The Basics of the Injectable Fillers: Juvéderm Voluma

Have you decided to see what all the hype about injectable fillers is about? If you’re ready to experience the benefits of dermal fillers for yourself, it’s incredibly important to work with experienced and trusted providers. Similarly, you also need to be sure you’re choosing the best product for your unique needs and goals. One such product is Juvéderm Voluma XC, and today we’re going to tell you all about it.

One of the most common complaints new patients come to us with is about volume loss in their cheeks due to aging (check these dermal fillers). Over time, as we age, we naturally begin to lose volume in many areas of the face which can make us look a lot older than we are. This is due to collagen and fat loss that happens naturally over time. 

But luckily, there are collagen-stimulating fillers out there to help restore volume to these areas, while simultaneously restoring a more youthful appearance! 

What is Juvéderm Voluma XC?

One of the newest dermal fillers on the market, Juvéderm Voluma XC has already made its mark for the incredible results it generates. In fact, it’s the first (and the only) FDA-approved non-surgical option for treating and correcting volume loss in the cheek area due to natural aging processes. This product has been in use for over 16 years, with hundreds of thousands of successful results to show for it!

But exactly how does it work? Let’s talk more about it and specifically how it treats facial volume loss in the cheeks.

It’s a type of HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that helps hydrate the skin to plump areas with lost volume, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and create a younger, fresher appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It’s actually a sugar, and it helps the body retain water, keeping the skin looking plump and healthy. By strategically injecting HA into areas of volume loss in the face, these areas attract and retain water to fill them in. 

Now that you know more about how HA fillers work, let’s get to some of your other questions about Juvéderm Voluma XC to help you determine if this option is right for you.

How long do results last?

Most HA, including Juvéderm Voluma XC  fillers last from 6-18 months, depending on the formulation and the area being treated. Some patients experience visible results for up to two years. 

Is it painful?

Have you been wondering what the XC in Juvéderm Voluma XC means? It just means there’s a bit of lidocaine in the filler. This makes treatments a lot more comfortable for patients, as lidocaine is a local anaesthetic that temporarily numbs the skin. 

So, if you’re worried about pain with this filler, it’s helpful to know most people experience very minimal discomfort. Not to mention, when you go to experienced providers for fillers, it’s bound to be more comfortable in general. 

What are the benefits of HA fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers have a great reputation because they come with a number of benefits over some other fillers. At the same time, they also offer a number of uses making them a very versatile option:

  • Filling in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restoring thin and sagging lips
  • Restoring volume to the back of the hands
  • Lifting and filling under-eye tear troughs and hollows
  • Smoothing out creases around your mouth and nose
  • Restoring volume to your midface
  • Restoring volume to your temples

Can I combine other fillers with Juvéderm Voluma XC?

This is a great question! And the answer, for most of our patients, is yes. 

In fact, at Anushka Med Spa, Dr. Bonnie and her team often combine Sculptra with HA fillers. She may first inject Sculptra into your cheekbones or midface to stimulate neocollagenesis. Then, she will add a layer of Juvéderm Voluma or Restylane Refyne or Defyne on top for instant volume and a soft, natural look.

She may also choose from a variety of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox®, to create a nonsurgical, liquid facelift. By combining neuromodulators, collagen stimulators, and HA fillers, she lifts sagging skin, restores volume, and smooths out everything from fine lines to deep creases.

What are the risks or side effects I should know about?

Another benefit of HA fillers like Juvéderm Voluma XC is how few risks and side effects we see with it. Unlike synthetic filler, HA is a substance that’s found in the body already, meaning it’s extremely rare to have an adverse reaction. Like other fillers, however, some patients experience light bruising, swelling, and redness shortly after their injections. However, side effects tend to be minimal and resolve quickly. 

What aftercare instructions should I know about?

Any aftercare requirements for receiving Juvéderm Voluma XC or other dermal fillers are minimal. Most patients can return to their normal activities and life immediately following treatment, however it’s usually best to wait a day to workout or perform any strenuous activities. 

Your practitioner will give you specific instructions but they tend to include:

  • Avoiding alcohol for 24 hours after injections (alcohol can make bruising worse)
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Staying out of the sun and avoiding indoor tanning (there are good practices regardless of whether you receive filler or not)
  • Not to touch the area for a few days afterward (unless instructed to massage it)

How soon will I see results?

Although it takes time to produce new collagen, some results are still visible following treatment for most patients. That’s because fillers still “fill” the skin. Then, your results can continue to improve over time as new collagen forms.

So, if you’re ready to explore the world of Juvéderm Voluma XC, contact Anushka Spa & Salon in West Palm Beach today! We can have you in and out in less than 30 minutes and look better than ever.

To find out why Anushka Spa & Salon clients return time after time and year after year, book a consultation by calling the friendly receptionists or using our handy online form.

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