Voluma Injections to Cheeks to Address Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines Unsuccessful - Charlotte, NC

During my consultation, I told the doctor that my...

During my consultation, I told the doctor that my nasolabial folds and marionette lines were my major concerns and that was where I was seeking improvement. The doctor suggested Voluma, explaining that the added volume to my cheeks would create the lift to improve the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. I received a quotation for 2 syringes of Voluma. Since the quotation was for 2 syringes, I assumed (wrongly) that 2 syringes would adequately address my concerns. Two syringes did nothing. Two weeks later I returned and received one more syringe. At that second appointment, the doctor said that we could "build on it" and add more Voluma until we get the right results! If I had known ahead of time that 2 syringes (now 3) were not going to work, I would have chosen another treatment that would have addressed my concerns. I am seeing very, very slight improvement. It is not what I wanted or expected. Well, the money budgeted for this treatment is now spent and there is no more. I feel it was a waste of money. My advice: be very, very careful with your choice of doctors and ask a lot of questions. Make sure you explain to your doctor exactly what you are looking for and get very specific answers regarding the treatment, the choice of products, why those products, what to expect and the amount of product needed. I allocated $2000 for this and I spent $2100 and do not have the results I want. I will probably go elsewhere in the near future for another consultation to see what can be done with a very budget.
Charlotte Doctor

This doctor is well rated and well respected, but I would not return. I should have asked more questions and gotten very specific answers. Live and learn. A very costly lesson

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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