At Sistine Plastic Surgery, we continually stay up to date on all the latest advancements in the cosmetic industry and are proud to announce that we offer Juvederm Voluma™ XC. Juvederm Voluma™ XC is a FDA approved facial filler composed of hyaluronic acid that is specifically designed for use in the cheeks. When injected, it creates fullness and volume in the cheeks, chin or jawline and can have a slight lifting effect. This can be especially wonderful treatment for those who have hollowness in the cheeks with mildly sagging skin. Juvederm Voluma™ XC can also be injected after a Facelift to further revitalize the face by providing with more facial volume, especially for those patients who choose not to have fat transfer.
The following will give you some additional information on Juvederm Voluma™ XC. If you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about this procedure, please contact Sistine Plastic Surgery.
How does it work?
Skin loses elasticity and collagen with age, sun damage and poor skin care maintenance. Juvederm Voluma™ XC works by increasing the hyaluronic acid found deep in the dermis to replenish volume, create contour and smooth out wrinkles and folds.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma™ XC?
I will determine whether you are a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma™ XC during a consultation in our Southside, Wexford, Greensburg or Sewickley location. Generally, a man or women with volume loss in the cheeks, jawline or chin can be good candidates for treatment. Alternatives to Juvederm Voluma™ XC include fat transfer from other parts or the body or Sculptra® Aesthetic. As with most choices in facial plastic surgery, there are nuanced advantages and disadvantages to each choice that I will review with you during your consultation.
How long does treatment take and how long does it last?
Juvederm Voluma™ XC can last up to one year or more when a series of injections are utilized. Treatment can take up 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. I personally inject all fillers as well as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® so you can be assured you are receiving treatment from a Facial Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience and specialized training.
How is Juvederm Voluma™ XC different from Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Voluma™ was created using a Hylacross process, which helps give it a smooth consistency with longer lasting benefits. The smooth gel consistency allows for easier injection and a more natural, smooth looking result.
Are Juvederm Voluma™ XC injections painful?
Juvederm Voluma™ XC contains lidocaine which numbs the area, making treatment more comfortable. I also find that some patients feel numbing cream applied a few minutes before the injection helps, other patients express that it doesn’t really help that much. If you would prefer to try the injections with some numbing cream we can certainly do that.
What is the downtime after injections?
Anytime a needle is injected into the skin, you may have a little redness, swelling or bruising. This typically resolves within a few days. I use microcannulas to decrease the bruising that can occur with injectable filler and was among the first physicians in the region to use Microcannulas. I have found that microcannulas can very significantly reduce the amount of bruising, but cannot eliminate the chance of bruising completely.