Juvederm, Voluma in nasolabial area?
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Voluma should NOT be placed in the nasolabial fold
Voluma is designed for use in the cheek area which can provide a lift and softening of the nasolabial fold. It is also used in my Denver practice in several other "off-label" areas (other than the cheek) but the nasolabial fold is not one of them. In some cases, people benefit from Voluma in the cheek and a different hyaluronic acid filler in the nasolabial fold, typically Juvederm XC. However, Voluma is not the right answer for the nasolabial fold. Please do not allow an inexperienced Voluma injector to put the product in that area. Juvederm XC or another hyaluronic acid product works better for the nasolabial fold.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
You need a different approach!
For long-lasting results, sculptra for the nasolabial area
You may want to combine voluma to lift up the cheeks (heavy, falling cheeks are what cause nasolabial folds), along with sculptra.
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Voluma is a wonderful answer to that quest because by lifting the entire face, every part of it looks better.
The product is made to go deep in the area of the cheekbone, not fill in lines in the lower face. Other fillers can do that.
But, I have suggestion...try getting the Voluma first and see how your entire face looks. You might get enough softening of the nasolabial folds that you don't feel you need any further correction.
Sometimes less is more and going slowly (and less costly) is the better road.
Discuss this with your doctor and choose the best course for you.
Juvederm versus Voluma in the Nasolabial area
Voluma is a wonderful injectable for the mid cheek to augment and immediately lift that area. In doing so it will augment the mid face and you will find that the smile lines should be diminished. Voluma lasts for approximately two years and might be a great solution with longer lasting results. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in Voluma and facial injections.
Voluma in nasoloabial folds—nothing to smile about!
Since its FDA approval, many of my patients who have used Juvéderm® XC have inquired about switching to Voluma™ as a longer-lasting option to treat their nasolabial folds. Injected into the apex, apple, and/or the hollows of the cheeks, Voluma™ is a wonderful option for midfacial volume restoration and contour enhancement of the cheeks. While the volume and lift that can be achieved with Voluma™ may indirectly improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds, it should never be injected directly into this area.
The “parenthesis” that appear and become more pronounced as we age is a result of lost hyaluronic acid and as such, I find HA fillers such as Juvéderm® XC and Restylane® to produce the most natural looking appearance. The long-lasting results Voluma™ delivers is attributed to a consistency that is much thicker and injected much more deeply than Juvéderm® XC.As such, Voluma™ would create a very artificial appearance and unnatural feel to the nasolabial area.
Voluma in the Nasolabial Folds
Voluma for the midface
Voluma is not the best filler for the nasolabial folds
However, Voluma is not the right product for a direct treatment in the nasolabial folds. For that area your best choice is Juvederm or Restylane.
Voluma in nasolabial folds
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