Voluma® XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging, taken in Dr. Zuckerman’s office in New York City. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.
Downtime / Recovery
Some patients experience slight redness near the injection sites in the cheeks immediately post-treatment. There may also be minimal bruising. Both of these effects generally resolve within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.
Required Level of Skill
Low to medium: while a non-board certified physician is able to inject a filler into the cheeks, it is important to inject strategically to both avoid making the patient look overdone and to properly offset the patient’s specific pattern of age-related descent of the midface. Dr. Zuckerman will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.
Level of Discomfort
None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.
Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this remains so in the case of cheek enhancement. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.