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What is Juvéderm Voluma XC?

Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only dermal filler to be approved by the FDA to add a subtle but significant lift to the cheek area. The increase in cheek volume provides Voluma users with a more youthful and supple aesthetic appearance. After your initial Voluma treatment, you will be able to return to high-impact physical activity after 24 hours. In patients over the age of 21, Voluma lasts about 2 years.

How is Juvéderm Voluma XC different from Juvéderm XC?

Juvéderm Voluma XC and Juvéderm XC are both hyaluronic acids that occur naturally within the skin to keep it hydrated. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acids which result in the skin losing volume and structure.

While Juvéderm XC is primarily intended for smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose areas, Juvéderm Voluma XC is primarily concerned with adding volume to the cheek area. Additionally, while the results of Juvéderm XC last up to a year, the outcomes of Juvéderm XC have been clinically proven to last up to two years.

Please call CARE Plastic Surgery at (919) 484-4884 to schedule your Juvéderm Voluma XC and/or Juvéderm XC appointment today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of fillers do you use?

Here at CARE, we offer Juvederm fillers because we consider them to be the gold standard in both efficacy and predictability. All Juvederm fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that our bodies naturally produce. Because it is found naturally in our bodies, it is slowly absorbed by the body over time and the risk of rejection is lower overall. These fillers also contain lidocaine, allowing treatment to be much more comfortable during the injection. Some of our most popular fillers include Juvederm Ultra XC, Voluma, and Volbella.

What is a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are typically made out of hyaluronic acid gel and include products such as Juvederm and Sculptura. Unlike Botox, fillers work by adding volume to the face. This can either serve to plump the lips or fill in unwanted wrinkles.

Do filler injections hurt?

Filler procedures include lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to help minimize any pain. Most patients feel pressure or a small pinch while receiving injections. Some choose to ice the area after treatment as well, but overall there is little pain involved if any.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 4-24 months.

When will I notice results of filler treatment?

Filler results are immediate and continue to improve for 2-4 weeks following the procedure.

How close to a big event can I get fillers?

While dermal filler results are immediate and recovery time is minimal, its common to experience bruising or swelling after injection. Allow about two weeks between your filler treatment and a big event for best results.

Can I get dermal fillers in combination with other injectables?

Patients describe Botox injections as a little snap or pinch at the injection site. While some clients are more sensitive than others nearly all clients tolerate the treatment well.

What are common areas to treat with filler?

A: Common treatment areas include cheeks and fine lines surrounding the nose and mouth. Many patients also like to address their chin or lips with filler to address a more balanced profile view.

How long does it take for Juvederm filler to settle?

It can take several weeks for your Juvederm filler to completely settle and integrate into the surrounding tissues. Typically, most patients will find it takes approximately 4 weeks for the injected filler to fully settle.

How long does it take to recover from Juvederm?

Most of our patients find that any side effects, such as swelling or bruising, resolve within 7-14 days of initial injection. However, it is important to note that swelling and bruising can persist longer depending on the patient.

Do and donts of fillers?

Do:nu2022tChoose your provider carefully u2013 our injectors were trained under our double board-certified plastic surgeonnu2022tInform your provider if you are prone to facial cold sores and/or have an active cold sore at the time of treatmentnu2022tApply a cold compress after treatmentnu2022tAvoid exercise for approximately 48 hours after treatmentnu2022tFollow a good skincare regimen to enhance your filler resultsnnDon't:nu2022tDrink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to or after treatment u2013 consumption can increase risk of swelling and/or bruisingnu2022tTake blood-thinning over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, or other NSAIDs approximately 1 week prior - these can increase risk of swelling and/or bruisingnu2022tTake supplements, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and fish oil, approximately 1 week prior u2013 these can increase risk of swelling and/or bruisingnu2022tReceive dermal fillers if you are pregnant and/or breastfeedingnu2022tReceive dermal fillers if you are suffering from an active infection or have an upcoming dental procedure

How long will I be swollen after Juvederm?

Most patients find that any post-injection swelling resolves within 7-14 days after treatment. This can depend on many factors, including the patient, area injected, and if pre-treatment protocols were followed.

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Everyone here at Care plastic surgery are completely amazing people. They all made me feel very comfortable and safe in their hands. Dr. Coan is an amazing surgeon and does his absolute best to make sure you leave here looking and feeling amazing. -Mary John

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