JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
Lumier Medical is proud to introduce the first and only filler approved by the FDA to add instant volume to the cheek area. This helps provide support for the middle and lower portions of the face, which may also improve the appearance of laugh lines and marionette lines. Noticeable volume loss, especially in the mid-face area occurs with aging. This procedure can help sculpt a stereotypically beautiful appearance and preserve a youthful look.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a gel filler injected into the cheeks and the surrounding mid-face area to restore fullness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is a smooth and colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that also contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine).
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally found in your skin. It helps deliver the nutrients that naturally hydrate the skin and retain its softness. As skin ages it starts to lose hyaluronic acid which can cause it to lose volume and sag.
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used in the filler to improve comfort and reduce pain at the injection site.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC work?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is different than JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC and works on a different area of the face. Rather than wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC adds volume to the cheek area. As you age your skin loses hyaluronic acid and cheeks can begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC temporarily fills the injection site, lifting sagging skin to create fuller, smoother cheek contours and a more youthful profile.
What should I expect during my visit?
New patients are often given an hour to visit with Dr. Lum. During this hour, you will have time to discuss your concerns, have your questions answered, and be carefully evaluated to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this medical treatment. We will also discuss pain management if pretreatment numbing is desired.
Treatment expectations, possible risks and complications will be thoroughly reviewed with you. Should you decide to proceed with treatment, the mid-face will be cleaned, outlined, and strategically volumized with tiny injections to help lift and support the face.
After treatment, you may apply ice packs to help minimize swelling or discomfort.
How long will the treatment last?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is clinically proven to last for up to 2 years in patients over the age of 21. Individual results may vary. Many patients return within one month of the initial injection for reassessment and to consider if additional syringes are needed to achieve the desired result.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients can expect to resume normal activities within 24 hours of treatment. The most common side effects following treatment include tenderness, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, itching, swelling, firmness and/or lumps and bumps at the injection site. These side effects are usually moderate and last 2-4 weeks.
Is there any reason I should not receive this injection?
Dr. Lum will discuss your health history and goals during your initial visit to determine if JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is right for you.
However you should not use this product if:
- You have severe allergies and a history of severe reactions like anaphylaxis.
- You are allergic to lidocaine or to gram-positive bacterial proteins, which are used to make the hyaluronic acid in this product.
This product could result in an allergic reaction.