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Voluma for Brows, Smile Lines and Cheeks?

After helpful advice on here i booked a consultation and was told i was to young for fillers and was advised to have epionce peels. i liked them but they didn't help with what i wanted as i am sure it is loss of volume. Would fillers help? I feel i have lost volume between and above the brows causing my eyelids to droop slightly and also from my cheeks giving me hollows under my eyes and also lines beside my mouth. I am just looking for some advice before i go to another consultation. Thanks

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Voluma is not for the brow area

I have used Voluma for years here in Canada and the area between your eyebrows is not an area for Voluma injections.  It is much too thick.  Voluma has just been approved for usage in the US but it will probably be a while until it is available.  Do not have it injected between your brows.  You can have a thin product such as Belotero injected there, but make sure you consult an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for this area.  Voluma would be an appropriate product for your cheeks when available and for now, Juvederm Ultra Plus or Perlane could be used for your cheeks and the lines beside your mouth.  An experienced injector of Botox and filler should be able to help you.

Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Juvederm Voluma

First, Juvederm Voluma isn't available for use in the U.S. yet. Probably later this year. It is being studied for central facial volume loss in the cheeks. Because it will be a larger molecule size, it would not be a great idea to put it in the forehead, or even into the NLF lines, unless you have very significant loss there, which you don't.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Juvederm for forehead?

Hi Tory.  It's not very common to use dermal filler in the forehead.  In some cases, we will use it to correct very deep creases in the area between the eyes, but almost never in the forehead. 

As for the cheeks, you are a great candidate.  Both for the groove at your upper cheek and for the nasolabial folds (laugh lines).  2-3 CC's would probably do the trick. 

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Injectables and facial aging.

You can definitely use injectable fillers to help you with your concerns.  If you have not used Botox or Dysport before, then these can be used to lift the brows.  You can also do this using fillers.  You can also use fillers to soften the shadows underneath your eyes and extending towards the cheeks.  I would seek a physician who has a great deal of experience to help you achieve your goals.

Voluma for Midface Lifting is perfect!

Voluma is a fabulous injection for the mid face to restore volume and rejuvenate the face.  From your photos it would seem that you are an excellent candidate for this type of injections.  I have been injecting patients for over 20 years and this is the best mid face filler for an immediate restoration that I have ever used.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is experienced with cosmetics and facial injections.

Voluma for brows, cheeks and smile lines?

Dear Tory,
Thanks for the question and photos. Voluma, while an excellent filler, is not for use in the forehead or for the lines around your mouth. It is now FDA approved in the US for cheek volumization  and does the best job of the available fillers for shaping and lifting when used in those areas. For eyebrow lift, artistic use of Botox can achieve some amount of eyebrow lift to brighten your eyes.
As you seek advice and treatment, be sure that you consult an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist (or two), or a certified injector under their direct supervision. In general, it is far better to choose your injector than the filler. An experienced injector chooses filler the way an artist chooses a brush. Each filler or neurotoxin has a specific effect and is used accordingly. I hope this helps. Best wishes. 

Juvéderm Voluma is for cheek volume and lift, not brow creases

Juvéderm Voluma is a fabulous new filler that does an excellent job of lifting and shaping cheeks. Based on your photos you'd be a good candidate for that or possibly other fillers as well. 

The area between the brows is best treated with Botox to relax the muscles that are creating the pleated appearance. Usually Botox alone will rejuvenate that area. Sometimes following with a filler, such as Restylane or Juvéderm Ultra or Ultra Plus is helpful, but not Voluma. Voluma is not meant for between the brow.

Kimberly Finder, MD
San Antonio Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Best Use of Voluma for Cheeks

Hi Tory,

It appears that Voluma would be quite helpful for your cheeks.  For your glabella (the area between and above your eyebrows), Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin would be the best treatment with a small amount of Restylane injected very carefully in the vertical lines between your brows.  Injectors must be very cautious in this area because of underlying blood vessels that if occluded with filler can cause severe complications.  Once again, it is most important that you choose your injecting physician most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Voluma is just that: for volume

Voluma is a great product that has been used here in Canada for almost 4 years.  It is suitable  for significant volume loss to the cheeks,  nasolabial folds,  marionette lines and temples.  It should not be used for the brow, in the tear troughs or the lips as it is too firm and will give rise to uneven contours and possibly lumps.  Are you too young to have fillers?  Not if you need them! And recent evidence suggests these types of fillers  ( hyaluronic acids) may even stimulate your own body to produce more collagen.

Jason K. Rivers, MD
Vancouver Dermatologic Surgeon

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