Facial aging is responsible for much more than the formation of wrinkles and lines. If you are struggling with volume loss in your cheeks or mid-face, you are not alone. Many individuals find that aging, weight loss and specific medical issues add to visible volume loss across the mid-face. With so many dermal fillers available on the market, it can be difficult to select the best option to restore cheek volume. Thankfully, Juvéderm Voluma® XC takes the guesswork out of the equation, as it is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to the cheek area for both male and female patients.
Differing from Juvéderm® Ultraplus XC, which targets moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, Juvéderm Voluma® XC has rapidly gained popularity lately for the incredible rejuvenation it provides to the cheeks and around the chin. Juvéderm Voluma® XC’s advanced Vycross technology utilizes a combination of different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid to accomplish a non-surgical facelift lasting up to two years. For all of these reasons, Juvéderm Voluma® XC is our filler of choice for correcting age-related volume loss in the cheeks and chin.
Differing from Juvéderm® Ultra or Ultraplus XC, Juvéderm Voluma® XC is specifically engineered to be used in the mid-face region. This delicate area of the face tends to show aging more rapidly than other areas. The treatment restores volume to the cheeks and is able to improve their contour to decrease the signs of aging.
We currently administer Juvéderm Voluma® XC for the following treatment areas:
- Cheeks: Injected under the skin into three main areas of the cheek (the apex, apple and hollow sections of the cheek). The exact placement and amount will vary, as it solely depends upon each patient’s volume loss in these areas.
- Chin: An additional injection into the chin can electively be administered to add volume and lift to a less defined and/or “weak” chin for patients seeking a more-defined lower face.
- Jaw: Injected along the jaw, this fabulous product can help produce a more defined jawline in both men and women. Ultherapy is also an excellent option for patients seeking a more defined jawline and a non-invasive lower facelift.
Benefits of Juvéderm®
Compared to existing Juvéderm® treatments, Juvéderm Voluma® XC provides a unique benefit to patients, as it lasts up to two years for most patients. The longevity of the treatment cuts down on the cost of looking and feeling younger: no need for frequent “touch-up” visits. The product is both biosynthetic and of non-animal origin, meaning there is a limited chance of allergic reaction and no testing will be required prior to administering the injection. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is highly biocompatible, as it will metabolize with your body over time. It has been proven to be safe and effective for patients of all types and colors.
Many new patients come to our practice desperate after having a series of unsuccessful treatments elsewhere, believing that nothing will be able to diminish their hollow appearance and rejuvenate facial volume. The long-spanned results Juvéderm Voluma® XC provides to sunken cheeks are truly what separates the product from other dermal fillers. An immediate improvement in the treatment areas will be visible post-procedure, which complete results visible after 1-2 days. For the majority of our patients, the results of Juvéderm Voluma® XC will last for up to two years.
As with other dermal fillers, minimal bruising or swelling of the treatment site may occur. This can be minimized with the use Arnica tablets 3-5 days prior to the procedure and ice packs after the procedure, and will dissipate naturally within days.
Should you want to treat yourself to an instant makeover with long-lasting results, Juvéderm Voluma® is the prime treatment for you, as it is the quickest, easiest and most effective way to obtain the fuller cheeks, round facial contours and more youthful aesthetic so many patients desire.
Optimal candidates for Juvéderm Voluma® XC include any individual who has suffered from volume loss in the cheeks due to aging, weight loss or medical issues. Patients with severe allergies to hyaluronic based fillers or lidocaine mixed in the filler, a history of anaphylaxis, an active infection near the site of injection and women who are currently pregnant and/or breastfeeding should not receive Juvéderm Voluma® XC injections. Dr. Chugh and her dedicated staff will review your medical history to determine if the treatment will be suitable for you.