1. WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC?
Juvederm Voluma XC is the next generation of fillers from Allergan Cosmetic. Voluma has been on the market since 2005 in Europe and like its sister product Juvederm, Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs in our body naturally.
2. WHAT IS JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC INDICATED FOR?
Juvederm 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. Juvederm Voluma can be combined with Botox, Juvederm 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 JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DERMAL FILLERS?
The cutting-edge Vycross technology is what sets Juvederm Voluma apart from other fillers. Due to the ratio of low to high molecular weight of the product, Juvederm Voluma allows for smooth, natural looking results that can last up to two years.
4. IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Juvederm 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 Juvederm Voluma and other nonsurgical facial enhancements.
5. CAN MEN BE TREATED?
Men can achieve the same wonderful benefits as women with Juvederm 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 JUVEDERM VOLUMA REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL TRAINING OR TECHNIQUES?
Yes, Juvederm Voluma requires advanced training with Allergan Cosmetics before a provider can inject Juvederm Voluma filler, however some providers do so without proper training and experience. Enhanced Image Center for Laser Facial rejuvenation and Look Natural Lift is proud to have been tapped by Allergan as one of the first practices in the Cleveland Area to offer Juvederm Voluma due to their exceptional track record and client satisfaction.
7. CAN YOU COMBINE JUVEDERM VOLUMA WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Many times combining Juvederm 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 a fractional laser or chemical peels such as VI Peel can help restore the luminosity that only boosts the effect of revolumizing the face with Juvederm Voluma. We call this the Nonsurgical face lift.
8. HOW IS THE RECOVERY?
Because Juvederm 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 JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC?
Side effects are minor and are usually limited to mild swelling or bruising at the site of injection. At the Enhanced Image Center for Laser Facial Rejuvenation and Look Natural Lift, we offer complimentary treatment with Vbeam perfecta pulse dye laser for any post injection bruising to accelerate the process.
10. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT BRUISING?
Dr. Malhotra will go to great lengths to ensure you do not bruise during your procedure. A gentle technique is routine at the Enhanced Image Center for Laser Facial Rejuvenation and Look Natural Lift. 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 JUVEDERM VOLUMA BE REMOVED IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS?
The best part about any of the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers like Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma is that they can be dissolved at any time with an enzyme called Hyaluranidase. Although it is rare for a patient to wish to remove the filler, it is one of the advantages of the product.