Juvederm Voluma XC®
Juvederm Voluma XC is a dermal filler product that is used to restore volume to the cheeks and other areas of the mid-face. This gives patients higher, rounder and more youthful looking cheeks. Juvederm Voluma XC ® is manufactured by Allergan and was approved by the FDA in January 2015.
How does Juvederm Voluma XC® work?
As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our body decreases, causing skin volume to decrease and wrinkles to occur. Juvederm Voluma XC® is a gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that occurs in the body. As we age, the hyaluron in our body – which provides strength and hydration – decreases, which means that skin volume decreases and wrinkles occur.
When Juvederm Voluma XC® is injected into the mid-face, the hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water molecules. Since each molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, using Juvederm Voluma XC® can create plump, youthful looking cheeks. Juvederm Voluma XC® is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue.
Juvederm Voluma XC® is manufactured using a unique Hylacross technology that cross-links molecules and creates a smooth, malleable gel. The formulation of Juvederm Voluma XC® means that it contains larger molecules of hyaluronic acid that are excellent for adding fullness to the cheeks.
What are the advantages of Juvederm Voluma XC®?
While some fillers may have a granular consistency, Juvederm Voluma XC® is manufactured using a unique Hylacross technology that cross-links molecules and creates a smooth, malleable gel. As a result, hollow cheeks injected with Juvederm Voluma XC® will have a very smooth and natural appearance.
How is Juvederm Voluma XC® administered?
Juvederm Voluma XC® is administered using a fine needle. Juvederm Voluma XC® contains lidocaine to numb the area and make the injections more comfortable. It is important to use a health care provider with the training and experience to inject fillers in a way that flatters your face and does not look overdone.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma XC®?
Patients must be in good health, have reasonable expectations for the procedure and be over 21 years of age. Juvederm® Voluma XC cannot be used if you have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you have a skin infection (such as a cold sore, pimple or rash), you must wait until it is healed. Let Dr. Tansavatdi know if you are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins or to lidocaine. To prevent bruising, you must avoid taking medications and supplements that prolong bleeding during the week before your procedure.
How long does Juvederm Voluma XC® last?
Due to the cross-linking technology used in Juvederm Voluma XC®, the product generally lasts between six months and two years.
Can Juvederm Voluma XC ® be combined with other fillers and procedures?
During your consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will discuss your aesthetic goals and how to best achieve the look you desire. Many of our Westlake Village facial plastic surgery patients choose to combine Juvederm Voluma XC® with other procedures to create a more youthful, rested appearance.