has been corrected and her cheeks now have a subtle lift.
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