What is the Recovery Time for Voluma in Upper Cheeks?
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If you think your healing or response to treatment is unusual...
Always go back to the doctor who did the treatment. If at that time you don't feel satisfied, and the doctor has looked at you---did not just talk to you on the phone-- then I would recommend getting a second opinion. You want a board certified dermatologist ( at least this is what is recommended in the United States, or plastic surgeon. The greatest advantage of Voluma is that it can be reversed with hyaluronidase (an injectable) which any experienced physician will have on hand.
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Tender Cheeks after Juvedrm Voluma Injection
Voluma is a much thicker filler than other HA's
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Voluma for cheek lifting
Voluma is a great product for lifting deflated cheeks. It gives lift because it is quite viscous. The great news is that cheek correction can last for 2-3 years in certain cases. The product can feel stiff under the skin for up to a week or more, and some tenderness is not uncommon - lasting from a few days to a week. If you are experiencing an increase in pain, associated with tenderness, redness or swelling, then you may have an infection and should contact your doctor.
Recovery time after Voluma
The good news is, these deep, firm areas of swelling resolve within about 10 days and should have no effect on your long-term results. Both superficial and deep bruising can occasionally be present as well. These should resolve over a similar time frame, and if the superficial bruising is bothersome and your doctor has the appropriate laser, he or she may be able to erase those bruises quite easily.
It is always best to follow your physician's post operative instructions. If something seems abnormal or bothers you, it should bother then as well, and they should address it in a manner that satisfies you.
To guarantee you're receiving the highest level of care, seek out a dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.
Voluma Recovery Time
Some firmness after injection of Voluma is not uncommon
Swelling, bruising, and tenderness to the treatment area is not uncommon
In my practice, we encourage patients to visit our “6 Tips for Bruising” page to help reduce and camouflage after-treatment bruising. Sometimes some prep-work before treatment can make a big difference. Also, I use a Microcannula when treating patients that minimize skin punctures and bruises from multiple needle insertion. Topical arnica gel and tablets can be beneficial post-treatment.
Hardness is very common as the filler is thicker
You dermatologist can guide you accordingly and review as needed.
If this was bruising then the tenderness will settle over the next few days, HOWEVER the hardness will persist over the next few weeks, this is entirely normal.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
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