On December 7, 2017 I had a cosmetic injectable called “Vollure” applied under the eye area on my face. Since then, I have published a number of videos and pictures to my FBTV Channel on YouTube, and I wanted to share yesterdays’ update with you here on WordPress.
How it’s done.
The procedure doesn’t take long at all, being less than 30 minutes. First a topical numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated, and then the injections begin.
If you’ve never had cosmetic injections done before, then I should first tell you that the needles are super-thin and that the pain is about on the level of bee sting. It doesn’t bring you to tears but it’s not a breeze, either.
Injections are done around the area, which is my case was the under eye, and there are four to six injections done to each side. That number is not carved in stone, it could be more in some cases. That’s just how the product is distributed, and has nothing to do with amount administered.
In my case I used a total of one syringe, which was mostly applied to the under eye, however, there was some left so a smaller amount was injected to my cheeks.
Expect bruising and swelling. This depends on your situation and how your body responds of course. For me, I got a lot of bruising and although the immediate swelling was not that much, the next day my under eye areas were both quite swollen.
You should apply ice, and an arnica gel or cream. I did not start that until the day after, but once I did, it made a huge difference.
I also started to take arnica pellets (tiny tablets you use under the tongue) and ibuprofen. It all came together and helped.
My results and what I’ve learned.
I think my results are fantastic and really love my look. Note that I first began using injectables in June, starting with Botox, and have since then used other volume injections such as Voluma and Volbella, which are both very subtle and brought about a fresher, much less tired-looking appearance.
What I’ve learned is that injectables take time. None of them give you dramatic results. You need to essentially layer them, as they do settle into your face over a period of weeks. That’s why you should expect to go back a few times before you reach your intended goal.
Additionally, I have learned that in the future I will take my arnica pellets starting a week before my injectable appointment, eliminate fish from my diet for at least a couple of days before and after, and bring my ice roller with me in a thermal bag to apply right away.
My YouTube Channel is beginning to get attention and the feedback I’m getting is very positive and encouraging. Thank you to everyone here who has come to YouTube and become a part of my community there!
Have a great Monday!