Juvederm Voluma XC
What is Voluma?
Voluma is made of a thick hyaluronic based gel that enables us to re-fill areas that aging has caused to deflate. Voluma is the latest addition to facial fillers made by Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvederm). Voluma is a game-changing filler product which is placed deep under the skin resulting in volumizing, lifting and contouring cheeks, cheekbones, and the jaw line.
HOW LONG DOES VOLUMA LAST?
Voluma is the longest lasting of the FDA approved facial fillers, lasting up to 2 years or more. In fact, Voluma is the ONLY hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA to specifically contour and volumize the midface. Other fillers typically have a life cycle of between 6-9 months.
DOES IT HURT?
Voluma is pre-mixed with lidocaine (a numbing agent) so most patients find the treatment to be very comfortable . The only discomfort is the injection into the skin which is done through a very fine gauge needle and feels like a quick pinch. As the Voluma gel is placed, you will feel mild pressure. Patients are very comfortable while receiving Voluma treatments.
The main difference between receiving Voluma or other Juvéderm filler products is the depth of placement. Voluma is injected deeper into the skin to allow for lift the mid region of the face, the cheekbones and the smoothes the jaw line.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Voluma results are seen immediately following treatment. Treatments take approximately an hour.
HOW SAFE IS VOLUMA?
Since 2005 Voluma has been marketed in 72 countries. In the 10 years it has been in use, it has proven to be very safe, efficacious and with predictable results.
HOW MANY SYRINGES WILL I NEED?
The amount of product needed depends on the patient’s anatomy, age, genetics and desired goals. The FDA has cleared Voluma for adults over 21 year of age. For someone in their mid 30’s with very minimal sagging, one syringe usually produces amazing results. In older patients with significant loss of volume and sagging, 2 syringes or more per side might be necessary.