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How much Voluma, on average is used in each cheek for volume?

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How much Voluma is used on average

This question the study for Voluma, the average patient received a total of almost 7 syringes of Voluma. This is an insane amount but the injectors were receiving the filler for free as part of the trial and the patients weren't paying. For the average patient, I would say at this point I am putting 1 or 2 syringes in for mild volume loss in the central face. The more volume loss you have, the more you will need injected into the three places in the cheek region.

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Voluma Injections for Cheeks

In our experience we routinely placing at least 1 ml of Juvederm Voluma in each side of the face. This allows for a subtle, yet noticeable correction of midface aging in younger patients. In most situations another syringe or two would lead to the ideal or full correction. 

Sumit Bapna, MD
Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

How Much Voluma For Each Cheek

Generally, 1 syringe per side can give a good improvement with natural results. The amount of filler needed can vary greatly from person to person, so it is difficult to say without seeing a patient in person. Some patients with more volume loss may require more, and others with more subtle deficits may require less. You can always start off conservatively and add more later one. This product is longer lasting, so taking baby steps may prove to be beneficial.

How Much Voluma is Used for Cheek Volume?

Voluma is an excellent and long lasting mid face filler.  In the FDA studies, they were using between 6-10 syringes of Voluma at the initial treatment and on average of 4 more at 1 month.  This is an extremely high amount of product.  This is not what I use at all.  I typically use 1 to 1.5 cc per cheek in the first session.  I like to see patients back at 1 month to see if they need more.  Voluma is very powerful at filling and lifting.  After attending the master's course for advance techinques for Voluma given by Dr. De Maio from Brazil, I have learned that the best place to start is lateral on the face, not in the area of the hollowness in the central face.  He explained that in the FDA study they started injecting medially (nearer the nose) and worked out laterally (toward the ear).  The best support is over the cheek bone.  This helps lift up the rest of the cheek tissue.  When you put the Voluma directly in the cheek not overlying the cheek bone it tends to make the cheek heavier and requires more product to get the same result.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

The average amount of Voluma used - too much

Voluma is a fantastic product and for the right person, when meticulously administered by a capable injector with expertise, patience and a light hand the result can be fantastic. It can literally take years off the face in minutes. However, I have seen over and over promotional and "educational" photos of people who look like they just had their cheeks filled full of something. I fear that this look will be the "new normal" much like over-inflated lips became the norm in some circles.

In my office we are very conservative with Voluma. You can always come back for more. Voluma can last for almost two years. That is a long time if you have a great result and a much longer time if you have a poor result. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

How much Voluma, on average is used in each cheek for volume?

The amount of Voluma that needs to be used to correct the volume loss in the cheeks greatly depends on the patient, how much improvement they desire and how much volume they have lost.  In my practice, I start with one syringe for my younger patients and typically use two syringes for patients who are in their 50s and on, again taking into account their anatomy and how much volume needs to be replaced.  In general, my rule of thumb is "less is more".  You can always come back and add another syringe if you feel that you want a more pronounced result.

Victoria Karlinsky, MD
Manhattan General Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Amount of Juvederm Voluma used on average

Voluma is a very good volumizer that has now given us the ability to treat patients for 24 months and get an instantaneous improvement.  Despite its longevity, it is also a soft filler so looks great in areas such as around the eyes, in the nose, in the lips, and even in the temples and forehead.  

The downside is the same as its upside.  Because it's a soft filler, you need more than you would of another filler such as Perlane or Radiesse.  On average, a patient would need 2-3 syringes per side of the face for a total of 4-6 syringes.  Of course, the cost up front is higher but it does last longer.  Talk to your face specialist to see if Perlane or Radiesse may be a more cost effective option for you. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Sometimes Less is More

I agree with so many of the responses already posted.  I generally use 1 cc of Voluma per cheek and I'm also fond of using a third syringe to fill the deep line in the chin that so often comes with aging of the face.

The ideal use of fillers is to make you look natural and refreshed, not "plumped up" or distorted.  And in the case of all fillers, often less is more.

You can always add more filler later if you want it, but start a bit smaller and see how you look before you "top off"

I tell patients that if they leave my office and their friends ask where they got their fillers, I've done a poor job.
If, on the other hand, their friends tell them they look great and did they spend a month on vacation, I've done it right!

Michael A. Greenberg, MD
Elk Grove Village Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Voluma for facial volume for cheeks

Voluma is a fabulous injection for the mid face.  I love Voluma for the right person.  The average injection is one syringe per cheek unless there is more significant volume loss.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial injections for the best cosmetic results.

Depends on patient

This really depends on the extent of correction desired. It could be half a syringe or far more. Please see an experienced medical injector to determine the amount you would need.

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