Voluma for Brows, Smile Lines and Cheeks?
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Voluma is not for the brow area
I have used Voluma for years here in Canada and the area between your eyebrows is not an area for Voluma injections. It is much too thick. Voluma has just been approved for usage in the US but it will probably be a while until it is available. Do not have it injected between your brows. You can have a thin product such as Belotero injected there, but make sure you consult an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for this area. Voluma would be an appropriate product for your cheeks when available and for now, Juvederm Ultra Plus or Perlane could be used for your cheeks and the lines beside your mouth. An experienced injector of Botox and filler should be able to help you.
First, Juvederm Voluma isn't available for use in the U.S. yet. Probably later this year. It is being studied for central facial volume loss in the cheeks. Because it will be a larger molecule size, it would not be a great idea to put it in the forehead, or even into the NLF lines, unless you have very significant loss there, which you don't.
Juvederm for forehead?
Hi Tory. It's not very common to use dermal filler in the forehead. In some cases, we will use it to correct very deep creases in the area between the eyes, but almost never in the forehead.
As for the cheeks, you are a great candidate. Both for the groove at your upper cheek and for the nasolabial folds (laugh lines). 2-3 CC's would probably do the trick.
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I really enjoy working with younger faces, such as yours, where a little volume will go a long way to restoring a more rested and youthful look. In someone like yourself, I would recommend:
1) neurotoxin (botox or dysport) to the area between your brows to help with the "11" lines and the slight bulging you have on your medial eyebrows
2) neurotoxin to the lateral brow to lift the eyebrows
3) filler (eg voluma or restylane lyft) to lift the cheeks and soften the nasolabial folds
4) filler (eg juvederm ultra or restylane) into the tear trough
5) filler (eg restylane) to the area that supports the corner of our lower lip
The above techniques would not change the way you look, but would only soften/reverse some of the early signs of aging. Finally, your lips are also on the thinner side, so you could consider lip augmentation as well.
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Voluma for Midface Lifting is perfect!
Voluma is a fabulous injection for the mid face to restore volume and rejuvenate the face. From your photos it would seem that you are an excellent candidate for this type of injections. I have been injecting patients for over 20 years and this is the best mid face filler for an immediate restoration that I have ever used. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is experienced with cosmetics and facial injections.
Voluma for brows, cheeks and smile lines?
Thanks for the question and photos. Voluma, while an excellent filler, is not for use in the forehead or for the lines around your mouth. It is now FDA approved in the US for cheek volumization and does the best job of the available fillers for shaping and lifting when used in those areas. For eyebrow lift, artistic use of Botox can achieve some amount of eyebrow lift to brighten your eyes.
As you seek advice and treatment, be sure that you consult an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist (or two), or a certified injector under their direct supervision. In general, it is far better to choose your injector than the filler. An experienced injector chooses filler the way an artist chooses a brush. Each filler or neurotoxin has a specific effect and is used accordingly. I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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