What are Voluma XC risks or side effects?
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Voluma Injections Done By Expert Injectors Only
Voluma is supposed to be very long lasting, and is meant to be placed deep (just above the bone) in the cheek area. It is a great filler, and when done correctly, looks amazing.
Most doctors that inject a lot of Botox, also inject a lot of filler, but:
Botox is not a filler. It is a protein that binds to the junction between the nerve and the muscle and causes the muscle to not respond to the nerve (so it decreases wrinkles because you can't contract the muscles in that area). Botox is always metabolized, and any unwanted outcome will go away.
The major risks of Voluma being injected incorrectly (too superficially, too much in one location, no placed just above bone) would be the development of an unwanted lump or asymmetry. You can use hyaluronidase to dissolve the Voluma, but it still might leave unwanted asymmetry or lumpiness. Again, I would definitely recommend an experienced doctor.
Voluma -- Getting the Right Practitioner
It goes deeper and lasts longer.
You should look for a practitioner who has had some experience and one who will give you the look you want.
The goal of any aesthetic treatment is to make you look refreshed and natural, not artificial. I suggest to my Voluma patients that if their friends ask who did their filler, I've not done a great job!
So ask around. Don't be afraid to ask a practitioner who trained them to use Voluma or other fillers and what their philosophy is with regard to aesthetics. If you feel that it's just bottom line for them and you're being "sold" on either something you really don't want or more than you want, move on to somebody else.
The world is filled with many ethical, wonderful practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons who see this field as art more than business. Making you happy and giving you the look you want is their goal.
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Voluma Side Effects
Experience is a must
It is always the best option to get a consultation, before you commit to getting anything done. What might be right for you, might not be right for someone else, and vice versa. As an experienced provider of injectable fillers, I can attest that it is a safe and effective treatment when applied by a trained professional. While it takes 2-10 days for the swelling to go down, depending on the area, the results are long-lasting. Most clients need 1-2 syringes for a dramatic effect, but some require more. This depends on the amount of product you need to achieve your desired look. Any facial enhancement requires a great deal of precision and skill and can really alter the balance of your face when done poorly. Be wary of pricing that is overly discounted. If you have questions or concerns after your appointment, it is recommended that you contact your provider as soon as possible! Best of luck!
Risks with Juvederm Voluma
Two of the most common side effects of Voluma are swelling and bruising. Lumps and bumps are always a risk with any filler but are not as common if done by an experienced injector.
Voluma done by board certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons
Voluma is different than botox. Both require the provider to understand the anatomy of the face, its blood flow distribution, bony landmarks and nerve pathways.
As a deep filler Voluma is placed often on top of the bone underneath the muscles. The injector needs to be cautious not to inject into a blood vessel and have the filler travel through the vein or artery to vital structures. Some side effects of injecting fillers are: bruising, infection, soreness,lumpiness, temporary numbness and undercorrection. Complications include but are not limited to: immune reactions causing delayed granulomas, nodules or lumps, bleeding collecting underneath called a hematoma, interference with circulation and scabbing of overlying skin causing scarring, overcorrection, intravascular (within a blood vessel) spread, and even but fortunately extremely rarely, blindness.
It is best to see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for Voluma, or any filler and / or Botox.
Botox is a neuromodulator, and Juvederm is a gel filler
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