Juvéderm Voluma® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a smooth filler to restore age-related volume loss in the cheek area for natural-looking results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment results.

JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC?

Juvederm Voluma is a facial filler made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to bind water to cells. Its extensive cross-linking helps to provide an excellent lifting capacity, making it an excellent choice for restoring volume in the cheeks and midface.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC INJECTION?

Results are immediate and can last up to 2 years. The duration of filler correction depends on the facial area treated, the injection technique, and the rate that the patient‘s tissues break down the filler. The majority of patients can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience slight swelling and bruising, but this typically improves rapidly.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER A JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC INJECTION?

There is no downtime after treatment, and patients may return to their normal activities. In some patients, there are transient side effects, such as minor swelling and bruising, but these are usually mild.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF A VOLUMA TREATMENT?

Side effects are generally minor, such as bruising or mild swelling, and can be easily concealed with makeup. Avoiding certain medications and supplements, such as baby aspirin and fish oil, can minimize bruising.

CAN JUVEDERM VOLUMA BE REMOVED OR DISSOLVED?

One of the major advantages of Juvederm Voluma is that it is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). If necessary, HA fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme in a very simple procedure. Experienced injectors rarely need to remove any filler after it has been injected, but this is a benefit to have as a potential option.

DOES JUVEDERM VOLUMA REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE?

All facial fillers require extensive experience in order to achieve the absolute best results. Use of a filler such as Voluma requires experience and advanced understanding of anatomy in the midface.

ARE THE TREATMENTS WITH JUVEDERM VOLUMA PAINFUL?

Patients usually report only minimal or mild discomfort during treatment. A specially formulated numbing cream that alleviates most discomfort is used. Juvederm Voluma XC is also formulated with lidocaine to enhance patient comfort. During treatment, ice may also be used in some patients.

CAN JUVEDERM VOLUMA BE COMBINED WITH OTHER FACIAL FILLERS?

Juvederm Voluma can often be combined with other facial fillers. In fact, different fillers for the same patient are often used in order to achieve a more natural result. Voluma is well suited for many areas of the face, such as the cheeks, but is not ideal for certain areas like the lips.

WHAT AGES ARE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR TREATMENT WITH JUVEDERM VOLUMA?

While theoretically any patient with deficiency in the midface could benefit from Voluma treatment, there are some important principles to understand when it comes to selecting appropriate patients for Voluma treatment. Younger patients with early fat volume loss often notice a more dramatic restoration of their facial volume due to excellent skin elasticity. Older patients, on the other hand, typically require more filler in order to achieve optimal correction. Often these patients benefit from other treatments, such as Botox and laser resurfacing, to create a more complete facial rejuvenation. But overall, there are no absolute age limits for Voluma treatment.

To learn if VOLUMA is right for you, please schedule a free consultation by calling us at 516-442-7088.