Juvéderm Voluma® XC is a new FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the face around the cheeks and chin. This filler is the only injectable gel created to provide a subtle natural enhancement to the mid-face, addressing changes in definition that occur over time. Juvéderm Voluma® can help restore more youthful contours by plumping up the area that often loses volume as part of the aging process. It can also return a firmer shape to the jaw line when softening has set in.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is not only an effective treatment method but it is long lasting as well. In many patients, the results will last for a period of up to 18 months. The active ingredient in Juvéderm Voluma® XC is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced within the skin. As we get older, the levels of HA present in the skin begin to decline resulting in a loss of volume and sunken or sagging cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma® integrates into existing collagen and elastin in the skin tissue offering greater support and elasticity. This treatment can provide a noticeable smoothing and firming to the skin resulting in more substantial definition in the facial structure. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the latest in the Juvéderm line of dermal fillers. These various formulas have a successful history of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin and rejuvenating the face.
Adults of any age who notice changes to their mid-face or at the chin or jaw line may be considered good candidates for treatment with Juvéderm Voluma® XC. Typical early signs of aging may include a visible decrease in volume, a sagging of the cheeks or the loss of noticeable contour around the chin. While these are more commonly problems that people face as they age, younger men and women may experience them as well due to weight loss, heredity or a number of other factors.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC injections typically take about 15 minutes to administer in the doctor’s office. The gel formula contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort, so there is no need for additional anesthesia. The injection is designed to reach the deep layers beneath the skin’s surface to provide the most benefit. The results are visible immediately after the procedure. There is very little or no downtime required following a treatment with Juvéderm Voluma® XC. Most patients can resume all of their typical daily activities right away after their treatment session.
While Juvéderm Voluma® XC is considered a safe form of treatment, all injectable dermal fillers are associated with some risk of side effects. The most commonly occurring side effects that may result from Juvéderm Voluma® XC treatment include swelling, tenderness, formation of a lump, firmness to the skin, bruising, redness, itching, discoloration or pain at the injection site. When these after effects arise, they are generally mild to moderate and resolve within a few weeks.