Juvederm Voluma XC is a modified form of hyaluronic acid that is naturally in your body. It is an injectable targeted to the cheek area to enhance the areas of volume loss due to aging. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance that is common in many tissues of the body such as skin and cartilage. It keeps skin moisturized and soft.
Before and After Juvederm Voluma:
Voluma is a game changer when it comes to aesthetics. Instead of looking at your head on to do a consultation, Voluma is more of a three dimensional approach where the doctor looks at the volume loss in the cheeks. Many patients complain about the nasal labial fold and the marionette lines(near the lips) as to what is bothering them, but it is really the volume loss in the cheeks that is causing the issue.
In this video, Dr. Mejia demonstrates the procedure on a patient when we had an open house at the office. Topical numbing was placed on the area prior to the injection. Juvederm Voluma XC also contains a small quantity of local anesthetic.
Some key points about Juvederm Voluma XC:
- It is the only hyaluronic acid that has a two year indication by the FDA.
- It is the #1 filler in the world and it is the fastest growing aesthetic product in the history of aesthetics.
- You can see a 32% reduction in nasal labial folds.
- You can have a 56% reduction in tear trough(below the eyes) just by getting the volume in the cheeks.
The difference between Juvederm Voluma XC and Juvederm:
Voluma has an indication of the cheeks because of the way the product is made. It is a hyla molecular structure. So it is almost like a liquid implant and is specifically designed for the Doctor to inject deep into the bone. Juvederm on the other hand is also a hylarunoic acid, but it is more for soft tissue in the nasal labial folds and the marionette areas and the periorial lines(below the nose).