Juvederm Voluma is considered the ideal solutionfor men and women who wish to restore volume to flat cheeks. Although Juvederm Voluma is great for the cheeks, some patients develop bumps after having it injected. Can this be avoided? If so, how can you prevent swelling and bumps after getting Juvederm injections?
About Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm Voluma is one in a range of hyaluronic acid fillers manufactured by Allergan, Inc. It is approved by the FDA to fill in the cheek area where volume loss is common due to aging.
Juvederm Voluma is mixed with lidocaine, (a compound that helps to reduce pain), and this makes the procedure somewhat more comfortable for patients. Juvederm is also cross linked in a specific way, making it suitable for deep injection. This explains why it is so effective for lifting the cheeks. However, it is not recommended for filling the lips, or for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Preventing bumps and swelling may occur after injections
Remember that Juvederm Voluma is a deep tissue filler;therefore it must be injected at the proper depth. It is not meant to be injected too close to the surface of the skin, and this is the reason bumps occur. Also, since Juvederm Voluma is a dense product, it must be spread evenly when injected.
How can bumps be prevented? The best way to avoid bumps is to ensure that the injections are done by a qualified, experienced injector with the right technique. That’s why it’s important to choose your physician carefully, before agreeing to the injections.
Dr. Kyle Song is a board certified plastic surgeon who is well versed in injecting dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma. Dr. Song serves the Orange County area, and can be contacted at Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA. Please call 949-701-4454to schedule your appointment today.