As we age, the collagen and elastin levels of our skin become depleted, causing a loss of elasticity and volume. Today, dermal fillers allow for a rejuvenation of the skin without the need for surgery. A youthful face typically has plentiful collagen and well-distributed fat that together create satisfyingly rounded curves. The damaging effects of sun exposure and the realities of aging reduce these vital components in the skin over time, causing hollows to develop where there once was a look of healthy fullness. A dermal filler known as Juvederm Voluma® XC at Portland's Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery can temporarily restore that youthful shape, bringing a pleasant shape and increased volume back to key areas for years.*
When injected into the skin, Voluma® XC acts as a replacement for the hyaluronic acid lost to time and the elements. Hyaluronic acid is very good at retaining water, so Voluma® XC allows the skin to hold onto moisture and create volume where it is needed. This volume can round out the apple of the cheek again, filling in hollows and lifting the skin that has sagged. Under ideal conditions, the results can last for up to two years.*
All of the doctors at The Waldorf Center are trained, qualified, and experienced in personally administering Voluma® XC injections, as are our physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. Since the practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, the entire staff is well versed in safety and health, as well as the intricacies of facial anatomy and how changes in one area can impact another.
Each injector has a depth of real-world experience with a variety of patients and can give you a balanced look tailored to your facial features and personal cosmetic goals. Considering the number of trained injectors we have on staff, patients can choose to work with the one they feel they have the best relationship with, maximizing their comfort for current and future treatments.
Our team can provide more information on any of our injectors, as well as explain why selecting an officially recognized Voluma® XC provider with a good reputation is important.
The Waldorf Center supports patient education with the belief that the more you know about Voluma® XC and your options, the better equipped you are to make a decision that will have a positive impact on your appearance and life. Your consultation will include information on typical dermal filler results, preparation details, and post-treatment recovery. All patients are encouraged to bring up any concerns or goals they may have. Your injector will give you a thorough examination and an honest assessment of what the relevant treatments can accomplish, as well as answer any of your questions.
Most injectable dermal fillers are now infused with lidocaine to improve your comfort during the procedure. A topical anesthetic or a local anesthetic injection can also be used to reduce discomfort. An ultrathin needle is used to inject the Voluma® XC into a deep layer of the skin. The procedure usually only takes a few minutes, but if a topical anesthetic is used, you must be in our office for a short period in order for numbing to take place. Allergic reactions with these products are extremely rare, so skin testing is not required.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
You might experience some mild bruising and tenderness at the sites of the injections, but these effects typically only last a few days.* Makeup can be used to cover any discoloration that occurs.
The various other Juvederm® formulations all work well to complement the effects of Voluma®. Volume added by dermal fillers can effectively reduce the appearance of facial folds, lines, and wrinkles, as well as augment thin lips.*
BOTOX® Cosmetic is frequently chosen as part of a skin care treatment plan to help rejuvenate a face, as its temporary wrinkle-smoothing ability helps to maintain a balanced look. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can further enhance rejuvenation efforts by evening out pigmentation irregularities, softening fine lines, and providing skin with an overall healthy glow.*
Sagging on the lower face may also be addressed by surgery, which yields longer-lasting and often more dramatic results. A facelift is designed to tighten and lift drooping skin that forms jowls.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More