More information about voluma please
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Aluma has been FDA indicated for cheek augmentation. They say and report that it can last up to two years. This is based on studies that show that 2/3rds of patients other independent observers can still tell a difference at two years. I enjoy using the product for cheek augmentation. I also use Perlane and Radiesse. Part of it as patient preference, or injector preference. They all provide nice cheek augmentation. I would definitely go to someone who is experienced in injecting this area of the face.
How I choose which product is partially based on patient preference as well as what other areas of the face I am injecting. The one benefit of Perlane, Voluma or Juvederm is that these are all hyaluronic acids. This means that there is a possibility that you can reverse it with hyaluronidase should you obtain an undesirable result. Good luck!
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Voluma seems to last more than 2 years in most!
How long does Voluma last?
Voluma can last 2 years and yields soft natural results
Voluma 2 Years?
Voluma Lasts up to 2 Years
Yes, in the FDA studies Voluma has been shown to last up to 2 years. That does not mean that it last 2 years in every patient and it may last longer in some patients. The cheekiness seen in some patients with any filler is mainly due to the overfilling the patient, and not necessarily due to the filler. Injecting a patient is an art and the goal is to maintain natural results both in the neutral and animated face. Some fillers tend so swell considerably after patients leave the office. However, Volume is no hydrophilic, so it does not swell as much as other fillers, so the amount of swelling is much less. Patients also have to be realistic and not compare themselves to overly airbrushed celebrity cover photos.
Does Voluma really last 2 years
Voluma has been FDA approved to last up to two years because during the actual FDA trials more than 2/3 of the patients said they still saw results two years after being injected. Note that many of these patients received many, many more than 1 or 2 syringes which is what will be most commonly used in the everyday patient. So, yes, it can last up to two years, but the amount of volume injected must be considered when we give this statistic.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler which means it will be softer than Radiesse, so this should help from getting a puffed up awkward look. However, as with Voluma, just like any filler, the injector is key!
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