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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is an advanced FDA-approved cosmetic filler we offer here at Dermlounge. It is commonly used to enhance the appearance of the face and was specifically designed to increase volume and fullness in the cheeks. It is applied under the skin to provide subtle, yet noticeable, midface augmentation. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a hydrating substance that occurs naturally in the body. This filler also includes a small amount of lidocaine, which serves as a local anesthetic during the procedure. For individuals who have noticed the aging process begin, there is oftentimes a loss of volume in the midfacial area. This dermal filler may be a good treatment option to remedy these indications.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC may be combined with another injectable, such as JUVÉDERM® XC, to address fine lines and facial wrinkles. Interested patients can inquire about this combination with our office.

Benefits

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can restore fullness to the cheeks and midface, offering contouring potential while simultaneously filling out fine lines. This injectable gel is touted for creating a subtle lift with minimal downtime or side effects. Its hydrating benefits help the skin retain moisture and softness, while lidocaine helps diminish discomfort during the treatment. Smooth and long-lasting results are made possible by the unique manufacturing process called VYCROSS® technology.

Candidates

Both men and women can benefit from a treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, but individuals must be 21 years or older to be considered. Typically, candidates will want to diminish any “flatness” in their cheeks and midface to correct moderate or severe signs of facial aging.

Patients with a history of pigmentation disorders should communicate this with our medical professional during the consultation.

Procedure

Once it is determined that this treatment is the best option for your unique needs, our staff will discuss your medical history, the procedure, and recovery expectations. A facial examination will take place using photos or markings on the face to indicate where the treatment areas will be. If you wish to have a topical anesthetic applied to help numb the area, this can be requested. First, the site will be cleaned with an antiseptic and then the first injection will be placed. It is common to wait until you feel numb from the lidocaine to finish administering the remaining product. To help it evenly distribute, we may massage the treatment site, which also helps create the most natural-looking results. In clinical studies, this dermal filler created only minimal discomfort for patients and provided long-term results. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the only filler proven to last up to two years in the cheek area.

Recovery

Following a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC treatment, an ice pack can be used to reduce the potential for redness, soreness, or swelling. When the HA molecules begin to bond with the water near the injection site, a noticeable “lift” should occur. This lift should be apparent in the midface and cheeks immediately, creating a more youthful appearance. Some patients can see anti-aging effects for up to two years. Occasional follow-up treatments can often help maintain desired results after this period.

Side Effects

Patients may experience certain side effects; however, injections administered by an experienced professional, like those here at Dermlounge, can often minimize many of these concerns. Tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps or bumps, bruising, discomfort, and redness may occur, and it is possible but less common to encounter discoloration or itching. Any side effects should be temporary and will likely subside within two to four weeks. In the first 24 hours after treatment, please avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure. Before applying makeup, it is best to consult with our injector to see their recommendation based on your personalized treatment. Downtime is not typically required, unless our staff recommends otherwise.

If you would like more information about what a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC treatment entails, please contact us to schedule an appointment.