Healing Process After Juvederm Voluma in Upper Cheeks?
- Asked by Alice24 in Melbourne Australia
- 3 years ago
Hi, I have recently - 3 days ago, had Juvederm Voluma in my upper cheeks to correct quite pronounced flatness. After 3 days they are very tender, & though no bruise is visable, seem quite pronounced and very hard. Moreso on one side. My Derm has advised they will soften, not to massage, but just leave well enough alone (and take arnica). I am very surprised at the hardness.. & a little worried! Is it possible that the size will indeed subside? Can bruising & swelling cause hardness? Thank you!
Injections in the cheek area are performed very deeply (next to the bone). This can create an achy sensation that takes several days to resolve. The firmness may take several days to dissipate, but it should decrease soon. Be patient! If you like what you are seeing (but not what you are feeling!), this sensation should resolve soon.
Voluma lifts cheeks
The symptoms you are describing are normal after a treatment with Voluma. In contrast to Juvederm ultra plus, Juvederm Voluma is not as hydrophilic, meaning it generally causes less swelling. However, the Voluma gel is more firm, and is often placed directly on the cheek bone, so it is common to feel sore for a few days. It is also normal to feel a hardness, as though a pseudo-implant has been placed. This sensation is temporary and will subside. I recommend massaging the area and following up with your physician.
Juvederm in cheeks
Usually filler is fairly soft in the cheeks, but I suppose if alot was injected, it may feel firm. Follow closely with your doctor.
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