Will Voluma give someone chipmunk cheeks?
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Voluma Doesn't Cause Chipmunk Cheeks – Poor Injectors Do
It's a shame that there are so many highly visible examples of poorly done cosmetic procedures in Hollywood. The unnatural chipmunk look you are referring to should never occur if you are being treated by an expert board-certified dermatologist who understands facial anatomy and aesthetics. The products we have at our disposal, such as the hyaluronic-acid based dermal filler Voluma, are phenomenal. Many other fillers give beautiful results as well. But to get phenomenal results, the technique of the injector must be phenomenal too.
The planes of the face have a particular architecture that must be respected when augmenting the volume of tissue or bone. It is also important to study the face with movement so, for example, the cheeks don’t look too huge when smiling. Lastly, the injector must work closely with the patient and develop an honest relationship. Sometimes patients truly don’t see themselves as others do and they ask for more and more filler. Rather than just keep adding, an expert dermatologist will help the patient to understand the balance and symmetry of a beautiful face and why more is not necessarily better. Please find a board-certified dermatologist who can show you beautiful results with Voluma through photos, videos and patient testimonials. Taking time to do your research will get you the spectacular results you want.
Will Voluma give me chipmunk cheeks?
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Voluma has been released early to a select group of experienced injectors. Outstanding results may be achieved by skilled providers, so make sure to choose your doctor carefully.
Voluma is a treatment not a product
When Voluma is done properly it can give a beautiful, youthful lift to the cheeks. The shape of the curve is what determines whether or not the treatment looks great or not. A youthful cheek as what is called an ogee curve (a term from architecture). That type of curve on the cheek if fuller higher up on the cheek and much less full down at the level of the upper lip. Keeping that shape avoids a chipmunk look.
Voluma Will Not Give You Chipmunk Cheeks, But an Injector Lacking Artistic Vision Will
I agree, "Lips and Cheeks on a Stick" that we see on many of the "Housewives of…" shows and in other actresses is not normal, not attractive, and makes those poor souls look like genetic mutants. It is not ever the product, in the case of your question Voluma, that causes the "chipmunk" cheeks; rather it is the lack of artistic vision and even lack of skill of the injector. Please make sure that you take the time and effort to choose your injecting physician most carefully. Good luck and be well.
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Voluma doesn't cause chipmunk cheeks
Chipmunk cheeks are a result of a poor injector, not the filler being used. You need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is trained in anatomy, symmetry, beauty and more to best determine which filler to use, how much of it, at what depth to inject it, and to make sure there is limited risk of side effects. Voluma in highly trained hands will not give you chipmunk cheeks.
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