Juvederm Voluma XC is the first FDA approved soft tissue filler to treat volume loss in the midface. Voluma is a Hyaluronic Acid gel filler, made from a naturally occurring complex sugar.
One of the more noticeable signs of aging is volume loss in the cheeks, over the zygoma, also referred to as the “cheek bone”. This loss of volume leads to sagging of the cheeks, formation of jowls, and overall aged and tired appearance. Voluma provides a non-surgical option to visibly lift and sculpt the face, leaving a brighter and more youthful you!
What should I expect during my procedure?
To make you as comfortable as possible, a topical numbing agent is placed over the areas to be treated 20-30 minutes prior to your procedure. A fine needle is placed underneath the skin by your skilled injector, which delivers the Voluma gel to the intended areas. Your provider may massage areas to help shape and contour your cheeks, to make sure that you get the best result possible. The entire procedure takes 20-40 minutes, depending on how much product is used, based on individual patient needs.
When will I notice my results?
You will notice immediate results post-procedure, and over the following few days the treated areas attract water and smooth, making the final results even better!
Is there any downtime?
As with any injectable procedure, you may experience mild bruising and swelling afterwards. You can minimize this risk by avoiding fish oil, NSAIDS, aspirin, and alcohol one week prior to your procedure. Taking Arnica Montana a week prior to your appointment can also help decrease risk of bruising. There are no restrictions post-procedure and many patients return to work and other daily activities the same day.
Is Voluma right for me?
At Cincinnati Dermatology Center and skinology we address every patient individually and will work with you on a personalized treatment plan to achieve your best look!