A week ago I had Juvederm Voluma injected in each cheek - 2 syringes each. After a few days they look rather deflated and not as good as they did intiially. I was told I would notice this after a week or 2 and may be disappointed for a short time, but then after a couple of weeks the product would be gradually promoting collagen production and it would look better after a little time. I haven't been able to find any other comments relating to this - can someone clarify/support this claim?
Does Juvederm VOLUMA Promote Collagen Production?
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Voluma is still not available in the US, but it is a hyaluronic. Hyaluronics are fillers at heart, and not really classified as collagen stimulators like Radiesse, Sculptra and Artefill. I think you experienced the post injection swelling at first and at a week out you are seeing the true amount of volume created with your first session. Some of my colleagues who rely mostly on hyaluronics for all areas of facial filler state they feel there may be subtle collagen stimulation over time with repeat injections of the same product in the same location. Their argument is they do not seem to need as much filler and the time intervals between injections seem to lengthen. Each filler and collagen stimulator has its place on the face. One product will not do it all.
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Voluma Promoting Collagen Production
Does Voluma Promote Collagen Production?
Its not unusual to get some mild swelling for a days post injection which can persist for up to 2 4 weeks. I will therefore wait to do any boost injections at the 1 month follow up visit. What you see at 1 month should persist up to 2 years.
Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
200 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, New York
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon (ABFPRS)
American Society forLaser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS)
Clinical Professor New York Presbyterian Hospital
National Education Faculty (physician trainer) for:
Allergan (Botox, Juvederm, Voluma), Galderma (Scultpra, Restylane, Silk),
Cynosure (Cellulaze, Precision Laser Lift) & Solta (Fraxel, Thermage)
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Voluma is a thick hyaluronic acid filler. You get what you see after proper placement of Voluma. It is not dependent on collagen production over time. If it is not injected in the proper place, then there can be initial swelling and a full appearance that is temporary and gone once the swelling has resolved. Unfortunately I cannot support the claim that your Voluma will look better as time passes. Good luck and be well.
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