Is it safe to use Voluma if the expiration date is expired?

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Expired Voluma

Expiration dates are there for a reason so, no. Do not use Voluma if it is past the expiration date. 

Kindly,

Kouros Azar


Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Voluma

Expired fillers should not be used!  Always seek treatment from a qualified professional.  Good luck!

Jennifer Trent, MD, FAAD
Sarasota Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Using Voluma after expiration

No dermal filler especially Voluma should be used after the expiration date.

The procedure requires advanced injection technique. It should be performed by an expert and experienced physician injector. Such an injector would be able to utilize the product regularly enough that expired product is never a consideration.

Consult with 3 experienced and expert physician injectors to understand your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Curious

Juvederm Voluma is very popular.  It is curious that "expired" Juvederm Voluma is being offered.
Best to stay safe and not use it.

Expiration and Fillers

It is not a good idea to use fillers that have expired.  Please see your physician for an eaaluation for what is best moving forward. Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

Is it safe to use Voluma if the expiration date is expired?

Hello 6387,

It is never recommended to inject or use an expired product.  Having said that, there are many products that expire in the United States and are then shipped to third world markets for use.  Any implant or injectable product needs to come with an expiration date.  Whether that expired product is injected is a decision between the patient and the injector, but I would not recommend it.  

I hope this helps and good luck.  

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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