New Facial Filler May Give Some Patients Instant Results


STUDIO CITY ( — The newest in facial fillers is all about giving the face a lift with quick results.

Dr. Garo Kassabian, a board-certified plastic surgeon, says you can look five years younger in just five minutes.

“As we get older, we lose fat in our cheek area. As the tissue starts coming down, we become bottom-heavy,” he explains.

FDA-approved Voluma is said to instantly add volume to the cheek area, giving a subtle lift and helping restore contour lost with age. The treatment can also last for up to two years.

Carla Yutuc works at Lift MD and is not one to do a lot to her face, but she’s noticed changes in recent years.

“My cheeks don’t look as full as they used to be,” Yutuc says.

Dr. Kassabian says by injecting Yutuc with Voluma, fullness is added to the cheek area, which in turn, he says, will raise other areas.

“This could be a lunchtime procedure; a few minutes in and out and you can resume your daily activities,” he says.

There can be some tenderness, swelling and bruising, but the doctor says because of the way it’s injected, he’s seen minimal side effects.

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid in the family of Juvederm and Restalyne that’s made from a complex sugar molecule – the same natural material that is present in our skin.

Just a few minutes after receiving the injections, Yutuc already sees changes. In before and after pictures, she says she looks more youthful and even areas that weren’t injected around her mouth and nose appear to be filled in.

“It’s a big difference, I can already tell,” she said.

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