I am a 54 year old woman and this was my first experience with a cosmetic filler. If readers take anything away from this, please be cautious of even all-5-star doctor reviews.
I was hoping to improve my sagging jowls. The doctor, a well respected dermatologist who I found on realself, injected 2 vials total of Voluma just under my eyes next to my nose, and high on my outer cheekbones. Within days the injections resulted in a black eye, excessive mid-face swelling, and under eye skin issues not present pre-injection (I developed what looked like small raised water blisters with the skin covering them crepey and dark.) The cosmetic results were very unattractive, with unnatural crescent shaped ridges running across both sides of my face which only emphasized my eye hollows. I looked so strange that people stared while I was out in public. At 1 month I'd had enough and made an appointment to have the Voluma removed with Hyaluronidase. At the appointment the doctor forewarned me it would take a considerable amount of time for the swelling to subside. It's been over 6 months, and the mid-face swelling is gone. Although the crescent shaped ridges remain, they are barely noticeable. Under my eyes the hollows are still emphasized, and the crepiness and dark skin remains. I hope this is not permanent.
Immediate Post Hyaluronidase results: a small improvement over the first few days to e swelling closest to my nose.
This review has been edited at the request of the consumer, sc62 on 2/16/16