JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It is made of hyaluronic acid derivative, a sugar molecule normally found in human skin. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC gives you a subtle lift with minimal down-time, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is an excellent product for treating cheek hollowing and deflation. It contains a small amount of lidocaine which helps to numb the treatment area during the injection procedure. Patients may require a touch-up treatment after their initial treatment to achieve optimal results.
How do I choose the injectable filler that is right for me?
Choosing the right injectable filler, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, may play an essential role in the success of your procedure and how long your results last. Each type of injectable filler has its own treatment specialty, consistency, composition, and depth of penetration to address lines and folds. A Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at the Aesthetic Surgery Center will evaluate your specific needs and assess your complete face to determine the best filler option for you, which may be Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and something else. For some patients, a combination of fillers will be used together to achieve the optimal results in the different portions of your face.
How long does Juvederm Voluma XC last?
The results of your Juvederm Voluma XC treatment will be temporary, but may last one and a half to two years in patients over the age of 21. The duration of your results will largely depend on the placement and use of Juvederm Voluma XC, as well as your body’s metabolism of the product.
Is Juvederm Voluma XC safe?
Juvederm Voluma XC is one of the latest FDA approvals for the use of cheek augmentation. It is made of hyaluronic acid derivative, which is a sugar molecule naturally present in human skin. It is completely biocompatible, making it an ideal and safe way to treat the skin.
Do Juvederm Voluma XC injections hurt?
Like any injectable treatment, Juvederm Voluma XC typically causes some mild pain at the injection site. Many patients describe this sensation as similar to the pinch of a bug bite. The Juvederm Voluma XC contains a small amount of lidocaine, which assists in numbing the treatment area and reducing the amount of discomfort you may experience.
What are the side effects of Juvederm Voluma XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC may cause the same general side effects as any injectable treatment, which can include slight bruising, swelling, and pain at the treatment site. These symptoms typically last only a few days as they gradually subside. During some treatments, your surgeon may use ice, a topical anesthetic cream, or a lidocaine nerve block to reduce your chances of these side effects.
What problems will Juvederm Voluma XC correct?
Based on its thick gel formula, Juvederm Voluma XC is an ideal choice of filler to add volume to the cheek area. The effects are subtle but effective, alleviating the hollow or deflated look that may accompany aging. In addition to cheek augmentation, Juvederm Voluma XC can be used to treat the aging effects of hollowing of the temples.
When will I see my Juvederm Voluma XC results?
Right away, most patients will begin to see the results of their Juvederm Voluma XC injections. As your swelling subsides and the hyaluronic acid particles settle in the treatment area, your final results will begin to emerge.
What’s the right age to receive Juvederm Voluma XC treatments?
There is no set age requirement to receive Juvederm Voluma XC treatments. Rather, your surgeon will look for the presence of lines, folds, and depressions, which can appear prematurely due to your genetics. Facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma XC can help patients of most ages to reverse these effects, whether they are caused by aging or heredity.
Who will perform my Juvederm Voluma XC treatment?
Your Juvederm Voluma XC treatments will only be administered by one of the Aesthetic Surgery Center’s plastic surgeons. Each surgeon on the team has the skills and training needed to provide patients with three dimensional volumetric enhancement and satisfactory results.
Can I receive Juvederm Voluma XC treatments on the same day as my consultation?
Yes, your treatments can be administered immediately following your consultation. Make arrangements to add a treatment to your consultation by contacting The Aesthetic Surgery Center for an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons. Specify your intentions to begin your treatments on the same day and your appointment will be scheduled accordingly.