What are Voluma XC risks or side effects?
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Voluma Injections Done By Expert Injectors Only
Voluma is supposed to be very long lasting, and is meant to be placed deep (just above the bone) in the cheek area. It is a great filler, and when done correctly, looks amazing.
Most doctors that inject a lot of Botox, also inject a lot of filler, but:
Botox is not a filler. It is a protein that binds to the junction between the nerve and the muscle and causes the muscle to not respond to the nerve (so it decreases wrinkles because you can't contract the muscles in that area). Botox is always metabolized, and any unwanted outcome will go away.
The major risks of Voluma being injected incorrectly (too superficially, too much in one location, no placed just above bone) would be the development of an unwanted lump or asymmetry. You can use hyaluronidase to dissolve the Voluma, but it still might leave unwanted asymmetry or lumpiness. Again, I would definitely recommend an experienced doctor.
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Voluma -- Getting the Right Practitioner
It goes deeper and lasts longer.
You should look for a practitioner who has had some experience and one who will give you the look you want.
The goal of any aesthetic treatment is to make you look refreshed and natural, not artificial. I suggest to my Voluma patients that if their friends ask who did their filler, I've not done a great job!
So ask around. Don't be afraid to ask a practitioner who trained them to use Voluma or other fillers and what their philosophy is with regard to aesthetics. If you feel that it's just bottom line for them and you're being "sold" on either something you really don't want or more than you want, move on to somebody else.
The world is filled with many ethical, wonderful practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons who see this field as art more than business. Making you happy and giving you the look you want is their goal.
Voluma Side Effects
Risks of Voluma
I would suggest discussing with a Board Certified Dermatologist with expertise in Voluma.
Voluma Side Effects
The quantity is one factor that determines results, but the placement is equally important. When looking for injectors, be sure to view multiple examples of their own work. This product can last up to two years. That's great if you love the result. But, awful, if you are displeased with the result.
Voluma versus other fillers
I would advise you to see how much experience or training an injector has. A good indicator of how well someone injects is how many syringes they usually need to achieve a desired effect. Although some initial studies showed multiple syringes in a patient, I would not expect the need for over 4 syringes in one sitting (perhaps over a few months yes, but not all at once). IMHO, I believe skilled injectors can achieve similar results with less material than those less proficient.
I definitely do NOT believe that anyone who can inject Botox competently can inject voluma or any of the fillers just as well. They require more skill, as well as the visual eye to determine the best place to inject it.
Hope that helps and good luck to you!
What are Voluma XC risks or side effects
Juvederm Voluma Risks
The most common side effects are redness, bruising or swelling at the site of injection. Other extremely rare risks include vascular compromise related to intra-vascular injection.
You should seek out an experienced injector that is either a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. They should be able to explain the risks and tell you what they do to avoid them.
Trey Aquadro, M.D.
East Alabama Plastic Surgery
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