Wrinkle Filler – JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC – Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is VOLUMA?
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is a non-surgical filler made of hyaluronic acid and designed for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.
2. What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose hyaluronic acid which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.
3. What is age-related volume loss?
As you age, it’s not just about line and wrinkles. Your cheeks lose volume and the skin may begin to sag. This is because of a loss of fullness, or volume, due to the aging process. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume in the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to two years with optimal treatment. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is for patients over the age of 21.
4. What does VOLUMA do?
As you age, your cheeks flatten, and the skin may sag. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC can help temporarily reverse this sign of aging. Your healthcare professional injects the smooth gel into the cheek area to temporarily restore volume lost to aging. This gives you an instant lift with natural looking results. You should not use JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC if you have a history of severe allergies or severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis or if you are allergic to the gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make Hyaluronic Acid in JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC or lidocaine.
5. What makes VOLUMA different than other dermal fillers?
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It helps correct age-related volume loss, creating contour and subtle lift for a more youthful profile for up to 2 years with optimal treatment. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC uses VYCROSS technology – a unique manufacturing process.
6. How is VOLUMA used in treatment?
Dr. Cone or Lisa Butler, RN will inject JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel into your cheek using a needle. Following the injection, Dr. Cone or Lisa Butler, RN may gently massage the treated areas. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC instantly adds volume to create contour and lift to the apples of the cheeks for a more youthful profile. JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is formulated with lidocaine to help numb the treatment area.
7. What should you expect?
The most common side effects of JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC are temporary reactions at the treatment sites. Such reactions include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps or bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. These side effects are usually moderate in severity and do not require treatment. These side effects can last 2-4 weeks. Because JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC treatment is non-surgical, you may return to your normal activities 24 hours after treatment. Within this 24-hour window, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise and extended exposure to the sun and heat.
8. What should you do prior to treatment?
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with Dr. Cone or Lisa Butler, RN. An antiviral medication may be prescribed to prevent recurrences.