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Juvederm Voluma Dermal Filler

Allergan, the global pharmaceutical responsible for the Juvederm line of dermal fillers, has now created a dermal filler for adding volume to the hollows in facial structure created by age and/or extreme weight loss. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler which restores the volume to the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin areas. It was developed to temporarily replace facial tissue volume which has been lost over time.

Juvederm Voluma: More Volume For Larger Facial Areas

While most dermal fillers are injected to smooth specific facial lines and wrinkles, Juvederm Voluma adds volume to skin tissue within the cheekbones and chin area. It does not require more injections to fill a larger area, but the way in which the substance injected is cross-linked, makes the difference. The material injected expands and molds, bringing back the contours of the face which may have been lost over time.

How Is it Made?

Juvederm VolumaJuvederm Voluma is made from hyaluronic acid and cross-linked sugar chains. This material is used in other Juvederm products, but the chains in Juvederm Voluma are shorter, making the material lower in weight so that it has more lift. The particles are more uniform in size, and their oval shape make the substance easier to inject, lessening the chance of nodule formation. The increased cross-linking also makes the product last longer, with longer-lasting results seen.

How Safe Is Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm Voluma has received preliminary Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, as being effective, but has yet to be approved by the FDA for sale in the United States. This preliminary approval was given after a two-year study, evaluating results of effectiveness and safety. Allergan is hoping to launch its new product late in 2013, and is already being used in many other countries.As reported in the Wall Street Journal on February 5, 2014, Juvéderm Voluma received FDA approval for using the filler in cheek area.

Juvederm Voluma was found to last approximately eighteen months on average, and can last up to two years. The amount of time visible results lasts depended on the age, lifestyle, and physiology of the client studied. As with any dermal filler injection, results are directly related to the location injected, and the technique used. It is imperative that the client receive injections from only someone licensed and trained to do so.

The Injection Procedure

The Voluma injection follows many other dermal filler procedures. The process takes from 15-30 minutes. Depending on the circumstances, the professional may massage the area in order to distribute evenly, and may also apply ice to minimize any swelling, bruising, or inflammation. The area injected is likely to discolor, bruise, or swell for one or two days, but will subside on its own.

Any Dermal injection is not recommended for those who are pregnant or under 18 years of age. Medications which contain blood thinners are discussed and possibly discontinued before injections. There is a lower incidence of adverse reactions to Juvederm Voluma, but if you are allergic to hyaluronic acid or any other substances, they should be discussed with the professional, before injections take place. The average cost per injection is estimated at 500-600 dollars, but depends on the professional administering them, and the area and number of injections.

Is Juvederm Voluma For You?

Juvederm Voluma’s best feature is that it is a dermal filler for adding volume to facial tissue on a larger scale. If your facial contour has been lost because of hollowed cheeks, Juvederm Voluma works to add volume to your existing facial tissue, and wrinkles therefore smooth in the process. It does seem to provide immediate and longer-lasting results according to preliminary studies. Because of the formula used, Juvederm Voluma can give a more even and natural-looking difference without feeling bumpy from nodules that often form from thicker fillers.

This product, as with all other fillers, only works well with a certified professional injecting the product. There is no down time associated with Juvederm Voluma injections, but side effects do occur. These can be minimized by researching your professional’s experience with facial injections, and discussing any medications taken and allergies that you may have prior to injections. Follow up assessments should be scheduled 2-4 weeks following injections, and Voluma is only a temporary filler.

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  1. Twelve days after injections, I still have a very noticeable bruise on my cheek, the size of a quarter. I have another on the other side that is a little smaller. The larger one still hurts. I will not go back to this physician again. I checked to make sure he is board certified before I went to him. I will go out of state to the doctor my sister goes to if I ever decide to have it done again. I spent $1600 which is somewhat higher than what it cost her. The doctor suggested using 3 syringes, but I started with 2. Can always be added to. Thank God I didn’t go for the third one. Wonder how bruised I would be with 3. I am praying the bruises are not permanent.

    • I am curious as to your outcome. Did the bruising go away and if yes, how long did it take? Are you happy with your results? I am considering this treatment.
      Thanks, Sharon

  2. Is it safe to do hot yoga in a room that is 110 degrees for 90 minutes 24 hours after having volumna injected?

  3. is it safe even without injection?!? 90 minutes Yoga in 110 degree

  4. I have had Volluma several times. It has been about 10 months since the last time. I am still bruised… Is it permanent? It has been making me very worried and very self conscious. I am always wondering if people are staring at the bruises. . I am male so makeup is not really an option . I use self tanner to try and reduce how visible it is. But I have to do my entire body to make it look natural and it still does not cover up the bruises. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks in advance.

  5. I got Voluma in May last year 2018 and in September same year I noticed a change in my face. The volume had gone.
    I returned to the clinic where I had it done and had to have photos done so the lady could compare . At the time she couldn’t locate my photos so it’s been a back and forth text message process. At the time she even said she could notice the difference and when I asked her to feel for them she said she could only feel a little bit!!! I was shocked when I ask her to feel my face and she said” no need!!!” I kindly asked again for her to check.. I would think this would be along with the photos the way to go!
    Through the company more photos now need to be taken then she has to send them to the rep for their response.
    I’m so disappointed with the amount of money I spent for checks and jawline and now it’s like I have to defend myself for a service that was granted would last 18 months to 2 years..
    Comments welcome as this is a big and well know company. I not sure what to do.

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