Juvéderm™ Voluma XC
As you age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape. The cheeks tend to flatten out and the skin begins to sag. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC is the first and only FDA approved filler that instantly adds volume to the mid face (cheeks and cheekbones). It is different than Juvéderm™ XC and works on different areas of the face. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC gives a natural subtle lift which helps restore a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC is a smooth colorless Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose hyaluronic acid, which causes your skin to lose structure and volume.
How Juvéderm™ Voluma XC Works
Unlike collagen treatments, treatment with Juvéderm™ Voluma XC can be done without the need of an allergic skin test. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC is then injected using a fine needle at several points along the treated area. Juvéderm™ Voluma XC is formulated with lidocaine for added comfort during treatment. Some patients prefer a topical anesthetic to be used around the area to be treated to minimize any discomfort. Dr Barbara Bopp can discuss this option with you to decide if it is necessary. Once injected it may be molded and massaged into position by Dr. Barbara Bopp, if necessary.
Post Procedure Instructions
- You need to discontinue the use of Aspirin, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Aleve and Motrin, Omega’s (fish oil), Vitamin E & St. John’s Wort two weeks prior to treatment.
- Please avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to treatment.
- Prophylactic antivirals (Zovirax, Valtrex, Famvir) are recommended if you have a history of cold sores.
- Pre-treatment photos should be taken by the staff prior to treatment.
What Should Patients Expect After the Treatment?
Immediately after treatment a cool ice pack is given to help decrease bruising and swelling. After treatment bruising or swelling may occur, but it is usually minor. Any redness at the injection site that may occur tends to disappear within 24 hours. Cold compresses can be used often throughout the day to decrease swelling/bruising (the first hour after treatment is the most important).
Arnica Montana is a herbal formulation that decreases bleeding and can shorten the healing process. We have a product here called Arnika Forte tablets. If interested they can be purchased the day of your treatment. Arnika Forte gel is a topical product that can also be purchased at the office that can help decrease bruising. You are free to eat, drink, and apply makeup soon after treatment.
How Long will the Results Last?
The duration of results from Juvéderm™ Voluma XC injections vary among patients. The benefits generally last up to 2 years.
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For more information about this procedure, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-455-9933 to schedule a consultation.