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
How long does it take for Juvederm Voluma to settle?
Voluma can result in temporary bruising and/or swelling that can last a few days or weeks after the initial injection. We encourage our patients to return for a follow-up appointment about 6-8 weeks after injection to accurately evaluate their final result. This also allows sufficient time for the product to be fully incorporated into your tissues and settle.
What should you not do after Voluma?
On the day of your injection, avoid strenuous exercise, massages, microdermabrasion, or anything else that may elevate your blood pressure or possibly manipulate the injection sites. This could displace the filler into unwanted areas. You can apply cosmetics, moisturizer, or lotion, but we recommend avoiding anything that will cause pressure and/or discomfort. You may use cool compresses for comfort and to reduce swelling.
Does Voluma expand after the injection?
While Voluma does not expand after injection, there can be subsequent swelling post-injection. This swelling can last a few days or weeks after the initial injection. There are several measures we recommend patients take to minimize swelling, including avoiding blood-thinning agents such as aspirin, fish oil, and vitamin E prior to your treatment. Rather than expand, Voluma will incorporate into the surrounding tissues and settle over time.
Does Voluma look better with time?
Juvederm fillers, including Voluma, take approximately 6-8 weeks to fully settle and incorporate into the tissues. By this time, the injected filler tends to have a more natural appearance and overall aesthetic.
Is Juvederm Voluma a permanent filler?
Voluma is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which our bodies naturally produce. Over time, hyaluronic acid breaks down in the body, and as we age, it breaks down at a faster rate than the rate that it is produced. Voluma is a long-lasting product and a worthwhile investment, and patients can expect it to last up to 24 months. However, it is important to note that the product duration is both patient and dose dependent. Many patients maintain their results by returning for touch-up treatments.
Does Juvederm Voluma stimulate collagen?
While Voluma itself does not stimulate collagen, the injection itself stimulates collagen in the surrounding tissues. Voluma is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring product that our bodies produce.
What are the side effects of Juvederm Voluma?
Immediately after injection, bruising is one of the most common side effects and can be easily covered with makeup within a few days. Bruising normally resolves completely within a couple of weeks. Patients may also notice the product may be palpable and firm for up to two weeks after injection.
How long does it take to see results with Juvederm Voluma?
The benefit of dermal fillers is that they have immediate results, meaning you will see a noticeable difference immediately after your injection. Your injector will take photos after to note the changes and improvements made during your treatment. However, we encourage patients to return in-office 6-8 weeks later for final photos after your filler has settled.