Tamara here, I am the Aesthetician at Meyers Aesthetic Center and I’m so excited about the brand new filler from Allergan, called Juvederm Voluma XC. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid based filler with a numbing agent in it for comfort that lasts up to 2 years. It is the only FDA approved filler for the mid-face region. The consistency is much thicker than Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, so it really lifts the area it is injected into. Due to the thickness, the product is recommended for restoring volume, whereas Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are still the best fillers for the “parenthesis” or naso-labial folds.
I was injected by Dr. Meyers last Thursday and a week later I’m in love with the results. I’ve had other filler before in the mid-face region to correct the dark hollows under my eyes, but I feel Voluma has a more plumping effect and it has given me very natural looking cheekbones. It has restored the natural, youthful looking curve to my face that I used to have up until my late thirties. As I’ve aged, my face has become less defined, looking flatter, and making me appear tired. I now look more youthful and well rested, I am so happy with the result!
The day of my treatment I applied a topical numbing cream 30 minutes before the appointment. Dr. Meyers first used alcohol to disinfect my skin and then proceeded with the injections. They didn’t hurt; just felt a little pinch in the beginning. By the time he got to the other side of my face some of the numbing cream had worn off, so I felt a little discomfort, maybe a 3 on a 1-10 pain scale. It took about 45 minutes to complete the treatment and he used three syringes. Afterwards, my face felt a little sore and swollen. I was surprised that I didn’t bruise at all! It took about 3 days for the swelling to subside and it felt like I had cheek implants for those first few days, but now that the swelling has gone away, that sensation is gone and my cheeks look and feel very natural.
I am so thrilled with the difference it made for me and I am eager to share the new service with our patients! Call now to schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Voluma!
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