When it comes to cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are one of the most popular innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology. These cosmetic injectables are an amazing option for replenishing age-related volume loss, eliminating fine lines, and enhancing facial contour, especially in the mid-face area, without any downtime. Treatment with dermal fillers is fast, effective, non-invasive, and produces immediate cosmetic rejuvenation. Juvederm Voluma is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers utilized by Dr. Michele Green in her private NYC dermatology office. Juvederm Voluma is the most popular injection for restoring lost collagen and volume loss for the cheek area, jaw line, and mid-face.
Juvederm Voluma was FDA-approved in 2013 and is part of the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the body that provides skin with essential moisture and helps to promote collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides the skin with structural support and a firm, smooth, youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Juvederm Voluma, are perfect for lifting and contouring the cheekbones with beautiful and natural looking cosmetic results. The anti-aging effects of dermal fillers, such as Allergan’s Juvederm Voluma, lasts for approximately one year after injection.
If you are interested in enhancing facial contour, replenishing volume loss, and eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the midface, Juvederm Voluma cheek filler may be just the best solution for you. Dr. Michele Green was among the first dermatologists in New York City to offer Juvederm Voluma treatment and is an Allergan platinum injector. As an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the finest non-invasive treatment options available, she is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best physicians by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. When you consult with Dr. Green for facial rejuvenation, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for long-lasting, natural-looking results and a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm dermal filler injections have been a top injectable treatment since Juvederm Ultra Plus hyaluronic dermal filler was first approved by the FDA in 2006. The hyaluronic acid filler design of Juvederm minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and jowls, and reduces sagging skin that develops as a natural part of aging. This cosmetic treatment works with the body’s natural elastin and collagen production to boost the production of healthy skin cells and correct age-related volume loss in various areas of the face.
Juvederm Voluma injectable filler is unique in that it can add volume, which provides an instant “lift” and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thus creating rejuvenation previously attributed only to invasive procedures such as a facelift. Now, with Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers, patients can improve the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive cosmetic treatments offered by plastic surgeons. Long-lasting, plumping results with little to no downtime–what could be better?
Juvederm products were developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox injections. Allergan has developed a variety of injectables to treat different areas of the face, which can be used in combination to reduce the appearance of aging in what is referred to as a “liquid facelift.” Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Ultra Plus were developed to augment the lips, creating a plump, youthful appearance. Juvederm Vollure was created for long-lasting nasolabial rejuvenation (smile lines), and Juvederm Volbella targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in different areas of the face, including the lips and perioral area. Juvederm Voluma XC was developed to restore volume loss in the cheek area and to rejuvenate and define your cheekbones. Juvederm Voluma XC was recently FDA approved in June 2020 to also restore lost volume in the chin, specifically for chin augmentation without the need for a surgical implant.
Juvederm Voluma – 3 weeks
What is Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel used for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and improve the chin profile in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm Voluma XC is similar in design to Juvederm Voluma. Still, it contains a small amount of lidocaine (local anesthetic) to create a more comfortable injection of the dermal filler. All of the “XC” products from Juvederm include lidocaine to enhance the patient experience and minimize any discomfort. Most patients only experience mild discomfort, if any, at the injection site of Juvederm Voluma, and a topical numbing cream in addition to the lidocaine within Juvederm Voluma XC will provide a painless experience.
What makes Juvederm Voluma XC treatment different from other dermal fillers?
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable gel that is custom designed to target the signs of aging–particularly to correct age-related volume loss–in the mid-face. In fact, it was the first anti-aging dermal filler approved by the FDA to correct volume loss in the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma XC is specifically designed to correct facial hollows on the cheekbones and chin and give the treated area an “immediate lift.” Juvederm Voluma XC has very long longevity, lasting as long as two years in clinical studies. When comparing Juvederm Voluma XC to other hyaluronic acid fillers, the longevity is almost twice as long.
As we get older, the vibrant shape along the cheekbone naturally begins to sink, which can increase the severity of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and nose. The natural loss of volume that develops as we age can create sagging on the skin. This change can often make us feel as though we’ve somehow aged overnight, but Juvederm Voluma is designed to reverse that age-related midface volume loss. The anti-aging properties of the Juvederm family of products make them perfect for restoring volume loss and treating fine lines and deeper wrinkles.
What can I expect from Juvederm Voluma XC?
When using Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC, you can expect an immediate improvement in the areas injected. This can mean increased volume in the cheek area or chin where it was injected, as well as a decrease in the presence of wrinkles and fine lines in the mid-face region. These rejuvenating results can be achieved in as little as one treatment and can last for up to two years. The longevity of the product will be dependent on the amount of dermal filler injected, the site of injection, the amount of volume loss, and your metabolism. Dr. Green will work carefully with you to determine the correct injection site and injectable volume to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and create a younger, healthier, natural-looking glow.
Where can Juvederm Voluma be injected?
Juvederm Voluma was FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face in 2013 for the cheeks and approved in June 2020 for the chin area. Juvederm Voluma is designed to be used for contouring the cheek area and chin for patients 21 years and up. Since 2005, Juvéderm Voluma has been a popular cosmetic treatment in Europe, and it has been approved for use along the cheek area and chin in over 60 countries. Over 500,000 Juvederm Voluma syringes have been used worldwide to treat volume loss along the cheeks. With almost no downtime and ease of injection, it is no wonder that Juvederm Voluma continues to become more popular worldwide for cheek enhancement every year.
2 syringes of Voluma in cheek area
Can Juvederm® Voluma be used in the cheeks?
Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are the two Juvederm products designed to specifically correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in patients who are 21 years old or older. Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Vollure XC are also commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds that extend around the nose and mouth, such as nasolabial folds (commonly referred to as “smile lines” or “parentheses lines”).
What is the procedure for having Juvederm Voluma Cheek injections?
If you are interested in the enhancement of the mid-face region, or dermal filler treatment for other areas of the face, the first step is always a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Michele Green in her private dermatology office located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Green will review your complete medical and cosmetic history and your skin care regimen during your consultation. She will also assess your skin, and you will have the opportunity to discuss with her your specific skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals. Photographs of the treatment area will be taken before your injections and kept in your private medical record. The type of dermal filler, the number of syringes, and the price for each filler will be reviewed with you during your evaluation.
It is recommended that patients discontinue any blood-thinning medications or supplements, including Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Multivitamins, and Fish oil, among others, to help prevent bruising. Arnika Forte is an oral supplement that is available for patients that are highly susceptible to bruising and helps to expedite the healing process.
Before your cosmetic injections, a topical numbing cream will be prescribed for you to apply one hour before your procedure. A list of medications and vitamins to avoid for two weeks before your appointment will also be provided to prevent any unnecessary bruising. Immediately after your injections, ice packs will be applied to minimize any swelling. The after-care consists of no makeup for the first 24 hours after injection or dental procedures. Dr. Green also advises patients to limit exercise and sun exposure for the first 48 hours post-treatment. Dr. Green recommends returning in two weeks after your cosmetic injections for a follow-up appointment to make sure you are satisfied with your results.
Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure & Restylane, 2 areas of Botox, 1 treatment Alex TriVantage Laser
Juvederm FAQs – frequently asked questions about Juvederm dermal fillers
Can Juvederm be used in cheeks?
Yes, Juvederm can absolutely be used in the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel specially formulated for injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. If you are interested in the enhancement of other areas of your face, other products within the Juvederm family are available. Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Ultra XC can all be used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella can also be used for lip augmentation, among other uses. Dr. Green can utilize a combination of different fillers to rejuvenate your entire face and leave you looking years younger.
Can you use Juvederm Ultra for cheeks?
Yes, Juvederm Ultra can technically be used for the cheeks, but Juvederm Voluma is usually a better option for patients since it is specially formulated specifically for cheek augmentation. Juvederm Ultra is best used for injection into the facial tissue to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is also a great option for injection into the lips and perioral area for individuals over 21 years of age. Juvederm Voluma is the ideal option for injection into the cheeks since it lifts your cheeks while still looking very natural.
What Juvederm is best for cheeks?
Juvederm Voluma XC is considered the best hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is a “spongy” and elegant product that gives an “immediate” lift to the injected area, with long-lasting cosmetic results. It is also the first FDA-approved injectable used to instantly add volume to the cheek area, making it a safe and effective filler for cheek augmentation. Other alternative dermal fillers that can be injected into the cheek area include Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. If you are unsure which cheek filler is right for you, consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green to determine which one can give you the best results.
How long does Voluma cheek filler last?
Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are both considered temporary cosmetic injectables, but both are incredibly durable. Juvederm cheek fillers with Juvederm Voluma XC should last one to two years after your initial treatment, depending on the number of syringes used. In Allergan’s original study of the longevity of Juvederm Voluma, they used approximately six syringes in the patients, with many patients experiencing results that lasted up to two years. Most patients use two to three syringes in the midface, which can be expected to last approximately one year. When one syringe is split between two cheeks, Juvederm Voluma will typically last less than one year.
How long does Juvederm XC last in the cheeks?
Juvederm Voluma XC typically lasts nine months to one year in most patients, but this can vary depending on your metabolism and how many syringes you receive. Dr. Green usually recommends patients come in for a follow-up treatment at six to nine months for optimal results. A touch-up may be needed at that time to maintain the best cosmetic results.
3 weeks before and after – Juvederm Voluma to cheeks
Is Juvederm a permanent filler?
Both the benefit and the downside to Juvederm dermal filler is that it’s considered a non-permanent cosmetic treatment. This means that if you’re at all dissatisfied with your results, the treatment can be either augmented or reversed, which makes it a desirable treatment for those interested in trying injectables for the first time. Since all Juvederm products are composed of hyaluronic acid, they can all be dissolved with Hyaluronidase, which will reverse the effects of the filler. However, this also means that if you love your results, you will need an updated treatment within a year or two post-treatment. Nevertheless, the ease of the Juvederm injectable experience and the lack of recovery time renders it the most popular cheek augmentation procedure.
When does Voluma cheek filler settle? How long does cheek filler swelling last?
Juvederm Voluma causes an immediate improvement and “lift” to the area injected, whether it be your cheeks or chin. Although Juvederm Voluma XC will replace lost volume immediately, it can take up to two weeks for the full results to settle into your cheeks and mid-face. Initially, there can be some swelling or bruising of the dermal filler in the area injected, but as it subsides, you will be left with a volumized and contoured midface.
How do cheek fillers rejuvenate your face?
The science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers is brilliant. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar molecule that your body produces, which enables the skin to appear hydrated and plump. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid. Still, hyaluronic acid fillers can help to restore this agent in the skin by relying on the body’s natural elastin and collagen production. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are innovative dermal fillers that combine hyaluronic acid with Vycross enhancement. This cross-linking technology allows the filler to be distributed smoothly and evenly along the facial tissue and restore or enhance facial volume.
How much Juvederm Voluma is needed for the cheeks?
The amount or number of syringes needed for the mid-face or cheeks depends on many factors. First, it depends on whether the dermal filler is being used for enhancement or volume replacement. If Juvederm Voluma is being done for enhancement without any volume loss, then typically, one syringe is needed on each side of the face to give the desired results. Most patients in their 20s or 30s typically only need one to two syringes. However, if you are older or have experienced recent weight loss, you will generally require more syringes of dermal fillers to effectively improve the appearance of the mid-face area. Typically, patients in their 50s or older require at least three to four syringes of Juvederm Voluma to replace this volume loss and to help lift the jowls. Dr. Green’s ‘less is more’ philosophy will help guide you to natural and beautiful cosmetic enhancement.
Typically, the number of syringes of Juvederm Voluma increases with the age of the patient to restore lost volume and achieve the desired aesthetic. A young patient may need only one syringe per cheek, while an older patient may require four syringes to replace volume loss and enhance the cosmetic appearance, and rejuvenate the skin. Therefore, the number of syringes needed for cheek augmentation is on a case-by-case basis.
Is one syringe of Juvederm Voluma enough for the cheeks?
One of the most common questions that patients have when undergoing Voluma cheek filler treatment for the first time is how many syringes are needed. The answer varies depending on one’s facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. Young patients in their 20s may want a minimal or subtle amount of cosmetic enhancement. For a very subtle cosmetic improvement, one syringe of Juvederm Voluma may be appropriate. However, patients in their 30s or older typically require a minimum of two syringes to improve the mid-face and treat the cheek area. You can always start treatment with just one syringe of Juvederm Voluma and wait two weeks to assess the full cosmetic effect before having another syringe of dermal filler injected.
Do cheek fillers lift your face?
Cheek fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Contour both lift the mid-face and help improve the appearance of the lower face and jowls. While injecting the cheeks may not be enough to lift the entire jowl area, it definitely enhances the appearance of the face and provides overall facial enhancement. Patients that are especially interested in achieving a lifting and tightening effect may benefit more from having a non-invasive skin-tightening treatment such as Thermage. Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that entails a hand-held device is applied to the skin surface to deliver heat application to the dermis, where it causes existing collagen to contract and stimulates the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin that provides it with a firm underlying foundation and an overall youthful appearance. By replenishing collagen, Thermage can effectively lift and tighten skin without the need for an invasive plastic surgery procedure or any downtime whatsoever. In a single treatment session, patients can achieve skin-tightening results lasting up to two years.
When does Juvederm take full effect?
Juvederm Voluma causes an immediate improvement and “lift” to the area injected, whether it be your cheeks or chin. Although Juvederm Voluma XC will replace lost volume immediately, it can take up to two weeks for the product to settle into your cheeks and observe the full effect. Initially, there can be some swelling in the treatment area where the dermal filler in the area was injected. Ultimately, after two weeks, you will be left with restored facial volume from your filler treatment and a beautifully contoured midface for a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.
What is a non-surgical neck lift?
As we age, our skin becomes increasingly lax, and we tend to develop sagging around the cheeks, along the jowls, and in the neck area as well. Many individuals may also deposit fat in their chin, resulting in a “double chin,” which is made worse by sagginess in the area. This can make individuals self-conscious and make them look much older than they feel. Previously, the only means to address this was plastic surgery in the form of a traditional face or neck lift. Fortunately, there are now non-invasive cosmetic procedures like Kybella and Juvederm, which can provide a non-surgical neck lift that will make you look years younger.
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable to target the neck and jowls. It is composed of deoxycholic acid, a bile acid that is naturally found within our bodies and functions to break down fat in our intestines. When injected into the jowls, Kybella will effectively dissolve these fat cells over time without skin laxity and with minimal downtime and side effects. This can be combined with Juvederm and other dermal fillers to volumize the areas around the cheeks and jowls. Juvederm will work to plump up any deep wrinkles, creases, and areas of lost volume to reveal a contoured and rejuvenated neck. In this way, you can achieve a non-surgical neck lift with minimal recovery time and phenomenal results.
2 weeks before and after Juvederm Voluma
How does Restylane Lyft compare to Juvederm Voluma as a cheek filler?
Both Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are designed to increase and replace volume at and around the injection site rather than simply reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin. Restylane Lyft is similar in design and treatment to Juvederm Voluma in that it targets volume loss along the cheek area, nasolabial folds, and midface. Restylane Lyft was also recently approved for use in hand augmentation, marking it as the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be FDA approved for this indication.
Although Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma both work to correct age-related volume loss, the results of Restylane Lyft are typically not as long-lasting: Restylane Lyft lasts up to 12 months along the nasolabial folds and the cheek area and up to 6 months for facial wrinkles. The dermal filler product that is best for your facial rejuvenation treatment will be depend on your facial anatomy, the visible signs of aging, volume loss in the desired treatment areas, and your aesthetic goals. An expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green in New York City, has the experience and knowledge to recommend the perfect combination of dermal fillers to meet your unique needs and achieve your ideal cosmetic results.
How does Restylane Contour compare with Juvederm Voluma?
Restylane Contour was FDA-approved in 2021 for the injection into the mid-face area and is becoming a popular alternative injectable for cheek enhancement. Restylane Contour is a thicker product than Juvederm Voluma, which is a smoother injectable and gives softer enhancement. It is best to consult with Dr. Green to determine which dermal filler would be best for you, which may vary depending on your age, volume loss, sun damage, overall health of your skin, and your aesthetic goals.
What are the side effects of Juvederm Voluma?
As Juvederm Voluma is an injectable, there are a few side effects that can occur. The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, pain, itching, and redness at or near the injection site. These mild side effects should resolve within a few days but can take a week or longer to subside in a few individuals. More severe side effects can occur from mishandling of the injection, such as injection into a blood vessel, which can lead to permanent scarring, blindness, or stroke. For this reason, dermal fillers must be injected by an experienced injector. Only a board-certified medical professional, such as Dr. Green, should be relied upon to ensure a safe and successful Juvederm Voluma cosmetic treatment.
Is there any downtime with Juvederm Voluma XC injections?
As the procedure for Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm XC is non-invasive, there is absolutely no downtime that is required post-treatment. This means that patients can return to normal activities immediately following treatment, though it’s best to avoid any intense exercise or heat immediately following the procedure. You may experience a bit of mild tenderness or swelling around the injection sites. Still, these side effects should dissipate quickly, and your final, natural looking Juvederm Voluma cheek filler results should be evident within two weeks. If you have a party or significant event planned that you are preparing for, it is best to defer any cosmetic injections for at least two weeks before the event, in case of any residual bruising or swelling.
Can cheek fillers go “wrong”?
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are always potential side effects. The main side effect of any injectable dermal filler is improper placement, the appearance of having “too much” filler, bruising, or swelling. If there is too much filler or the filler has been incorrectly placed, the product can be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. It is always recommended to consult with an expert in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, for the best cosmetic results and to prevent encountering any potential unwanted side effects. As one of the first dermatologists in New York to offer Juvederm injections, Dr. Green is one of the largest injectors of Juvederm Voluma in NYC and a platinum Allergan provider. Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your facial rejuvenation treatment so that you get ideal long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Can Juvederm Voluma be dissolved?
Many patients tend to feel nervous about having dermal filler treatment for the first time and can rest assured that Juvederm Voluma is an incredibly safe choice. If you are unsatisfied with the results, Voluma cheek filler can easily be dissolved with injections of hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is a synthetic enzyme that works to break down hyaluronic acid in the body. This can essentially “reverse” the effects of any Juvederm injectable. However, Dr. Green’s priority is the safety and satisfaction of each of her patients; her goal is to provide you with natural-looking results which will allow you to feel like your best self from the very first treatment.
Are treatments with Juvederm Voluma XC painful?
No, Juvederm Voluma XC contains the local anesthetic lidocaine, and for this reason, patients typically do not experience any substantial discomfort during injections. Particularly sensitive patients may choose to use a topical lidocaine cream to further limit any potential discomfort. Dr. Green can prescribe a topical numbing cream, which can be applied to the entire treatment area one hour prior to the procedure, to minimize any localized discomfort.
What does the XC mean after Juvederm Voluma?
The “XC” label at the end of any Juvederm dermal filler product, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, all indicate the presence of lidocaine in the formula of the injectable. The addition of lidocaine is designed to further reduce any potential pain or discomfort during treatment. However, many of our patients feel little to no pain due to a combination of lidocaine found in the standard Juvederm injectable and a topical numbing cream. Patients using a topical numbing cream for their Voluma cheek filler treatment will be provided with a prescription sent to the pharmacy of their choosing. A thick layer of the lidocaine cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the scheduled appointment time. Once you arrive at the office for your dermal filler injections, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin prepped for treatment.
How much does Juvederm Voluma cost? How much is Voluma for cheeks?
The cost of Voluma cheek fillers ultimately varies depending on the individual needs of each patient, as well as their overall aesthetic goals. The natural features of the patient, as well as the severity of facial volume loss or the appearance of wrinkles, will determine the number of syringes required for their facial rejuvenation treatment. The experience level of the injector and the geographic location of the office where your Voluma cheek fillers are performed will also impact the total cost of your treatment. The cost of a syringe of Juvederm Voluma at our NYC-based office reflects over 25 years of experience in cosmetic injecting and the artistic vision, master training, and outstanding natural aesthetic results of Dr. Michele Green. The price for a syringe of Voluma is less expensive in a med spa setting or when administered by a nurse injector than it is with a private NYC master injector, however, there is an increased risk of unwanted side effects.
Due to the volume-lifting nature of Juvederm Voluma in combination with the cross-linking Vycross technology, oftentimes, a smaller amount of the injectable is necessary. When combined with artful, non-invasive facial sculpting and long-lasting results, Juvederm injectables can often save patients both pain and expense when compared to traditional, invasive procedures offered by plastic surgeons.
Is allergy testing needed for Juvederm?
In the past, allergy testing was required for patients to undergo treatment with non-hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as collagen injections. Allergy testing is not, however, required for having injections with any hyaluronic acid dermal filler, including Juvederm Voluma. As a disclaimer, most individuals are not allergic to hyaluronic acid since it is a compound that can be naturally found within our bodies. Still, there are a few individuals that may be sensitive to lidocaine and may develop allergic reactions to it in the form of itching, hives, and swelling. Patients with a known allergy to any component within the hyaluronic acid filler, including lidocaine, should not have Voluma cheek filler treatment.
What are Voluma cheek filler injections with micro-cannulas?
The micro-cannula injection technique is an improved version of the traditional hypodermic needle injectable and entails using a flexible, blunt end to administer the dermal filler. Rather than piercing the facial tissue with a sharp-tipped needle numerous times, the micro-cannula creates a channel within the skin’s structure and only makes minimal holes in the skin. The microcannula is introduced through a small needle, which creates a small entrance for the microcannula. This approach helps to prevent bruising or discomfort during treatment while allowing for more precise placement of filler but requires an experienced injector for proper administration.
Can I have lumps after Juvederm Voluma is injected?
As with any dermal filler, there is a possibility of the formation of lumps or bumps immediately after injection. Dr. Green will palpate your face and will massage and smooth out any bumps/lumps she may feel at the time of the injection. If there is a bump or lump from swelling or a deeper bruise, it can take up to two weeks to resolve.
How long does bruising last after cheek filler?
Like any cosmetic dermal filler, Juvederm Voluma can potentially cause bruising. To avoid the risk of any unnecessary bruising, Dr. Green recommends avoiding alcohol, blood thinners, aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, anti-inflammatory medication, fish oil, or vitamins for two weeks before your injections. Dr. Green also recommends taking oral Arnica both before and after your cosmetic procedure to help minimize bruising and speed up the healing process.
Can Juvederm Voluma be combined with other facial fillers?
Absolutely, Juvederm Voluma can easily be combined with other facial fillers, including other dermal fillers within the Juvederm family of products. However, it may be best to spread out certain injection treatments for optimal results. One popular combination with Juvederm Voluma is Botox injections, which can work together to create a “liquid facelift” through their complementary designs. Other cosmetic procedures aside from dermal fillers that can be combined with Juvederm include Kybella, Thermage, and CoolSculpting, which can help give a nonsurgical neck lift in the treatment area and encouraging increased elastin and collagen production, and the removal of unwanted fat cells.
How often can I be injected with Juvederm for cheek augmentation?
Regarding the number and frequency of Voluma cheek filler injections, Dr. Green always recommends the “less is more” approach for optimal treatment results. Dr. Green works with each individual patient to ensure that they feel like the best version of themselves after treatment and, therefore, will create a completely personalized treatment plan for your facial rejuvenation approach that will provide you with a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Since volume can always be easily added in later subsequent sessions, Dr. Green maintains a conservative approach to injecting HA fillers. If, after your initial treatment, you are interested in enhancing cheek augmentation, Dr. Green can work with you to achieve your final desired look. Further treatment can be safely administered after one-month post-treatment after any swelling has resolved and the fillers have settled.
Juvederm Voluma in cheek area
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm cheek augmentation?
Juvederm Voluma is safe and effective for any cheek augmentation candidate age 21 and older. Depending on your age, the results of your treatment may vary. Men and women who are younger – in their 20s to 40s – may benefit more dramatically from Juvederm cheek augmentation because they have yet to develop much skin laxity and have more collagen in their skin. For these patients, the cheek filler treatment can restore the earliest volume loss in the cheek area, which can make the treatment more effective with fewer treatments or syringes of Juvederm. Many patients have Juvederm cheek fillers to augment and improve the appearance of their cheekbones due to their desire for higher, more stunning, and defined cheekbones. Juvederm cheek augmentation is an excellent treatment for patients of any age who either want more enhanced cheekbones or who are experiencing a loss in volume in the cheek area. Patients who continue with these injectable treatments long-term often see continued improvement in the targeted treatment areas. Additionally, patients considering cheek filler treatment with Juvederm Voluma XC should not have a history of an allergic reaction to any of the components in the HA filler, including the lidocaine or proteins used to create the hyaluronic acid gel.
Can Juvederm Voluma be injected in other areas of the face?
While Juvederm Voluma can be injected in other areas of the face, other Juvederm products within the Juvederm family are specifically designed for other areas of the face, such as the smile lines, under eyes, lips, chin, or lip lines. For example, Juvederm Volbella is recommended for the wrinkles around the mouth and Juvederm Vollure for the nasolabial folds. During your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her in-depth regarding your specific skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals. Dr. Green will then work with you to determine the treatment areas to be targeted and recommend the best dermal filler products that are best suited to those areas.
Can men be treated with Juvederm Voluma?
Yes! Male patients also benefit from Juvederm Voluma treatment to restore volume to the cheek area and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Green is an expert in injectable treatment for male patients and treats thousands of men with a vast array of cosmetic treatments, including Botox, cosmetic lasers, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, and dermal fillers. When you consult with Dr. Green for your facial rejuvenation treatment, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan and will always tailor her technique to best meet your goals.
What is the best age to have Voluma cheek fillers?
When it comes to facial rejuvenation with cheek fillers, the most common age range for both female and male patients to have treatment is 30-70 years of age. Typically, patients in their 30s are interested in achieving a more defined cheekbone, and those in their 40s, 50’s, and 60s are typically seeking to reverse some of the visible signs of aging, such as volume loss and fine lines. Patients over 40 generally want to restore a more youthful appearance, for which Juvederm Voluma XC is an excellent choice, especially when it comes to correcting age-related volume loss.
Despite the typical age range for cheek filler treatment, it is worth noting that cheek fillers may be even more beneficial as a preventative treatment for younger patients. Women who start having hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for cheek augmentation in their late 20s or 30s can preserve the volume in the cheek area, which preserves their youthful appearance in the long term, rather than having cheek filler later on with the goal of “turning back the clock.” Ultimately, the best age to have cheek filler treatment is dependent on the specific concerns and goals of an individual patient.
Are cheek fillers worth it?
The appearance of a sunken or hollow midface can cause a prematurely aged appearance. Cheek fillers offer patients a non-invasive cosmetic solution for restoring midface volume loss and enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones. The ease of having injections, lack of downtime or discomfort associated with the procedure, and consistently stunning results make cheek filler treatment absolutely worth it for individuals looking for a non-surgical approach to achieving a more youthful appearance. The best way to determine if cheek filler treatment is right for you is to consult with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist such as Dr. Michele Green in New York City.
Is Voluma cheek filler safe?
Yes! Juvederm Voluma was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 for cheek augmentation and midface volume restoration. In addition, Juvederm Voluma is now the only dermal filler with FDA approval for chin augmentation. It is important to always consult with an experienced board-certified dermatologist for your dermal filler injections to ensure that your treatment is performed in a safe and sterile manner, to prevent encountering any potential unwanted side effects, and to guarantee that you achieve optimal results. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in New York City to incorporate the use of Juvederm dermal fillers into her private practice in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals so they look and feel like the best version of themselves.
Juvederm Voluma for chin augmentation
In June 2020, Juvederm Voluma XC became the first and only injectable dermal filler to receive FDA approval for augmentation along the jawline and chin region. This means that it has been shown to be safe and effective in augmenting and lifting the appearance of the skin on and around the chin, reducing sagginess, and creating youthful volume in the facial tissue. Special micro cannulas have been created for ease of injection, specifically for Juvederm Voluma XC to the chin. Treating the jowls, jawline, and chin immediately rejuvenates one’s profile and renders symmetry to one’s face.
Which Juvederm is best for lips?
Lip augmentation has become an incredibly popular cosmetic treatment thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and social media influencers. Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to add volume and definition to the lips for a fuller, more luscious pout. The most popular dermal fillers for lip augmentation within the Juvederm family are Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella. Volbella is an excellent lip filler for individuals seeking subtle volume enhancement or definition, and it can also be used to smooth out fine lines around the mouth (perioral lines). Juvederm Volbella is the thinnest of the Juvederm products and has a slightly lower hydrophilic concentration than Restylane and Juvederm Ultra Plus. For this reason, Volbella absorbs slightly less water from surrounding tissue after injections, meaning there is less swelling and natural-looking results. Juvederm Ultra is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers available and is perfect for plumping the lips. Juvederm lip fillers last between 6 and 12 months, depending on the amount of product used and your metabolism. When you consult with Dr. Green for your facial rejuvenation treatment, she will work with you to determine which unique combination of dermal fillers will provide you with the best cosmetic results.
How do I get started with Juvederm Voluma treatment for the cheek area today?
Enhancing definition, creating facial contour, and replenishing lost volume have never been easier, thanks to the advent of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, including Juvederm Voluma and the rest of the Juvederm family. It is important to consult with an expert injector for your cheek augmentation to avoid potential unwanted side effects and achieve consistently optimal results. When it comes to Botox, dermal fillers, and other injectable cosmetic treatments, no one is more artful than Dr. Michele Green in NYC.
Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available to help her patients achieve a healthy, beautiful, smooth skin surface that lasts. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate Botox and Juvederm into her discrete, private dermatology practice, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. She is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC by New York Magazine, the New York Times, Super Doctors, and Caste Connolly Best Doctors. If you seek to restore or maintain your youthful appearance through non-invasive cosmetic treatment, Dr. Green is here to help. Please call us today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to learn more about how a single treatment session with Juvederm Voluma™ can create a more youthful appearance.