How much Voluma, on average is used in each cheek for volume?

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How much Voluma is used on average

This question depends...in the study for Voluma, the average patient received a total of almost 7 syringes of Voluma. This is an insane amount but the injectors were receiving the filler for free as part of the trial and the patients weren't paying. For the average patient, I would say at this point I am putting 1 or 2 syringes in for mild volume loss in the central face. The more volume loss you have, the more you will need injected into the three places in the cheek region.

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How much Voluma per cheek

The amount of Voluma needed per cheek depends on your age, if you lost weight, your genetics etc. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon can determine the right amount. For a young person, I would consider starting with 1/2 syringe per cheek. and for an older person 1-2 syringes per cheek. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

How much Voluma, on average is used in each cheek for volume?

Thank you for your question.  This is a diffcult question to answer, certainly without pictures and without a physical exam.  That said, Voluma is a very thick hyaluronic acid (or HA) gel that is placed deeper into the skin than other fillers.  With results than can last upwards of two years, patients have been pleased with its results.  The added benefit of Voluma is that after the injection is performed, the results are immediate.  What you see in the mirror is largely what you are going to have and maintain.  Other fillers require some water absorption to take place before final results are seen.  As a result, you can have Voluma administered, and if you would like additional correction, then another vial can be opened and used. Always easier to add filler than to take some away. 

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Voluma Injections for Cheeks

In our experience we routinely placing at least 1 ml of Juvederm Voluma in each side of the face. This allows for a subtle, yet noticeable correction of midface aging in younger patients. In most situations another syringe or two would lead to the ideal or full correction. 

Sumit Bapna, MD
Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

How much Voluma

Thank you for your question. Voluma is a great product to provide more definition and lift to the cheeks. 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.

How much Voluma depends on your face

A thin-faced person in her thirties may see great results with 1 syringe. A heavy-set man in his sixties may need 6+ syringes!

People with skinny faces need less Voluma, as do people with less sagging.

People with heavier faces need more Voluma to counteract the heaviness.  

So, the answer is: it depends on the patient's face.  However, I would say, on average, 1 syringe per cheek is a great starting point.  Most patients will see a difference with that amount, and you and your injector can build upon that foundation until you the results that you want.  Part of the consultation is helping to give the patient a good idea of how much product a particular patient will need to see a mild, moderate, or full correction.

How Much Voluma is Used for Cheek Volume?

Voluma is an excellent and long lasting mid face filler.  In the FDA studies, they were using between 6-10 syringes of Voluma at the initial treatment and on average of 4 more at 1 month.  This is an extremely high amount of product.  This is not what I use at all.  I typically use 1 to 1.5 cc per cheek in the first session.  I like to see patients back at 1 month to see if they need more.  Voluma is very powerful at filling and lifting.  After attending the master's course for advance techinques for Voluma given by Dr. De Maio from Brazil, I have learned that the best place to start is lateral on the face, not in the area of the hollowness in the central face.  He explained that in the FDA study they started injecting medially (nearer the nose) and worked out laterally (toward the ear).  The best support is over the cheek bone.  This helps lift up the rest of the cheek tissue.  When you put the Voluma directly in the cheek not overlying the cheek bone it tends to make the cheek heavier and requires more product to get the same result.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

How Much Voluma For Each Cheek

Generally, 1 syringe per side can give a good improvement with natural results. The amount of filler needed can vary greatly from person to person, so it is difficult to say without seeing a patient in person. Some patients with more volume loss may require more, and others with more subtle deficits may require less. You can always start off conservatively and add more later one. This product is longer lasting, so taking baby steps may prove to be beneficial.

Sometimes Less is More

I agree with so many of the responses already posted.  I generally use 1 cc of Voluma per cheek and I'm also fond of using a third syringe to fill the deep line in the chin that so often comes with aging of the face.

The ideal use of fillers is to make you look natural and refreshed, not "plumped up" or distorted.  And in the case of all fillers, often less is more.

You can always add more filler later if you want it, but start a bit smaller and see how you look before you "top off"

I tell patients that if they leave my office and their friends ask where they got their fillers, I've done a poor job.
If, on the other hand, their friends tell them they look great and did they spend a month on vacation, I've done it right!

Michael A. Greenberg, MD
Elk Grove Village Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Voluma for facial volume for cheeks

Voluma is a fabulous injection for the mid face.  I love Voluma for the right person.  The average injection is one syringe per cheek unless there is more significant volume loss.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial injections for the best cosmetic results.

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