As you age, you may find the skin on your cheeks beginning to sag. Or, you may notice your face beginning to take on a flatter, more hollowed appearance. These changes are a result of age-related midface volume loss.
Juvederm Voluma XC is a treatment designed to correct age-related volume loss in your cheeks to create a more youthful, contoured appearance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Juvederm Voluma XC to treat this condition in December 2013, making it the first FDA-approved filler for age-related midface volume loss.
You can look younger for up to two years without having surgery with Juvederm Voluma XC. Many who have tried the treatment have also noticed smaller under-eye circles, less noticeable wrinkles around the mouth, and a more defined jaw line.
How Juvederm Voluma XC Works
Juvederm Voluma XC is an injection placed deep inside tissues, above facial bones, to reverse the effects of aging or dramatic weight loss. Juvederm Voluma XC with Botox along your jaw and neck works as a neck lift. It is easy to shape after it’s injected and can also restore your cheeks, temples, cheekbones, and chin.
Its ingredients include hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin. This is similar to many other dermal fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. It also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that assists with patient comfort during the procedure.
Since it is not surgical procedure, a treatment with Juvederm Voluma XC doesn’t require significant recovery time. The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes and it doesn’t require any outpatient care.
Avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other blood-thinning medications for one week before your injections to reduce the risk of bruising.
We recommend discussing the treatment with your doctor as well. Immunosuppressive therapy patients, in particular, should discuss the potential risk of infection.
Cheek fillers can take a few days to settle into their final shape. Avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to direct sunlight or intense heat for 24 hours after treatment.
Common post-treatment side effects include swelling, bruising, and soreness. Lumps, pain, redness, itching, and discoloration can also occur.
Side effects can last two to four weeks. Using an ice pack can help reduce symptoms.
Is Juvederm Voluma XC Right For Me?
Juvederm Voluma XC is an optimal choice for anyone who needs volume restoration, skin rejuvenation, and wrinkle reduction for their cheeks, jawline, and cheekbones.
It’s an easy, non-invasive way to look more youthful, even if you’re in your 60s or older. According to Juvederm, many patients have reported looking five years younger within six months after an injection.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
Contact Dr. Parvin Mani of San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for a free consultation about a variety of beauty and skin care treatments, including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma XC, Sculptra, Restalyne, Botox, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy for spider and varicose veins, and more.
Dr. Parvin Mani performs all consultations and treatments herself, and her office is one of the leading skin care providers in the San Diego area.