VOLUMA XC is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to gently lift the skin and restore volume that is lost from aging. It is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid which is a natural complex sugar that occurs within our bodies.
VOLUMA XC is injected under the skin with a small needle. It works instantly to add volume and subtly lift the cheek area, temporarily reversing this sign of aging.
To reduce pain during the procedure, VOLUMA XC contains a numbing agent called lidocaine.
The more youthful profile can achieve from the procedure lasts up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
What makes VOLUMA XC different from other dermal fillers?
Voluma was specially designed to fill and lift the mid-face and cheeks. It uses a new advanced technology from Allergan which is called Vycross that results in a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently and which can be nicely sculpted. This special cross-linking technology not only produces the lift and fill that is unique to VOLUMA XC, but it also contributes to its long-lasting nature.
How long does VOLUMA XC last?
Up to two years with optimal correction. There is evidence that hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane actually help to stimulate the production of new collagen by your own body so that longer duration of improvement may be seen. Also depending on various factors of your health, weight and body chemistry as well as the volume injected and the skill of the injector duration of correction may be shorter (or even longer) than two years.
Why use VOLUMA XC and not a wrinkle filler?
While wrinkle fillers traditionally have been the mainstay of filler treatments and offer excellent results when properly used, VOLUMA XC opens up a whole new world of opportunities for rejuvenation. In particular, its ability to lift skin distant from where it is injected in the cheeks often reduces or may even eliminate the need for filling other lines and wrinkles – or at least decrease the amount of filler material needed. This can be very important because the cost to add VOLUMA XC to your treatment plan may be significantly offset by the savings of not needing some of the filler you may have needed in the past in the folds around the mouth.
Are the injections painful?
There is typically minimal discomfort during the treatment process. Topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment to reduce discomfort – especially for sensitive areas such as fine lines around the mouth. Numbing shots are normally not needed so that you do not have the long-lasting dental type numbing effects after you leave the office. If you are being treated with the micro cannulas typically there is even less discomfort than with needles.