Dr. Shelton, the director of The New York Aesthetic Consultants, a multigroup cosmetic practice on the Upper EastSide of Manhattan, strives to produce natural looking results to refresh his patients rather than making them look artificial and alien. He is an associate professor of the Mounts Sinai Medical Center in NYC and teaches his techniques to many physicians.
Voluma, a hyaluronic acid filler, is designed to provide fullness to the cheekbone area of the mid face. As we age, we lose fat mass deep in the face, below the muscles and above the bone. This fat loss contributes to a lack of support that lowers the mid cheek into the lower cheek and the smile folds worsen and jowls begin to form. Flattening and even a concave depression in the mid face area creates a contour of the face that we perceive as of being old. Slight improvement or refreshing this appearance, without changing the patient’s face to something it never was, creates an immediate rejuvenization. Patients look natural.
Dr. Shelton listens to his patient’s concerns and shows them with a mirror what they may expect by having Voluma injections. The procedure is a relatively easy procedure for the patient to experience and there is minimal downtime. With any injectable though, one has to be prepared for possible bruising and one should not do the treatment right before a big social event. Some patients know they are prone to bruising and they should allow two weeks before an important function if they have bruising from Voluma or other fillers or Botox.