Does Juvederm VOLUMA Promote Collagen Production?
- Asked by cmcm
- 10 months ago
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?
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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.
Does Juvederm Voluma Promote Collagen Production
Although Juvederm Voluma isn't approved for use in the U.S. yet, it is still similar to Juvederm that is approved. Basically the particle size is just larger with Voluma. Regardless, hyaluronic acid fillers do not promote collagen growth like Sculptra or Radiesse. If you look "deflated" at this point you needed more of the product. It's not going to "plump up" or inflate at this point, or in the future. Depending on how much volume loss you had to begin with, other fillers, more Voluma, or a stacking combination of fillers may have been a better approach.
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler. The hyaluronic acid fillers do not promote collagen production. There can be some swelling that develops with the injection and when this subsides, the results may not look as good as they did initially. This is most likely what occurred in your case. I would agree that you probably just need more to get a better result. There are various other fillers that could also be used, like Radiesse or Sculptra.
Juvedrm for the cheeks
You had two syringes in each cheek and you may need more. next time, for more volume and less expensive and durable effect, talk to someone who can give you autologous fat transfer whcih should give you a durable result to volumize and fill in your checcks.
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Juvaderm does not promote collagen
Juvaderm does not increase the collagen. If you look like you need more product after 2 weeks, this result is not going to "fill in." 2 ccs is not a lot of volume for the cheeks. The results of that amount will be subtle. Sculptra is the only product that I use that increases in volume over time.
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