What is Juvéderm Voluma?
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a dermal filler used to correct areas of age-related volume loss in the deep cheek tissues, as well as for chin augmentation, to restore a more youthful appearance. Aging has many effects on the skin and face, and volume loss in the cheeks is one of them. Descending fat stores, sagging skin, and gradual bone density loss all cause your face to lose volume in the cheek area over time.
Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler for use specifically in the midface area, instantly adding volume and lift to the cheeks for a fuller, more youthful look. This product has been uniquely developed to be smoother and more supportive than other hyaluronic acid fillers, making it both easier to inject and better able to provide a more natural look and feel with better lifting power than other HA fillers within the Juvéderm line.
Voluma XC is a smooth gel that contains two ingredients: hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar that is always present in the body, but which becomes less prevalent with aging. Its purpose is to help the skin retain its moisture content and softness by binding to and retaining water molecules. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to maximize your comfort during treatment.
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Areas of Treatment for Juvéderm Voluma
Optimal treatment with Voluma XC is designed for deep injection within the tissues of the midface to restore volume to the cheek, cheekbone, and chin. It can also be used to add definition to the jawline.
The Juvéderm Process
As with all dermal fillers, this injectable hyaluronic acid gel is injected with a fine needle that facilitates a nearly unnoticeable experience. Using this needle, Dr. Krant injects Voluma XC under the skin in the desired area for chin or cheek augmentation. The gel works instantly to lift and add volume to the area, restoring a youthful look and temporarily reversing the signs of volume loss.
Although the formula includes lidocaine as an anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable, Dr. Krant may be able to provide a topical numbing cream beforehand to fully complete the experience for people concerned about the sensation.
Juvéderm Voluma patients often don’t need touch-up treatments for over a year, but whenever you feel like you might need a maintenance injection to maintain your appearance, you can call our office for an evaluation and additional treatment.
Results of Juvéderm Voluma
Results of Juvéderm injectable gel fillers are almost immediate, although your skin tissue will continue incorporating the formula into itself for several days following your appointment. Common side effects include bruising, redness, sensitivity, and bleeding, but none should last longer than several hours to a few days.
Clinical trials of Voluma have shown results lasting between 18 months and 2 years after initial injection. Actual results depend on the amount injected, location of injection, and the metabolism of the patient.
Juvéderm Voluma in New York City
Although many people are technically allowed to provide injections of dermal fillers to treat everything from facial wrinkles to deep tissue volume loss, it’s important to only trust those who are board-certified and well-experienced in your specific desired treatment or formula, like Juvéderm Voluma XC. With a medical degree and board-certification in dermatology, Dr. Jessica Krant is a trusted provider of these treatments in midtown Manhattan. Call or contact Art of Dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York online today to learn more about your options and to create a customized injectable treatment plan.