Discover the answers to your most common questions on Juvéderm® Voluma XC!
Juvéderm® Voluma XC is the next generation of fillers from Allergan Cosmetic. Voluma has been on the market since 2005 in Europe and like it’s sister product Juvéderm®, Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs in our body naturally.
2. What is Juvéderm® Voluma XC indicated for?
Juvéderm® Voluma is indicated for volume loss in the mid cheek and central face. Due to fat and bone loss as we age the face can look sunken or hollow. Sun damage and aging further play a part in skin laxity and jowling. Juvéderm® Voluma can be combined with BOTOX®, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and skin resurfacing to achieve a non surgical facelift. For the younger person, Voluma in the hands of a skilled injector can enhance one’s beauty by creating soft, feminine features they may not have possessed before.
3. What makes Juvéderm® Voluma XC different from other dermal fillers?
The cutting-edge Vycross technology is what sets Juvéderm® Voluma apart from other fillers. Due to the ratio of low to high molecular weight of the product, Juvéderm® Voluma allows for smooth, natural looking results that can last up to two years.
4. Is the treatment painful?
Juvéderm® Voluma is combined with Lidocaine a local anesthetic which makes the procedure very tolerable. Numbing cream or ice can be also be used to assure the patient is comfortable. Most patients report little to no pain at all when receiving Juvéderm® Voluma and other nonsurgical facial enhancements.
5. Can men be treated?
Men can achieve the same wonderful benefits as women with Juvéderm® Voluma XC. Because men have different cheekbone structure than women, it is important to seek a skilled provider who is familiar with facial anatomy and possesses an artistic eye.
6. Does Juvéderm® Voluma require any special training or techniques?
Yes, Juvéderm® Voluma requires advanced training with Allergan Cosmetics before a provider can inject Juvéderm® Voluma filler, however some providers do so without proper training and experience. Center for Facial Rejuvenation was proud to be tapped by Allergan as the first practice in the Chattanooga Area to offer Juvéderm® Voluma before it was commercially available due to their exceptional track record and client satisfaction.
7. Can you combine Juvéderm® Voluma with other treatments?
Many times combining Juvéderm® Voluma XC with other non-invasive treatments can render an even greater effect. By adding a small amount of BOTOX® to the procedure, one can even further soften and enhance the features of the face. Resurfacing facial skin with chemical peels such as PCA and VI Peel can help restore the luminosity that only boosts the effect of revolumizing the face with Juvéderm® Voluma.
8. How is the recovery?
Because Juvéderm® Voluma XC is injected with special needles or even blunt tip cannulas, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately.
9. What are the common side effects of Juvéderm® Voluma XC?
Side affects are minor and are usually limited to mild swelling or bruising at the site of injection. At Center for Facial Rejuvenation we have our skilled aestheticians who will always offer a complimentary touch up at the CFR Cosmetic Bar.
10. What can be done to prevent bruising?
A caring provider will go to great lengths to ensure you do not bruise during your procedure. Ice, Arnica and a gentle technique are routinely used at the Center for Facial Rejuvenation. Also, discontinuing fish oils, NSAIDs and alcoholic beverages 2-3 days prior to treatment is always a good idea to reduce the chance of bruising. However, always check with your provider before discontinuing any medicines.
11. Can Juvéderm® Voluma be removed if I don’t like the results?
The best part about any of the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers like Juvéderm® and Juvéderm® Voluma is that they can be dissolved at any time with an enzyme called Hyaluranidase. Although it is rare for a client to wish to remove the filler, it is one of the advantages of the product.
12. How do I know if Voluma is right for me?
At CFR, Dr. Rex Yannis and Cindy A. Wilson, Nurse Practitioner specializing in Medical Aesthetics are both experts in facial rejuvenation. After a free consultation, Dr. Yannis or Cindy will determine if Juvéderm® Voluma is right for your specific goals and desires and map out a plan utilizing the Visia Complexion Analysis.