Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our skin and is vital to keeping skin firm and hydrated. Unfortunately, it diminishes as we grow older. This can make the cheeks sag and take on a sunken or flat look. Juvéderm Voluma XC restores that volume in a similar way to its sister product, Juvéderm Ultra XC, which is used for lip augmentation. Unlike the lip filler, the Voluma XC formulation was developed specifically for cheeks. The gel’s consistency was designed with larger molecules to allow for deeper injection in larger areas and a smooth, plump result. Juvéderm Voluma XC restores or adds volume to the cheeks without surgery. You will see improvements right away and can expect them to last up to 2 years. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden was among the first board-certified plastic surgeons in the nation to offer Voluma XC. Voluma injections are currently available at the office of Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada with board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Darian Thorp.
Voluma’s central ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a synthetic version of the HA found naturally in human body, so most patients have no negative side effects. In the body, HA functions as natural acting cell hydration with a cross-linking capability (useful in helping facial areas that lack volume), but every person’s natural supply of HA is depleted over time. The hyaluronic acid gel in Voluma replenishes the body’s supply, but it does break down over time as it is safely and slowly absorbed back into the body.
Ideal candidates for Voluma will have:
- Sunken facial features
- Good skin elasticity
- Aging skin
- Overall good health
What to Expect
Before Voluma injections, numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites to minimize your discomfort, but most patients feel very little pain during their treatment. The Voluma will be carefully injected into the needed areas of the face in as little as 10 minutes. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel able with minimal swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. You will see some results right away, but it usually takes about 7 days before the filler settles into the cheeks for your final results. The effects of Voluma last up to 2 years and patients should re-schedule for continued effects.
The injection site will be properly cleaned and prepped before Voluma XC is injected. A thin needle to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the apples of the cheeks until the desired fullness is achieved. The area may be massaged gently to make sure the product is evenly distributed. After Voluma, a patient may experience swelling, tenderness, firmness, or the appearance of lumps/bumps in the treatment site. Patients can expect the side effects to last 2 – 4 weeks. For the first 24 hours after a treatment, the patient should refrain from strenuous exercise, as well as avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Some patients may choose to receive a touch-up treatment about 1 month after the initial treatment to obtain desired goals. Results should last for 2 years and after then, additional treatments may be needed.
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Put Some Volume In Your Cheeks
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