The first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. With optimal treatment, natural-looking results can last up to 2 years
The first thing people notice is your face. With saggy skin and worn out looks, other people perceive you as tired. Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can make you appear more youthful and energetic.
What it is?
VOLUMA is an injectable filler, similar to Juvéderm Ultra, that fills in fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, JuvédermVoluma XC was created by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox. VOLUMA is used on apex, hollow, and apple of cheeks to improve the appearance of loose skin by adding structure.
VOLUMA is injected into the face to restore facial volume and replenish lost fat stores that cause parts of our face to sag and fall. VOLUMA is not a dermal filler that is injected superficially but is instead injected into the deeper subcutaneous layers and fat pads of the skin thus restoring volume and enhancing the face.
How long does it last?
With an optimal treatment plan, VOLUMA’s noticeable skin enhancement may last up to two years.
Who qualifies for the procedure?
VOLUMA is used to treat aging and aged cheeks by both men & women with volume loss for those who want to enhance their cheek contours.
How to prepare for your appointment?
1 week prior to your procedure be sure to avoid the following:
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)
- These would be items like ibuprofen and naproxen.
- Acetylsalicyclic Acid (ASA)
- These would be meds that are used to Treat pain, fever, arthritis, and inflammation. It may also be used to reduce the risk of heart attack.
- Herbal vitamins and supplements
- Especially those that thin the blood, such as Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Feverfew, Ginseng, Red Clover, Fish oil, and garlic supplements.
- Plan in case bruising occurs to avoid for any important events.
How long does the procedure take?
Based on the patient’s individualized treatment plan, the procedure takes 15-20 minutes on average. We recommend that patients couple VOLUMA treatment with other skin enhancing procedures like Botox & Juvéderm injections to achieve full facial rejuvenation. The most dramatic results are seen on patients with Botox and VOLUMA procedures because these fillers target different facial areas and types of wrinkles. Together Botox and VOLUMA can enhance the entire face and target various areas to provide a complete facial rejuvenation.
Who should you trust to inject Voluma?
The important thing is to recognize that Voluma injection is a medical procedure, which must be done by a medical professional. Go to a board certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or otolaryngologist, which is the best way to achieve optimal results in a sterile and safe environment.
Dr Amir Karam is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, an expert injector and trainer for Allergan (the makers of Botox, Juvederm and VOLUMA). He is on their National Training & Speakers Panel, where he trains other doctors, nurses and health professionals throughout the country on effective uses of these cosmetic procedures.As an expert injector, he has demonstrated the extreme due diligence in regards to patient safety, reliable results and consumer education.You’ll be in the best hands for one of your most important assets – your appearance!
Is there pain associated with treatment? What are the side effects?
Treatment is performed by injecting VOLUMA into sunken cheek areas. This process may cause slight discomfort. In order to make the process as painless as possible, VOLUMA contains a local anesthetic. After the procedure, an ice pack is applied and some patients may experience mild bruising, tenderness, redness, firmness and swelling. Patients who do experience bruising can expect to be back to normal in about a week.
VOLUMA requires no down time. Unlike other more invasive treatments that require days and weeks of down time, VOLUMA patients can expect to return to normal functions right after treatment. However, some actions should be avoided for 24 hours including exposure to direct sunlight and heat, preforming exercise, and consuming alcohol.