Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid based dermal filler approved by the FDA to instantly increase the volume of the mid-face/cheek area. It provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face that lasts up to 2 years.
How does it work?
Voluma® is part of the Juvéderm family of products. Voluma® consists of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance found naturally within the skin. Voluma® is injected deep beneath the skin, to offer greater support and structure to the overlying skin. Injecting Voluma® into these deep layers can create a noticeably smoother appearance to the skin; provide lift and more substantial definition to the facial structure. It can be used to correct many common signs of aging including:
- Restoring volume to cheeks
- Smoothing moderate lines around the eyes
- Smoothing wrinkles around the nose and mouth
Voluma® has very low hydrophilic properties, meaning it has a low rate of water absorption. Voluma®’s low water absorbing properties are a critical feature to its success because the gel will not expand after injection, allowing for controlled, precise results.
The effects of Voluma® typically last for approximately 9 months to a year from the date of treatment with some patients even enjoying and experiencing the effects for up to 2 years with optimum correction.
Is Voluma right for me?
Whether you were born with defined cheek bones that have now diminished over time, or you want to have the cheek bones and definition you've never had before but always longed for, Voluma® can provide a solution!
Virtually anyone with volume loss in their midface is a candidate for treatment with Voluma®, as well as individuals with poorly defined cheekbones. Voluma® is affordable and non-invasive for both men and women alike. It is intended for a wide range of clients looking to achieve mid-face volume, or more prominent, sculpted cheek bones.
HOW IS Voluma® TREATMENT GIVEN?
Administering the injections typically take 15-30 minutes. Once complete, results can be seen immediately. Unlike surgical options, Voluma® has no downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The most common side effects are mild and include symptoms commonly found in the recovery process of minor surgery such as irritation, swelling or redness at the injection site. This procedure is reversible, if so desired, simply with the injection of a dissolving enzyme.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.