Thank you for your question. Voluma is a great product to provide more
definition and lift to the cheeks and will indirectly soften the under eye hollow (subtle but noticeable). Every patient will have their own
individual needs and the technique is extremely important to help
maximize amount of lifting and shaping using the least amount of
product. I conduct many train many injectors on some advance techniques
and find that most patients can see a noticeable change with 1-2
syringes of Voluma. Some may need more to get their desired effect. I would recommend visiting with a board certified
plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can help conduct a thorough
assessment and develop an overall treatment plan for you.
Voluma for Under Eye Hollows?
Voluma should not be used to target under eye hollows. It is specifically designed for adding volume to the cheeks which can help mask the transition between eyelid and cheek. It is very technique dependent and require an injector with a great deal of experience.
Voluma - great for cheeks, not for tear troughs or under eye hollows
Voluma is a wonderful product, when administered conservatively in the appropriate area by an experienced injector. Voluma is not designed for under eye hollows. It could likely result in a lumpy looking appearance. The ONLY material I find predictable for tear troughs or under eye hollows is your own fat. Fat grafting can also create problems, like lumpiness, or an overfilled look. But, when performed by a surgeon with expertise, experience, patience and attanetion to detail, the result can be beautiful. It can also be permanent. before having material injected into your tear trough or under eye area, I would strongly suggest viewing a minimum of a dozen patients and before and after photos from thee angles to see what their result is like. View photos after weeks, and months after the procedure. Ideally, a plastic surgeon should be able to share several dozen patient images. But just four or five photos aren't enough. Photos are just a start when looking for a plastic surgeon, but photos can provide evidence of outcomes.
Absolutely a good option.
We have been using Voluma since it's release in early December 2013 and have extremely pleased with its effect at volumizing the tissues. It can be used safely if done conservatively up to the bony orbital rim, including the "tear trough" deformity and the outer (lateral) eyelid area. Your pictures appear to show a lumpiness to the eyelids, and if lumps can be felt, they can be treated effectively with injections of hyaluronidase which breaks down any hyauronic acid material (Restylane) injected previously. This is also true of Voluma which is 100% reversible if needed. It also lasts for over 2 years, making it very cost effective. It has quickly become our favorite injectable similar to its approval and use in Canada
Restylane usually provides patients with the best non-surgical results for hollow under eyes. Voluma should not be injected under the eyes. However, like you said, Voluma is a great treatment to enhance the cheeks and in some cases as a result improve the appearance of under eye hollows. You should find an expert injector who has a lot of experience with Voluma injections to make sure you get the best results possible. Good luck!
Lifting Cheeks With Voluma May Minimize Undereye Troughs
Voluma is contraindicated for use under the eyes, as it is too thick and may cause lumps. However, your instinct to use Voluma to enhance your cheeks and thereby indirectly and very subtly lift the under-eye skin is a possible solution. The skin under the eyes often becomes tighter owing to the increased volume in your cheeks. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to see what options are best for resolving this problem.
Voluma in cheeks can improve appearance of under eye area.
I think this is a great question. Voluma or other filler injections planced into the cheek area can certainly improve the appearance of distal under eye wrinkles and smooth contours. This happens because the skin becomes more taught from being volumized in the cheeks, so excess skin under the eye smoothens and looks younger.
Voluma in the cheeks can indirectly soften under-eye hollows
Yes, volume cheek injections improves under-eye hollows, but it does so indirectly.
Putting volume in the lateral cheeks gently pulls the cheek skin towards the ear. This often results in a subtle reshaping/softening of the under-eye area. For patients, such as yourself, with a flatter mid face, adding volume into the cheeks, under the tear trough, camouflages mild under-eye bags.
As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. It instantly provides smooth, natural-looking results that last up to two years with optimal correction. Most of my patients have been very happy with their results using Voluma, even given the higher cost for this filler. Voluma can work very well for the area just below the eyes where you transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek.
Will Voluma cheek injections improve under eye hollows?
Voluma is a great product that can help with facial volume lose in the mid face. It may help inadvertently to camouflage that area by pulling the cheek area and eye area out. I usually recommend doing a combination of products to help augment the under eye and cheeks. Usually, I'll use radiesse or voluma for the cheeks and beloterro or restylane for the under eyes. So, in my opinion it's good thinking to believe that you may still need to fill your cheeks in order to fully correct that area. Hope this was helpful.
Best of Luck!