Voluma for Fuller Look Around Eyes and Cheeks?
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Cheek augmentation and filling under the eyes
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. It can be reversed with an enzyme called Hyaluronidase. Other fillers include Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, and Belotero. If you haven't done much under the eyes, I would definitely go with one of thinner products like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. I only use the thicker products when I am doing cheek augmentation and I just need a little bit of product to fill under the eyes. If I need a moderate to a lot of volume under the eyes, then my preference is to use the thinner products I mentioned above.
These areas are considered advanced areas, so I would definitely go to someone who is very experienced at filling under the eyes. Other options such as fat grafting is a viable option. This is even more specialized, and a very rewarding product to use. It is definitely more invasive with some more downtime. Make sure you talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in all options if you're trying to decide between the two
Voluma and Radiesse are excellent long lasting deep fillers.
Dear writer, Voluma and Radiesse are excellent long lasting deep fillers. Indeed the 2-year duration approved for Voluma is very exciting news and most of us in the US are still to see this long lasting effect clinically in our patients. Thus far, Voluma proves to be a beautiful and quite effective filler for areas of volume loss, particularly on the upper face, where it also achieves a lifting effect for the face. With regards to Radiesse, this is also a longer lasting filler, proven to last for at least 1 year (though patients will notice various degrees of volume correction still seen well past one year). Results with Radiesse have been very smooth and aesthetically pleasing, and it also successfully accomplishes the 'liquid facelift', as it helps lift and fill the aging face. As with any facial filler, when injections are overdone in quantity and frequency a 'puffed up cheek' appearance can develop, something to be avoided by injectors and patients. I hope this information is helpful. From Miami, Dr. Bowes
Voluma is perfect for mid cheek volume replenishment.
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Can Voluma Be Used Under the Eyes in a Patient With Cheek Implants
I believe that the only filler that should be used under the eyes is Restylane. Juvederm attracts too much fluid for the thin, delicate, and unforgiving lower eyelid hollow. Voluma should be used laterally along the anterior portion of the zygomatic arch prior to adding volume under the eyes. Voluma is too thick to be used under the eyes. Most importantly in your case is the fact that you have facial implants that should not be violated with needles and fillers as there can be serious infection risks that may result in having to remove your cheek implants. Good luck and be well.
Voluma for cheeks is excellent
Voluma (a Juvederm product specifically indicated for cheeks from Allergan) is an awesome filler for cheeks, with or without having an implant. As a trainer for this product, I teach other physicians to use it to lift cheeks up. Less product is needed than with other fillers and it lasts up to 2 years.
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