How long will it last?
*With optimal treatment. Results may vary.
When treated again after 2 years, patients needed less product to achieve their results.
Juvederm Voluma is the newest HA (hyaluronic acid) soft tissue filler to gain FDA approval. It has been available in Europe since 2005 and is used in 72 countries worldwide. Juvederm Voluma is the newest filler in the family of Juvederm products, and is formulated with lidocaine for added comfort during treatment. This current form, with the added local anesthetic, is known as Juvederm Voluma XC.
The primary difference between regular Juvederm fillers and the new JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is the molecular weight of the hyaluronic acid, which makes Juvederm Ultra perfect for wrinkles but inadequate for restoring lost cheek volume and facial contours. Ultimately, customers opting for JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC receive the maximum support necessary to experience optimal skin volumizing and rejuvenation.
Why Does VYCROSS™ Technology Work So Well to Volumize?
By formulating JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC with less but more effectively cross-linked hyaluronic acid, VYCROSS™ technology presents an easily injected, smoother dermal filler gel that provides a long-lasting and natural appearance with decreased incidences of swelling, bruising or redness. By integrating more readily with sensitive facial skin, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC eliminates the potential for temporary lumpiness that sometimes occurs with other injectable fillers.
What to Expect With a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Injection
Since both sides of the face will need at least one injection of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, Jannelle Riguez will wait a moment before giving you a second injection so that the lidocaine can begin numbing the site of the initial injection. The specialist will continue injecting small amounts of the filler until expected results are achieved and the patient is satisfied with the outcome of the session.
A usual treatment session takes less than 45 minutes. Afterwards, clients can resume normal activities with one or two considerations regarding level of physical activity.
What Happens Following Treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?
Temporary side effects emerging from JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injections include swelling, firmness and tenderness that may last from two to four weeks following treatment.
During the first 24 hours of being treated with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, people should reduce vigorous physical activity and avoid exposing themselves to extensive heat or sunlight. Exposure to these things may exacerbate swelling and induce itching at the site of the injection. Application of ice may help swelling by constricting blood vessels in the area as well.
Safety Information Supplied by the Makers of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
- Allergan, the company behind Juvederm dermal fillers, advises against using JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC if a patient has a history of suffering severe allergic reactions or is allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine.
- Taking aspirin or ibuprofen may increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site
- All procedures involving skin injections carry a risk of infection.
- Studies concerning the safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC in pregnant or breastfeeding women have not been completed.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can be safely used on ethnic skin. However, people with hyperpigmentation or scarring issues will need to consult with Jannelle Riguez ARNP before deciding to undergo volumizing with this new kind of dermal filler.
Prior to providing a client with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, Jannelle Riguez ARNP will carefully assess the health of the client and request a detailed medical history to determine whether the client may not be a suitable candidate for this type of dermal filler treatment. According to Allergan’s website, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC has not been tested on subjects older than 65. Consequently, Jannelle Riguez ARNP may suggest an alternative facial volumizer for older clients or clients younger than 21 years old.