Voluma – the Real Story

Voluma was just FDA approved here in the U.S. but to be fair – it’s really not new.   It’s been in Europe, Canada and much of the rest of world for quite some time so there is a lot of international experience with it.  Sadly, it is not the answer to all our problems :).
It’s made by the company that makes Juvederm (good), it does last longer – maybe up to a year (good), and offers more lift for certain areas of the face (good).
On the “con” side, that lift can absolutely cause that chipmunk cheek look (bad), should not be used in the lips (looks terrible there), and is at higher risk of clogging an artery (very bad) and needs to be used with specialized canulas (harder for doctors to learn).   Doctors and nurses need to be very careful with it and not overfill.  It expands after it’s in the skin as much as 2-3 times it’s original volume – thus Voluma.

See Dr. Irwin’s article on fillers

See Dr. Irwin’s article on filler mistakes and how to fix them

See Dr. Irwin’s video demonstration of filler and Botox

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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