What is the Recovery Time for Voluma in Upper Cheeks?
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Voluma is a much thicker filler than other HA's
Tender Cheeks after Juvedrm Voluma Injection
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.
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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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Firm areas immediately after fillers tend to resolve with time
Recpvery time for Voluma
Voluma is stiffer and injected deep, so bruising, swelling takes a while.
Three days after the right amount of Voluma injected into your cheekbone area and cheeks, it's not surprising you're noting firmness, soreness, and aching. Even when done properly, these feelings would be normal at day 3. Voluma does absorb some water before it settles, and it is injected deeply, against the bone, to give a great scaffold for lifting the cheeks and recreating long lost cheekbone structure. In normal circumstances, it might take 2 or even 3 weeks for all of the stiffness, bruising, and swelling to resolve, so feel reassured. That said, if you are worried in any way, at any time, it's perfectly fine to see your doctor to double check, since there are always risks that come with any invasive procedure. See a board-certified dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon for your best safety bet.
What to expect after Juvederm Voluma
Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
200 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, New York
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Clinical Professor New York Presbyterian Hospital
National Education Faculty (physician trainer) for:
Allergan (Juvederm, Voluma), Valient (Scultpra, Restylane),
Cynosure (Cellulaze, Precision Laser Lift) & Solta (Fraxel, Thermage)
Firmness after Voluma
We use blunt cannulas in our practice and this decreases bruising to less than 95% though we still see bruising occasionally.
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