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.
Voluma Promoting Collagen Production
Voluma facial injections in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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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.
Voluma & Collagen Production
Web reference: http://www.keylaserinstitute.com/procedures/injectables.cfm
Sounds like Sculptra, not VOLUMA
Web reference: http://www.gbkderm.com/voluma-san-diego
You may need more Voluma
it is unlikely that Voluma would stimulate significant collagen production at a couple of weeks. It is not a true collagen stimulator. you would have experienced some swelling after the injection, which you probably liked. now that the swelling is going down, you miss the larger volume. i would wait at least 2 weeks and then perhaps you should consider having more injected.
david berman md
Collagen Production from Voluma: Depends on Who You Ask!
Many products like to suggest they promote collagen production and maybe the simple trauma of the needle leads to repair and collagen production as a side effect but not really the primary goal of Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Belotero, etc. The products that truly stimulate collagen production are Sculptra and Radiesse based on studies. The truth is sometimes elusive when it comes to biochemical claims because you really have to delve into the studies - which no one has the time for.
Voluma is a HA filler, similar to Juvederm. AS such, HA fillers do not promote collagen stimulation. You probably noted swelling after your injection and as that swelling went down, you now see the true results. The amount of Voluma injected is important as is having an accurate evaluation of your volume loss. This will help guid which filler is appropriate (given timeframe and budget).
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.
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