Voluma Uneven and Bumpy: Will it Improve?
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Voluma Injections Help Lift the Cheeks giving a Smooth and Natural Result
In the vast majority of patients, you should not feel unevenness or bumps a day after your injections of Voluma. You may have mild swelling and some light massage in encouraged. However, if you have market asymmetry, pain or bumps, you need to contact your injector to discuss your issue as this is atypical. In general, Voluma injections are virtually painless (aside from a small prick of the needle entering the skin - and even this is generally numbed with anesthetic cream or ice prior to injection). Additionally, the Juvederm XC is now mixed pre-packaged with lidocaine with help with ease of injection. While some fillers do swell after they are injected, Voluma has low hydrophilic potential, meaning that it does not absorb fluid and does not swell as much as other fillers. So, usually what you see immediately after you are injection is what your result will look like. If you are still having issues, I would suggest following up with your injector and if you are not satisfied, I would seek out a well qualified injector or board certified plastic surgeon.
Bumps after Voluma injection
Unevenness / Lumpi-Bumpiness after Voluma Injections
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Juvederm Voluma Unevenness and Bumpiness Will Likely Resolve Within A Few Days
The best thing for you to do is contact your injecting physician. At the time that Voluma is injected, and before a patient leaves our office, we massage the areas of injection to insure that there are no lumps or bumps, and that there is smooth transition between areas of injection and those not injected. There can be some swelling and possible bruising that can contribute to unevenness for the first few days, but usually patients look great immediately after the injections. Scar tissue should not be an issue from your cannulae injection. Hopefully by now your concerns have resolved. Good luck and be well.
Voluma injection with a cannula
Injecting Voluma should be performed in a deep plane. The use of a cannula further ensures minimal risks to patients of intravascular injection. If you can see the filler edge than perhaps it was not placed deep enough. You should consult your injector as they will / should know how and where they placed the product. Some lumpiness may be expected for up to 2 weeks but anything unusual should be reported to your injector for immediate evaluation.
Will Juvederm Voluma Improve?
Since it has only been 1 day, I'm fairly certain you will see significant improvement in the next week or so. Uneven swelling, and bruising can be normal but should improve in time. Avoid massaging while still bruised and swollen, but you should plan to return to your provider for recheck and adjustments when the swelling has resolved. Normally you should not form scar tissue from the cannula technique if done correctly. Deep placement in the tissue typically results in smoother results. Lastly, remember that because Voluma is an HA it is temporary and can always be dissolved if necessary.
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