Scheduled for Voluma injections.... any idea on how much I would require judging from the pics? (photos)
Doctor Answers (10)
Typical Number of Juvederm Voluma Needed
Zone 1: outer cheek bone, this area is emphasized more with women. You could benefit from enhancement here, more on the right side vs. the left.
Zone 2: mid portion of the cheek bone. On the left, you only would need minimal enhancement, more so on the right.
Zone 3: this area gives us the apple cheek. this part of the cheek is the portion under the eye. It appears your surgeon augmented this area already with fat more on the left. You could benefit from a little Juvederm Voluma on the right side, about .2 cc.
Zone 4: also known as the sub malar zone. This is the lower part of the cheek. Here too you have adequate volume.
One area you didn't mention in your question- the temples. I will often fill the temples with Juvederm Voluma to give a more natural and youthful appearance. All too often, when only the cheeks are treated, the hollowness in the temples becomes accentuated. You would benefit from 1 syringe (half per side) in the temple area. Other areas (off label) that I will use Juvederm Voluma is along the jaw line and chin.
In summary, based on this analysis, I think two syringes would be adequate and I would use 1.25 syringes on the right and .75 syringes on the left.
I find it helpful for patients to bring in pictures of themselves from 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago so as I can analyze. This can help demonstrate where and how much volume has been lost. This is combined with 3D computer imaging to see what kind of change can be accomplished naturally.
Good luck with your treatment.
Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor New York Presbyterian Hospital
Trainer, for Juvederm Voluma
How much Voluma do I need
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Please be cautious about physicians who have a "standard" for what people need. Also watch for deals on multiple syringes if used on the same day. patients should never feel pressured. In my office we do sometimes offer a lower price for multiple syringes, but you can take as long a month to get follow up syringes.