Juvederm Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. It can provide improved contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
Cheek convexity, or “roundness,” is the epitome of youth. A simple glance at the differences in the cheek area between a teenager and an elderly person is a dramatic demonstration of this observation. When it comes to a youthful appearance, facial convexity is extremely important. A convex surface, such as an apple, reflects light in a brighter fashion. Think of the bright spot in a photo or portrait of an apple, where the light bounces of the surface. As the face loses volume and becomes flat or sunken (“concave”), light no longer bounces off the skin, but casts an unforgiving shadow. This is the reason most of us look better with flash photography. By controlling the light reflex, the shadowing effect from the loss of convexity can be corrected. As a normal part of the aging process, we all lose facial volume, and convexity, to some degree. This loss of volume also causes the skin to sag from the effects of gravity. Correcting this loss of volume and replenishing the convexity and subtly lifting the skin results in a much more youthful appearance. Tammy Wolf, RN has been injecting Voluma from the very beginning since its launch two years ago and has seen consistently dramatic results.
What Is Voluma XC Made Of?
Voluma is in the Juvederm family of fillers and made of stabilized non-animal derived hyaluronic acid gel. This is the same substance that naturally resides in the skin as the matrix for the collagen layer. Hyaluronic acid’s role in the skin is to bind water, and give skin its supple shape owing to the water content.
How Long Will It Last?
Owing to its stability, and placement in deeper tissue, Voluma correction can last up to two years duration. Touch up treatments can be done at any time
What Are The Risks?
Hyaluronic gel fillers have been used in the field of aesthetic dermatology since 2002 with an excellent record of safety and efficacy. Reactions are extremely rare, but have been reported. The usual risks for procedures performed by injection with a needle apply-bruising, swelling and rare reported injury to deeper structures. As with other hyaluronic fillers, if there is any problems in terms of untoward reactions or results, the product can be instantly dissolved into water by using the enzyme hyaluronidase.