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One of the common signs of aging is a loss of fat volume in the midface and cheek area. You may not notice these changes until the skin begins to sag and your features lose definition.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is a facial filler that can address these concerns by restoring volume to the fat pad that supports the cheeks. The treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive way to add youthfulness to your appearance.

During his more-than-18 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael J. Brucker has developed an artful and effective approach to facial filler treatments. Dr. Brucker has also welcomed a skilled nurse injector who shares the same values and techniques. So, whether you schedule your treatment with Dr. Brucker or his nurse injector, we are confident our La Jolla patients will benefit from their vast knowledge of facial musculature, experience in aesthetics, and attention to detail.


Part of JUVÉDERM‘s spectrum of injectable fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA contains a denser version of hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally-occurring substance already found in the skin that delivers nutrients, retains moisture, and adds volume. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is an ideal product for filling and lifting midface features because it retains its structure under the skin without feeling hard or unnatural.  Voluma also:

  • Leaves skin soft and smooth to the touch.
  • Is based on ingredients that are already part of your body. As a result, it is gentle and safe to the skin.

La Jolla patients who receive JUVÉDERM VOLUMA treatments from Dr. Brucker report high satisfaction with their results and a years-younger appearance. The filler both adds volume and encourages the development of more youthful skin (thanks to the inclusion of the hyaluronic acid.) The effects of the treatment can last up to one year, after which time patients can opt to receive another retreatment.

How Dr. Brucker and His Team Perform JUVÉDERM VOLUMA Treatment

La Jolla patients begin with an initial consultation with Dr. Brucker or nurse injector. During your visit, they will talk with you about the goals you have, review the broad range of options available through his practice, and compare the advantages of different approaches, including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA. They will also discuss expectations for your results and the benefits you can expect.

Dr. Brucker likes JUVÉDERM VOLUMA because it provides the structure necessary for lifting the cheeks while still giving a soft, smooth feel. La Jolla patients choose the approach because it offers attractive, lasting, and natural-looking results without an intensive recovery.

Getting JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is very straightforward:

  • Dr. Brucker applies ice to numb the treatment areas. Numbing cream is also available if you wish. He only uses Juvederm XC products which provide “extra comfort” because there is a numbing agent mixed into each syringe. 
  • He administers the filler with a very small needle injecting small amounts at a time.
  • As he restores volume, he examines changes in the area of application and the overall appearance of your face.
  • Throughout the process, Dr. Brucker will check in with you to make sure you are comfortable and that you are happy with how you look.

As with most facial fillers, a successful outcome depends on a subtle and targeted approach to treatment. Dr. Brucker will carefully contour your features and restore volume for a youthful and aesthetically pleasing result.

Your Experience with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is a highly effective way to bring back fullness to your cheeks and the surrounding areas. Your care is just as simple and straightforward; Dr. Brucker or our nurse injector will manage the entire process of your treatment, and you can opt to receive your injections on the day of your initial consultation if blood thinners have been avoided for at least two weeks prior to the appointment.

Once your procedure is completed, you should see immediate results: a fuller and subtly lifted midface structure. You may have some mild swelling at the injection sites, which should subside within a few days. Bruising is also possible but Dr. Brucker and his team can provide you with other post-care instructions. You should be able to return to most normal daily activities relatively soon after your treatment.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is a great option for patients who want to combat the signs of aging without surgery. Results should last up to one year, and subsequent JUVÉDERM VOLUMA treatments are easily

Explore options for fuller and younger-looking features, including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA treatments. Contact Dr. Brucker’s practice in La Jolla online or by phone.