Will sleeping on my side change the results of my filler – Voluma?

I just had Voluma injected and love the results. But concerned because I sleep on the side of my face. Will this flatten my cheeks?

If you look very carefully, almost all of us are flatter on the side on which we sleep the most. Sometimes it’s subtle and sometimes quite different. When your doctor/nurse injects, hopefully they are taking this natural tendency into account and putting a little more filler on the flatter side. Read our article on cheek issues for sagging skin treatments.


The good news is that this takes place over many years, so it’s unlikely you will notice the difference over 6-12 months.


Hope this helps,  Dr. I


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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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