At Sistine Facial 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 an 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 Facial Plastic Surgery.
How does Juvederm Voluma 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?
Dr. Leong 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 woman 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 of the body or Sculptra® Aesthetic. As with most choices in facial plastic surgery, there are nuanced advantages and disadvantages to each choice that Dr. Leong will review with you during your consultation.
How long does Juvederm Voluma 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 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Dr. Leong personally injects 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. Dr. Leong also finds that some patients feel numbing cream applied a few minutes before the injection helps, while 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. Dr. Leong uses microcannulas to decrease the bruising that can occur with injectable filler and was among the first physicians in the region to use microcannulas. He has found that microcannulas can significantly reduce the amount of bruising, but cannot eradicate the chance of bruising completely.
Paul Leong MD FACS
The Facial Specialist
Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
What is the cost of Juvederm Voluma™ injections in Pittsburgh?
The price of Juvederm Voluma™ injections can differ depending on the injector’s experience as well as their geographic location. The price of a dermal filler like Juvederm Voluma™ can range from $800 to $1,400 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his staff will perform a thorough consultation to determine each patient’s specific needs and goals. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his team will guide you on a treatment plan and cost. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our patient care coordinator at 412-621-FACE (3223).
Contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery
To learn more about Dr. Paul Leong’s treatment with Juvederm Voluma, please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery today.